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How to Buy College Basketball Tickets

1) Don't Pay Service Fees, You Graduated!

There are tons of ticket sites out there that sell college basketball tickets, but only TickPick does not charge any service fees. By not paying service fees on TickPick, you can save anywhere from 10-20% on NCAA basketball tickets. So if you are purchasing tickets to March Madness, that 10-20% could be a difference of hundreds of dollars!

2) When to Buy College Basketball Tickets

It is near impossible to buy NCAA basketball tickets at the perfect time and the lowest price. In most cases, the college basketball conference tournaments and March Madness will be the most expensive tickets during the season. Normally, it is better to buy tickets to these events early before the excitement builds among alumni for their basketball teams. If you see tickets that you are interested in before the season starts, we would advise purchasing then as prices tend to go up once the season starts.
If you are looking to purchase tickets to a rivalry game then you should expect to pay top dollar. College basketball rivalries are typically the best games of the season, so prices rarely decrease unless the participating teams are having disappointing seasons. If we had to advise a certain time to buy tickets to one of these games, it would be 7-10 days before the game when inventory levels are still high.
Finally, the best way to score affordable NCAA basketball tickets is to go to a game against an out of conference opponent or weak team. For many teams you will be able to score tickets below $20 a seat, which is a fraction of the cost of going to game against a rival or conference opponent.

3) Best Seats for a College Basketball game

As a general rule for any basketball game, it is always best to sit as close to center court as possible in both the upper and lower levels. Many of the college basketball arenas will have bleacher seating without chairbacks in the upper levels, so it is important to keep that in mind when searching for tickets. There will also be blocks of sections that will be reserved for students, so if you don't want to sit by these rowdy fans, be sure to check on our college basketball seating chart pages so you know exactly where the students are sitting.

4) March Madness Tickets | Buying Tips and Tricks

Some of the most sought after college basketball tickets are for March Madness, also known as NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. Tickets for these events are sold in strips or 'sessions', which make the purchasing experience very unique. Each venue will host a round or two each, and each round will be broken down into a session. Each round of games at a given venue is considered a session, so you will have access to multiple games in many cases. For example, if you think your team has a great chance to advance through the first and second round of the tournament, than you can purchase an All Sessions pass so you have access to all the games. If you purchase tickets this way, you can always resell individual session tickets if your favorite team is knocked out of the NCAA tournament.
You can also purchase tickets for March Madness for single sessions. These March Madness tickets will be more affordable than the All Sessions passes. However if you plan on attending multiple games, you will save money purchasing All Session passes rather than each session individually.

5) Bid on NCAA Basketball Tickets

If you are trying to go to the best college basketball games and the tickets are a bit out of your price range, TickPick has another option for you. We offer a unique bidding platform that allows you to make offers on tickets in a given section. Sellers are able to see your offers and can instantly sell their college basketball tickets to you at your asking price. This is yet another innovation from TickPick designed to help you secure affordable college basketball tickets!
Here at TickPick we take great pride in providing the best prices, product, and customer service in the ticket industry. If you need any assistance buying NCAA Basketball tickets, don't hesitate to contact us at 845-538-4567 or submit a request here, we'd love to help!
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