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Horizon League to Host 2020 NCAA Men's Basketball Regional

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Blog  Jeremiah Ingram ·

INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA announced today that the Horizon League will host the 2020 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Midwest Regional at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The games will be played March 26 and 28 and will be co-hosted by the Indiana Sports Corporation and IUPUI.

During its history, the Horizon League has served as host for 20 NCAA Basketball Championship events, including nine Final Fours (men and women) and three men’s basketball regionals. In 2017, the league was host for the 2017 Men’s Basketball First and Second Rounds at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Since 2000, the Horizon League has hosted four Men’s Final Fours (2000, 2006, 2010, 2015) and three Women’s Final Fours (2005, 2011, 2016) among its 13 NCAA tournament events.

Horizon League NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Host History

  • 1987 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship - First/Second Rounds
  • 1990 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship - First/Second Rounds
  • 1991 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship - Final Four
  • 1993 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship - First/Second Rounds
  • 1996 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship - First/Second Rounds
  • 1997 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship - Final Four
  • 1999 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship - First/Second Rounds
  • 2000 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship - Final Four
  • 2003 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship - First/Second Rounds
  • 2005 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship - First/Second Rounds
  • 2005 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship - Final Four
  • 2006 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship - Final Four
  • 2009 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship - Regional
  • 2010 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship - Final Four
  • 2011 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship - Final Four
  • 2013 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship - Regional
  • 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship - Regional
  • 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship - Final Four
  • 2016 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship - Final Four
  • 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship - First/Second Rounds
  • (Future host) 2020 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship - Regional
  • (Future host) 2021 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship - Final Four


Of note to the Division I Men’s Basketball Championship:
• Dayton will continue to host the NCAA First Four through at least 2022, as it has served as the site for the start of the Division I men’s basketball tournament since 2001. University of Dayton Arena has hosted 117 men’s basketball tournament games, the most of any facility.
• The first- and second-round men’s basketball games in Greensboro in 2020 will mark the first time since 2012 that tournament games will have been played in that venue. Greensboro Coliseum has hosted 63 NCAA men’s tournament games, which is fifth-most in tournament history.
• 2022 will mark a return of NCAA basketball to three cities that have not hosted the men’s tournament in decades. The men’s West Regional will be played in San Francisco, which has not been a tournament site since 1960, while Fort Worth, Texas, which hasn’t been a tournament site since 1970, will host 2022 first- and second-round games. Cincinnati will also host first- and second-round action, marking the first time in 30 years the tournament will have been staged there.
• 2019 will also mark a return of men’s tournament action to sites that have not recently hosted the event. Columbia, South Carolina last hosted games in 1970, while Hartford, Connecticut, has not served as host since 1998.

About the Horizon League
In its 38th season of operation in the 2016-17 academic year, the Horizon League continues to aspire toward its goal of being one of the nation’s leading athletics conferences while being recognized as a leader in the development of student-athletes as leaders and role models. Each of the League’s 2,600 Division I student-athletes has the opportunity to maximize athletic development and academic achievement, while also serving the broader community and growing in personal responsibility and accountability. Through athletics, the 150,000-plus undergraduates among Horizon League institutions have the opportunity to come together, learn and grow in life skills and opportunities.

The Horizon League membership features ten public and private institutions that have impressive academic reputations and a storied tradition of broad-based athletic programs. Membership includes Cleveland State University, the University of Detroit Mercy, the University of Illinois at Chicago, Northern Kentucky University, Oakland University, Valparaiso University, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Wright State University and Youngstown State University.

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