On top of many firsts, the good news is that the Golden Eagles will have a packed house at The Al McGuire Center on Wednesday night. Season ticket holders were able to start purchasing their tickets, for the now sold out game at 9 a.m. Monday.
Paul Rogers was able to purchase four tickets for Wednesday. He says this game is bittersweet because Marquette isn't in the NCAA tournament, but they're still playing.
"I'm not ready to stop watching now and seeing Rowsey one more time is worth the price," said Rogers.
The Assistant Athletic Director of Ticket Sales and Distribution, Brian Morgan, says the lower level sold out earlier in the day on Monday. The men's head basketball coach Steve Wojciechowski make sure The Al was packed by purchasing 500 tickets to give away to Marquette students for free.
"If you have general admission seating, the earlier you get here the better seat you get. There's not a bad seat in the house, here at the Al McGuire Center, but there's only 3,700 seats," said Morgan.
Morgan wouldn't comment on why the tournament is being hosted at the Al McGuire versus BMO Harris. But he did say that Marquette is excited to host the tournament on campus.