Tickets on sale for Skyline Chili Crosstown Classic

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CINCINNATI - Organizers of the annual men's basketball match-up between Xavier University and the University of Cincinnati hope a new name will bring a more positive light to this year's game.

Starting Wednesday at 10 a.m., fans can buy tickets to The Skyline Chili Crosstown Classic, formerly The Crosstown Shootout. The name was changed after a brawl broke out on the court between players during the 2011 match-up.

This year's game, scheduled for Dec. 19, marks the 80th time the schools have met in NCAA competition.

Tickets can be bought at the U.S. Bank Arena box office, all Ticketmaster outlets including select Kroger stores, or by calling 1-(800)-745-3000.

People can even choose what fan section they want to sit in, either UC or Xavier.  All tickets and seat locations are subject to availability.

Tickets costs are $125, $75, $50 and $35.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

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