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Friday / July 12.
  • Barclays Center, MSG to Host NCAA Tournament in 2016, ’17

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    MSGThe Barclays Center in Brooklyn will host the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament in 2016 and Madison Square Garden will host the East Regional in 2017, it was announced Monday.

    “Hosting the NCAA East Regional again in 2017 is wonderful for Madison Square Garden and all of New York,” said Joel Fisher, executive vice president of sports properties at MSG. “In April, the World’s Most Famous Arena was thrilled to be the site of UCONN’s breathtaking victories on its way to the Final Four and national championship. We are proud to continue the 80-year legacy of exciting college hoops at The Garden with the NCAA Tournament in 2017.”

    Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia will also host the 2016 East Regional.

    Here’s the complete list of sites for 2016-18:

    2016 HOST ROUND SITE VENUE
    March 15-16 Dayton First Four Dayton, Ohio UD Arena
    March 17, 19 Providence First, Second Providence, R.I. Dunkin Donuts Center
    March 17, 19 Iowa State First, Second Des Moines, Iowa Wells Fargo Arena
    March 17, 19 NC State First, Second Raleigh, N.C. PNC Arena
    March 17, 19 Mountain West First, Second Denver Pepsi Center
    March 18, 20 Atlantic 10 First, Second Brooklyn, N.Y. Barclays Center
    March 18, 20 Missouri Valley First, Second St. Louis Scottrade Center
    March 18, 20 Big 12 First, Second Oklahoma City Chesapeake Energy Arena
    March 18, 20 Idaho First, Second Spokane, Wash. Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena
    March 24, 26 Big West West Regional Anaheim, Calif. Honda Center
    March 24, 26 Louisville South Regional Louisville, Ky. KFC YUM! Center
    March 25, 27 Big Ten Midwest Regional Chicago United Center
    March 25, 27 LaSalle East Regional Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
    2017 HOST ROUND SITE VENUE
    March 14, 15 Dayton First Four Dayton, Ohio UD Arena
    March 16, 18 MAAC First, Second Buffalo, N.Y. First Niagara Center
    March 16, 18 Marquette First, Second Milwaukee BMO Harris Bradley Center
    March 16, 18 UCF, Stetson First, Second Orlando, Fla. Amway Center
    March 16, 18 Utah First, Second Salt Lake City EnergySolutions Arena
    March 17, 19 ACC First, Second Greensboro, N.C. Greensboro Coliseum
    March 17, 19 Horizon, IUPUI First, Second Indianapolis Bankers Life Fieldhouse
    March 17, 19 Tulsa First, Second Tulsa, Okla. BOK Center
    March 17, 19 CSU Sacramento First, Second Sacramento, Calif. Entertainment and Sports Center
    March 23, 25 Big 12 Midwest Regional Kansas City Sprint Center
    March 23,25 Pac-12 West Regional San Jose, Calif. SAP Center
    March 24, 26 Memphis South Regional Memphis, Tenn. FedExForum
    March 24, 26 St. John’s, Big East East Regional New York Madison Square Garden
    2018 HOST ROUND SITE VENUE
    March 13-14 Dayton First Four Dayton, Ohio UD Arena
    March 15, 17 Duquesne First, Second Pittsburgh CONSOL Energy Center
    March 15, 17 Wichita State, MVC First, Second Wichita, Kan. Intrust Bank Arena
    March 15, 17 Big 12 First, Second Dallas American Airlines Center
    March 15, 17 Boise State First, Second Boise, Idaho Taco Bell Arena
    March 16, 18 UNC Charlotte First, Second Charlotte, N.C. Time Warner Cable Arena
    March 16, 18 Detroit, Mercy First, Second Detroit New Detroit Arena
    March 16, 18 Ohio Valley First, Second Nashville, Tenn. Bridgestone Arena
    March 16, 18 San Diego State First, Second San Diego Viejas Arena
    March 22, 24 Georgia Tech South Regional Atlanta Philips Arena
    March 22, 24 Pepperdine West Regional Los Angeles Staples Center
    March 23, 25 Boston College East Regional Boston TD Garden
    March 23, 25 Creighton Midwest Regional Omaha, Neb. CenturyLink Center

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, 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.

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