Fans make mad dash for Big Blue Madness ticket line

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - University of Kentucky basketball fans made a mad dash across Avenue of Champions Wednesday to start camping out for Big Blue Madness tickets.

For days, dozens of fans had been sitting in chairs and on sleeping bags across from the official line. UK allowed fans to claim a spot and set up tents just after five Wednesday morning.

The tickets, which are free, can be picked up at either the Memorial Coliseum ticket windows or online from Ticketmaster.

Big Blue will take place on Oct. 14 at 7 p.m., and will air live on the SEC Network.

In a press release, UK Athletics says fans "are highly encouraged to use to obtain tickets..." UK Athletics also says they "cannot guarantee fans will receive tickets by lining up or going online."

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