Rush is on for NCAA national championship tickets in Indy

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (April 6, 2015)-- On Monday, lots of Wisconsin and Duke fans were trying to get their hands on some tickets, while not-so-happy Kentucky fans were trying to get rid of theirs! The prices changed since Saturday's games and especially since Kentucky's big loss.

"Right after Easter brunch just decided to make the trip down," said John Schellinger, a Wisconsin fan.

Wisconsin became a surprise shoo-in after a win Saturday over unbeaten Kentucky. Colby Thatcher's husband is a Kentucky fan, and she has tickets she needs to sell.

"Bought tickets for my husband and my mother-in-law for the Final Four, and they're Kentucky fans," she said.

Buying and selling was the name of the game Monday, talking and trading on the streets of downtown Indianapolis. Ticket brokers across town were busy, too.

"The Wisconsin fans are looking at it as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," said Mike Peduto, with Circle City Tickets.

Peduto said it's not surprising Wisconsin fans are here in droves. The Badgers are looking for their first national championship in 74 years. Ticket prices to get in Lucas Oil Stadium went down after the field narrowed to two teams.

"Saturday it ended up being a $400 ticket to get in the door. And now it's down to about $150 today," said Peduto.

Peduto said Wisconsin fans are snapping up the best seats.

We found prime tickets available for anywhere between $2,000 and $3,000 each. Tickets higher up were going for $175 each.

"The only thing better than this would've been to have a local team in it. Maybe an IU, that's the only thing that would've made it a better Final Four," he said.

Some who wound up in Indianapolis by accident vow they'll find a way to see the game.

"I'm an airline pilot. We're on a 32-hour layover that we didn't know we were going to have. So here we are trying to get into the game," said Vickie Norton.

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