The 400 students allowed inside the McCarthey Athletic Center to watch the Gonzaga University men’s basketball team play in the Final Four Saturday tried their best to sound like a packed house, cheering on the team as it narrowly beat UCLA to advance to the final game of the NCAA tournament.
The students signed up online on a first-come, first-served basis to get the coveted wrist bands that allowed them inside the arena where the team has played to empty seats all season. Sophomore Sophia Morey was one of them, lining up outside the arena before the doors opened. “We didn’t miss a home game last year,” she said.
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