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Western Illinois Leathernecks Basketball Tickets

Cheer on the purple and gold with your Western Illinois basketball tickets from TicketSmarter. The Leathernecks celebrated their first season of men’s basketball with the 1910-1911 season. WIU began competing at the Division I level during the 1981-82 season. They made the Division II NCAA Tournament three times before moving up to Division I.

The Leathernecks play in the Summit League. Western Illinois took home the conference tournament in 1984. They also won the Summit League regular season crown in 1983 and 2013. The 2011-12 season marked the first time the Leathernecks qualified for a Division I postseason tournament. They matched up with the Oregon State Beavers in the First Round of the College Basketball Invitational. WIU made it back to the CBI the following season. Purdue knocked them out of the first round in the 2013 CBI tournament.

Head coach Jim Molinari guided the Leathernecks during a high point in WIU history. There was a good chance you witnessed a win with your Western Illinois basketball tickets during the 2012-13 season. The Leathernecks dropped only nine games and sprinted out to a 13-3 conference record. They finished tied for first place with the South Dakota State Jackrabbits.

Illinois State represents one of the biggest rivals of the Leathernecks. The Redbirds remain a tough test for WIU even though they are members of the Missouri Valley Conference. The two schools will typically face off near the beginning of the regular season before conference play begins.

Western Illinois Basketball Ticket Prices

Several variables will affect Western Illinois Leathernecks 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. 

How much are Western Illinois Basketball tickets?

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.

A matchup featuring Western Illinois Leathernecks vs. Illinois-Springfield Prairie Star will be next up on the Western Illinois Basketball schedule. The game will take place on October 27th, 2022 at 6:00pm at Western Hall, 1 University Circle, Macomb, IL. There are not any Western Illinois Basketball tickets available right now, but check back for the latest ticket availability.

Western Illinois Basketball Schedule

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.

The Western Illinois Basketball schedule for the current season has 20 games remaining on the calendar. The final matchup on the Western Illinois Leathernecks Basketball schedule will take place inside Scheels Arena at 5225 31st Avenue South, Fargo, ND. The final game will feature North Dakota State Bison vs. Western Illinois Leathernecks and tip off is scheduled for February 25th, 2023 at TBD.

When do Western Illinois Basketball tickets go on sale?

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 Western Illinois Leathernecks Basketball tickets as soon as they are available. 

Western Illinois Leathernecks Basketball Seating Chart

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 Western Illinois Leathernecks Basketball tickets available for both home and road contests.

TicketSmarter's seating map tools will have accurate Western Illinois Leathernecks Basketball seating charts for every home and away game on the schedule. 

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Western Illinois Leathernecks Basketball Upcoming Events

Date
City
Venue
10/27/2022 - 12/18/2022
Macomb, IL
11/11/2022
Chicago, IL
11/14/2022
Orlando, FL
12/10/2022
Charleston, IL
12/29/2022
Brookings, SD
12/31/2022
Vermillion, SD
01/12/2023
Tulsa, OK
01/14/2023
Kansas City, MO
02/04/2023
Omaha, NE