Wear your blue and gray and hoot for the Owls with Rice Basketball tickets. The Owls represent Rice University in men’s basketball. Rice competes out of Houston, Texas in NCAA Division I basketball, playing in the West Division of Conference USA. The team colors are blue and white.
Home games are played at Tudor Fieldhouse, which is a multipurpose facility built in 1950 and can hold 5,208, as of the renovations done in 2014. The arena is also home ot the volleyball and women’s basketball teams. Before renovations were done for the 2008 season, it was known as Rice Gymnasium.
Men’s basketball has been played at Rice since 1914 when Rice was part of the Southwest Conference with head coach Robert Cummings. Other notable coaches include Buster Brannon, who coached the Owls to their first NCAA appearance in 1940.
Enjoy NCAA basketball with Rice Basketball tickets. Rice stayed in the Southwest Conference until 1996. During their stint there the Owls won more than five regular-season conference championships. Rice joined the Western Athletic Conference. In 1996 until 2005, when it joined Conference USA.
The Owls have been to the NCAA tournament multiple times, as well as appearing several times in the NIT, the first time being 1943, when they made it to the quarterfinals under coach Joe Davis. They also have made it to the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament and the College Basketball Invitational.
There have been several Rice players who have made it to the NBA, including Morris Almond and Mike Wilks, who played with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Several variables will affect Rice Owls Basketball ticket prices. The most important is the level of demand for a given contest. Non-conference games between little-known teams can be fairly inexpensive while tickets to the NCAA Tournament or NIT can be much more expensive. Conference tournaments and other conference contests can be a happy medium for fans who want to watch quality hoops without breaking the bank.
Courtside and premium seats will cost much more while spots in the upper levels of an arena are typically more affordable. Typically, courtside seats for a conference game will be over $100 per ticket.
Costs can rise in the postseason. The average men’s March Madness ticket for first and second-round contests carried a cost of $173 while prices rose to as high as $135 for women’s games. Women’s Final Four and Championship tickets usually start around $114 while prices can rise as high as $1200. Men’s Final Four tickets will run around $555 for just the semifinals and $349 for only the title game.
Early season tournaments like the NIT Season Tip-off will usually cost between $19 and $172. NIT tickets for the upper level of Madison Square Garden will be the cheapest with costs usually in the $19 to $35 range. The Preseason WNIT, which features many of the best women’s basketball teams in the nation, will usually have costs between $15 and $50. WNIT Tickets will change in cost depending on which team is hosting too.
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From the season-opening Champions Classic to March Madness, the college basketball season is always full of exciting games. Teams open their seasons in November with non-conference contests and tournaments. The Maui Invitational and Gulf Coast Showcase are two of the top early-season tournaments. The season moves into conference play in December and January before conference tournaments take place in early March. The WNIT, NIT and NCAA Tournaments will take place in March and April.
Most regular-season college basketball tickets will go on sale in June or July after schedules are released for the upcoming season. Early season tournaments like the Maui Invitational will usually start selling tickets as soon as they announce the field and dates for the next event. Postseason seats will be available as soon as the NCAA and NIT selection committees announce tournament fields. Use TicketSmarter’s up-to-date schedule to snag Rice Owls Basketball tickets as soon as they are available.
Most men’s and women’s basketball programs share an on-campus arena. Facilities typically have seating for between 7,000 and 11,000 fans. Courtside seats provide an up-close-and-personal view of the game, while more affordable spots are usually found in the upper levels. Look for seats near the half court line for the best view of the game. Use TicketSmarter’s interactive seating chart to snag the best Rice Owls Basketball tickets available for both home and road contests.
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