Forbes – According to data from TiqIQ, at an average list price of $747 on the secondary market, the East regional semi-final game at MSG is 23% higher than the semi-final game on Final Four weekend at AT&T Stadium in Dallas. In a tournament filled with the unexpected, this may be the biggest shocker of all. Over the last two years, the closest that any regional round came to the Final Four was a 42% discount. While Madison Square Garden never had a chance to host Syracuse this tournament, their former Big East-rival UConn did make it back to their former home-away-from-home, and that has been plenty to send prices soaring. Prices for the Friday night session are up 60% since UConn advanced with their win over Villanova. Just a Metro North-ride away from Manhattan, it seems both alum and students are doing whatever they can to get their hands on the first NCAA Tournament tickets at the Garden in 53 years. They’re also hoping to relive some of the magic that Ray Allen and Kemba Walker used to show on the Garden hardwood.
Got to love it. The Huskies making their triumphant return to MSG. Place is going to be ELECTRIC. Huskie fans coming out of the woodwork. It’s gonna be like Spring Break, alumni weekend and homecoming all at once. No way those farm boys from Iowa State understand what it’s like during tournament time at MSG. You can feel the electricity through the TV. I don’t see any way UConn doesn’t advance out of this bracket with this homecourt advantage. Like call me crazy I have more faith in them playing at MSG then I do in Storrs. Just something about UConn and the big stage that is magic. Wouldn’t surprise me if Lil Brit sang the National Anthem but instead of the anthem she sang Get Low. Blow the roof right off the damn place.