March 18, 2013 10:00 ET

NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Opening Weekend Tickets Available on

SOUTH WINDSOR, CT--(Marketwire - Mar 18, 2013) - For college basketball fans across the country, this week marks the beginning of the most exciting time of the year, the NCAA Basketball Tournament.

"The NCAA Tournament is one of the most iconic sports events there is," said Tim Fraser, sports specialist for "Fans have a chance to witness one of those great moments that will live on in basketball history."

The Louisville Cardinals, Gonzaga Bulldogs, Kansas Jayhawks, and Indiana Hoosiers were all able to capture the top seeds in the tournament, and will head to Lexington, KY; Salt Lake City, UT; Kansas City, MO; and Dayton, OH, respectively, to play their opening round games. In addition to those cities, San Jose, CA; Auburn Hills, MI; Philadelphia, PA; and Austin, TX, will also host games this weekend.

So far in 2013, customers have paid an average $186 for opening weekend NCAA Tournament tickets listed on TicketNetwork. That average is up more than 60% from last year's average of $114.

The NCAA Tournament begins with the "First Four" play-in games March 19-20, with the remaining teams opening up their tournament schedule March 21-22.

*Average prices are as of 3/14/2013, 10 a.m. EDT. Prices may fluctuate based on market demand. League and team names are the property of their respective owners. does not claim any right or ownership to any team or league trademarks contained in this release. They are strictly used for descriptive purposes and do not imply an endorsement or partnership.

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