The Atlantic 10 Conference and Barclays Center will serve as a host for the 2024 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship First and Second Rounds, as announced Wednesday by the NCAA.
The 2024 First and Second Rounds will be the third NCAA basketball event at Barclays Center, which also was the site of the 2016 First and Second Rounds, and is scheduled as the venue for the 2021 NCAA Men’s Basketball East Regional in March. The Atlantic 10 will have served as the host for all three NCAA events at the iconic arena. The A-10 Men’s Basketball Championship has been at Barclays Center for six of the last eight years, and is slated to return to the arena in 2021, 2023 and 2024.
“Thank you to the NCAA — the A-10 and Barclays Center are excited and honored to host yet another NCAA men’s basketball event! Barclays Center is one of the finest NBA arenas in the country and their staff is second to none,” stated Atlantic 10 Commissioner Bernadette V. McGlade. “Student-athletes, coaches, alumni and fans will enjoy a world-class experience in Brooklyn, N.Y., and the Atlantic 10 Conference will host a fabulous tier of March Madness in 2024.”
“We are thrilled to host the first two rounds of the 2024 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship,” said John Abbamondi, CEO of BSE Global. “Thank you to the NCAA for their continued support of Barclays Center. We are also proud of our long-standing partnership with the Atlantic 10 Conference and greatly appreciate their commitment to our venue. We are looking forward to welcoming fans from around the country back to Brooklyn.”
The host site award marks the third time since 2006 that the A-10 has hosted an NCAA Tournament round. In addition to the 2016 First and Second Rounds and the 2021 Regional, the league served as a First and Second round host at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia in 2006.
League member Dayton also retained the First Four through 2026, which it has hosted since the inception of the opening round game in 2001. Strongly supported by the local Dayton community, the First Four has remained in Dayton as it expanded from two teams to eight and from one game to four.
In addition, Duquesne will also host the 2024 NCAA Men’s Basketball First and Second Rounds at PPG Paints Arena, and all four NCAA Women’s Bowling Regionals from 2023 through 2026 at AMF Mt. Lebanon Lanes. Saint Joseph’s will host the 2026 NCAA Men’s Basketball First and Second Rounds at Wells Fargo Center. Massachusetts will host the 2024 NCAA Ice Hockey First and Second Rounds at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Mass., and George Mason will host the 2023 NCAA Men’s Volleyball Championship Semifinals and Final at EagleBank Arena.
Duquesne’s new on-campus arena, UMPC Cooper Fieldhouse, slated to open later this year, will also serve as the venue for the 2022 D-III Women’s Volleyball (St. Vincent host), 2025 D-II Women’s Basketball Elite Eight (Clarion host), 2026 D-II Women’s Basketball Elite Eight (Clarion host) and the 2026 D-II Men’s and Women’s Basketball Festival (Clarion host).
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