Buffalo’s KeyBank Center will be one of the eight first- and second-round sites for the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament March 16 and 18.
Here’s the latest rundown on what the “bracket experts” are saying about who’s coming to Buffalo.
We'll find out for sure on Selection Sunday (March 12).
ESPN Bracketology with Joe Lunardi
No. 1 Villanova vs. No. 16 (Mount St. Mary’s or New Orleans)
No. 8 Oklahoma State vs. No. 9 Virginia Commonwealth
No. 5 Cincinnati vs. No. 12 UNC Wilmington
No. 4 Virginia vs. No. 13 Akron
Lunardi has Kansas, Baylor and Gonzaga as the other No. 1 seeds.
Lunardi has Louisville, Florida State, North Carolina and Oregon as the No. 2s.
CBS SPORTS – Jerry Palm’s Bracketology
No. 1 Villanova vs. No. 16 (UC Davis or Mount St. Mary’s)
No. 8 Dayton vs. No. 9 Iowa State
No. 6 Notre Dame vs. No. 11 Seton Hall
No. 3 West Virginia vs. No. 14 Princeton.
Palm has Gonzaga, Kansas and Baylor as the other No. 1 seeds.
Palm has Louisville, Florida State, North Carolina and Oregon as the No. 2s.
What about Syracuse?
Both ESPN and CBS have Syracuse as an 11 seed.
As of Monday, there still were about 1,800 tickets left, all in the upper deck, at $228 for all sessions.
According to ticket sales from secondary ticket marketplace Vivid Seats, Buffalo is the second most popular first & second round site for the NCAA tournament and overall, coming in right behind Salt Lake City. On average, consumers are paying $271 for tickets per session.