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Tickets for Sweet 16 reasonable, so far

Gonzaga fans Liam Lloyd (towel) and AJ Few (headband), sons of Zag coaches, roar with delight for GU against Ohio State on Saturday at Taco Bell Arena in Boise. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
Gonzaga fans Liam Lloyd (towel) and AJ Few (headband), sons of Zag coaches, roar with delight for GU against Ohio State on Saturday at Taco Bell Arena in Boise. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Gonzaga fans might be pleasantly surprised when they go to the secondary market for tickets to the Bulldogs’ next game in the NCAA Tournament.

No. 4-seeded Gonzaga travels to the West Regional in Los Angeles this week for its fourth consecutive appearance in the Sweet 16 after defeating UNC Greensboro and Ohio State in the first two rounds in Boise last week.

On Thursday, Gonzaga will face the ninth-seeded Florida State Seminoles, who knocked off top-seeded Xavier 75-70 on Sunday. Michigan and Texas A&M will play in the other semifinal on Thursday.

Full-strip tickets, which allow fans to both semifinals and a seat in the regional championship on Saturday, were as low as $128 on Ticketmaster on Sunday. StubHub was offering all-sessions tickets for $197 and Vivid Seats had a price as low as $209. SeatGeek’s all-sessions packages were up to $257 Sunday evening.

Compared to the other three sites for regional tournaments, Staples Center has some of the lowest prices across all sessions.

The Midwest Regional in Omaha, Nebraska, which features top-seeded Kansas, No. 2-seeded Duke, fifth-seeded Clemson and 11th-seeded Syracuse, had some of the priciest tickets of the four sites on Sunday. SeatGeek had full-strip packages starting at $599. StubHub had similar ticket packages available that started at $450.

All-sessions tickets to the East Regional in Boston were being sold on StubHub on Sunday for $259; they were $250 for the South Regional in Atlanta.

Tickets were also split into two sessions for those looking to attend on the day of games. Session 1 tickets to watch both West semifinals on Thursday were going for as low as $117 on Vivid Seats. StubHub also had low Session 1 tickets available for $120 apiece.

Session 2 tickets to the Elite Eight on Saturday were going for as low as $109 on Vivid Seats.

Flight prices didn’t change much after Saturday’s victory over the Buckeyes. As of Sunday evening, United Airlines had flights from Spokane to Los Angeles for as low as $211 on Wednesday and Thursday morning.

Other airlines were selling for roughly the same price. Thursday flights on Alaska Airlines jumped to $254. Southwest Airlines was nearly sold out Sunday evening for both Wednesday and Thursday for its Wanna Get Away deals. Anytime flights started at $439 on Wednesday and Thursday.

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