Ok, so we went 1 for 2.
Last week, Rentable introduced you to Basketball Lunacy: The Remaining Quartet (so-named to avoid the NCAA’s lawyers.) We predicted the outcomes of this past weekend’s Final Four games, based on median one-bedroom rents in each of the participating university’s home towns: Columbia, Chapel Hill, Eugene, and Spokane.
Gonzaga did us proud, knocking off the South Carolina Gamecocks 77-73. But the plucky Oregon Ducks couldn’t hold on — or grab a rebound — against the Tar Heels, and lost by one point.
So what? The Ducks can hold their beaks high. Rent in Eugene is still only $716 a month.
Ahead of tonight’s national championship game between Gonzaga and UNC, we’ll be pitting rents in Spokane against those in Chapel Hill.
Welcome to Basketball Lunacy: The Final Duo.
The Tar Heels have looked unstoppable lately. You know what else is unstoppable? Rising rents in Chapel Hill. The median cost of a one-bedroom apartment in Tar Heel Country is $1,180 per month. That’s almost twice as much as a one-bedroom in Spokane. And though we doubt the spread on the scoreboard will be nearly so dramatic, we’re still picking the Bulldogs to win it all.