Houston hosting Sweet 16 teams this weekend

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Monday, March 23, 2015

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- The rodeo is over and now basketball takes center stage at NRG as the Sweet 16 heads to Houston this weekend.

Crews are still clearing the stadium of dirt and carnival rides, and time is running out. In just four days, NRG will be basketball central.

Fans are already picking the winner.

"Oh, It'll be Duke. Yeah, it will definitely be Duke," said Aubry Livingston.

"I think Duke because the defense and the coach, coach K," said Brandon Lightfoot.

"I think Duke is going to take it, maybe," said Joseph Louis Olguin.

"Duke," said Joseph Laboy

What's harder to score? Tickets to the weekend festivities.

"People were calling this morning when I got here," said Kayla Ramsey with Midtown Tickets.

Ramsey says Sunday's potential UCLA-Duke match up is driving the demand for tickets.

"People want to see a good match up and a good game and see who is going to take it," said Ramsey.

NRG's end zone seats are not for sale for the Sweet 16, meaning there will be fewer seats over all. Prices for upper level seats selling for $150 each, and floor seats will set you back $275.

As always, when it comes to buying tickets online, look for holograms, official logos and someone you already know.

"You can also check with the BBB, a lot of ticket brokers are on there and the bad ones will have a bad grade. Definitely check that out," said Ramsey.

There are two games Friday. The winners face each other Sunday to see who heads to the Final Four.