The defending National Champion Duke Blue Devils will host college basketball royalty as part of the ACC-Big 10 Challenge this week, when the Indiana Hoosiers visit Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina on Wednesday night.
The Blue Devils are 6-1 and their only loss was to No. 1 ranked Kentucky at a neutral site in the middle of November. They’ve had close contests against both VCU and Georgetown, but pulled away late in both games.
Indiana has disappointed early, mainly on the defensive end of the floor. The Hoosiers are 5-2, but gave up 82 points in a loss to Wake Forest and lost by three to UNLV by a final score of 72-69. But as with most teams will do when Duke is the opponent, Indiana will more than likely give the Blue Devils their best shot with nothing to lose in a quality road game.
Duke Blue Devils tickets on the secondary market for Wednesday’s night game is the fourth most expensive college basketball game in the month of December. According to TiqIQ.com, the average ticket price of $287.23 and get-in price of $170 is only behind games between the Iowa State Cyclones and Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions, the San Diego State Aztecs against the Kansas Jayhawks and the Kentucky Wildcats facing the Louisville Cardinals.
It would’ve been closer to the top of the list a month ago, but the average ticket price has been dropping in one month’s time. On November 1st, the average ticket price was a whopping $779.37 before trending downwards in the latter half of the month. On November 22nd the average ticket price was $616.13 and was down to the current price of $287.23 by November 30th.
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It’ll be each team’s last quality opponent for nearly two weeks, as Duke takes on Buffalo and Georgia Southern after Wednesday’s clash, while Indiana faces Morehead State, IPFW and McNeese State.