2011 NCAA Tournament: A Look Ahead

February 19th, 2010

The 2011 NCAA Tournament culminates with the Final Four in Houston, TX. Houston will also be the home of the Final Four in 2016. The format of the 2011 Tournament will be the same as usual, although there has been talk of expanding the event in future years, it will not impact 2011.

The Lousiana Superdome, which will host the 2012 Final Four, gets a test run here in the Regional Finals. Interestingly, the Regional Finals will be played at 2 massive 30,000+ stadiums (Superdome & Alamodome), and 2 standard arenas.

Opening Round: March 15
UD Arena, Dayton, OH
Host: University of Dayton

1st and 2nd Rounds: March 17 and 19

Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
Host: Mountain West Conference

St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, FL
Host: University of South Florida

McKale Center, Tucson, AZ
Host: University of Arizona

Verizon Center, Washington, DC
Host: Georgetown University

1st and 2nd Rounds: March 18 and 20
Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, NC
Host: University of North Carolina-Charlotte

United Center, Chicago, IL
Host: Big Ten Conference

Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
Host: Cleveland State University

BOK Center, Tulsa, OK
Host: University of Tulsa

West Regional: March 24 and 26
Honda Center, Anaheim, CA
Host: Big West Conference

Southeast Regional: March 24 and 26
Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, LA
Host: Tulane University

East Regional: March 25 and 27
Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
Host: Seton Hall University

Southwest Regional: March 25 and 27
Alamodome, San Antonio, TX
Host: University of Texas-San Antonio

Final Four: April 2 and 4
Reliant Stadium, Houston, TX
Hosts: University of Houston, Rice University


2010 NCAA Tournament Schedule