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Let the Madness Begin – Tickifieds Top 10

2013 Big 10 Tournament

The Indiana Hoosiers will look to defend their Big 10 Championship with the tournament crown at the United Center in Chicago from 3/14 to 3/17/2013.

Well, it looks like Emblem3’s challenge to One Direction was a bit premature.  After surging last week to #2 in the Tickifieds Top 10, Emblem3 drops all the way down to #10.  Although interest in Emblem3 concert tickets has died down to some degree, keep in mind the California boys currently only have 6 shows on the schedule (Philadelphia, New York, New Jersey, Boston and 2 shows in Chicago).  If they end up adding more shows the could still put up a fight.  Until then, consider 1D the current kings.

Aside from the boy band drama, this week is dominated by college basketball.  Not only do we have NCAA Tournament games near the top, the college basketball tournament games are also drawing a lot of ticket interest.  In particular, the Big 10 Tournament is really raking in the visitors as all tournament games at the United Center in Chicago are sold out. Also making the list this week is the Big East, SEC and ACC Basketball Tournaments.

Top Events Week 9 (3/4/2013 to 3/11/2013)

1.  One Direction

One Direction is still king of event tickets but a brand new challenger has come to the forefront – Emblem3.  How much longer can ID continue to dominate the event ticket market?

2. Big 10 Basketball Tournament

The Big 10 is as strong as ever this year and fans are excited about this year’s tournament.  Games begin on Thursday with Session 1 and Session 2.  Session 1 will feature Illinois vs Minnesota and Michigan vs Penn State while Session 2 will feature Purdue vs Nebraska and Iowa vs Northwestern.  The #3 Indiana Hoosiers were the regular season champs and will look to win the tourney as well.

3.  NCAA Tournament

Although Selection Sunday will not take place until 3/17/2013, many fans are already scouting the secondary ticket market for deals on NCAA Tournament tickets.  Expect demand to sky rocket once the seeds are announced.

4.  ACC Basketball Tournament

The ACC might be a bit down this year but that will just add to the drama of the 2013 ACC Basketball Tournament.  The Miami Hurricanes nailed down the #1 seed, with Duke #2, North Carolina #3 and Virginia #4.  The Tourney will begin with Session 1 and Session 2 beginning on Thursday 3/14/2013

5.  Jimmy Buffett

Spring must be in the air as that could be the only explanation as to why the king of the summer outdoor concert makes the list in mid-March.  Popular shows thus far include 4/30 Lakewood AmphitheaterJones Beach 8/20 and 8/24 at Alpine Valley.

6.  Dave Matthews Band

Another band that is synonymous with outdoor venues in the summer, DMB comes in at #6 this week.  Popular 2013 Dave Matthews Band shows include 5/17 Woodlands Pavilion, Alpine Valley on 7/5 and 7/12 at Riverbend Amphitheater with OAR!

7.  Big East Basketball Tournament

The last year of the Big East as we know has fans eager to be there for the 2013 Tournament.  The tournament will be held at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday 3/12 with Session 1 (South Florida vs. Seton Hall and DePaul vs. Rutgers) and Session 2 (Cincinnati vs. Providence and Syracuase).

8.  SEC Basketball Tournament

The SEC is traditionally a football conference but the Kentucky Wildcats have always kept the conference in the National spotlight.  This year the Wildcats are rebuilding lost out to the Florida Gators for the conference regular season championship.  The 2013 SEC Tournament will begin on 3/13 and will continue through Sunday 3/17 in Nashville.

9.  Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

Rocker Tom Petty recently announced plans to tour the US  with the Heartbreakers following extended stints in Los Angeles and New York.  Popular shows include 6/20 in Pittsburgh, 6/28 in Milwaukee (Summerfest) and 6/29 at Target Field.

10.  Emblem3

Although the boys from Emblem3 dropped 8 spots to #10 this week, the addition of more shows could spark more interest down the line.   While who knows what the future holds, be sure to keep an eye on these guys! The 2013 Tour includes shows in Philadelphia, New York,  Freehold NJ, Boston, and two shows in Chicago.

This top 10 list is compiled from internal search data from Tickifieds.com and organic traffic from search engines.  Search terms are ranked by using a combination of both sources of search data.

2012 College Basketball Conference Tournament Schedules

college basketball tournament ticketsCollege basketball tickets are not normally the most lucrative tickets to promote.  However, that all changes once March Madness begins.  When most people think of March Madness they immediately think of the NCAA Tournament but ticket demand is also extremely high for conference tournaments.  The tournaments are the last chance for many teams to prove to the NCAA selection committee that they deserve a chance to be in the big dance.  For others, its a chance to improve their seeding in the tournament.  Regardless of the situation, conference basketball tournament are exciting.

Although matchups and seedings have yet to be announced, below is a comprehensive guide to all the 2012 college basketball conference tournaments.

2012 ACC Basketball Tournament Schedule

ACC Mens Basketball Tournament – Session 1
3/8/2012 – Philips Arena – Atlanta, GA

ACC Mens Basketball Tournament – Session 2
3/8/2012 – Philips Arena – Atlanta, GA

ACC Mens Basketball Tournament – Session 3
3/9/2012 – Philips Arena – Atlanta, GA

ACC Mens Basketball Tournament – Session 4
3/9/2012 – Philips Arena – Atlanta, GA

ACC Mens Basketball Tournament – Session 5
3/10/2012 – Philips Arena – Atlanta, GA

ACC Mens Basketball Tournament – Session 6
3/11/2012 – Philips Arena – Atlanta, GA

2012 Big 10 Mens Basketball Tournament Schedule

Big Ten Mens Basketball Tournament – Session 1
3/8/2012 – Bankers Life Fieldhouse – Indianapolis, IN

Big Ten Mens Basketball Tournament – Session 2
3/8/2012 – Bankers Life Fieldhouse – Indianapolis, IN

Big Ten Mens Basketball Tournament – Session 3
3/9/2012 – Bankers Life Fieldhouse – Indianapolis, IN

Big Ten Mens Basketball Tournament – Session 4
3/9/2012 – Bankers Life Fieldhouse – Indianapolis, IN

Big Ten Mens Basketball Tournament – Session 5
3/10/2012 – Bankers Life Fieldhouse – Indianapolis, IN

Big Ten Mens Basketball Tournament – Session 6
3/11/2012 – Bankers Life Fieldhouse – Indianapolis, IN

2012 Big 12 Mens Basketball Tournament Schedule

Big 12 Mens Basketball Tournament – Session 1
3/7/2012 – Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO

Big 12 Mens Basketball Tournament – Session 2
3/8/2012 – Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO

Big 12 Mens Basketball Tournament – Session 3
3/8/2012 – Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO

Big 12 Mens Basketball Tournament – Session 4
3/9/2012 – Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO

Big 12 Mens Basketball Tournament – Session 5
3/10/2012 – Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO

2012 Big East Basketball Tournament Schedule

Big East Tournament – Session 1
3/6/2012 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY

Big East Tournament – Session 2
3/6/2012 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY

Big East Tournament – Session 3
3/7/2012 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY

Big East Tournament – Session 4
3/7/2012 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY

Big East Tournament – Session 5
3/8/2012 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY

Big East Tournament – Session 6
3/8/2012 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY

Big East Tournament – Session 7
3/9/2012 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY

Big East Tournament – Championship
3/10/2012 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY

2012 Pac 12 Basketball Tournament Schedule

PAC 12 Mens Basketball Tournament – Session 1
3/7/2012 – Staples Center – Los Angeles, CA

PAC 12 Mens Basketball Tournament – Session 2
3/7/2012 – Staples Center – Los Angeles, CA

PAC 12 Mens Basketball Tournament – Session 3
3/8/2012 – Staples Center – Los Angeles, CA

PAC 12 Mens Basketball Tournament – Session 4
3/8/2012 – Staples Center – Los Angeles, CA

PAC 12 Mens Basketball Tournament – Session 6
3/9/2012 – Staples Center – Los Angeles, CA

PAC 12 Mens Basketball Tournament – Championship
3/10/2012 – Staples Center – Los Angeles, CA

2012 SEC Mens Basketball Tournament Schedule

SEC Mens Basketball Tournament – Session 1
3/8/2012 – New Orleans Arena – New Orleans, LA

SEC Mens Basketball Tournament – Session 2
3/8/2012 – New Orleans Arena – New Orleans, LA

SEC Mens Basketball Tournament – Session 3
3/9/2012 – New Orleans Arena – New Orleans, LA

SEC Mens Basketball Tournament – Session 4
3/9/2012 – New Orleans Arena – New Orleans, LA

SEC Mens Basketball Tournament – Session 5
3/10/2012 – New Orleans Arena – New Orleans, LA

SEC Mens Basketball Tournament – Session 6
3/11/2012 – New Orleans Arena – New Orleans, LA

Whether you are looking to buy or sell college basketball tournament tickets be sure to check out our NCAA Ticket Classifieds!

Big East Tournament Breakdown and Schedule

New York City is hosting the Big East this week, starting tomorrow, Tuesday, March 8th at Madison Square Garden. Pittsburgh, Notre Dame, Louisville and others will face each other in a seriously competitive conference.

The Big East has garnered a lot of attention this year with a record nine teams ranked in the top 25.  Two Top 20 Teams will be featured in the first round.  ESPN’s Joe Lunardi and other experts let it be known that they expect that 11 of the conference’s 16 teams will make the NCAA tournament.  Not bad odds, eh?  The Big East features the strongest strength of schedule, the highest RPI  and non-conference wins over Duke, Purdue, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Kentucky, Michigan State among other big names.

UConn and DePaul get the ball rolling tomorrow at lunchtime.  St. John’s Red Storm plays on Wednesday, which should not go unmentioned, have won by double digits at MSG against Duke, Conneticut and Notre Dame and have also had home court wins over Georgetown and Pittsburgh.  Head coach, Steve Lavin, has truly done an outstanding job with St. John this year.    Top ranked Pitt, Notre Dame, Louisville and Syracuse all have byes and will compete on Thursday.  The Big East Tournament will conclude on Saturday.

Below are the current complete Big East Standings:

Complete Big East standings are below:

1. Pittsburgh 15-3

2. Notre Dame 14-4

3. Louisville 12-6

4. Syracuse 12-6

5. St. John’s 12-6

6. West Virginia 11-7

7. Cincinnati 11-7

8. Georgetown 10-8

9. Connecticut 9-9

10. Villanova 9-9

11. Marquette 9-9

12. Seton Hall 7-11

13. Rutgers 5-13

14. Providence 4-14

15. South Florida 3-15

16. DePaul 1-17

The Schedule is as follows:

2011 Big East Tournament – First Round – March 8th, 2011

#16 Dep vs #9 UCONN 12:00 PM ESPN2
#13 Rutgers vs #12 HALL 2:00 PM ESPN2
#10 Villanova vs #15 USF 7:00 PM ESPN U
#11 Marquette vs #14 Seed 9:30 PM

Big East Tournament 2011 – Second Round – March 9th, 2011

#8 Georgetown vs #16/9 winner 12:00 PM ESPN
#5 St. John’s vs #13/12 winner 2:00 PM ESPN
#7 Cincy vs #10/15 winner 7:00 PM ESPN
#6 WVU vs #11/14 winner 9:00 PM ESPN

2011 Big East Tournament  – Quarterfinals – March 10th, 2011

#1 Pittsburgh – #8/9/16 winner   12:00 PM ESPN
#4 Syracuse- #5/12/13 winner 2:00 PM ESPN
#2 Notre Dame – #7/10/15 winner 7:00 PM ESPN
#3 Louisville  v #6/11/14 winner 9:00 PM ESPN

2011 Big East Tournament – Semifinals – March 11th, 2011

2011 Big East Semifinals Game 1 7:00 PM ESPN
2011 Big East Semifinals Game 2 9:00 PM ESPN

Big East Tournament 2011 – Championship – March 12th, 2011

2011 Big East Basketball Tournament Championship 9:00 PM ESPN