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SAF, Athletics hold Final Four ticket lottery

April 1, 2009

The Student Alumni Foundation and MSU athletics department allotted 79 tickets to the Final Four in Detroit to members of the Izzone student section on Wednesday through a lottery.

Izzone adviser Dan DiMaggio said SAF received the extra 79 tickets from the NCAA on Wednesday. Students were drawn from a pool of 662 eligible Izzone members.

The students whose names were drawn were notified Wednesday evening by Veritix, a third-party company made responsible by the NCAA to handle ticketing.

Izzone members who were eligible for the lottery missed no more than one regular season men’s basketball home game.

Several hundred Izzone members were unable to purchase the tickets Monday because of a faulty link provided by Veritix to SAF. The link was sent in an SAF e-mail to section members for purchasing tickets.

The State News was present for the lottery Wednesday.

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