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No Surprise Here as UK Big Blue Madness Tickets Sold Out in 30 Minutes


LEXINGTON, Ky. – Once again, Kentucky fans have demonstrated their insatiable appetite for basketball. All tickets to the 2014 Big Blue Madness were snapped up in the first 30 minutes of availability Saturday morning.

Thousands of fans were present at UK's Memorial Coliseum ticket office Saturday at 7 a.m. when the distribution of free tickets began. Others obtained their tickets via the school's website, UKathletics.com and Ticketmaster.com.

Despite the fact that fans were limited to four tickets per person at UK's Memorial Coliseum ticket office and four per household online, this year's Big Blue Madness event sold out in 30 minutes.

UK Athletics encourages all fans to neither buy nor sell their Big Blue Madness tickets.

Big Blue Madness, the first open public practice opportunity for Kentucky's 2014-15 men's and women's basketball teams, is Friday, Oct.17.

This will be the 10th time Madness has been held at Rupp Arena.

Coach John Calipari (pictured with sophomore star Andrew Harrison) and his Wildcats open their 2014-15 season on Friday, Nov. 14 against Grand Canyon in the Cawood Ledford Classic, while the women's team, led by Matthew Mitchell, face Appalachian State at home on the same date of Nov. 14.

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