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Basketball 'Pack the House' promotion extended

December 09, 2008

The "Pack the House" campaign promoting the Desert Classic, scheduled for Dec. 14 at U.S. Airways Center, has been extended through game day and now features a 50 percent discount in ticket prices. The one-day doubleheader features No. 18 Arizona State vs. IUPUI at 1:15 p.m. followed by Arizona vs. No. 4 Gonzaga at 4 p.m.

The "Pack the House" promotion began on Monday, Dec. 8 and includes tickets purchased on game day at U.S. Airways Center. Tickets, now discounted to as low as $12.50, can be purchased at all Ticketmaster locations,, by calling 480.784.4444 or the U.S. Airways Center box office. For Ticketmaster purchases, customers must reference password COLLEGE.

Gonzaga, off to its best start in program history, rose to No. 4 in both The Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today Coaches polls. The Bulldogs won the Old Spice Classic in Orlando on Thanksgiving week and defeated Indiana in the first game at new Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday. Arizona State will enter Sunday's game sporting a 7-1 record and No. 18 ranking. Player of the Year candidate James Harden leads the Sun Devils with 25.5 points, 7.3 rebounds and 4.2 assists. In addition, Arizona is two points shy of entering the game against the Bulldogs unbeaten.

Three potential All-Americans will be in action as part of the doubleheader - Arizona State's Harden, Arizona's Chase Budinger and Gonzaga's Austin Daye. Complete event information can be found on