College basketball fans, die-hard and mainstream alike, still have plenty of opportunities to snag tickets for the "First Four" and first round of the 2016 NCAA men’s basketball tournament starting Tuesday.
Five cities around the country will play host to the first batch of games, beginning with Dayton, Ohio, as it opens the tournament with the First Four. According to secondary market ticket site StubHub, basketball lovers can still purchase a full-strip pass that would allow them entry to all four games on Tuesday and Wednesday for as little as $225, to as much as $586, a pop.
Should fans prefer to catch just one game, individual game tickets, or rather passes for each session, can also be bought for any of the games. Most of those tickets fall in the $45 to $70 range.
After the First Four, the first round officially gets underway at four locations all over the country: Des Moines, Iowa; Raleigh, North Carolina; Providence, Rhode Island; and Denver.
In Denver, the prices range from $115 to $410 for a two-game session, but a full-strip, depending on seat location jumps to a range of $249 to more than $1,500 a ticket.
Ticket buyers will notice a huge mark-up in prices depending on whose playing. For instance, Des Moines will feature such prominent teams like Indiana, Connecticut, Kansas, and Kentucky, which moves the starting price for full strip passes all the up to $340. However, the market ceiling seems to have been set with the priciest full strip tickets in Des Moines still falling in the $1,500 range like Denver.
The First Four takes place on Tuesday, March 15 and 16, while the first round begins on Thursday, March 17.
Here’s the full schedule for the First Four and Wednesday’s first round games.
UD Arena in Dayton, Ohio
No. 16 Florida Gulf Coast vs. No. 16 Fairleigh Dickinson, 6:40 p.m. ET
No. 11 Vanderbilt vs. No. 11 Wichita State, 9:10 p.m. ET
No. 16 Holy Cross vs. No. 16 Southern, 6:40 p.m. ET
No. 11 Michigan vs. No. 11 Tulsa, 9:10 p.m. ET
Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa
No. 8 Colorado vs. No. 9 Connecticut, 1:30 p.m. ET
No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 16 Austin Peay, 4 p.m. ET
No. 5 Indiana vs. Chattanooga, 7:10 p.m. Et
No. 4 Kentucky vs. No. 13 Stony Brook, 9:40 p.m. ET
PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina
No. 8 Texas Tech vs. No. 9 Butler, 12:40 p.m. ET
No. 1 Virginia vs. No. 16 Hampton, 3:10 p.m. ET
No. 1 North Carolina vs. No. 16 Florida Gulf Coast/Fairleigh Dickinson, 7:20 p.m. ET
No. 8 USC vs. No. 9 Providence, 9:50 p.m. ET
Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island
No. 4 Duke vs. No. 13 UNC-Wilmington, 12:15 p.m. ET
No. 5 Baylor vs. No. 12 Yale, 2:45 p.m. ET
No. 3 Miami vs. No. 14 Buffalo, 6:50 p.m. ET
No. 6 Arizona vs. No. 11 Vanderbilt/Wichita State, 9:20 p.m. ET
Pepsi Center in Denver
No. 4 Iowa State vs. No. 13 Iona, 2 p.m. ET
No. 5 Purdue vs. Arkansas-Little Rock, 4:30 p.m. ET
No. 3 Utah vs. No. 14 Fresno State, 7:27 p.m. ET
No. 6 Seton Hall vs. No. 11 Gonzaga, 9:57 p.m. ET
Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri
No. 10 Syracuse vs. No. 7 Dayton, 12:15 p.m. ET
No. 15 Middle Tennessee St. vs. No. 2 Michigan State, 2:45 p.m. ET
No. 10 Pittsburgh vs. No. 7 Wisconsin, 6:50 p.m. ET
No. 15 Weber State vs. No. 2 Xavier, 9:20 p.m. ET
Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York
No. 15 UNC Asheville vs. No. 2 Villanova, 12:40 p.m. ET
No. 10 Temple vs. No. 7 Iowa, 3:10 p.m. ET
No. 14 Stephen F. Austin vs. No. 3 West Virginia, 7:10 p.m. ET
No. 11 Michigan or Tulsa vs. No. 6 Notre Dame, 9:40 p.m. ET
Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
No. 10 VCU vs. No. 7 Oregon State, 1:30 p.m. ET
No. 15 CSU Bakersfield vs. No. 2 Oklahoma, 4:00 p.m. ET
No. 14 Green Bay vs. No. 3 Texas A&M, 7:20 p.m. ET
No. 11 Northern Iowa vs. No. 6 Texas, 9:50 p.m. ET
Spokane Arena in Spokane, Washington
No. 13 Hawaii vs. No. 4 California, 2:00 p.m. ET
No. 12 South Dakota St. vs. No. 5 Maryland, 4:30 p.m. ET
No. 16 Holy Cross or Southern vs. No. 1 Oregon, 7:27 p.m. ET
No. 9 Cincinnati vs. No. 8 St. Joseph's, 9:57 p.m. ET