If buying 2 or more tickets, tickpick.com is also maybe cheaper because shipping is one fee instead of per ticket. But you have to change the default sort from best seats to best price if you choose this site.
We used to get suites for $17.50. Looks like they aren’t even opening them up this year. They need to go back to AC.
Too many conference play in these massive arenas just for the optics of appearing "major", and the result is a dead building which kills the whole event. There are really only a handful of leagues that get it right (the Big East and Missouri Valley come to mind off hand). The ACC and Big 10 have no business playing in New York, the American is moving to God damn Dallas next year, the Ivies are rotating to EVERY campus (i'm sure they'll do great getting people to the basketball-mad city of Hanover, NH). It's just a mess. These events are supposed to be fun, and they wound up becoming just another way to manipulate the brand.
The A10 is especially disappointing because it's a great conference with great fans. It deserves to be a loud and exciting event. The Palestra, AC, a reasonable venue in DC (are there any?), Baltimore, Richmond, even Providence.
The MAAC is heading to AC next year, and that's regularly one of the most fun tournaments in the country on the court. I'll be there. Not gonna waste my time and money to fly to Dallas to sit in a massive, empty building. I went to Hartford a few years ago and it was a disaster. No one does it worse than the American.
Truly don't understand why the A10 doesn't return to AC. The venue is an appropriate size and the casinos offer hotel rooms, gambling and other forms of entertainment. Not sure how well AC promoted it before in terms of packages including game tickets and transfers to and from convention hall but it certainly could be much bigger if the casinos actively get involved. Barclays is a bust. I went a few years ago and it was embarrassing that so few were in attendance. Take it back to AC, promote it and give it time to grow.