Ticket prices surge for Coach K's potential 1,000th win

Tuesday January 20th, 2015

With Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski seeking his 1,000th career victory Saturday against St. John's, ticket prices for the game have increased dramatically. 

According to ticket data aggregator TiqIQ.com, tickets for the game are selling for an average of $384.54 on the resale market, which is 237.45 percent more expensive than the average St. John's game at Madison Square Garden.

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The price is also 169.18 percent more expensive than the second-highest priced game, a Feb. 21 Big East game against Seton Hall at Carnesecca Arena, the Red Storm's on-campus facility.

Krzyzewski was widely expected to notch his 1,000th victory before the Blue Devils traveled to New York, but they lost consecutive games to North Carolina State and Miami. After Krzyzewski won his 999th game against Pittsburgh on Monday, ticket prices for Saturday's game increased by 125.71 percent. 

- Dan Gartland

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