IU in D.C.: NCAA Tournament broadcast, practice and ticket information

  • 03/25/2013 1:50 pm in


Indiana will continue NCAA Tournament play on Thursday against fourth-seeded Syracuse at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. The Hoosiers will tip at approximately 9:45 p.m. ET on CBS with Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery and Rachel Nichols on the call.

If IU advances past Thursday, it will face the winner of No. 3 Marquette and No. 2 Miami (FL). The winner of that game will advance to the Final Four at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

We’ve put together a list of this week’s schedule, including open practices and other tip times in D.C., as well as ticket information after the jump.


Wednesday, March 27

· Noon-12:50 p.m. – Marquette
· 1:00-1:50 p.m. – Syracuse
· 2:10-3:00 p.m. – Miami (FL)
· 3:10-4:00 p.m. – Indiana

Thursday, March 28

· 7:15 p.m., CBS: No. 2 Miami (FL) vs. No. 3 Marquette
· 9:45p.m., CBS: No. 1 Indiana vs. No. 4 Syracuse

Saturday, March 30

· Times to be announced

A complete television schedule for the regional semifinals of the NCAA tournament is available here.

Streaming Information:
· All NCAA tournament broadcast will be available over the internet at NCAA.com/MMOD and on the NCAA March Madness app on the iPhone, iPad, iPod and select Android devices.

Ticket Information:
· Official: Ticketmaster
· Secondary Market: All sessions strip, Session 1Session 2

Complete East Region bracket:


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  • It looks like there’s nothing available on Ticketmaster and the cheapest I’ve found elsewhere is about $250+. Anyone know about scalping in DC the day of?

  • IULaw79

    There will be plenty of guys out there selling tickets…but there are a lot of scams. I live 2 blocks from Verizon, and I’d advise you to be very careful if you go the scalper route.

  • smartybucket

    I’m sure someone has gone to one of the open practices. I’m planning to take my kids on Wednesday. If you have gone before, do you have any pointers or tips to get close and possibly even meet players? Or do they keep you far away? Also, will it surely be open to the public? I’m planning to take my kids, but if we go and can’t get in for some reason I will have some disappointed kids. My son would love to get close or even meet a player or 2. Thanks in advance for any advice.

  • smartybucket

    Check out stubhub. I think you won’t get scammed there. I was looking at Saturday tickets because Thursdays game is so late (Yes, I’m an optimist), and prices are better that they were last week I think. Still not cheap. Keep in mind most of the tickets include a hospitality package, which is I think $252 per ticket strip (both sessions) so I don’t know if you’ll find much value out there.

  • smartybucket

    There’s also Criagslist – but make sure to meet in a very public place, there are scams there too.

  • DJ5

    If buying on secondary market, keep in mind that fistfuls of tickets for Saturday will be available, so might be wise to just buy Thursday. And if Hoosiers prevail, Cuse fans are hitting the road and giving them away.

  • It is definitely open to the public but you won’t get close to the players on the court during practice. Your best bet would be to try and get close to the team bus as the players board to go back to their hotel after practice. I don’t know which hotel they are staying at but that would be another option.

  • smartybucket

    Thanks. Should be fun…

  • Kevin Tolliver

    Playing a game on the East Coast at 945 pm is ridiculous.

  • Ole Man

    You’re right! In ’76, in Philly, I only had a ticket to the first game. After Rutgers lost in their semi, I went outside and immediately found a student selling for face value. Thus, I was able to see us win our title in ’76!

  • Ole Man

    Agreed! It’s TV dictating.

  • Ole Man

    Also, watch out for scalpers with counterfeit tickets. Unfortunately, an agency may be the only way to go to be safe.

  • pcantidote

    CTC needs to hire Ben howland this week as a consultant. Pitt has owned Syracuse for years going back to his days there. I hear howland needs work.

  • Miamihoosier

    I’m so happy about the tip time, I’m in L.A. doing some training, and couldn’t of taken a sick day…disaster avoided! Sorry for the inconvenience brothers…

  • yell loudly!!!!

  • marcusgresham

    Will Syracuse hire Tubby?

  • marcusgresham

    Just try to catch them out in the concourse.

  • pcantidote


  • CreamandCrimson

    They do get an extra day but I really don’t see it making a difference. We don’t play until late on Thursday night and the Temple game ended before 5:30.

    As for the “they were able to watch our game”….IU has film and by now, we have watched their games against Montana, Cal, Louisville, Temple (whom they lost to). Them being able to watch the game live gives them no advantage at all.

  • Thoughts on how this might impact Victor?

    With Mo and Vic being from the area, do you think this will positively or negatively impact Vic’s game? Or does it even matter?

    Mo doesn’t play much, so I doubt it’s a factor there unless we need a shooter against the zone and he returns to form magically from the high of being near home.

  • Anyone know what hotel IU team is staying in DC&any pep rallies?