Madison Square Garden and Syracuse will host the East Regionals of the NCAA Tournament in 2014 and ’15, respectively.
The Big East will host two of the four NCAA Regionals in March 2014 with Memphis hosting the South and St. John’s the East at MSG.
The Garden — which is undergoing renovation that will be completed by spring 2014 — hasn’t hosted an NCAA Tournament game since 1961, but hosted 71 such games between 1943-61.
“Only three arenas have hosted more tournament games than Madison Square Garden, despite it being more than five decades since the last time it hosted,” NCAA vice president of men’s basketball Dan Gavitt said. “That gives you a great sense of the historical significance of bringing the tournament back there.”
This year’s Final Four will be held at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. In 2014, Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas will host the event, followed by Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis in 2015 and Reliant Stadium in Houston in 2016.
Here’s the full schedule from the NCAA:
|March 18-19||Dayton||First Four||Dayton, Ohio||UD Arena|
|March 20/22||Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference||2nd/3rd Rounds||Buffalo, N.Y.||First Niagara Center|
|March 20/22||Marquette||2nd/3rd Rounds||Milwaukee, Wis.||Bradley Center|
|March 20/22||Stetson||2nd/3rd Rounds||Orlando, Fla.||Amway Center|
|March 20/22||Washington State||2nd/3rd Rounds||Spokane, Wash.||Veterans Memorial Coliseum|
|March 21/23||NC State||2nd/3rd Rounds||Raleigh, N.C.||PNC Arena|
|March 21/23||Texas-San Antonio||2nd/3rd Rounds||San Antonio, Texas||AT&T Center|
|March 21/23||San Diego State||2nd/3rd Rounds||San Diego.||Viejas Arena|
|March 21/23||Missouri Valley Conference||2nd/3rd Rounds||St. Louis||Scotttrade Center|
|March 27/29||Big West Conference||West Regional||Anaheim, Calif.||Honda Center|
|March 27/29||Memphis||South Regional||Memphis, Tenn.||FedEx Forum|
|March 28/30||Horizon League||Midwest Regional||Indianapolis||Lucas Oil Stadium|
|March 28/30||St. John’s/Big East Conference||East Regional||New York||Madison Square Garden|
|March 17-18||Dayton||First Four||Dayton, Ohio||UD Arena|
|March 19/21||Jacksonville||2nd/3rd Rounds||Jacksonville, Fla.||Veterans Memorial Arena|
|March 19/21||Louisville||2nd/3rd Rounds||Louisville, Ky.||KFC Yum! Center|
|March 19/21||Duquesne||2nd/3rd Rounds||Pittsburgh||Consol Energy Center|
|March 19/21||Oregon||2nd/3rd Rounds||Portland, Ore.||Rose Garden|
|March 20/22||UNC-Charlotte||2nd/3rd Rounds||Charlotte, N.C.||Time Warner Cable Arena|
|March 20/22||Ohio State||2nd/3rd Rounds||Columbus, Ohio||Nationwide Arena|
|March 20/22||Creighton||2nd/3rd Rounds||Omaha, Neb.||CenturyLink Center|
|March 20/22||Washington||2nd/3rd Rounds||Seattle||KeyArena|
|March 26/28||Mid-American Conference||Midwest Regional||Cleveland||Quicken Loans Arena|
|March 26/28||Pepperdine||West Regional||Los Angeles||Staples Center|
|March 27/29||Rice/Houston||South Regional||Houston, Texas||Reliant Stadium|
|March 27/29||Syracuse||East Regional||Syracuse, N.Y.||Carrier Dome|