Limited Battle on the Midway Tickets Still Available

Nov. 9, 2012

SAN DIEGO - Limited tickets for Northrop Grumman Presents Battle on the Midway in both price ranges are still available. The season-opening match-up between No. 9 Syracuse and No. 20 San Diego State is set for 1 p.m. PT this Sunday on the USS Midway.

Tickets, which start at $150, for the only game this weekend featuring two nationally ranked teams are available at GoAztecs.com, at Window E at Qualcomm Stadium or by calling (619) 283-7378.

SDSU enters the season as one of the top teams in the nation and is led by preseason All-American Jamaal Franklin. San Diego State, the preseason Mountain West favorite, defended its MW regular-season title, advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the third straight year, finished No. 22 in the final Associated Press poll and completed the season with a 26-8 record a season ago.

The Orange, meanwhile, is led by preseason All-American Brandon Triche. Syracuse is coming off a year in which is reached the Elite 8, won the 2012 BIG EAST regular-season championship and posted a 34-3 record, while being ranked in the top five the entire campaign, which included a run of six straight weeks at No. 1. SU ended 2011-12 ranked second in both major top-25 polls.

The two programs have been among the best in the nation over the last seven years having advanced to the postseason and winning at least 20 games in each of those campaigns. The Aztecs and Orange have also appeared in the NCAA Tournament three consecutive years and won at least 25 games the last four seasons.