Early Wednesday, Kentucky fans proved their devotion to their favorite squad when they grabbed their tents and camped out for Big Blue Madness tickets that won’t be distributed until Saturday morning.
Well, it's definitely not the only feverish fan base in America.
Wisconsin, Kentucky’s foe in last year’s Final Four, began selling tickets for its “Grateful Red” student section at 7 a.m. Wednesday.
At 7:05 a.m., the school had sold all 2,100 available student-section tickets, according to a release from the school.
Five. Minutes. Sold. Out.
That’s how they roll in Madison.
Students can still grab tickets for a slate of winter-break games against Buffalo, Purdue, Nebraska and Penn State, though. But the best stuff is gone.
It’s the 10th sellout in the last 13 seasons for a program that’s listed among the likely national title contenders entering the 2014-15 campaign. Ben Brust is the only major loss from last year’s Final Four team. Wooden Award candidate Frank Kaminsky and potential first-rounder Sam Dekker are both back to lead a Badgers squad that should be the favorite to win the Big Ten by a wide margin.