No conference has had more quantity of success in the Top 25 polls this season than the American Athletic Conference. Two of the top teams will be facing off Saturday afternoon when UConn travels to Louisville. This matchup between two Top 25 teams isn’t one of the most expensive games of the weekend, but it’s well above the average price for games at the KFC Yum! Center this season.
Louisville basketball tickets have an average price of $86 for Saturday afternoon, well above the average price of $57 for home games throughout the 2013-14 season. The get-in price of $50 is closer to the regular season average than the current average price for Saturday. While some games this weekend have seen prices below season averages because of the conference tournaments, but Louisville fans aren’t holding out for AAC tournament tickets.
The Cardinals defeated the Huskies in Connecticut during their only other meeting in mid-January. UConn, though, has won nine of their 11 games since that loss and have jumped up to No. 19 in the AP Poll in that span. Both of these teams have one more game before Saturday, which could shift some seeds in the AAC tournament.
Louisville is positioned to be the top seed in the tournament, though there are five teams within two wins of each other in the conference standings with two games remaining in the season. Two winds for Louisville would clinch the No. 1 seed and place them in the second session of the tournament, which currently only has an average price of $43 on the secondary market. Prices that low could be worth the about six hour drive to the FedEx Forum in Memphis to catch some of the games. At worst the Huskies will be the No. 5 seed, which would put them in the second game of the second session, the same game they would play in as the No. 4 seed as well.
The price for Saturday’s game has decreased 5% over the past week and could continue to drop as the day of the game approaches. It still represents a top game value relative to other Louisville home games this season. For those not heading to Memphis for the AAC Tournament or wherever Louisville ends up in the NCAA tournament, it’s the last chance to catch the Cardinals this season.