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NBA and NHL Playoffs Driving Ticket Sales in May

NBA PlayoffsSpringtime is typically one of the slowest times of the year in terms of ticket sales.   We are still a few months away from the summer concert season, warm baseball games, and the start of both college and NFL football.  However, spring is also the time when both the NHL and NBA are conducting their annual post-season tournaments.  Although both the NBA and NHL are largely struggling to fill their arenas, the playoffs are a different story as fans are eager to gobble up often sold out tickets- especially in major sports markets like Philadelphia, Washington DC, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, and Denver.

The 2012 NBA Playoff have just begun and there has already been some major headlines as teams are vying for the NBA Finals.  The biggest news thus far has been season ending knee injury to reigning MVP Derek Rose.  Without Rose the Chicago Bulls chances for a rematch with the Miami Heat seems unlikely.  With the Bulls less than full strength the Heat seemingly have an easy path through the NBA East.  Here is a look at the 1st round matchups for the 2012 NBA Playoffs.

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2011 NCAA Tournament Matchups Announced!

Well folks, selection Sunday has come and gone and we now have a clear view of the seeds and match-ups for the 2011 NCAA Tournament.  To no ones surprise the #1 ranked Ohio State Buckeyes were honored with the #1 overall seed and will duke it out in the East Regional in Newark, New Jersey.  The #1 seed in the West Regional turned out to be the Duke Blue Devils.  The #1 seed in the Southeast Regional went to the Pittsburgh Panthers while the #1 seed in the Southwest Regional went to the Kansas Jayhawks.

Perhaps most important to those looking to attend any NCAA Tournament games this year are the opening round games.  Below are the match-ups for each of the sessions.

Cleveland NCAA Tournament Games

  • #1 Ohio State vs Texas San Antonio/Alabama State
  • George Mason vs Villanova
  • Xavier vs Marquette
  • Syracuse vs Indiana State

Charlotte NCAA Tournament Games

  • Washington vs Georgia
  • North Carolina vs Long Island
  • #1 Duke vs Hampton
  • Michigan vs Tennessee

Chicago NCAA Tournament Games

  • Georgetown vs USC/Virginia Commonwealth
  • Purdue vs St. Peter
  • Texas A&M vs Florida State
  • Notre Dame vs Arkansas

Denver NCAA Tournament Games

  • Vanderbilt vs Richmond
  • Louisville vs Morehead State
  • St. John vs Gonzaga
  • BYU vs Wofford

Tampa NCAA Tournament Games

  • UCLA vs Michigan State
  • Florida vs UC Santa Barbara
  • West Virginia vs UAB/Clemson
  • Kentucky vs Princeton

Tucson NCAA Tournament Games

  • Kansas State vs Utah State
  • Wisconsin vs Belmont
  • Temple vs Penn State
  • San Diego State vs Northern Colorado

Tulsa NCAA Tournament Game

  • #1 Kansas vs Boston University
  • UNLV vs Illinois
  • Arizona vs Memphis
  • Texas vs Oakland

Washington DC NCAA Tournament Games

  • #1 Pitt vs North Carolina Ashevile/Arkansas Little Rock
  • Butler vs Old Dominion
  • Cincinnati vs Missouri
  • UCONN vs Bucknell