Jam-Packed Weekend in College Basketball Highlighted by Five Top 25 Games
February 19, 2016
Ten of the nation's best schools will go head-to-head this Saturday in what will likely be the biggest weekend of the college basketball season thus far. Indiana and Purdue will play in the most expensive game of the weekend, but all five AP Top 25 games are garnering big ticket demand on the secondary market.
Check out the complete list below, according to data provided by TicketIQ:
No. 17 Purdue @ No. 22 Indiana | Avg. Price: $326.74 | Get-in: $276
Limited ticket inventory exists for Saturday night's game between No. 17 Purdue and No. 22 Indiana, which has caused prices to spike on the secondary market ahead of the tip-off. The average price for Indiana Hoosiers tickets against the Boilermakers is currently $326.74 and the cheapest ticket available is $276. The Boilermakers enter Saturday's game at 21-6 on the season and have split their last five games, including a loss to No. 4 Maryland and an overtime win against No. 8 Michigan State. The Hoosiers enter with a similar five-game win/loss trend, beating Michigan, Iowa and Nebraska and falling to Penn State and Michigan State.
2/20/16 No. 3 Oklahoma @ No. 10 West Virginia | Avg. Price: $111.75 | Get-in: $61
No. 10 West Virginia will host a pivotal game against No. 3 Oklahoma at WVU Coliseum Saturday afternoon, and ticket prices are reflecting its importance. West Virginia Mountaineers tickets on the secondary market currently average $111.75 against the Sooners this weekend. If looking just to get past the gates the cheapest ticket is listed for $61. The Sooners take their 20-5 record to West Virginia and will look to break a two-game skid after taking consecutive losses from Kansas and Texas Tech. West Virginia is also looking to right the ship after falling to Texas on Tuesday.
2/20/16 No. 25 Baylor @ No. 24 Texas | Avg. Price: $108.16 | Get-in: $33
Frank Erwin Center will be jumping on Saturday as the No. 24 Texas Longhorns greet the No. 25 Baylor Bears. Both teams managed to break into the AP Top 25 earlier this week with respective wins over West Virginia and Iowa State. The average price for Texas Longhorns tickets against Baylor is $108.16 and the get-in price starts at $33 -- the lowest asking price among all five games this weekend.
2/20/16 No. 11 Miami @ No. 5 North Carolina | Avg. Price: $89.88 | Get-in: $80
The No. 5 North Carolina Tar Heels set to host the No. 11 Miami Hurricanes in the fourth most expensive Top 25 game on Saturday. Tickets to watch North Carolina this weekend currently average $89.58 and the get-in price is $80. The Tar Heels are reeling for a one-point loss to the Duke Blue Devils on Wednesday and will aim to right the ship with a big win over a ranked opponent in the Hurricanes, who take a five-game win streak to Chapel Hill with them Saturday.
2/20/16 No. 20 Duke @ No. 18 Louisville | Avg. Price: $63.57 | Get-in: $48
KFC Yum! Center will be the site of Saturday's game between No. 18 Louisville and No. 20 Duke. The game will be the cheapest of the five Top 25 games this weekend, with Louisville Cardinals tickets on the secondary market averaging $63.57 against the Blue Devils. The cheapest ticket to the game is listed for $48. Duke has come alive as of late, knocking off big-name opponents in Louisville, Virginia and North Carolina over the last two weeks. The Blue Devils will look to make it two in a row against the Cardinals when they head to Louisville this weekend.