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About the Kent State Basketball

Kent State Basketball Tickets

Since the turn of the century, the Kent State Golden Flashes have been one of the premier basketball programs in the MAC. Gone are the days when it was easy to find cheap Kent State basketball tickets. The Golden Flashes have developed a loyal following and are regularly in contention for conference titles and bids to the NCAA Tournament. Thanks to the team’s sustained success, last-minute Kent State basketball tickets are usually in short supply but well worth the price of admission.

Open the Floodgates

Despite joining the MAC in 1951, Kent State didn’t start to move up the conference hierarchy until Gary Waters took over as head coach in 1996. It took just three seasons for Waters to transform the Golden Flashes from a 9-18 team to an NCAA Tournament team. Waters took Kent State to the Bid Dance in 1999 and 2001, laying the foundation for his predecessors to continue that success. 

The Best Year

The year after Waters left Kent State, Stan Heath coached the Golden Flashes during a magical season during the 2001-02 campaign. Kent State went 17-1 inside the MAC, won the conference tournament and knocked off Oklahoma State, Alabama, and Pittsburgh to reach the Elite Eight. The Golden Flashes ended the season 30-6, winning 30 games for the first time in program history. 

No Flash in the Pan

Since the success of Waters and Heath, the Golden Flashes have played in a postseason tournament almost every season. The likes of Jim Christian, Geno Ford, and Rob Senderoff have continued the program’s success, keeping Kent State at the top of the MAC hierarchy. The Golden Flashes are now one of the most consistent mid-major programs in the country, and they aren’t going away anytime soon. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Where Does Kent State Basketball Play?

Since 1950, the Golden Flashes have played their home games at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center, which is located on-campus in Kent, Ohio. Obviously, the name leaves something to be desired, which is why the venue is nicknamed the MAC Center or the MACC. Several other Kent State athletic teams also play their home games at the MAC Center, while many prominent politicians and comedians have spoken or performed there as well. For basketball games, capacity at the MAC Center is just over 6,300 fans.

When do Kent State tickets go on sale?

Cheap Kent State tickets to games played at Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center are available months in advance, as are Kent State tickets for away games. In other words, there’s no rush to check Kent State’s schedule. Just grab tickets whenever you’ve got the itch.

Is it better to buy Kent State tickets in advance?

With Kent State tickets being available so far ahead of time, it’s easy to buy tickets whenever you want to – but there’s little need to plan ahead. You can often get cheap last-minute tickets to Kent State games by waiting to make your purchase until the very last minute. As game day gets closer and sellers drop their prices, fans reap the benefits.

What’s the best way to buy cheap Kent State tickets?

The best way to buy cheap Kent State tickets is always going to be from a secure online platform that connects fans and resellers. These ticket marketplaces often have some of the cheapest ticket prices and are the easiest way to shop for Kent State tickets. Can you buy Kent State tickets at the stadium? Sure – but you’ll likely be paying a higher price than you need to!  

Why should I choose Gametime over other ticket marketplaces?

Ticket marketplaces are the best place to find sports tickets. And when it comes to cheap Kent State tickets, Gametime is a no-brainer. Seats bought through us are affordable because we charge some of the lowest service fees anywhere. On top of that, we show you the view from the seats you’re shopping for thanks to our panoramic seat view photos. You’ll never have to buy seats blind with Gametime – you’ll know what your view at Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center will be before you buy those cheap Kent State tickets. So the next time you’re in the market for cheap Kent State tickets, turn to Gametime.

How much are Kent State Basketball tickets?

Kent State ticket prices will differ depending on a number of factors. Generally speaking, the average ticket price for Kent State tickets is around $37 a ticket. But you can be looking at a few hundred dollars more, depending on the opponent, stage of play, and demand. 

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