Final Four tickets were cheap when MJ sunk Georgetown

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Those shopping for Final Four tickets this week hailed from all over the country, but the biggest percentage were from – no surprise – Kentucky. The state that placed two teams in the Final Four had 29 percent of all shoppers by state, according to SeatGeek.com. Ten percent of all shoppers were from Louisville.

That’s more than twice as many shoppers from the entire state of Kansas.

What to make of that? Nothing more than they love their basketball in Kentucky.

More interesting was this infographic the guys from SeatGeek produced. If you wanted a premium seat, the cost actually fell from Selection Sunday to this week by about $500 (last year it dropped by half). Or if you want a seat in the 300 level? It’ll cost about $750

Compare that to Final Four ticket prices (face value) through the years.


(The entire graphic can be seen here)

Just think, when Michael Jordan sunk Georgetown 30 years ago in New Orleans, it woulda cost you about $20.

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UNLV dismisses guard Daquan Cook from team

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LAS VEGAS (AP) UNLV junior guard Daquan Cook has been dismissed from the team.

Interim coach Todd Simon made the announcement on Friday, though no reason was given.

Cook was suspended for 13 games by previous coach Dave Rice in November after being arrested and charged with DUI.

Cook appeared in two games this season after being reinstated, scoring three points in four minutes. He missed the 2014-15 season after tearing his right ACL and played 28 games as a sophomore.

VIDEO: Seton Hall players have their 80s hip hop knowledge tested

Seton Hall guard Isaiah Whitehead, left, sits next to head coach Kevin Willard during the first half of an NCAA basketball game against Creighton, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, in Newark, N.J. Creighton won 81-65. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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If you grew up during the 1980’s, get ready to feel old.

Seton Hall, which has won it’s last three games, hosts Georgetown Saturday on what is also “80’s Night.” Of course we’re at the point where athletes playing in these games were born after that decade passed, which makes quizzing them on the 80’s that much more entertaining.

Friday John Fanta of the Pirate Sports Network quizzed Isaiah Whitehead, Derrick Gordon, Khadeen Carrington and Ish Sanogo on their knowledge of 80’s hip hop, and outside of a couple correct guesses it did not go too well. Best part of the video: Whitehead asking “is this Run DMC?” after each song.

It’s just a matter of time until we’re old enough to watch college basketball players struggle to identify some of the songs of the 1990’s.