WEB UPDATE: Duke preview: Tickets scarce for Saturday’s game

Posted Friday, March 17, 6:10 p.m. GREENSBORO, N.C. — A lack of tickets for the GW men’s basketball team’s second-round NCAA Tournament game with top-seeded Duke is causing consternation for fans looking to make it to Saturday’s 1:10 p.m. game.

Peter Konwerski, assistant vice president for Student and Academic Support Services, said that each institution gets a small allotment of tickets that does not increase even if the team wins.

The University, Konwerski said in an e-mail, reached out to the host Atlantic Coast Conference and UNC-Greensboro to try to secure an additional block of tickets, which only gave GW 50 more seats.

Many fans have been able to secure tickets from scalpers, where prices range from $56 to $226.

“There were waiting lists created on campus early today through the athletic box and alumni program office but those people will probably not get a ticket unless some student fan or alum who had already purchased chooses not to go and does not re-buy their seats again tomorrow – but that is pretty unlikely,” Konwerski said in an e-mail Friday.

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