Kentucky & Florida Meet in This Week's Most Expensive College Basketball Game


The college basketball season is heating up, and this week's top-priced game comes courtesy of Kentucky and Florida on Saturday. The two elite schools convene at Rupp Arena and are bringing massive ticket prices with them. Arizona, San Diego, Syracuse and Pittsburgh also host big games against UCLA, Gonzaga, Duke and North Carolina, respectively.

Check out the complete list of top college basketball games this week below, according to TicketIQ:

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2/25/17 Florida Gators @ Kentucky Wildcats | Average Resale Price: $372.91 | Get-in Price: $89

Since losing its first two conference games of the season, No. 13 Florida has bounced back to win eight consecutive contests, including seven against SEC conference opponents. No. 11 The Wildcats was on the other side of one of those Gators’ victories, as senior Kasey Hill’s game-high 21 points led Florida to its 22-point win over Kentucky. Wildcats tickets against the Gators currently average $373 and the get-in price is $89, as Florida looks to sweep the regular season series.

2/25/17 UCLA Bruins @ Arizona Wildcats | Average Resale Price: $335.47 | Get-in Price: $203

No. 5 UCLA is riding a five-game winning streak into its two-game road trip. After heading to Arizona State, the Bruins face No. 4 Arizona, a team that is riding a four-game winning streak of its own. Wildcats vs. Bruins tickets currently start from $203 each and average $335, as Arizona freshman Kobi Simmons aims for yet another strong scoring performance against UCLA.

2/23/17 Gonzaga Bulldogs @ San Diego Toreros | Average Resale Price: $194.92 | Get-in Price: $183

No. 1 Gonzaga is the only men’s Division I team to remain undefeated, as they head into Thursday’s contest at San Diego with a 28-0 record overall. Meanwhile, the Toreros have struggled recently, but did snap a five-game losing streak on Saturday with a double-overtime victory. Toreros tickets on TicketIQ currently average $195, and the cheapest available tickets start from $183 each to see Gonzaga continue its road to perfection.

2/22/17 Duke Blue Devils @ Syracuse Orange | Average Resale Price: $176.43 | Get-in Price: $59

No. 10 Duke are on a seven-game winning streak heading into Wednesday’s meeting while Syracuse has lost each of its last three contests. The Orange’s current losing streak came directly after a five-game winning streak. Orange tickets at Carrier Dome average $176 and the get-in price is $59 for Duke’s only visit this season. Syracuse looks for its third victory over a ranked team in fewer than 30 days.

2/25/17 North Carolina Tar Heels @ Pittsburgh Panthers  |  Average Resale Price: $146  |  Get-in Price: $72

UNC and Pittsburgh met last month in a thriller in Chapel Hill, with the Tar Heels ultimately holding on for a dramatic 80-78 win. The two teams clash again on Saturday - this time at Peterson Events Center in Pittsburgh - in the fifth most expensive game of the week. Pittsburgh tickets against UNC average $146 and the cheapest tickets are listed from $72 each.


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