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KELLY: Devils front and center at McKale

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ASU fans Brian and Steven Gomez have a cordial chat with UA fans in their courtside seats at McKale Center. ASU fans Brian and Steven Gomez have a cordial chat with UA fans in their courtside seats at McKale Center.
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

If you were at McKale Center on Saturday for the Arizona Wildcats 73-58 win over rival Arizona State, you could not have missed the two brightly colored dressed Sun Devils fans sitting in front row seats.

Brothers Brian and Steven Gomez of Tempe bought two tickets through ticket broker Stub Hub that are owned by a local couple who purchase the seats on what's known as Scholarship Row.

The Gomez Brothers, who are known as Superfans in Sun Devil Nation purchased the seats last fall for $350, a far cry from the estimated $15,000 UA Athletics donors fork over to have the chance to sit on the floor for Arizona Wildcats Basketball games.

The couple who own the seats told me they have 13 seats throughout McKale Center including two pairs on the floor. They have been selling one of the pair of courtside seats this season but because Stub Hub is an anonymous service have no way of knowing who buys the tickets. Thus they were unaware the tickets had been purchased by ASU fans.

Not only did the game not end they way the Gomez Brothers had hoped on the floor, it also ended poorly off the floor. Toward the end of the game two began jawing back and forth with nearby UA fans and as a result were removed from the arena in the final minute of the game.

Brian Gomez told me he and his brother were addressed prior to the game by UA Athletics Director Greg Byrne about how they should conduct themselves. Several Twitter posts indicated Byrne told them they could not stand up during the game.

The couple who own the tickets when on to say that next season they will make sure those floor seats get into the hands of Wildcats fans for all home games.

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