With strong ticket sales for the men's college basketball game between Seattle University and the University of Washington at KeyArena at Seattle Center Tuesday, Feb. 22, Seattle U and Seattle Center officials have agreed to open the center sections of the upper level for fans to purchase tickets.

With only a small number of seats remaining in the lower bowl, this will make an additional 5,000 seats available to the general public. All of these seats are priced at $15 apiece and can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com, at local Fred Meyer locations, and at the KeyArena Box Office.

This will be the first time Seattle U hosts Washington in men's basketball since Dec. 15, 1979, when the Huskies earned an 89-67 victory at the old Seattle Center Coliseum. These two teams have met the previous two seasons at Hec-Edmundson Pavilion and will meet in each of the next three seasons, including at KeyArena again during the 2012-13 campaign, under the current contract between the two schools.

No tickets are being sold by the Seattle University ticket office, as they are only available at the outlets listed above. Tip-off time is set for 7:10 p.m.

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