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Big Blue Links: NCAA ticket prices take a wild ride in Des Moines

Kentucky Wildcats forward Marcus Lee (00) dunked off a lob pass assist from Kentucky Wildcats guard Tyler Ulis (3) during second half action as the University of Kentucky played Stony Brook University in the first round of the 2016 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament in Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, IA, Thursday, March 17, 2016. UK won 85-57.
Kentucky Wildcats forward Marcus Lee (00) dunked off a lob pass assist from Kentucky Wildcats guard Tyler Ulis (3) during second half action as the University of Kentucky played Stony Brook University in the first round of the 2016 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament in Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, IA, Thursday, March 17, 2016. UK won 85-57. Lexington Herald-Leader

Big Blue Links for Saturday:

▪ NCAA ticket prices take a wild ride, reports Kevin Hardy of the Des Moines Register.

▪ Evelyn Akhator a positive force for Kentucky, writes Jennifer Smith of the Herald-Leader.

▪ Defense will decide the Kentucky-Indiana dream matchup, says my column.

▪ Point guards make UK-IU must-see TV, reports Jerry Tipton of the Herald-Leader.

▪ Tom Crean has more at stake than John Calipari, says Mark Story of the Herald-Leader.

▪ Kentucky-Indiana reunited and it feels so good, says Tim Sullivan of the Courier-Journal.

▪ Trey Schwab knows about Tom Crean’s friendship, writes Rick Bozich of WDRB.

▪ Kentucky-Indiana players don’t care about the past, says Eric Crawford of WDRB.

▪ What to expect from Kentucky-Indiana, from Alex Boaich of Inside the Hall.

▪ Respect shared in rivalry renewal, says Metz Camfield of coachcal.com.

▪ Crean vs. Calipari? Not in real life, says Gregg Doyel of the Indianapolis Star.

▪ All eyes are on Yogi vs. Ulis, says Alex Forkner of Cats Illustrated.

▪ Renewal of rivalry not a priority, reports Jerry Tipton of the Herald-Leader.

▪ Calipari and Crean are 40-minute enemies, writes Josh Ellis of the Kentucky Kernel.

▪  Kentucky, Indiana share mutual respect, reports Keith Taylor of KyForward.

▪ Indiana doesn't want Kentucky blocking its shot, reports Pete DePrimio of the News-Sentinel.

▪ It's a dream doubleheader in Des Moines, says Blair Kerkhoff of the Kansas City Star.

▪ Ball movement is the way to beat Kentucky's shot blocking, says Michael Hughes of the Indiana Daily Student.

▪ Yogi vs. Ulis is not one-on-one, writes Kyle Tucker of the Courier-Journal.

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