Where to Find Cheapest College Basketball Tickets In 2019-20 For Top 25 Teams

How Much Are 2019-20 College Basketball Tickets

College basketball tickets on the secondary market won’t cost more anywhere than Duke, which has a $670 average asking price this season – more than $400 than the next priciest, $235 at Kentucky. Duke, Kentucky and Kansas repeat as the top three most expensive markets. All three teams are ranked among the Top 5 in the latest college Basketball polls, with Kentucky No. 1, Duke No. 2 and Kansas No. 5.  It's not quite an apples to apples comparison, though, as there's about 25% the amount of tickets available for games at Cameron Indoor Arena, as there are for other teams in the top 25.  It's important to keep in mind that prices at Cameron Indoor Arena are impacted greatly by the extremely limited quantity of tickets available on the secondary market.  Duke has about a 75% less tickets available for their home games, than the average quantity of other TicketIQ top 25 teams.

Where To Buy College Basketball Tickets

From single-game tickets to mini plans to season tickets, there are lots of different ways to get tickets to even the hottest college basketball games of the season. The question is where to shop. For most teams, fans can buy primary market tickets via Ticketmaster or Paciolan, but should always check the secondary market, as there are often better deals and a wider selection. Below we offer a more detailed analysis for the Top 25 teams, including primary vs. secondary average and unique offerings like mini plans. 

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Top 25 Most Expensive 2019-20 College Basketball Teams

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1. Duke

2. Kentucky

  • Secondary market average asking price: $235
  • Most expensive game: December 28 vs. Louisville – Tickets starting at $198
  • Cheapest game: November 18 vs. Utah Valley State – Tickets starting at $12
  • Primary availability: Fans can request information about season tickets or mini packs through the Kentucky website. Single-game tickets are available via Ticketmaster and start as low as $30 for seats on the upper level for most games.

3. Kansas 

  • Secondary market average asking price: $198
  • Most expensive game: February 1, 2020 vs. Texas Tech – Tickets starting at $69 and February 15, 2010 vs. Oklahoma – Tickets starting at $55
  • Cheapest game: November 19 vs. East Tennessee State – Tickets start at $17
  • Primary availability: Single-game and five-game mini packs are still available via Paciolan. Season tickets are sold out on the primary market. Five-game packs are priced based on which games are selected, and range in price from $275-$350. Single-game tickets are available for games through the end of 2019 and games January 4 or later go on sale December 16, according to the Kansas website. For 2019 games, seats start as low as $38.

4. North Carolina

  • Secondary market average asking price: $152
  • Most expensive game: February 8, 2020 vs. Duke – Tickets start at $626
  • Cheapest game: November 20 vs. Elon – Tickets start at $10
  • Primary availability: Six games, including February 8 against Duke, are sold out on the primary market, but tickets for all other games start at $25 for upper level seats via Paciolan. Fans can still purchase a five-game pack, which is priced depending on which games are selected. The Duke game is not included in this package. Season tickets and The Tar Heel Package is sold out.

5. Indiana

  • Secondary market average asking price: $145
  • Most expensive game: February 8, 2020 vs. Purdue – Tickets start at $142
  • Cheapest game:  November 20 vs. Princeton – Tickets start at $3
  • Primary availability: Single-game tickets via Paciolan only remain for four more games. Seats start at $46 on November 20 vs. Princeton; at $29 on November 25 vs. Louisiana Tech; at $29 on November 30 vs. South Dakota State and at $46 December 3 vs. Florida State. Season tickets and mini packages are sold out on the primary market.

6. Michigan

  • Secondary market average asking price: $122
  • Most expensive game: February 8, 2020 vs. Michigan State – Tickets start at$130
  • Cheapest game: November 22 vs. Houston Baptist – Tickets start at $3
  • Primary availability: Single-game tickets start as low as $15 for the lower-interest games, and at $50 for the highest-interest game against Michigan State. Tickets are available via the MGoBlue website. 

7. Michigan State

  • Secondary market average asking price: $115
  • Most expensive game: December 3 vs. Duke – Ticket prices start at $199
  • Cheapest game: November 18 vs. Charleston Southern – Tickets start at $4
  • Primary availability: Tickets for games through January 2 are available via Paciolan and all games after that go on sale on December 22. Of the six home games on or before January 2, the Duke game is sold out, and most other games start at $17 with availability only in the upper 200 sections. Also available are “Izzone” mini plans in the upper level. These ticket packs include games Eastern Michigan, Western Michigan and Illinois, and cost $51 in the high 200 Sections.  

8. Florida

  • Secondary market average asking price: $101
  • Most expensive game: March 7, 2020 vs. Kentucky Wildcats – Tickets start at $85
  • Cheapest game: November 29 vs. Marshall – Tickets start at $11 and December 28 vs. Long Beach State – Tickets start at $11
  • Primary availability: Single-game tickets area available on Ticketmaster starting as low as $10 in the 200 sections for non-conference games and up to $55 against Kentucky. In other sections, seats start at $15 on the corners and behind the baskets in the 100 sections and $25 in the 100 sections along the sidelines or the in the floor sections behind the baskets. Mini plans are sold out. Season tickets are available for between $300-$375, depending on location, as well as a required seat booster contribution. 

9. Syracuse

  • Secondary market average asking price: $96
  • Most expensive game: February 8, 2020 vs. Wake Forest – Tickets start at $16
  • Cheapest game: November 20 vs. Cornell – Tickets start at $4
  • Primary availability: Season tickets are available via Ticketmaster, ranging in price from $250 in the 300 sections t0 $6,600 for courtside seats behind the baskets. Single-game tickets are also available on Ticketmaster, starting as low as $20 for 300 Level seats for lower-interest games.

10. Villanova

  • Secondary market average asking price: $92
  • Most expensive game: December 21 vs. Kansas – Tickets start at $110
  • Cheapest game: November 16 vs. Ohio – Tickets start at $6
  • Primary availability: According to the Villanova website, tickets are available for the December 14 vs. Delaware via Paciolan. Tickets range in price from $40-$95. Two-game plans for games vs. Kansas and Georgetown, December 21 and January 11th.

    Biggest College Basketball Price Gainers

    Below is an infographic showing the largest secondary market price increases and decreases from the 2018-19 season to the 2019-20 season for this year's top 25 teams. The two teams with the highest price increases are #7 Michigan State and #11 Auburn.  #10 Villanova, #13 UCLA and #25 round out the biggest price gainers on the secondary market compared to last season.

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11. Auburn

  • Secondary market average asking price: $90
  • Most expensive game: February 1, 2020 vs. Kentucky – Tickets start at $90 for SRO
  • Cheapest game: November 18 vs. Colgate – Tickets start at $6
  • Primary availability: On the Auburn website, non conference games + LSU and Tennessee are currently onsale with other conference games planned to go onsale on December 3rd.  For games currently onsale, there are a limited number of tickets available directly from the team starting at $6.

12. Louisville

  • Secondary market average asking price: $89
  • Most expensive game: December 3 vs. Michigan Wolverines – Tickets start at $15
  • Cheapest game: November 24 vs. Akron – Tickets start at $3
  • Primary availability: According to the Louisville website, season tickets are available beginning at $318, but mini plans are sold out. Single-game tickets are available via Ticketmaster, and prices start at $20 for lower-interest games and $50 for the highest-interest game against Michigan.

13. UCLA

  • Secondary market average asking price: $88
  • Most expensive game: February 29, 2020 vs. Arizona – Tickets start at $114
  • Cheapest game: November 18 vs. Southern Utah – Tickets start at $9
  • Primary availability: Among UCLA’s offerings is a mobile “Fast Break Pass” for $149 that gets fans into every game. Fans cannot select their seats with this pass and do not get season-ticket holder discounts, but the pass is at a discount over single-game or season tickets. Season tickets are available via Ticketmaster and many require a seat donation in addition to the cost of tickets. The cheapest season tickets are $255 in the reserved end section. 10-game flex packs are available starting at $199, and single-game tickets for non-conference games at Pauley Pavilion are currently available on Ticketmaster for as little as $15. Pac-12 games go on sale December 10.

14. Providence

  • Secondary market average asking price: $87
  • Most expensive game: January 25, 2020 vs. Villanova – Tickets start at $53
  • Cheapest game: November 23 vs. Pennsylvania – Tickets start at $2
  • Primary availability: Friars season tickets are available by contacting the school at 401-865-4672. Providence also has 3-game and 5-game mini packs, though the Villanova and Marquette games are no longer available in mini packs. The 3-game pack starts at $57 and the 5-game pack starts at $80.  Single-game tickets are available via Paciolan starting at $11 for lower-interest games, and $25 for higher-interest games. The games against Villanova, Seton Hall and Marquette are sold out.

15. Wisconsin

  • Secondary market average asking price: $86
  • Most expensive game: February 1, 2020 vs. Michigan State – Tickets star at $36
  • Cheapest game: November 21 vs. Wisconsin-Green Bay – Tickets start at $2
  • Primary availability: Besides regular single-game tickets, the Badgers have a “Seats and Treats” value pack for certain games that includes four tickets plus a $10 concession credit for each ticket. These packages are available for games against Wisconsin-Green Bay, Milwaukee and Rider. Single-game tickets are available via Paciolan for most games starting as low as $29, though the Indiana, Michigan State and Ohio State games are sold out.

16. Iowa State

  • Secondary market average asking price: $85
  • Most expensive game: January 8, 2020 vs. Kansas – Tickets start at $75
  • Cheapest game: November 19 vs. Southern Miss – Tickets start at $3
  • Primary availability: Season tickets range in price from $225 in some 200 sections to $595 in the lower club sections. All but the least expensive season tickets require a donation to the Cyclone Club and there is a two-ticket limit. Single-game tickets are available via Ticketmaster, starting as low as $25 for most games.

17. Purdue

  • Secondary market average asking price: $84
  • Most expensive game: February 27, 2020 vs. Indiana – Tickets start at $124
  • Cheapest game: November 23 vs. Jacksonville State – Tickets start at $6
  • Primary availability: Season tickets to Purdue are sold out, but mini plans are available for two or four games. The packages range in price from $98 for a two-game plan that includes Texas to $200 for a four-game plan that includes Virginia, Minnesota and two other games. Single-game tickets start as low as $25 and go up to $90 for “value” tickets for the highest-interest game that is not sold out, against Virginia on Paciolan. The Michigan and Indiana games are sold out.

18. Minnesota

  • Secondary market average asking price: $83
  • Most expensive game: February 5, 2020 vs. Wisconsin – Tickets start at $48
  • Cheapest game: November 29 vs. DePaul – Tickets start at $15
  • Primary availability: Season ticket packages start at $340 and mini plans start at $70 for six games. Both are available on the Minnesota website. Single-game tickets are available via Paciolan and start at $15 with good availability for most games. The cheapest seats, on the 200 Level, for the Michigan and Wisconsin games are $45, and there is availability in the lower bowl for both games.

19. Pittsburgh

  • Secondary market average asking price: $82
  • Most expensive game: February 22, 2020 vs. Virginia – Tickets start at $56
  • Cheapest game: November 18 vs. Monmouth – Tickets start at $5
  • Primary availability: Season tickets are no longer available, but mini plans are, and start as low as $57, but prices vary depending on location and opponent. Single-game tickets are available via Paciolan, and are available for as little as $10 on the 200 level for non-conference games. The priciest games, including against Virginia and Syracuse, start at $45 in the upper level.

20. LSU

Primary availability: Season tickets and mini plans are still available for LSU basketball. Fans can get season-ticket information by calling 225-578-0100. Mini plans are available for three or five games, and there is also a “Mobile Flex Pass,” for $150, which includes 14 games and can be used for games against Kentucky and Florida. The five-game pack starts at $85 and fans can select either the Florida or Kentucky game, and the three-game pack starts at $45 and does not include the Florida or Kentucky games. Single-game tickets are available for six non-conference games via Paciolan and start at $5 per ticket.

The Top Ten Most Expensive College Basketball Games Of The Season

Of the ten most expensive games of the season, only one is for a team not in the TicketIQ top 25, which is when Texas Tech hosts Kentucky on January 25th.  Duke at Virginia on February 29th is other top-10 game for a team not in the TicketIQ top 25. The cheapest ticket for that game is currently $160.

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21. Ohio State

  • Secondary market average asking price: $81
  • Most expensive game: December 29 vs. West Virginia – Tickets start at $53
  • Cheapest game: November 18 vs. Stetson – Tickets start at $5
  • Primary availability: Season tickets, half-season tickets and five mini plans are available for Ohio State basketball. In addition, the Buckeyes have a mobile pass called the Scarlet and Gray Pass for $125 that gets fans into every game with seats assigned and sent to a mobile device 48 hours before tip off. Single-game tickets are available via Ticketmaster, starting as low as $7 for many games.

 

22. Arkansas

  • Secondary market average asking price: $79
  • Most expensive game: January 18, 2020 vs. Kentucky – Tickets start at $51
  • Cheapest game: December 3 vs. Austin Peay – Tickets start at $3
  • Primary availability: Season tickets start at $225 with the Tusk Mobile Pass. Pass holders get access to all home games, seat locations vary, and assignments will be sent to mobile devices 48 hours before tip off. The Razorbacks also offer season tickets and mini plans, which start as low as low as $99 on the upper level for a five-game pack that includes Kentucky. Single-game tickets are available for many games, though the higher-interest games are sold out. Single-game tickets start at between $15-$20, depending on the opponent.

23. Nebraska

  • Secondary market average asking price: $75
  • Most expensive game: February 15, 2020 vs. Wisconsin – Tickets start at $15
  • Cheapest game: November 22 vs. Southern – Tickets start at $2
  • Primary availability: Single-game tickets are available to four non-conference games via Paciolan and start at $7 in the upper deck. Season tickets for this season are sold out, though fans can get on the request list for 2020-21.

24. Tennessee

  • Secondary market average asking price: $73
  • Most expensive game: February 8, 2020 vs. Kentucky – Tickets start at $52
  • Cheapest game: November 20 vs. Alabama State – Tickets start at $1
  • Primary availability: Key games, including against Wisconsin and Kentucky are already sold out, but single-game tickets to other games are available starting as low as $10 for seats on the corners or near the baseline on the upper level via the AllVols website. Information about season tickets is available here.

25. Arizona

 

 

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