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Memphis/Tennessee game a hot ticket

Tonight, U of M fans are counting down the hours to the team's tip-off against UAB.

And they are already looking ahead to next week's match-up against the Vols.

The hoopla is in full swing.

What's amazing is the Tigers still have two games to play before meeting up with the Vols next Saturday.

But, the Tennessee game is the game everyone's been talking about since the start of the season. And it is the ticket everyone wants.

The game is sold-out, but that does not mean you can't get a ticket.

Action News 5 found some on Ebay.

Jamielle Jackson sees nothing wrong with selling the tickets.

"Hey, I'm paying for tuition out of pocket.  If I can get 6 grand for it that's a business," Jackson said.

Students are allotted 2,500 tickets for the game as long as they have their student ID.

Bob Byrd is not a student, but he has tickets. Lots of them.

"The tiger ticket is a hot ticket," Byrd said.
  
Byrd and his brother, both long-time supporters of Tiger athletics, bought 10 to 15 season tickets. They are all on the floor and he is not tempted one bit to sell them.

The Tigers play at UAB Saturday night. Then travel to Tulane before hosting the Vols next Saturday.


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