Many UK fans making travel plans for New Orleans

Big Blue fans are scrambling to try to get a seat at Thursday's NCAA Tournament first round game between UK and East Tennessee State.

Travel agents say they've been busy Monday taking calls from fans wanting to make the trip to New Orleans.

Many fans tell us it's been a long time since they've been this excited about UK Basketball.

Folks hoping to fly from Lexington to New Orleans can expect to pay around $1,000 a ticket. Experts at Avant Travel in Lexington tell us seats are limited.

"If you leave Wednesday or early Thursday, the problem is return flights Sunday," Darlene Silvestri, of Avant Travel said. "They're pretty well sold out."

Silvestri says fans who are flying to New Orleans will likely have to wait until Monday before returning home. She does say a seat or two may open up on some flights at the last minute.

The rush for tickets is also on. You can find ticket information for the first and second rounds at several links below.

UK is also holding a ticket distribution for students Monday afternoon. It's scheduled for 5 p.m. at the Joe Craft Center ticket office.

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