Coach K’s farewell tour: Duke vs. North Carolina ticket prices soar for Mike Krzyzewski’s last home game

There’s always a packed house when Duke and North Carolina square off, but the historic nature of Saturday’s showdown between the rivals is sending ticket prices into overdrive. As the No. 6 Blue Devils prepare to host North Carolina in Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski’s final home game at Cameron Indoor Stadium, the cheapest ticket available for the game on Stubhub as of Friday morning were $4,699. The most expensive seats — on the floor behind one of the baskets — were $99,988 apiece.

Duke is honoring Krzyzewski and his former players on the court before the game tips at 6 p.m. ET. After the game, Coach K will return to the floor and address the crowd. With a win, Krzyzewski would improve to 573-75 all-time in the venue, and he enters with a 50-46 record against the Tar Heels during his storied 42-year career.

In addition to the historical significance

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The NCAA needs Duke, Kentucky & North Carolina to stop being terrible

College basketball’s bluebloods are in the rare position of being unranked so far.

College basketball’s bluebloods are in the rare position of being unranked so far.
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As we approach March, it’s becoming quite clear that casual fans who only pay attention to the sport when it’s time to fill out their annual brackets are starting to get a little confused as the landscape of college basketball looks unfamiliar this season. As of Thursday, the combined records of Duke, North Carolina, and Kentucky are 22-20.

That isn’t a typo. I’m good at math.

Zion Williamson, Anthony Davis, and Coby White aren’t walking through that door, as this is the first time all three programs have been unranked since 1961.

Coach K was 14.

“Well, it’s youth,” said college basketball analyst Jay Bilas on a recent episode of SportsCenter. “And coaches always tell you that youth matures at different rates. You don’t know what you’re

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