Vols vs. Purdue: Getting to the game

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With the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament in the rearview mirror, Tennessee is preparing for the Sweet 16. 

First beating Colgate and then Iowa, they are now preparing to take on Purdue Thursday at 7:29 p.m. in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Driving is likely your most effective option to get to Louisville. From Thompson-Boling Arena to the KFC Yum! Center in Kentucky, you’re looking at about a 3.5-hour trip, not including traffic or construction. 

Your quickest route, according to Google Maps, is to take I-75 N to Lexington and then I-64 West. 

You could fly, but a last-minute round trip ticket wouldn’t be worth the squeeze. 

As for tickets, there’s no shortage yet. It’s just a matter of how much you’re willing to spend on where you sit. 

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Twenty-three percent of people shopping for a ticket to the Sweet 16 are coming from Tennessee, according to SeatGeek.com. The site says the overall average resale ticket price in the South right now is around $222, considered a good deal compared to other regions like the east coast where a single resale ticket is quoted at $552. 

If you’re looking to stay the night, the three closest hotels to the KCF Yum! Center average $137 per night. Just remember – you get what you pay for. 

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