Tobacco Road Rivalry Matchup Is This Week's Priciest NCAA Game


Saturday will be a marquee day in college hoops, as North Carolina and Duke write the latest chapter in the Tobacco Road rivalry and red-hot UCLA hosts Washington State. It's no surprise, then, that the two games serve as the most expensive matchups of the week. Purdue, Iowa State and Oklahoma State will also appear on this week's top games list.

Check out the complete price breakdown below, according to data provided by TicketIQ:

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3/4/17 Duke Blue Devils @ North Carolina Tar Heels | Average Resale Price: $1,324.03 | Get-in Price: $547

The final regular season game for the Tar Heels and Blue Devils will be played at North Carolina on Saturday. On February 9, No. 17 Duke defeated No. 5 North Carolina, 86-78. North Carolina tickets on TicketIQ currently average $1,324 and the get-in price is $547, as the Grayson Allen looks to duplicate his game-high 25-point performance from the previous meeting.

3/4/17 Washington State Cougars @ UCLA Bruins | Average Resale Price: $183.24 | Get-in Price: $80

To finish the regular season, No. 3 UCLA looks to sweep the season series from the visiting Cougars. Heading into this week, the Bruins are winners of their last seven conference games while Washington State recently stopped its five-game losing streak with consecutive victories. UCLA tickets currently start from $80 each and average $183, as UCLA freshman forward TJ Leaf hopes to set another career best in scoring against Washington State.

2/28/17 Indiana Hoosiers @ Purdue Boilermakers | Average Resale Price: $170.67 | Get-in Price: $140

History could be made on Tuesday night when Purdue hosts Indiana at home. The Boilermakers could clinch a share of the Big Ten title with a win over Indiana, and big ticket demand is being reflected on the resale market. As it stands now the average resale price for Purdue vs. Indiana tickets is $171. The cheapest tickets are currently listed from $140 each.

2/28/17 Oklahoma State Cowboys @ Iowa State Cyclones | Average Resale Price: $173.60 | Get-in Price: $106

No. 24 Iowa State has won each of its last five games, as the Cyclones head into Tuesday’s contest against Oklahoma State. The Cowboys are on the verge of being ranked, as they are on a five-game winning streak of their own. Cyclones tickets on TicketIQ currently average $174, and the cheapest available tickets start from $106 each to see Iowa State try to sweep the regular season series.

3/4/17 Kansas Jayhawks @ Oklahoma State Cowboys | Average Resale Price: $167.82 | Get-in Price: $61

No. 1 Kansas once again plays Oklahoma and Oklahoma State in different states within the same week. Earlier this season, the Jayhawks won both contests. If Kansas is successful again, the country’s best team will head into the Big 12 tournament on an eight-game winning streak. Oklahoma State tickets against Kansas average $168 and the get-in price is $61 to see Kansas for the only time at Oklahoma State this season. The Cowboys fell by just seven points earlier this season at Kansas, so they will look to build on that performance in front of their home crowd on Saturday.

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