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Syracuse Using Duke Game To Pad The Bottom Line

What can you say? Duke basketball sells.

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NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Midwest Regional-Syracuse vs Duke
Mar 23, 2018; Omaha, NE, USA; Syracuse Orange forward Oshae Brissett (11) drives to the basket against Duke Blue Devils center Marques Bolden (20) during the second half in the semifinals of the Midwest regional of the 2018 NCAA Tournament at CenturyLink Center. 
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Whatever else you can say about Syracuse joining the ACC, basketball hasn’t fallen off much.

The Orange had rivalries with Georgetown, UConn and St. John’s and we know they miss them. Playing Virginia, UNC and most of all Duke has really helped them transition to the conference. And in the case of Duke, demand is high enough for the ticket prices to be double the normal rate.

In an interesting twist, Syracuse is using a version of surge pricing. We’re not sure how that will go over long term, but the fans seem to be tolerating it so far.

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