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UConn student section calls for backup

After hundreds of student tickets went unclaimed, UConn decided to bulk up its student section for tonight's national title game with seat fillers from local colleges.

Updated: April 5, 2011, 3:12 PM ET
By Sarah Spain

Saturday night, the UConn student section looked like Detroit's Fox Theater an hour into Charlie Sheen's "Violent Torpedos of Truth" stage show debut -- mostly empty. The school was allotted the same 800 seats as the three other participating teams, but the cost of travel from Storrs, Conn., was too high for the average student.

Tonight, as the Huskies and Bulldogs take the court to warm up for the national title game, UConn's student section looks decidedly fuller. Turns out the ...

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