The Associated Press

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The crowd for Saturday’s game between No. 7 Villanova and third-ranked Syracuse has a chance to break the NCAA attendance record the teams set a year ago.

Syracuse officials say more than 33,000 tickets have been sold for the game, and coach Jim Boeheim is featured in a video on the university’s athletic website encouraging fans to buy the few nosebleed seats still available.

Last February’s game between the teams drew 34,616, an NCAA record for the largest on-campus crowd to see a college basketball game. Seating was capped at that figure, making it the first basketball sellout in Carrier Dome history, but the university has added seats for Saturday’s game.