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KC has NCAA Tournament games in 2013, but not 2014, 2015
11/12/2012 1:09 PM
05/16/2014 8:17 PM
NCAA Tournament sites for 2014 and 2015 were announced Monday, and Kansas City didn’t land an event.
Not that Kansas City was expecting the love, not with Sprint Center playing host to the NCAA second- and third-round games in March.
In the Midwest, St. Louis will be the site of second- and third-round games in 2014 and Omaha, Neb., will get those games in 2015.
The Midwest Regional finals will be in Indianapolis in 2014 and Cleveland in 2015.
The big news in today’s announcement is the site of the 2014 East Regional. It will be played at Madison Square Garden in New York. One of the nation’s most famed buildings has not been the site of an NCAA Tournament event since early round games in 1961.
New York was crossed off the NCAA’s list of destinations partly because of the gambling scandals that were part of the sport in the 1950s, with Madison Square Garden at the epicenter.
Also Monday, the Missouri Valley Conference announced its men’s basketball tournament would remain in St. Louis through 2015. Kansas City and Omaha, Neb., had expressed interest in landing the tournament, which has been in St. Louis since 1991.
Second, third rounds
Buffalo, N.Y., Milwaukee, Wis., Orlando, Fla., Spokane, Wash., Raleigh, N.C., San Antonio, Tex., San Diego, St. Louis.
Regional finals Anaheim, Calif., Memphis, Tenn., Indianapolis, New York City
Final Four Arlington, Tex.
Second, third rounds
Jacksonville, Fla., Louisville, Ky., Pittsburgh, Portland, Ore., Charlotte, N.C., Columbus, Ohio, Omaha, Neb., Seattle
Regional finals Cleveland, Los Angeles, Houston, Syracuse, N.Y.
Final Four Indianapolis
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