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Time To Jump On The UW Hoops Bandwagon

The Washington men's basketball team is ranked No.13 in the latest poll and the athletic department is basically giving away tickets for tonight's game against Tulane. Let's fill every seat and support a team who has a chance to get off to its best start since 2005-2006.

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NEWSFLASH! The Washington men's basketball team is 10-0 and coming off a marquee win against then No. 15 Oklahoma.

While some of you are still caught up in the football craze, Lorenzo Romar has the Huskies, now ranked No. 13 in the AP Poll, off to its best start since the 2005-2006 team started 11-0. And with two games remaining in the nonconference schedule, the Huskies have a very strong chance of entering Pac-12 play undefeated.

But despite the strong start the crowds at Alaska Airlines Arena have been mediocre at best. At most around 6000 have showed up, even when the Huskies were hosting a nationally ranked opponent like San Diego State. I understand, the Huskies were out of the NCAA tournament for three straight seasons, but basketball at Hec Ed is finally exciting again.

And what do you know, tonight the Huskies take on 9-1 Tulane at Alaska Airlines Arena, and with Christmas approaching and students home for winter break, the athletic department is basically giving away tickets. Let's take a look at how you can get a cheap ticket for tonight's game.

1. Wear an ugly holiday sweater to the game and receive a $5 ticket at the Alaska Airlines Box Office.

2. Bring or wear your old Dawg Pack shirt and receive free admission into the student section for you AND a guest.

Are you serious? If you can't find an old Dawg Pack shirt (understandable), everyone should have an ugly Christmas sweater stashed in their closet. This is the perfect opportunity to watch the Huskies before conference play begins.

I'm calling you out Husky fans. Let's make tonight's game against Tulane the first sell out in who knows how long. You have no excuse. The most you have to pay to get in is $5. Even a poor college student like me can get down with that.

If you take advantage of these deals to get into the game tonight, tweet us a picture @UWSBN or @Erik_Erickson so we can see how many of you are supporting the Huskies and jumping on the bandwagon (or were already on it).

The Dawg Pack deal will also work for Sunday's game against Stony Brook. The sweater deal is only for today, but bleacher seats without backs are buy one get one free for the Stony Brook game.

Are you going to show up at the game tonight? Let us know in the comments section below.