NKU students and fans are scrambling to score tickets and organize watch parties for the Norse's big dance with UK Friday.
NKU players celebrate upon hearing that they'll play the UK Wildcats in the NCAA Tournament.
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. -- Northern Kentucky University students and fans are scrambling to score tickets and organize watch parties for their team's big dance with the University of Kentucky Friday.
The university is giving away 48 tickets to students as the Norse will head to their first-ever tournament game at 9:40 p.m. Friday in Indianapolis.
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NKU’s Alumni Association will host a watch party Friday at Braxton Brewing Company for alumni and students. The university is also setting up a watch party in Indianapolis and on campus the night of the big game.
Players and fans jumped out of their seats Sunday as the Cinderella-story team drew the University of Kentucky in their first-ever March Madness dance.
Will Weber, student body president, said details on the watch party are still being finalized, but he’s hoping Norse fans will be able to attend for little to no cost.
“So right now it looks like -- fingers crossed -- it should be free to come, have a great time and they just want everybody there showing support for their team up in Indianapolis,” Weber said.
Students can enter their name in a drawing to win free tickets until Wednesday when the winners are announced.
Looking to score tickets to the big game?
The NCAA Ticket Exchange has tickets starting at $215, and StubHub has them starting at $140.