The college basketball season is in full effect with 2015 here to stay, and Michigan will host this week’s most expensive game on the secondary market against Minnesota on Saturday night. Kentucky welcomes a pair of top-priced games against Texas Tech and Ole Miss. North Carolina State and St. John’s host Duke and Villanova, respectively. Below are the most expensive college basketball games of the week:
(Tickets for all of these games can be purchased at the bottom of this post)
1/10/15 Minnesota Golden Gophers at Michigan Wolverines | Avg. Price: $192.11 | Get-in: $37
Through their first 14 games, the Michigan Wolverines have gone just 8-6, but a newfound sense of liveliness has invaded the school following Jim Harbaugh’s decision to coach the school’s football team next season. The Wolverines will host Minnesota on January 10, where the average price for Michigan vs Minnesota tickets is $192.11 and get-in price is $37 on the secondary market. Saturday’s game will be the second and final game of the week for Michigan, who plays Penn State tomorrow night at the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park.
1/10/15 Texas Tech Red Raiders at Kansas Jayhawks | Avg. Price: $165.18 | Get-in: $77
The Kansas Jayhawks will welcome the Texas Tech Red Raiders to the Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday, where the average secondary price for Kansas vs Texas Tech tickets is $165.18 and get-in price is $77. The Jayhawks have had another impressive start to the season and enter the week at 11-2 through their first 13 games. They’ll take on a 9-5 Texas Tech team, who has struggled over its last four games, going just 1-3 since December 22.
1/11/15 Duke Blue Devils at North Carolina State Wolfpack | Avg. Price: $159.93 | Get-in: $63
Boasting one of the country’s top talents in Jahlil Okafor is Duke, who will play North Carolina State at the PNC Arena on Sunday. The average price for North Carolina State vs Duke tickets is $159.93 on the secondary market. Get-in price starts at $63. Duke owns a flawless 13-0 record on the season and will likely continue their streak into the weekend against the 11-4 Wolfpack in North Carolina. NC State has followed a win-loss trend over its last five games, dropping games to West Virginia and Cincinnati alongside wins against Tennessee, Louisiana Tech and Pittsburgh.
1/6/15 Villanova Wildcats at St. John’s Red Storm | Avg. Price: $159.48 | Get-in: $55
Villanova and St. John’s will hit the court against each other on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Johnnies have gone 11-3 over the first two months of the season and will face a 13-1 Villanova team on Tuesday. The average secondary price for St. John’s vs Villanova tickets is $159.48 and get-in price is listed at $55. Prices remain high to see St. John’s at The Garden over the school’s seven remaining games in Midtown Manhattan, where season average for tickets is $113.99 on the secondary market.
1/6/15 Ole Miss Rebels at Kentucky Wildcats | Avg. Price: $147.44 | Get-in: $60
Unbeaten Kentucky looks to keep their streak alive when they host Ole Miss at the Rupp Arena on Saturday. The average price for Kentucky vs Ole Miss tickets is $147.44 and get-in price starts at $60. The Rebels have played well over the season’s first two months, but have dropped four games over their first 13 and sit at 9-4. Things won’t get much easier when they head to Kentucky to face the No. 1 team in the country.