2018 NCAA Tournament tickets: Kansas-Clemson, Duke-Syracuse seats for Sweet 16, Elite 8

No. 1 Kansas will match up with No. 5 Clemson and No. 2 Duke will face off against No. 11 Syracuse as the Sweet 16 finalists tip off in the Midwest region of the 2018 NCAA Tournament on Friday, March 23. You can get tickets at TicketCity for the Sweet 16 matchups, or for all sessions, including the Elite Eight.

Find information regarding the game and tickets below.

Kansas-Clemson,  Duke-Syracuse : Buy tickets for Kansas-Clemson, Duke-Syracuse and the Elite Eight

Ticket information for Duke-Syracuse, Kansas-Clemson can be found here. The cheapest seats are currently $306 each.

Ticket information for all sessions, including Duke-Syracuse, Kansas-Clemson and the Elite Eight matchup between the two advancing teams can be found here. The cheapest seats are currently $403 each.

Kansas-Clemson: Game time, information for Kansas-Clemson

Date: March 23, 2018

Kickoff time: 7:07 p.m. ET

Location: CenturyLink Center Omaha, Omaha, Neb.

TV channel: CBS

Duke-Syracuse: Game time, information for Duke-Syracuse

Date: March 23, 2018

Kickoff time: 9:37 p.m. ET

Location: CenturyLink Center Omaha, Omaha, Neb.

TV channel: CBS

Kansas-Clemson preview

Kansas and Clemson will square off in a matchup in the first of two Sweet 16 matchups in Omaha, Neb.

After knocking off Pennsylvania in their opening-round matchup, the Jayhawks held off a furious No. 8 Seton Hall rally to advance.

A starter-heavy unit broke down Pennsylvania, but in the second round, it was a total team effort, with center Udoka Azubuike leading the bench unit with 10 points and 7 rebounds over 22 minutes.

Unlike Kansas, Clemson hasn’t been truly tested in the tournament. The Tigers blew out New Mexico State in the first round and somehow did even more damage to Auburn in the second round. The rout was on from the beginning, as Clemson took a 43-19 lead into the half before ultimately beating Auburn, 84-53.

The Clemson offense will continue to flow through guard Gabe DeVoe, with the starting unit playing big for the Tigers.

This is Clemson’s first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2010-11. The Tigers have played in the regional final just once, a loss in 1979-80.

Kansas hasn’t missed the NCAA Tournament since 1988-89. The Jayhawks have won three national championships.

ESPN’s matchup predictor has Kansas with a 63.4 percent chance of winning.

Kansas (-190) is a 4-point favorite. The over/under is 143, per ESPN.

Duke-Syracuse preview

Duke arrives at its Sweet 16 tilt with Syracuse as a heavy favorite, considered 89.5 percent favorites to move on to the Elite Eight, per ESPN’s matchup predictor.

The Blue Devils eased their way through matchups against Iona and Rhode Island before meeting the Orange. Marvin Bagley III’s size inside and Duke’s outside shooting has been an issue for each team it faces. On Friday, the attention will turn to beating Syracuse’s zone defense.

Syracuse’s road to the final 16 teams has been a path less traveled, starting out with a narrow First Four win over Arizona State, then narrowly defeating TCU and Michigan State on its way to the meeting with the Blue Devils.

The Orange have had different leading scorers in each of their first three games and haven’t allowed their opposition to score 60 points. Duke, on the other hand, has scored 89 and 87, respectively, over its first two games.

In their lone meeting during the season, Duke beat Syracuse, 60-44, on Feb. 24.

Duke hasn’t missed the NCAA Tournament since 1994-95. The Blue Devils have won five national titles (their most recent in 2014-15), with six losses in the championship game.

Syracuse won its lone National Championship in 2002-03. The Orange have made the Final Four six times and the National Championship game three times over its tenure.

Duke (-800) is an 11.5 favorite. The over/under is 132.5, per ESPN.

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