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Thursday / October 19.
  • MSG, Syracuse to Host East Regionals in 2014 and ’15

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    Madison Square Garden and Syracuse will host the East Regionals of the NCAA Tournament in 2014 and ’15, respectively.

    The Big East will host two of the four NCAA Regionals in March 2014 with Memphis hosting the South and St. John’s the East at MSG.

    The Garden — which is undergoing renovation that will be completed by spring 2014 — hasn’t hosted an NCAA Tournament game since 1961, but hosted 71 such games between 1943-61.

    “Only three arenas have hosted more tournament games than Madison Square Garden, despite it being more than five decades since the last time it hosted,” NCAA vice president of men’s basketball Dan Gavitt said. “That gives you a great sense of the historical significance of bringing the tournament back there.”

    This year’s Final Four will be held at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. In 2014, Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas will host the event, followed by Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis in 2015 and Reliant Stadium in Houston in 2016.

    Here’s the full schedule from the NCAA:

    2014 DIVISION I MEN’S BASKETBALL PRELIMINARY ROUND HOSTS
    DATE HOST ROUND SITE FACILITY
    March 18-19 Dayton First Four Dayton, Ohio UD Arena
    March 20/22 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 2nd/3rd Rounds Buffalo, N.Y. First Niagara Center
    March 20/22 Marquette 2nd/3rd Rounds Milwaukee, Wis. Bradley Center
    March 20/22 Stetson 2nd/3rd Rounds Orlando, Fla. Amway Center
    March 20/22 Washington State 2nd/3rd Rounds Spokane, Wash. Veterans Memorial Coliseum
    March 21/23 NC State 2nd/3rd Rounds Raleigh, N.C. PNC Arena
    March 21/23 Texas-San Antonio 2nd/3rd Rounds San Antonio, Texas AT&T Center
    March 21/23 San Diego State 2nd/3rd Rounds San Diego. Viejas Arena
    March 21/23 Missouri Valley Conference 2nd/3rd Rounds St. Louis Scotttrade Center
    March 27/29 Big West Conference West Regional Anaheim, Calif. Honda Center
    March 27/29 Memphis South Regional Memphis, Tenn. FedEx Forum
    March 28/30 Horizon League Midwest Regional Indianapolis Lucas Oil Stadium
    March 28/30 St. John’s/Big East Conference East Regional New York Madison Square Garden
    2015 DIVISION I MEN’S BASKETBALL PRELIMINARY ROUND HOSTS
    DATE HOST ROUND SITE FACILITY
    March 17-18 Dayton First Four Dayton, Ohio UD Arena
    March 19/21 Jacksonville 2nd/3rd Rounds Jacksonville, Fla. Veterans Memorial Arena
    March 19/21 Louisville 2nd/3rd Rounds Louisville, Ky. KFC Yum! Center
    March 19/21 Duquesne 2nd/3rd Rounds Pittsburgh Consol Energy Center
    March 19/21 Oregon 2nd/3rd Rounds Portland, Ore. Rose Garden
    March 20/22 UNC-Charlotte 2nd/3rd Rounds Charlotte, N.C. Time Warner Cable Arena
    March 20/22 Ohio State 2nd/3rd Rounds Columbus, Ohio Nationwide Arena
    March 20/22 Creighton 2nd/3rd Rounds Omaha, Neb. CenturyLink Center
    March 20/22 Washington 2nd/3rd Rounds Seattle KeyArena
    March 26/28 Mid-American Conference Midwest Regional Cleveland Quicken Loans Arena
    March 26/28 Pepperdine West Regional Los Angeles Staples Center
    March 27/29 Rice/Houston South Regional Houston, Texas Reliant Stadium
    March 27/29 Syracuse East Regional Syracuse, N.Y. Carrier Dome
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    Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.