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College Basketball Arena Rankings

By Paul Swaney -- April 03, 2014 1:26 PM EDT


It has taken us four years, and we are very proud to present our rankings of the arena experience for each of the 351 teams that compete in Division I. Our reviews are based on several categories including: food & beverage in the arena, the overall atmosphere, the neighborhood in which the arena resides, the fans, the access (including traffic, parking, restrooms, and ability to move around in the arena), overall return on investment, and a catchall category for any extras. We use the rating of our correspondent as our primary ranking, with the crowd reviews of our members as the secondary factor. In cases where there is still a tie, we have an internal discussion to determine which arena experience might be slightly better. To read any of the full reviews, just click on the name or picture for each arena.

As with all lists of this nature, there will be debate and disagreement. We welcome your feedback in the comments section, and encourage you to rate the arenas where you have attended a game. Without further ado, we present our rankings for the best overall arena experience in college basketball...

  1. Rupp Arena - Home of the Kentucky Wildcats

    Named for 41-year and 4-time National Champion coach Adolph Rupp, this 23,000 seat venue in downtown Lexington, Kentucky, routinely draws over 24,000 spectators for marquee matchups. The eight NCAA Championship banners hanging from the rafters greet all fans as they enter Rupp Arena and provide a reminder of the history and tradition of the Kentucky basketball program.

  2. Carrier Dome - Home of the Syracuse Orange

    There's a reason that the Carrier Dome has been called the Loud House. Every game starts the same way. Welcome of the Jungle blares and every fan stands and claps until the first basket by Syracuse is scored. From there, you've got the normal ebb and flow of a basketball game, but so much louder than many other venues. The Dome has added brand new HD video boards filled with video highlights and promos while the in game entertainment does not try too hard to take away from the game itself.

  3. FedExForum - Home of the Memphis Tigers

    The City of Memphis has made a concerted (and expensive) effort to improve the quality of the downtown area. The FedExForum has reaped handsome rewards for its choice of location. The arena already had world-famous Beale Street as its North boundary. The Rock 'n' Soul Museum, the Gibson Guitar Factory tour and the W.C. Handy House Museum are all draws. And now, Beale Street Landing is near completion, right where Beale Street ends and the Mississippi River begins. There is world-famous Gus's Chicken just 2 streets over from the FEF.

  4. CenturyLink Center - Home of the Creighton Bluejays

    The CenturyLink Center is a wonderful venue for college basketball, but for a great college basketball experience, it takes great fans and Creighton fans fit that description. As an added bonus the venue is located in a fantastic downtown urban setting. Even though Creighton is located in an area of the country known for college football and not basketball, somehow this whole thing works very well and CenturyLink Center should be on the list of any college basketball fan that wants to enjoy a top notch college basketball experience.

  5. Dee Glen Smith Spectrum - Home of the Utah State Aggies

    Attending a game at the Spectrum is something that should be on the bucket list of every sports fan. Although the venue is nestled in a location very much out of the way for non-locals, it is well worth the trip. The student section, which constitutes half of the stadium, fills up fast and all the way to the brim. There is a buzz from the moment the doors open and the famous chants and heckling intended for opposing teams, begins much before tipoff. There is also a great community feel during and after the game. Aggie men's basketball is something the connects Cache Valley and appeals to all ages.

  6. Phog Allen Fieldhouse - Home of the Kansas Jayhawks

    In these parts, if the University of Kansas men’s basketball serves as a religion to many, then the six-decade-old sports venue is its cathedral where traditions are preserved and history is chronicled. A stroll through the hallway leading to the KU locker room tells the story with banners featuring a series of numbers: 56 conference titles, 16 College Basketball Hall of Fame members, 14 Final Four appearances, five national championships.

    Named after famed coach Dr. Forrest C. “Phog” Allen, the building sits on Naismith Drive, in honor of James Naismith, the founder of the game and the only KU basketball coach to have a losing record. A statue of Allen stands in front of the east side of the building, where the Booth Family Hall of Athletics resides.

  7. Crisler Center - Home of the Michigan Wolverines

    It wasn’t too long ago that Crisler Arena was a functional, but unexciting and dark college basketball venue located next to a Big House. After $100 million in renovations were completed in 2012, the facility was reborn as the Crisler Center. To help celebrate, the 2012-2013 team, led by Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr., took the Wolverines to the National Championship game before falling to Louisville, adding another Final Four banner to hang at home. If you have been to Crisler prior to 2012, then it is time to go again, and see what $100M in renovations can do to a sports arena. It is truly something to see.

  8. WisePies Arena - Home of the New Mexico Lobos

    The Pit opened in December, 1966, and has become an integral part of Albuquerque culture. Almost every game is an event. Saint Louis and former Utah coach Rick Majerus has compared the Lobos to the Los Angeles Lakers in terms of importance to their respective cities. The student section is vocal and brings the requisite newspapers to read while the opposing team’s starting five is introduced. Few venues across the country hold a greater home-court advantage than the Pit, thanks to its fans.

  9. Dean E. Smith Center - Home of the North Carolina Tar Heels

    It's only polished hardwood and Carolina blue, the same as the hallways that were putting your gameday high to sleep a second ago, only now you couldn't possibly imagine college basketball in any other color. You've seen the stills and the videos, decades of archived footage punctuated by legendary names from Phil Ford, James Worthy, and Michael Jordan to Jerry Stackhouse, Antawn Jamison, and Tyler Hansbrough.

    Those first three played in the Carmichael Auditorium, of course, but it looks exactly the same.

    From the museum next door to the promotional movies shown during TV timeouts and down to that Carolina blue, the Dean Dome experience is a baptism in the Tar Heels' rich basketball tradition.

  10. Frank Erwin Special Events Center - Home of the Texas Longhorns

    Known as "The Drum" to locals, the Frank Erwin Center has been the home of Texas Longhorns basketball for over thirty years now. The arena is located deep in the heart of 50,000 University of Texas students and more than 900,000 residents in the greater Austin area. The convenient location off of IH-35 is within walking distance of downtown Austin and the Capital of Texas complex. With the capacity to seat over 16,000 people the Frank Erwin Center can definitely be quite a rowdy experience during a marquee match up.

  11. Reed Arena - Home of the Texas A&M Aggies

    Aggie fans refer to the school as Texas Aggies, feeling as they are the only true Texas school. The fans have been known to make the banners fall from the ceilings during the Lonestar showdown against Texas at Reed Arena.

    The Pep Band definitely doesn't disappoint either, playing on par to its reputation. From the custom Yell Leaders instead of cheerleaders to Aggie fans' passion for the games it is hard to find many schools with more passionate fans. You won't meet many fans more friendlier and more welcoming to a new visitor.

  12. Marriott Center - Home of the BYU Cougars

    If you were dropped into the Marriott Center blindfolded and asked to guess where you are, you would probably guess a BCS conference school or even a pro arena. Everything from the sheer size of the arena to the volume of the fans (especially the students) gives the feel of a big-time program.

  13. Bud Walton Arena - Home of the Arkansas Razorbacks

    When it came time to replace Barnhill Arena on the University of Arkansas campus, the goal was to create a building that had more seats in less space than the other arena. When the building opened in 1993, the Razorbacks quickly established a strong rapport with their home gym.

    The men’s basketball team rode the momentum of Nolan Richardson’s “40 Minutes of Hell” to a 16-0 home record before claiming the NCAA National Championship in 1994. Heading into the 2013-14 season, the Hogs have enjoyed an overall winning percentage of approximately 80 percent.

    To make a visit to “the Bud” is to take a stroll down Memory Lane and relive all of the highlights that make the building still one of the most feared places to play, while Arkansas fans try to hog call their Razorbacks back to their national powerhouse status once again.

  14. Petersen Events Center - Home of the Pittsburgh Panthers

    Pittsburgh isn't known as a basketball town, but they love their Panthers. The Pete always has a pretty good crowd, but it is exceptional when they have a big game. The fans provide a consistent noise level that, while not deafening, certainly lets their presence be known. The most impressive part is how few of them leave their seats while the game is being played. Should you need to get refreshments while there, go during a timeout. The concourse is so empty that it's almost possible to get food and make it back to your seat before the game begins again.

  15. G.B. Hodge Center - Home of the USC Upstate Spartans

    The Hodge Center is...well, let's just call it "intimate". The arena seats 818 fans, which means that just about everyone is going to get a great seat to see the action. The only seats with a questionable view are those behind the hilarious Spartan Army, the Upstate student section. The Spartan Army stands throughout the game and certainly makes their presence felt. The students are small in numbers, but quite loud in volume.

  16. Williams Arena - Home of the Minnesota Golden Gophers

    The building has had many uses over the years including hosting the 1951 NCAA men’s title game (which Kentucky won against Kansas State), and hosted Gophers hockey games until 1993 when Mariucci Arena opened. It is currently known by most fans as “The Barn” and home to one of the most unique experiences in college basketball. While the Gophers haven’t had any championships, their history is displayed proudly throughout the arena.

  17. Breslin Center - Home of the Michigan State Spartans

    It’s hours before tipoff at the Breslin Center in East Lansing, Michigan and there are lines that are hundreds deep. Even in the polar vortex of 2014, the Michigan State student section, known as the Izzone, is as hard core as they come. Combined with the pep band they take up 15 of the lower 18 sections closest to the floor. This is the essential element to making a fantastic college basketball environment: The students.

  18. SIU Arena - Home of the Southern Illinois Salukis

    In Carbondale, Illinois, what is old is new again. SIU Arena, which originally opened in 1964, has a new lease on life. In 2010, Southern Illinois University completed a $29.9 million renovation that included new seating throughout the lower and upper areas, improved accessibility and entrances to meet Americans with Disabilities Act requirements, middle handrails at all aisles, improved concessions, additional restrooms and fan amenities on the upper level, a new scoreboard and other aesthetic and functional improvements.

    The biggest improvement to the 8,339 seat facility is the newly constructed atrium on the east side of the facility. Inside the atrium, which is now the main entrance to SIU Arena, fans can visit the SIU Team Store, take a stroll down memory lane with the SIU Hall of Fame, or sit back and watch the children play with the inflatable basketball goals.

  19. KFC Yum! Center - Home of the Louisville Cardinals

    When it comes to the atmosphere at the KFC Yum! Center, all you can say is WOW. If you haven’t been to a Louisville Cardinals game yet, you haven’t seen what makes college basketball one of the greatest live sporting events in all of the land.

  20. Harry A. Gampel Pavilion - Home of the Connecticut Huskies

    The school band is loud and the students are chanting or humming throughout the game. The arena was packed, as this game turned out to be the first sellout game of the season at Gampel Pavilion. In addition, there is not one bad seat in the entire arena. Walking around the arena prior to tipoff, you can check out all of the banners that acknowledge past championships and All-American players. UConn has a rich tradition in basketball.

  21. Don Haskins Center - Home of the UTEP Miners

    The 1966 Texas Western College men’s basketball team is arguably the most important college basketball team in the history of the sport. That Texas Western team took down Adolph Rupp’s Kentucky Wildcats to win the NCAA National Championship, and became the first team to start five black players. Though they didn’t play at Don Haskins Center (opened 10 years later), the presence of that team is felt throughout the arena. It was only one year, and it happened nearly 50 years ago, but it is still quite breathtaking to see everything that is associated with that team throughout the building.

  22. Dale F. Halton Arena - Home of the Charlotte 49ers

    Charlotte's basketball teams call Halton Arena their home. Built in 1996, this on-campus facility also hosts the James H. Barnhardt Student Activity Center. The building makes for an interesting and unique atmosphere for home games, and is a great addition to a school with a plethora of beautiful athletic facilities.

  23. E.A. Diddle Arena - Home of the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers

    E.A. Diddle Arena is named for the legendary coach who guided the Western Kentucky Hilltopper athletic program from the early 1920's until his retirement in 1964. During that time he amassed 1,040 wins coaching the football, baseball, women's and men's basketball team. It is the latter sport in which he was most renowned, winning 759 times in 42 years as head coach. The arena was named for him in 1963, a year before his retirement.

    Today, the Western Kentucky basketball program is often the step-child in a basketball crazy state. That shouldn't stop college basketball fans from venturing to the hilly college town of Bowling Green, Kentucky. E.A. Diddle Arena provides a fantastic basketball experience at an affordable price.

  24. Ferrell Center - Home of the Baylor Bears

    Built in 1988 with the capacity to hold 10,347 people, the Ferrell Center has been the home of Baylor Basketball for over 20 years now. Once you walk into the gold dome you will notice wide concourses making for easy access around the arena. Inside the arena you will find 41 rows of comfortable seat back chairs that make for a great view of the court no matter where your seats are located. Above the court and at the corners of the arena are scoring/video boards which allow for replay, graphics and other video capabilities to enhance the event atmosphere in the arena.

  25. Hilton Coliseum - Home of the Iowa State Cyclones

    Believe it or not, despite seeming a little more up-to-date than in-state rival Iowa's Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa State's Hilton Coliseum is the oldest Division I men's basketball facility still in use in the state of Iowa, and has been the proud home of Cyclone basketball since 1971. Just like the large, spread out campus surrounding it, over the years Hilton Coliseum has gained a reputation as an unfriendly and tough arena, giving the Cyclones one of the best home court advantages in the state.

  26. Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl - Home of the San Diego State Aztecs

    One monumental aspect of the SDSU experience is the fans. You will immediately gain appreciation for them prior to tipoff as it literally feels as if the arena is shaking with all of the fans jumping up and down and yelling out their support for the Aztecs.

  27. Hinkle Fieldhouse - Home of the Butler Bulldogs

    Hinkle Fieldhouse would be an impressive facility on any campus across the nation. Nestled into the tight confines of city neighborhoods in Indianapolis, it is even more luminary. The 11,043 seat arena is regarded to many as “Indiana’s Basketball Cathedral” and in 1928, was one of the first major college field houses. There has been a lot that has changed with basketball venues in 85 years of construction, but there have not been too many changes with Hinkle Fieldhouse.

  28. University of Dayton Arena - Home of the Dayton Flyers

    Dayton historically is a sports-loving city. During the summer it's Dayton Dragons baseball at Fifth Third Field, and naturally in the winter it's Dayton Flyers basketball at UD Arena. Proof that the natives of this city love these two institutions would be the attendance numbers at each. Fifth Third Field currently holds the longest sellout streak of any professional sports venue and UD Arena prides itself that they annually rank in the top 25 in terms of attendance in all of NCAA basketball not to mention that the arena has played host to the first and second rounds of the year end NCAA tournament a number of times. These stats don't happen on accident.

  29. McLeod Center - Home of the Northern Iowa Panthers

    The student section, however, is what makes the atmosphere in this arena so unique. They are attentive, enthusiastic and especially loud throughout the game. What makes the UNI student section stand out from any other college basketball game is the Interlude Dance, a two-minute riot during the first timeout in the second half. The Interlude Dance electrifies the building and sends chills down your spine. To see this live is worth the price of admission alone.

  30. Winthrop Coliseum - Home of the Winthrop Eagles

    Every great program has a great home, and Winthrop is no exception. Opened in 1982, the Winthrop Coliseum has played host to Winthrop winter sports, as well as wrestling events and other shows. The facility seats over 6,000 people, making it the second-largest regularly-used facility in the Big South Conference. Winthrop has an arena and game-day experience that are a good fit with the program's stature and previous success.

  31. Cameron Indoor Stadium - Home of the Duke Blue Devils

    Who is Eddie Cameron? If you asked most people outside of Durham, North Carolina, you would probably get a blank stare. Forty-six years of involvement in Duke athletics earned him the honor of having one of the most storied basketball arenas in the world named after him. Duke Indoor Stadium opened in 1940 and was renamed in 1972 after the former basketball/football coach and athletic director of the Blue Devils.

    Duke has played over 900 games in Cameron, and while they have found their greatest success under Coach K (after whom the court was named in 2000), they have a history of home-court advantage, compiling an 84% winning percentage over the 70+ years in their building. Over 9,000 fans find their way to Cameron for each home game to fill it to capacity and rarely do they leave disappointed.

  32. Fred Bramlage Coliseum - Home of the Kansas State Wildcats

    The students are located at center court, opposite of the benches. It's a great location to place your loudest fans, and the students do their part to pay the university back by being an integral part of the atmosphere.

  33. BMO Harris Bradley Center - Home of the Marquette Golden Eagles

    Marquette was one of the "Catholic 7" that left the old Big East Conference to go to the new Big East Conference, taking their name with them. The new/old conference left the football dominated conferences and schools and have returned a big conference to the NCAA where basketball is king. It seems that NCAA basketball is also king at the Bradley Center. The Golden Eagles provide the premier experience of the building and seem to be what is really happening in Milwaukee. Regardless of what Adam Silver says, BMO Harris Bradley Center is a great experience for basketball ... College basketball!

  34. Assembly Hall - Home of the Indiana Hoosiers

    Assembly Hall is one of those places that fans either love or hate, there really isn’t any gray area. Critics of Assembly Hall complain about the upper level balcony being too steep and too far from the court. They also complain that the arena’s time has come and gone, that its structure is getting old, and that its useful life is coming to an end due to its small seating capacity, its lack of revenue generating amenities, and its unique design being too expensive to renovate.

    Supporters of Assembly Hall tend to be in the vast majority. They point out the uniqueness of the arena as a strong point for Indiana Basketball. With its iconic red stripes and championship banners hanging behind the student sections and both goals, IU is a very tough place for an opponent to pick up a win.

  35. The Palestra - Home of the Penn Quakers

    If it's possible for any building to drip history, it's the Palestra. Everything about the building says "I've seen it all," from the decades' worth of banners hanging from the season to the bleacher-style seating that nearly everybody in the building (including press) has to suffer through.

  36. XFINITY Center - Home of the Maryland Terrapins

    The Comcast Center is a place that could double as a Maryland Terrapins history museum. If you are a Terps fan who hasn't been there yet, you have to put it at the top of your list. There is so much nostalgia and memorabilia that you can view before, during, or after the game that paints a vivid picture of the successes that the Terrapin program and athletes have experienced throughout the years.

  37. Cameron Hall - Home of the VMI Keydets

    To say that Cameron Hall is a tough place for opponents to play is an understatement. You can start by looking at the winning percentage of VMI in the building, well over 70% of home games are won by the Keydets. The reason for that success has to be largely due to the student section, one of the most animated and menacing in all of college basketball. Everything that comes out of their mouth is not exactly “clean,” but it is difficult to question their loyalty or enthusiasm for their squad.

  38. Colonial Life Arena - Home of the South Carolina Gamecocks

    South Carolina has experienced a great deal of recent athletic successes on the football and baseball fields, and throughout many of their athletic programs. With former Kansas State coach Frank Martin at the helm, the university is fighting hard to duplicate that success on the hardwood. With a modern facility and the proximity to all that Columbia has to offer, it has to be only a matter of time before the Colonial Life Arena garners the same reputation enjoyed by the university's other revenue-generating facilities.

  39. Vines Center - Home of the Liberty Flames

    Liberty's basketball teams call the Vines Center home. Opened in 1990, the facility represented the university's move into a higher class of athletics, along with their emergence as event hosts. The Vines Center has hosted big-name recording artists, professional basketball and conference tournaments in its 20-plus years.

  40. Kohl Center - Home of the Wisconsin Badgers

    There's a reason that the Kohl Center is considered one of the toughest places to play in all of college basketball, and that's because of the electric atmosphere and the devoted fans. "The Grateful Red" as the Badger student section, is right up there with the Cameron Crazies and Utah State's Aggie Nation as one of the most spirited, loyal, and intelligent in the nation, and the fans are a one-of-a-kind part of the experience.

    The area around the Kohl Center is well-kept and taken care of, and Madison is a beautiful campus and city. It's an accessible and relatively inexpensive place to visit, and one of the best places to take in an NCAA basketball game in the country.

  41. PNC Arena - Home of the North Carolina State Wolfpack

    North Carolina has such a wealth of great college basketball experiences, and while fans may make pilgrimages to the Dean Smith Center or Cameron Indoor Stadium, you would be remiss if you didn’t include Raleigh on your list of cities to visit for NCAA basketball.

  42. CFSB Center - Home of the Murray State Racers

    Throughout the years, Murray State has gradually improved the facility. In 2004, new basketball locker rooms and a weight room were constructed, and in 2011, relocation of the MSU Athletics Hall of Fame to the CFSB Center was completed.

    With their continued commitment to Murray State basketball, the athletic department unveiled a plan in 2011 that calls for adding a separate practice facility next to the CFSB Center as well as adding corporate luxury boxes inside the CFSB Center. The sky is the limit in Murray, Kentucky!

  43. McCarthey Athletic Center - Home of the Gonzaga Bulldogs

    The McCarthey Athletic Center – or the "MAC" – opened in 2004, as the Gonzaga Athletic Department attempted to profit from its team’s resounding success and popularity in the Spokane-area. It sits 6,000 – a number the athletic department was hoping was high enough for profits, yet low enough to ensure soaring demand in the community. It has two levels on each sideline, and some luxury boxes. It maintains a loud, intimate setting despite being the largest arena in the conference (save for the new-to-the-WCC BYU’s Marriot Center in Provo, Utah).

  44. Thompson-Boling Arena - Home of the Tennessee Volunteers

    It's definitely a cool thing when you step into a collegiate arena and instantly get the feel of being at an NBA game. That's what Thompson-Boling Arena delivers to the fan with the enormous octagon-shaped facility that both the Vols and the Lady Vols call home.

  45. Coors Event Center - Home of the Colorado Buffaloes

    Boulder is a gem of a town, located in the foothills of the majestic Rocky Mountains, it's home to top-notch shopping, world-class dining and the University of Colorado. Certainly, the elevation of 5,440 feet plays a role in sporting contests and it's part of the reason why Buffaloes Basketball enjoys a home-court advantage at the Coors Event Center.

  46. Dee Events Center - Home of the Weber State Wildcats

    If you are a fan of small-town college basketball anywhere in the country, a trip to Weber State will thoroughly satisfy you. You'll find a large sense of community throughout the night, particularly in activities and promotions during timeouts and halftime. Lots of local businesses get involved by sponsoring these activities, and Weber State goes out of their way to honor outstanding community members, as well.

  47. Littlejohn Coliseum - Home of the Clemson Tigers

    The Clemson pep band is seated behind the basket in the closed end of the arena, and though they are reasonably small in numbers, they are quite the lively group. The band plays during some timeouts, as well as actually singing a bit. Opposing free throw shooters are occasionally serenaded and distracted by funny faces, movements and signs.

  48. JQH Arena - Home of the Missouri State Bears

    This arena is one of the best arenas built in the last 30 years. Any college hoops fan on an arena tour needs to include the JQH Arena. You will enjoy a true college hoops experience in a top venue and you will be watching great MVC basketball. You will get a great seat with a cup holder, the scoreboard will give you all the relevant information you need, the food you purchase will be good and after the game you can walk to a sports bar to catch another game or two. The game experience at Missouri State has everything hoops fans look for.

  49. HTC Center - Home of the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers

    Many people around the state and country may focus on Clemson and South Carolina when thinking of basketball in the Palmetto State, but a trip to Coastal Carolina will provide a lot of enjoyment in its own right. The university is making great investments in its athletic facilities, with Brooks Stadium housing the football team and an upgraded baseball facility on the way. The HTC Center is one of the true shining stars of Coastal Carolina sports, and a highlight of the campus' landscape. Whether you're enjoying a beach vacation or simply coming to Conway to catch a game, a night at the HTC Center is one you won't want to miss.

  50. Grand Canyon University Arena - Home of the Grand Canyon Antelopes

    The Grand Canyon University Antelopes began Division I play in the 2013-14 season. GCU Arena opened in 2011, and in 2012, the university announced that they would begin the transition to D1 in all sports. With the transition, they became just the fourth school in the state of Arizona to play Division 1 NCAA sports.

    Along with the new arena, the Lopes are heading into Division 1 under the guidance of Phoenix Suns legend Dan Majerle as the head coach. A few other Suns personnel including Jerry Colangelo and Rex Chapman are also involved at the university as a special advisor to the president and color commentator respectively.

    The transition isn’t over though, as GCU Arena will be expanded following the 2013-14 season to include more permanent seating, and a new upper level of seats. But the university is definitely off to a good start with the transition into D-1 sports.

  51. Draddy Gymnasium - Home of the Manhattan Jaspers

    Draddy Gymnasium has a very intimate atmosphere, but is in a very large building. The gym seats 2,345 for basketball, but Draddy Gym itself has a full track, batting cages and a basketball arena all under the same roof. One of the coolest things about seeing a game there is when you're walking in, the Jaspers cheerleaders are lined up behind the ticket-taker, and actually cheer you like a player when you're walking in.

  52. Pete Maravich Assembly Center - Home of the LSU Tigers

    It has been called many names from "The House that Pete Built" to "The Deaf Dome" by Dick Vitale, but there is one thing that is the same and that is that the Pete Maravich Assembly Center is the home of the LSU Tigers and it can get pretty crazy. The LSU Tigers have called the Pete Maravich Center home since 1972.

  53. Convocation Center - Home of the Ohio Bobcats

    For an arena built in 1968, the Ohio University Convocation Center is a rather decent place to watch basketball. Renovations throughout the years have kept "The Convo" on par with Ohio’s competition and helped maintain a strong home atmosphere. It’s rare these days that arenas & stadiums are able to last over 40 years but the location of the Convocation Center is wonderful.

  54. The Super Pit - Home of the North Texas Mean Green

    The University of North Texas Coliseum is where the Mean Green men's and women's basketball teams play, but the arena is more commonly known as the Super Pit. The nickname arose because the previous, smaller, gym was known as the Snake Pit (since it would flood on occasion and snakes would be found as the water cleared). Even now, the larger signs outside advertise the Super Pit, while the official name is still visible on much smaller signage.

  55. Matthew Knight Arena - Home of the Oregon Ducks

    Like everything the University of Oregon does, Matthew Knight Arena gives fans a basketball experience full of flash and excitement. MKA is home to the men’s basketball team, women’s basketball, as well as volleyball, acrobatics and tumbling. Famous performances like the Harlem Globe Trotters, Cirque du Soleil, monster truck rallies, rodeos and more have also gone at the arena.

  56. Cintas Center - Home of the Xavier Musketeers

    The Xavier student section always delivers capacity crowds clad in dark blue for their sections along the north baseline and provides some entertaining jeers and mocking of the Musketeers' opponents. The low roof and seating configuration add up well to creating a noisy and hostile atmosphere for opposing teams.

  57. Memorial Gym - Home of the Vanderbilt Commodores

    Built in 1952, Vanderbilt University's Memorial Gym is sometimes named "The Fenway Park of Southern Collegiate Basketball" based off of its history and heritage. But the Commodores home basketball stadium is not always so kind to its opponents. Memorial Gym is the only college basketball stadium in the country with the teams' benches behind the goals, as opposed to on the sideline. This gives a disadvantage to the opposing team's coach when trying to coach the game. Memorial Gym is also known as "The Hoops House of Horrors."

  58. Carver Arena - Home of the Bradley Braves

    There are many unique traditions you will find at a Bradley Basketball game. It starts during the national anthem. The fans yell on the last line "And the home of the BRAVES!" During the opposing teams introductions the students will all turn their backs and look at newspapers. Kids come down and line the baseline to high five the players during starting line-ups. And all fans remain standing until the opposing team scores their first basket.

  59. Moby Arena - Home of the Colorado State Rams

    In the last decade or so there have been three major renovations that have upgraded Moby and kept it from becoming obsolete compared to other contemporary arenas. In 2000-2001, the distinctive ram horns were incorporated into the brand new hardwood floor, and the $1 million video board was added in September 2010. Most recently, the arena's north concourse was expanded and updated in August, 2012. The school added indoor ticket offices, new concession stands with much improved food, a statue that greets guests and they even updated the bathrooms.

  60. Pauley Pavilion - Home of the UCLA Bruins

    With so much success over the years, it has been relatively easy for the fanbase to become large and passionate. Many of the fans in the arena are donning the UCLA blue and gold and it seems that every fan knows the 8-clap since they came out of the womb. 

 As with the opening of any new venue, the attendance figures are currently very strong. Unlike many other Southern California sporting events, most fans are in their seats prior to the start of the contest.

  61. Carver-Hawkeye Arena - Home of the Iowa Hawkeyes

    Iowa City is a charming town with plenty of restaurants and hotels, and a lot of other things to do and see. The arena has great seats and the crowd adds to the experience of taking in a game. There aren't any main airports close by, but if you are in the area or your team is visiting, Carver-Hawkeye Arena should be on your list of places to experience a game.

  62. The Pavilion - Home of the Villanova Wildcats

    It is understandable why Villanova plays their big opponents at the Wells Fargo Center. The Pavilion may be a bit too small for a game against Syracuse or a non-conference opponent like Duke. What the bigger venue can't duplicate is the intimacy that an on-campus arena can offer.

  63. O'Connell Center - Home of the Florida Gators

    When you first walk inside, it's hard to miss the smell of chlorine. That is because there is an inside stadium just below the concourse level for the swimming and diving team. When you are at street level and walk into the inside of the main arena you notice that you are actually above the lower bowl. The O'Connell Center looks fairly large from the outside, but actually half of it is underground. It has 12,000 seats for basketball with three levels of seats.

  64. Pinnacle Bank Arena - Home of the Nebraska Cornhuskers

    This is a big venue by college basketball standards. It is divided into upper and lower seating bowls. The upper seating bowl has three levels with 36 premium suites and 20 loge boxes. The lower seating bowl encloses the court. The upper seating bowl is in a horseshoe design that surrounds three sides of the court. It was made so that if they need more seats at some point in the future they can build the upper seating bowl around that fourth side. The HD center-hung scoreboard with video is everything you would expect. It is huge and it gives team and individual stats. There is a 270 degree ribbon board on the facing of the first level above the lower seating bowl.

  65. Verizon Wireless Arena at the Stuart C. Siegel Center - Home of the VCU Rams

    With a basketball capacity of 7,500, the Siegel Center offers most of the amenities of a large college arena, but with the intimacy of the smaller college arenas. The Rams have had a consistent succession of young and talented coaches to lead their teams. Jeff Capel, Anthony Grant, and Shaka Smart have guided the program since 2002. During this time, VCU has seen unprecedented success, including a trip to the Final Four in 2011.

  66. Benjamin Johnson Arena - Home of the Wofford Terriers

    Those outside the Upstate region of South Carolina may not be too familiar with Wofford College, but there is a lot to like about this Hub City school. Whether you prefer Wofford's academic or athletic accolades, there are certainly plenty to offer in either category. Wofford seems to be a home of potential waiting to be tapped, and this is certainly the case in Benjamin Johnson Arena.

  67. Hooper Eblen Center - Home of the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles

    Tennessee Technological University is a wonderful college campus nestled right into the small historical downtown Cookeville, Tennessee. With a current enrollment of just under 12,000 students, this makes for a great college town for this mid-major program to reside. It is very apparent that athletics is something that the school takes a lot of pride in. This is noticed immediately upon arrival of the campus, one will see banners and signs everywhere promoting sports. Most importantly, the athletic facilities are exceptional examples of this pride in athletics at Tennessee Tech.

  68. Dahlberg Arena - Home of the Montana Grizzlies

    The best kept secret in the Big Sky Conference may be the home of the University of Montana’s basketball team, Dahlberg Arena. It was named after George "Jiggs" Dahlberg, who was an athlete, a coach and an athletic director at The University of Montana, and it holds approximately 7,500 maniacal Montana fans during the crisp Autumn and Winter basketball seasons. Home to a rich tradition of success, Dahlberg isn’t the largest venue for college basketball, but when the Griz Nation faithful pack the building, the ambiance is ear-splitting.

  69. College Park Center - Home of the UT-Arlington Mavericks

    College Park Center is the new home for the University of Texas – Arlington Mavericks. This state-of-the-art facility opened February 1st, 2012 and is a HUGE upgrade for the teams, fans, and campus over their previous home court in Texas Hall. This 218,000-square-foot facility cost right around $78 million according to the school, but after visiting, it was clearly money well spent.

  70. Paul Porter Arena - Home of the Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs

    The Runnin' Bulldogs program now calls Paul Porter Arena its home. Built in 1982, this facility hosts basketball games, volleyball and wrestling matches, convocations, graduations and just about any other major event that may take place on the university's campus. The multiple uses for the arena provide for an interesting and unique layout, helping make Paul Porter Arena a fun place to watch a game.

  71. KSU Convocation Center - Home of the Kennesaw State Owls

    One can't write off how clean and crisp the Convo is simply to how recently it was built. The fact that the Center isn't yet a decade old gives it an advantage in terms of looking fresh, but simple classy design and maintenance thereof clearly also plays a big role here, perhaps more so than in some stadiums of pro teams.

  72. McKenzie Arena - Home of the Chattanooga Mocs

    Known as “The Roundhouse”, McKenzie Arena was built in 1982 and serves as a great stage for college basketball for the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. Unlike similarly-sized programs, Chattanooga enjoys a large home venue that seats nearly 11,000 fans. The facility itself actually serves as the city of Chattanooga’s main facility for concerts and other entertainment events. If Chattanooga could find some national success and build a larger fan base as a mid-major program, McKenzie Arena could really become a tough place to play for visiting teams.

  73. Smith-Hammond-Middleton Memorial Center - Home of the South Carolina State Bulldogs

    South Carolina State University's arena honors the lives of Henry Smith, Samuel Hammond and Delano Middleton. Smith, Hammond and Middleton lost their lives on February 8, 1968 while trying to encourage the racial integration of a local bowling alley, the All-Star Bowling Lanes. Their pictures hang in the lobby of the arena, with a plaque inscribed, “Dedicated to the memory of Henry E. Smith, Samuel Hammond, Jr. and Delano B. Middleton, who gave their lives in the pursuit of human dignity, February 8, 1968” hanging just below the photos.

    The Smith-Hammond-Middleton Memorial Center opened the year of the students' passing, and though it shows its age a bit, a game in the arena is a special experience. Despite its imperfections, the arena provides a unique feel that is tough to duplicate.

  74. Reilly Center - Home of the St. Bonaventure Bonnies

    The bucolic campus of St. Bonaventure University sits just outside of Olean, New York, straddling the Western New York/Pennsylvania border. And almost in the exact center of the campus sits the Reilly Center, the social nerve center of the college. Opened in the mid 1960s, the building serves as a social center, houses athletic offices, a natatorium, retail food and bookstore outlets, conference space, and most importantly, the 5,500 seat basketball arena that houses the St. Bonaventure Bonnies men’s and women’s programs.

  75. Curb Event Center - Home of the Belmont Bruins

    Located just a few miles from the heart of downtown Nashville, the Curb Event Center gives students and fans a chance to see a competitive Bruins team play, with being able to enjoy the Nashville night-life right after.

  76. Alaska Airlines Arena - Home of the Washington Huskies

    Around the arena, there is a beautiful campus, city, and so much to do. If you have the budget, making a trip to Seattle with a Husky basketball game as part of the plan will make for a very fun day. It holds a lot of value to the millions of Husky fans in Seattle, and you are not going to have a bad time going.

  77. Daskalakis Athletic Center - Home of the Drexel Dragons

    The most noise in the stadium comes from Drexel's student section, the DAC Pack, which sits in a corner of the gym opposite the main entrance, and can get quite loud when they need to. The Dragons like to give credit to their home crowd for creating a legitimate home-court advantage, and with good reason. The alumni aren't as loud as the students, but that's true at any college arena worth its salt.

  78. Winfield Dunn Center - Home of the Austin Peay Governors

    The Dunn Center is a multi-purpose arena and seats 7,257. Most sports fans know it as the home of Governors basketball, but the Harlem Globetrotters have also played at Dunn Arena, visiting in early 2014. In 1976, Lynyrd Skynyrd brought their immensely popular Southern Rock show to Dunn Arena. Musical acts of all genres have played the Dunn Center since its 1975 opening, proving it’s a great concert venue, as well.

  79. Chaifetz Arena - Home of the St. Louis Billikens

    SLU has one of the highest average attendances in the Atlantic 10 Conference and since the Billikens are the only D-I option in the Saint Louis area they are almost unanimously supported. A vast majority of the fans wear SLU apparel and everyone is very welcoming and friendly.

  80. CFE Arena - Home of the UCF Knights

    The University of Central Florida has come a long way in its basketball facilities. When the school began playing basketball, it borrowed gym time from local high schools. It eventually began playing games in a multi-purpose gym that was attached to its College of Education building until opening up its first free-standing structure in 1991. That poorly-designed facility quickly proved to be inadequate for Division I sports, which led UCF to building the newly-named CFE Arena that first opened its doors in 2007. The most recent arena retains the traditions of the former UCF Arena, but is a major improvement in every other area and one of the best on-campus venues in the Sunshine State.

  81. Maples Pavilion - Home of the Stanford Cardinal

    Built in 1969, Maples Pavilion has been home to the Stanford men’s and women’s basketball teams as well as the women’s volleyball team. Maples underwent a $30 million renovation in 2004 and currently holds 7,392 spectators.

  82. Redbird Arena - Home of the Illinois State Redbirds

    The Redbirds have a solid basketball history, but haven’t made the NCAA tournament since 1998. The crowds have decreased over the years from the packed houses that watched current head coach Dan Muller play for Kevin Stallings on back-to-back conference champions in the mid 90’s.

  83. BankUnited Center - Home of the Miami (FL) Hurricanes

    Everywhere you look, you'll see spirit and enthusiasm. The 'Canes fans “rock the BUC", as the locals like to say. The student section is filled with enthusiastic undergraduates and the remainder of the arena is filled with basketball fans of all ages, rooting their hearts out. The local fans love every minute of their Hurricane games, especially against the national powerhouses that regularly visit during ACC play.

  84. Haas Pavilion - Home of the California Golden Bears

    Opened in 1933 as Men’s Gym, renamed to Harmon Gym in 1959, the arena was renamed again to Haas Pavilion in 1999 after major renovations. The arena is off Bancroft Way between Telegraph and Shattuck Avenues in Berkeley, California, in the bustling downtown neighborhood surrounded by bars, restaurants, coffee shops and bookstores.

    The California Golden Bears have made 17 NCAA Tournament appearances and won the National Championship in 1959. With Mike Montgomery at the helm, they hope to continue the recent success and become a perennial contestant in the tournament.

  85. Lavietes Pavilion - Home of the Harvard Crimson

    Lavietes Pavilion feels like a glorified high school gymnasium, and while that may sound like a knock, it's not. There's bleacher seating on both sides of the court, no seats behind the baskets, that goes up 21 rows (through row U). This creates an environment where even if you're seated in the last row, you feel like you're right on top of the court.

  86. Bob Carpenter Center - Home of the Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens

    The Bob is a small, intimate arena with a rather standard setup. Each side has a section of seating that goes up about 20-30 rows, while the corners of the arena are left open. Most of the sideline seats consist of blue chair backs; however, there is one side where bleachers remain on the end.

  87. Thomas & Mack Center - Home of the UNLV Runnin' Rebels

    As the Runnin' Rebels come out of the locker room the red carpet is rolled out as they enter the arena. As the members of the team are introduced, usually after a short video from one of the many local celebrities, the pyrotechnics ensue and leaves a cloud of smoke hovering the stadium for the first few minutes of the game.

  88. United Supermarkets Arena - Home of the Texas Tech Red Raiders

    Traveling through west Texas, when it seems all signs of life have disappeared and tumbleweeds really do blow, you’ll come upon the sprawling city of Lubbock. Fueled by wind energy, cotton fields, and the mini-economy of Texas Tech University, Lubbock is home to the United Spirit Arena and Red Raider basketball.

    Constructed in 1999 with support from major donor United Supermarkets and the students of Texas Tech, the United Spirit Arena is a beautiful building that blends in with the Spanish Renaissance-style architecture of the university campus. Known locally as the “Entertainment Showcase of West Texas,” the United Spirit Arena also serves as host to Red Raider volleyball, Lady Raider basketball, and numerous concerts. Original construction cost approximately $62 million with a total footprint of 204,025 square feet and a capacity of 15,098.

  89. Sojka Pavilion - Home of the Bucknell Bison

    Despite being a small school in rural Pennsylvania, the Bucknell basketball program is perennially a top team in the Patriot League and a contender in the NCAA tournament. In fact, in 2005 they beat Kansas in the opening round. This type of program success has led to solid crowds.

  90. Firestone Fieldhouse - Home of the Pepperdine Waves

    The small size of the venue coupled with the consistently full venue really creates one of the more memorable atmospheres for college basketball. The contest started off with the introduction of the players, to the familiar tune made popular in Chicago, "Sirius" by the Alan Parsons Project.

  91. FAU Arena - Home of the Florida Atlantic Owls

    The arena, while 27 years old, is just 4 years removed from a $9 million renovation, and it shows. From the high-quality of the outdoor facade as well as the seating areas, this arena - though considered small with seating for only 5,000 - is oozing beauty and functionality. Added in the renovation: a team store staring right at you when you come in the main entrance, new scoreboards, new seats, four skyboxes in the south end, new audio system, and pretty much anything else you can imagine.

  92. Ross E. Templeton P.E. Center - Home of the Presbyterian Blue Hose

    The school's roots trace all the way back to 1880, but the 2012-13 season marked the first full season at the Division I level for Presbyterian basketball. After playing a conference schedule without being eligible for postseason play, the Blue Hose are now free to build on the success they have experienced in the school's history at the NCAA's highest level of basketball. The banners they earn will hang alongside the many others in the Templeton Center, Presbyterian basketball's home since 1975. While the facility may never host a Final Four or huge concert tours, it is certainly an interesting place to take in a game.

  93. Frost Arena - Home of the South Dakota State Jackrabbits

    SDSU has a pretty solid vibe in the arena, with the seats being very close to the court, creating a very loud environment at times. There is not a lot of room on the baseline for the cheerleaders but that means the first few rows behind the basket are very close to the action. The arena has one row of courtside seats for season-ticket holders too.

  94. Tiger Arena - Home of the Savannah State Tigers

    The atmosphere for almost any game at Savannah State is wonderful. In the arena, fans help create a lively atmosphere by being in tune with the game; especially the ones lucky enough to sit courtside. The Tiger Pep Band and the Sapphire Dance Line also do a great job of getting fans involved through music and dancing. When the dance line performs, it is a definite sight to see as they can keep the crowd entertained with the latest dance crazes.

  95. Gallagher-Iba Arena - Home of the Oklahoma State Cowboys

    Gallagher-Iba Arena has been the home of Oklahoma State basketball since December 9, 1938. The facility was christened that day as legendary coaches Henry Iba of Oklahoma A&M (later Oklahoma State) and Phog Allen of Kansas faced off in a 21-15 Oklahoma A&M victory. Named for Iba and historic wrestling coach Ed Gallagher, the arena has a current capacity of 13,611, making it the sixth-largest basketball arena in the Big 12.

  96. Mackey Arena - Home of the Purdue Boilermakers

    A Purdue basketball game in Mackey Arena is a great way to enjoy a brief respite from the harsh Indiana winter. The venue seats 14,240 spectators in a completely circular bowl, which means every seat provides a quality view of the game. Indiana is a state which is known for its basketball history, and between the Purdue Boilermakers and their Big Ten and Indiana opponents who make appearances in Mackey, a Purdue basketball game is sure to be a good time.

  97. Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum - Home of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons

    The Joel. It’s one of those arenas that is unremarkable, but very comfortable – a perfect place to see ACC basketball. While less renowned than some of its conference counterparts, a night at the Joel will prove to be a great night of college basketball, especially if the struggling Demon Deacons can keep the game close.

  98. Willett Hall - Home of the Longwood Lancers

    After running on the Independent circuit in Division I from 2007-2011, Longwood accepted the Big South Conference’s invitation in January 2012 to become the 12th member of the conference. The Lancers are excited and focused to start this new chapter in their athletic department’s history, as they break into a Division I conference and look to start some new traditions and history as a Big South member. The Lancers play their home games at Henry I. Willett Jr. Hall, often shortened to just Willett Hall. Built in 1980, the venue looks like any other building from the outside and isn’t very big on the inside, seating just over 1,800.

  99. Value City Arena at Jerome Schottenstein Center - Home of the Ohio State Buckeyes

    Value City Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein Center. It is a name that is as big as the arena feels as a spectator. The venue has been home to Ohio State Buckeyes basketball since it opened in 1998. It is also home to the men’s ice hockey team and women’s basketball team at OSU. It is the largest arena in the Big Ten, and also serves as a host to many concerts each year.

    The Buckeyes basketball program, under the leadership of Coach Thad Matta since 2004, has been consistently very good to great. Since the opening of Value City Arena, the team has appeared in three Final Fours (1999, 2007, and 2012), and has won either the Big Ten regular season or conference championship (or both) in four consecutive years (2010-2013). So you know you’re going to see a good team when you make the trip to Columbus, and with the level of play in the Big Ten being some of the best in the country, you can expect to see a close contest.

  100. Verizon Center - Home of the Georgetown Hoyas

    The Hoyas currently play their home games at the Verizon Center, located a few miles east of campus in downtown. They share their home with the NBA Wizards, NHL Capitals and WNBA Mystics. Overall, there is a good atmosphere at the Verizon Center on game day.

  101. Savage Arena - Home of the Toledo Rockets

    In November 2008, Toledo University unveiled the work of $30 million in renovations to Savage Arena, as well as the new Sullivan Athletic Complex. What emerged was an arena with a new scoreboard, new playing floor, suites, loge seats, new sound system and lighting, and a glass-enclosed lounge serving dinner for up to 200 spectators during a game.

  102. Charles E Smith Center - Home of the George Washington Colonials

    The Smith Center originally opened in 1975 and underwent a $43 million renovation starting in 2008. The result was a sleek, modern building that should be the envy of other local programs. The Colonials play in the Atlantic 10 Conference and are only one of two schools (Massachusetts being the other) that have been continuous members since the inception of the conference in 1976. GW owns two conference tournament championships, the last coming in 2007.

  103. Rose Hill Gymnasium - Home of the Fordham Rams

    Rose Hill Gymnasium is the oldest NCAA Division I on-campus basketball arena in the United States. The 3,470-seat stadium opened its doors on Jan. 16, 1925. At the time it was built, Rose Hill Gym was one of the largest on-campus facilities in the country, which earned it the nickname "The Prairie" since it was so big. However, today the arena seems moderately-sized compared to some other Division I stadiums.

  104. Timmons Arena - Home of the Furman Paladins

    The 1997 opening of the BI-LO Center in Greenville rendered Memorial Auditorium obsolete, and the city destroyed it in that same year. Furman opened Timmons Arena on what is referred to as South Campus in 1998, bringing Paladin basketball to the school's grounds. Though Furman has not seen an NCAA Tournament bid in over three decades, their participation in the highly-competitive Southern Conference and the sights on the expansive campus make Timmons Arena a great place to visit.

  105. Gill Coliseum - Home of the Oregon State Beavers

    Despite an average basketball team in a small town market (population: 54,462), you quickly discover that the people of Corvallis, OR care a lot about Beavers basketball. At most stadiums you'll find large groups of fans wearing whatever they happened to have thrown on that day. Not at a Beavers basketball game. In an attendance of over 5,000, you may find 50 or less not decked out from head-to-toe in orange and black. It's a sight to see.

  106. Galen Center - Home of the USC Trojans

    Probably the most unique feature of the Galen Center is the large windows at the north end which allow fans a glimpse of the beautiful Southern California surrounds. It also gives a view of the downtown skyline.

  107. Fifth Third Arena - Home of the Cincinnati Bearcats

    Cincinnati is often thought of as being a baseball town, first and foremost. With no NBA team, basketball plays the third fiddle to football in the town as well. Thinking back on the tradition that the Bearcats have established, some may debate on how to prioritize the three sports. In any case, this is a sports town, and the University reflects that.

    With all of the athletic facilities in one central location, it's pretty easy to figure out where you need to go to see a Bearcats game. Marge Schott Stadium (baseball) and Nippert Stadium (football) are clustered nearby, along with an indoor practice facility, running track, soccer field, and tennis courts.

  108. Lloyd Noble Center - Home of the Oklahoma Sooners

    The Oklahoma Sooners have played their home basketball games at the beautiful Lloyd Noble Center since its opening in 1975. Even though the arena is just over thirty five years old it still has more than enough to offer the team and any fan in attendance.

  109. William D. Mullins Center - Home of the UMass Minutemen

    The William D. Mullins Memorial Center, which opened in 1993, is the home of UMass basketball and men’s ice hockey. Across the entry plaza is the Mullins Community Ice Rink, home to women’s ice hockey as well as various university and community skating activities. Seating 9,493 for basketball, the arena was built to replace the still-standing Curry Hicks Cage, which dates back to the 1930s. Beyond hosting sporting events, the Mullins Center is also well-known for being one of the largest indoor concert/event venues in western Massachusetts, with acts ranging from Sesame Street Live! to Kanye West to Metallica to Phish having performed there.

  110. Hynes Athletics Center - Home of the Iona Gaels

    Nestled up in New Rochelle, N.Y., sits the quaint campus of Iona College. And on that campus is the Hynes Athletics Center, the home of the Iona Gaels. The 2,611-seat, $15 million arena was built in 1974 and was originally called the John A. Mulcahy Campus Events Center, until in 2006, a recreational center was attached and the name was changed. The arena may be considered small for a Division I institution, but there’s an intimate feel in the building unmatched by many of the college basketball stadiums in the Northeast.

  111. Save Mart Center - Home of the Fresno State Bulldogs

    Since it opened in 2003, the Save Mart Center has been the premier entertainment venue in California's central valley. Situated between the San Francisco and Los Angeles metropolitan areas, Fresno residents no longer need to make the long drive to see the likes of Elton John, Madonna, Green Day, Beyoncé, The Rolling Stones and Justin Timberlake. Seating up to 18,000 concertgoers, SMC is on par capacity-wise with the major California arena venues.

  112. Auburn Arena - Home of the Auburn Tigers

    Auburn, Alabama, is often regarded as one of America's best college towns. It's a small town with southern charm and a love for the University. Everything in Auburn revolves around the school. It's a simple town that's filled with Southern hospitality.

  113. Tudor Fieldhouse - Home of the Rice Owls

    On the south side of Houston is the fairly newly renovated Tudor Fieldhouse, which is home to the Rice University basketball team. Rice has never been known as a basketball powerhouse and you probably haven't heard of any players that have made the NBA from Rice, but don't let that fool you because a trip to Tudor Fieldhouse is a must if you're in the area.

  114. Trask Coliseum - Home of the UNC-Wilmington Seahawks

    UNCW has done a terrific job with Trask. It is the right size, every seat is good, the lighting is solid, the place feels classic, but modern, and when the team is playing well, the place gets loud. Really loud.

  115. Allan P. Kirby Arena - Home of the Lafayette Leopards

    The Allan P. Kirby Sports Center was originally built in 1973 as a standalone Field House but has grown into a gigantic 110,000 square foot sports center with intramural and recreational sports facilities. The major upgrade occurred in 2000 and cost $35 million with the upgrades to the Field House portion costing $2.5 million. Thankfully they left the facility as a great, intimate place to watch a basketball game.

  116. Wright State University's Nutter Center - Home of the Wright State Raiders

    Wright State has been staking its claim to the local sports populace. Wright State Raiders basketball is still a young program. The school made the jump to Division I basketball in 1989 and has managed to earn two appearances in the NCAA tourney.

    Since 1990, the Raiders have played in the on-campus Nutter Center. The arena serves as not just the home of Raider basketball, but also is the premier concert and entertainment venue in the area. It’s a massive building that includes another gymnasium, practice courts, classrooms and exhibition spaces.

  117. Stan Sheriff Center - Home of the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors

    While the island of Oahu contains many memorable images of natural scenery, there are also some man-made structures that stand out. With a height of 113 feet and aluminum dome, the Stan Sheriff Center certainly is one of them, acting as one of the most modern sporting venues in all of Hawaii.

  118. Corbett Sports Center - Home of the North Carolina A&T Aggies

    If you consider yourself a true basketball fan, there is nothing like a basketball game on an HBCU campus. One such campus resides in Greensboro, North Carolina at North Carolina A&T. There are so many things of which to take note in this place. The Blue and Gold Marching Machine. The Greensboro Four. The Lock. The Dawg Pound. Ten-plus NCAA appearances. A visit to the Corbett Sports Center -- as with many Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) schools -- is not just a visit to see a game. It's a party, a history lesson and so much more.

  119. Michael J. Hagan Arena - Home of the St. Joseph's Hawks

    What makes the Hagan Arena at St. Joe’s great is they have seamlessly merged the old with the new. From 1949-2009, the Arena was known as the Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse. In 2008, it was announced that the Fieldhouse would be renovated and more modern amenities would be put in. For a year, the Hawks played their home games at the Palestra at the University of Pennsylvania while the fieldhouse was being renovated. The Hawks returned to the renamed Hagan Arena, where they were greeted with a brand new basketball center (named for the iconic coach and broadcaster Dr. Jack Ramsay) and an arena that kept the spirit of the Fieldhouse, while making it more fan-friendly.

  120. Stegeman Coliseum - Home of the Georgia Bulldogs

    Looking at the exterior of Stegeman, you would think the arena was just built. But when you walk inside and see the basketball court, you can tell that the stadium has had its share of wear and tear. That doesn’t mean the arena is in bad shape, just that there’s no doubt that the arena looks like the era in which it was built (the 1960s). Stegeman has gone through its share of renovations and the arena finished a major expansion project in 2010 where the concourse was completely overhauled. While Sanford Stadium is the place to be in the fall on Saturdays, going to Stegeman in January and February is quite the experience as well, especially when the team is winning.

  121. Hank McCamish Pavilion - Home of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

    Alexander Memorial Coliseum was home for Georgia Tech basketball from 1956-2011. It was called the Thriller Dome because the men’s team would always put on a show, especially when the team was coached by Bobby Cremins.

    In 2010, Georgia Tech decided that the arena needed a facelift. A $45 million facelift, to be exact, and in the process the arena would be renamed to Hank McCamish Pavilion in honor of the $15 million donation by the McCamish family. The renovation included reconstruction of the seating bowl, an added upper-level balcony and club seating and an expansion to the club plaza.

    The men’s and women’s basketball teams may not be as successful as they were when the arena was called Alexander Memorial Coliseum. Due to the renovations, however, McCamish Pavilion is a great place to take in a college basketball game.

  122. Joseph J. Gentile Center - Home of the Loyola (IL) Ramblers

    Loyola University competes in the Horizon League of NCAA Division I. In 1996, the men’s basketball team moved from old Alumni Gym to Joseph J. Gentile Arena. The university recently completed a major renovation of “The Joe”, trading some of its school gymnasium charm for a higher level of professional function, but it continues to deliver a very good value for college basketball fans.

  123. Thomas M. Ryan Center - Home of the Rhode Island Rams

    The University of Rhode Island is located in a section of the state that is usually reserved for beach vacations. However, during the winter-time, many descend upon Kingston to watch Rams basketball. The last trip to the NCAAs for Rhode Island was in 1999, when controversial guys like Lamar Odom and Jim Harrick led the team. As the school and fan base grew, URI decided it was time to leave the 3,385-seat Keaney Gym for a new arena and they built a gorgeous facility next door in 2002. Ever since, fans have proven the decision to be correct and they've been treated to a state-of-the-art facility to watch games in.

  124. Pan American Center - Home of the New Mexico State Aggies

    Aggie sneakers squeak on Lou Henson Court inside the Pan American Center. Henson, who has more wins than all but 10 coaches in Division I basketball history, was an NMSU guard in the early 1950s before leading the Aggies to national prominence in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

    That history has helped make the Pan American Center an energetic arena at times, and one that has a reputation of being a difficult place for visitors. If the Aggies are competitive, the local fans seem to feel a connection to that history. They show up, and they get loud. When the Aggies are bland, basketball sounds can echo there.

  125. WVU Coliseum - Home of the West Virginia Mountaineers

    The WVU Coliseum opened in 1970 and was last updated in 2004. The WVU Coliseum seats around 14,000. The stadium is a round concrete structure that looks like a giant spaceship that landed in the middle of a parking lot. The building is aging, but is still well maintained.

  126. Moody Coliseum - Home of the SMU Mustangs

    Renovations in the early 1980's and again in 2006, which included a jumbo-tron in the middle of the arena, have helped to keep the building current, but the old-school feel you get while experiencing the Mustangs play basketball is one of the best parts of the entire experience.

  127. McKeon Pavilion - Home of the Saint Mary's Gaels

    Holding only 3,500 spectators at its capacity, McKeon Pavilion is a very intimate experience. Fans, no matter where their seats, are right on top of the action. The gym, opened in 1978, is mostly outfitted with bleacher style seats, with fans right on top of each other.

  128. Hulman Center - Home of the Indiana State Sycamores

    The Hulman Center opened in 1973, and only had to wait 3 years until it reached the best era of basketball in the school's history. It was 1976 that Larry Bird became a member of the Indiana State Sycamores basketball team, and the school, state, and sport of basketball were never the same.

    Larry Bird Avenue begins just outside the west entrance to the Hulman Center, and it's not a surprise that Bird's #33 hangs above the court as one of two retired jerseys for the program (Duane Klueh's #54 is the other).

  129. Arena-Auditorium - Home of the Wyoming Cowboys

    Arena-Auditorium is nicknamed the "Dome of Doom" and its unique construction creates an incredibly noisy environment that rattles visiting teams. Double-A opened more than 30 years ago, in the fall of 1982, and the aging arena holds up in terms of being a functional, fun place for families and fans alike to cheer on their Cowboys.

  130. Betty Engelstad Sioux Center - Home of the North Dakota Fighting Hawks

    Cheerleaders and a pep band keep fans engaged and the occasional sign in the student section amps up the energy during big plays. A booming, announcing voice over the loudspeaker that fills every inch of the Betty also keeps fans in check of the game. For the younger crowd, children can enjoy jumping around in an inflatable bounce house set up on the north end of the court.

  131. William R. Johnson Coliseum - Home of the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks

    Nestled away in the Piney Woods of east Texas is a town called Nacogdoches, which is the home of the Stephen F Austin Lumberjacks. Stephen F Austin University is of course named after one of Texas's founding fathers, Stephen F Austin (the namesake of the state capital). On campus you will find William R. Johnson Coliseum which is home to the Stephen F Austin Lumberjacks basketball team. Built in 1974, the coliseum seats 7,203 fans. The Lumberjacks are a member of the Southland conference.

  132. Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center - Home of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish

    It's a completely different feeling when you arrive on the campus of Notre Dame for a basketball contest, as compared to a football Saturday. There's a feeling of serenity as you stroll through the idyllic campus on a late fall or winter day.

    That serenity is shattered by the Notre Dame pep band as they erupt into the classic Notre Dame fight song, as the hoops team takes the floor. From that moment forward the energy begins to build slowly.

  133. Taco Bell Arena - Home of the Boise State Broncos

    Taco Bell Arena offers a fun atmosphere for taking in a game. The BSU band and students are housed in "The Corral" at one end of the court.

  134. Alumni Gym - Home of the Elon Phoenix

    One of the bridges between the university's past and present can be found just across Haggard Avenue from the “older” side of campus. Alumni Gym originally opened its doors in 1949, and has been the home of Elon basketball through their tenure in the NAIA, NCAA Division II and now NCAA Division I. Though the building has seen a number of upgrades to help modernize its appearance and gameday experience, the soul from sixty-plus years ago still remains. Alumni Gym is neither the latest nor greatest facility, but it, much like the Phoenix basketball program, delivers a solid performance.

  135. Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center - Home of the Kent State Golden Flashes

    The Memorial Athletic & Convocation Center is small, and this is a very good thing. The size of the half-century old facility allows the school to be packed to the rafters (and they literally have rafters). The arena is loud and intense.

  136. Clune Arena - Home of the Air Force Falcons

    A part of Cadet Field House, Clune Arena has been the home for the Air Force Academy basketball programs since 1968. The arena is named after former AFA Director of Athletics John Clune, who served in that position from 1975-91. It is one of the smaller courts in the Mountain West Conference seating 5,843. It is part of the Cadet Field House which also houses the hockey rink for the AFA hockey team and an indoor track. There is just something special and patriotic about watching any Falcons game, and the men’s basketball game and venue is no exception.

  137. CSU Fieldhouse - Home of the Charleston Southern Buccaneers

    The first thing you notice about CSU Fieldhouse is that it's small. Really small. In college basketball, though, bigger is not always better and in this case, a small arena works perfectly. Every seat is courtside and as a fan, you definitely feel like a part of the action.

  138. Stroh Center - Home of the Bowling Green Falcons

    The Stroh Center opened in September of 2011, in the sports complex area of the campus of Bowling Green State University, near the football team's Doyt L Perry Stadium. The Falcons haven't made the NCAA tournament since Bill Fitch was the head coach, way back in 1968. The hope is that the new $30 million arena with seating for just under 5,000 will help change those fortunes as the Falcons look to return to relevance in the Mid-American Conference.

  139. Ford Center - Home of the Evansville Purple Aces

    Located in the heart of Main Street, the Ford Center is projected to be the catalyst in the renaissance of downtown Evansville. By upgrading and bringing the Evansville Purple Aces to the Ford Center, look for many devoted Aces fans to fill up eateries, shops, and parks in downtown Evansville before and after each home game.

  140. Humphrey Coliseum - Home of the Mississippi State Bulldogs

    One cool tradition at The Hump for a really big game is color-coordinating the crowd. If Kentucky is in town, the crowd may be entirely in white shirts or it may alternate between maroon shirts and white shirts by section. This doesn't happen at most games, only some significant games, but it's a cool way to get an early leg-up in a big home game.

  141. Leavey Center - Home of the Santa Clara Broncos

    The views of the court, particularly the upper corners that give a sense of hanging over the lower section, allows for a feel of being on top of the action. The views are great and the crowd is excitable.

  142. Holmes Convocation Center - Home of the Appalachian State Mountaineers

    ASU is trying to build a basketball tradition to match that of their football program. The home of this building project is the on-campus Holmes Center. Opened in 2000, the Holmes Center serves as the home of the Mountaineers' winter sports, as well as concerts and other events in the High Country of North Carolina. The surrounding region is so beautiful that it is almost a shame to have to come inside, but the winter weather in Boone will occasionally force you to do so. When you do go inside, the Holmes Center provides you with a comfortable place to watch some of the best Division I basketball around in the Southern Conference.

  143. USF Sun Dome - Home of the South Florida Bulls

    While it may not play center stage to the bulk of the region's headliners anymore, a $35 million renovation in 2011-12 ensures the university's hub will still receive big name shows and last as the basketball team's home court for years to come.

  144. McCann Arena - Home of the Marist Red Foxes

    McCann Arena, home of the Marist Red Foxes, is a quintessential college basketball venue. It is intimate and provides a great home court advantage when at full capacity. It underwent an extensive renovation prior to the 2011-12 basketball season which featured the installation of chair back seating and the addition of two high definition video boards. Among the facilities in the MAAC, McCann Arena is clearly one of the best. The best known alum of Marist is former Indiana Pacers center Rik Smits, the “Dunking Dutchman”.

  145. Athletics Center O'rena - Home of the Oakland Golden Grizzlies

    The determination of where to place the student section and pep band is an absolutely critical component to creating the right basketball atmosphere. Oakland does a great job of placing their students directly behind the opponent's bench, and the pep band blasting them from the side. It's a fantastic one-two punch.

  146. Wellness, Recreation and Athletic Center - Home of the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds

    The WRAC has a brand new feel to it. The facility also has a wide-open feel based on the arena’s high ceilings. There are seats located on all four side of the court, which give fans a chance to see the live-game action at any angle. The seats are also located extremely close to the court. Fans can also experience a "Blackbird’s-eye view" of the game, with upper level seating that overlooks the court.

  147. Pete Mathews Coliseum - Home of the Jacksonville State Gamecocks

    As bland as they are in appearance, the bleachers do offer the fans a chance to make a significant amount of noise by stomping on them, especially during an opponent's trip to the foul line. The low, flat roof reverberates the sound directly back down onto the court, creating a communication obstacle to the opposing team. On many nights, the arena struggles to reach half of capacity, but even with those low attendance figures, it can still be noisy.

  148. Multipurpose Activity Center - Home of the Monmouth Hawks

    The MAC is a surprisingly enjoyable place to enjoy college basketball. Opened in 2009 to replace the aging Boylan Gymnasium, the MAC holds 4,100 fans and includes a 200-meter indoor track above which some of the seats are temporarily installed during basketball games. It’s new, clean, and has a few ways to keep you entertained during all the media timeouts.

  149. Henderson Center - Home of the Marshall Thundering Herd

    The Cam Henderson Center was built in 1981 with seating for over 10,000 fans. The largest ever crowd was February 18, 1984 against The Citadel when 10,705 fans packed the center. In 1998-99, the Henderson Center underwent a $5 million renovation that actually lowered the seating capacity to 9,048.

  150. Charles Koch Arena - Home of the Wichita State Shockers

    Charles Koch Arena hosts many events at Wichita State University, but is most well-known for being the raucous home of Shockers men's basketball. "The Roundhouse," as it's affectionately known, opened on December 3, 1955 as Wichita Fieldhouse. In 1964 it was re-branded Wichita State Fieldhouse, then again five years later as Levitt Arena. Hailed for its innovative circular design, the arena went unchanged for four decades before ground was broken on the "Roundhouse Renaissance" in 2002. Fostered by a sizable endowment from Charles Koch, Levitt Arena underwent $25 million in major renovations to become the hailed basketball haven it is today. As Charles Koch Arena, it has a capacity of 10,506 and is popularly considered the top home-court advantage in mid-major NCAA basketball.

  151. Murphy Center - Home of the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders

    There is a historical allure you feel from the Murphy Center as soon as you walk through the doors. The venue is interesting in the way it's shaped like a square instead of your classic dome shape. The Murphy Center has been home to the basketball program of the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders since 1972 and they've always enjoyed a good home record. Located right on the edge of campus in historical Murfreesboro, Tennessee, the Murphy Center seats 11,520 fans that includes your classic arena bucket seats and your wooden bleachers towards the top. You're not going to be blown away at first glance of this modest basketball venue, but stick around for a game and you'll probably change your mind.

  152. Liacouras Center - Home of the Temple Owls

    The Wild Cherry student section is positioned behind one basket, and while the students are into the game, the section doesn't have much in terms of unity. Having heart is one thing, but to be a really "good" student section, Wild Cherry's leaders (if there are any) need to get the section together with more unique chants and actions.

  153. Al Lawson Center - Home of the Florida A&M Rattlers

    The Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center and Teaching Gymnasium, or the Al Lawson Center for short, is home to the men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball teams. The Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, as well as the offices of men’s and women’s basketball coach are also housed in the Al Lawson Center.

    In the 135,000 square foot facility, which opened in 2009, there is no such thing as a bad seat. As the second largest arena in Tallahassee, the Al Lawson Center seats a maximum of 9,639. When the center is full of Rattler pride, it is an amazing, breath-taking experience.

  154. Coleman Coliseum - Home of the Alabama Crimson Tide

    While the Crimson Tide has never won a national title, they have a solid history in basketball despite being in the shadow of their football counterparts at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Coleman Coliseum seats 15,316 people and hosts Alabama Men’s and Women’s Basketball and Alabama Gymnastics.

  155. Knapp Center - Home of the Drake Bulldogs

    It's amazing how much a pep band can do for the atmosphere of a game. Even though the Knapp Center's sound system isn't very good, Drake's pep band does a great job of pulling fans into the game and making sure the overall mood and atmosphere of the Knapp Center never falls. The Knapp Center definitely has more of a laid back feel to it, but that's not always a bad thing, and in this case, in a small arena within the confines of a small school, it works for them.

  156. Donald L. Tucker Center - Home of the Florida State Seminoles

    Florida State basketball may be under the shadow of the football program, but that doesn’t mean the Seminoles haven’t had success on the hardwood. In their history, Florida State has reached the National Championship Game once, the Elite Eight twice and the Sweet Sixteen four times.

    The Seminoles play their home games at Donald L. Tucker Center, also known as the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center. This 12,100-seat multi-purpose arena has also been the home of Arena Football League teams and has featured many concerts. This arena is not on campus, but it is very close to the Florida State campus.

  157. Millis Center - Home of the High Point Panthers

    The school’s beauty and appearance will certainly catch one’s eye upon arrival. A large part of that beauty can be found in the Millis Athletic and Convocation Center. Just over twenty years old (for the most part -- the gym is inside Alumni Hall, which opened in the 1950s), the facility perfectly fits among its surroundings. The building is flanked by large windows and grand white columns, along with a statue of the Panther mascot. Once inside, the structure is a great blend of modern conveniences and intimate atmosphere. If you crave a small-gym feel with the trappings of a gigantic arena, this may just be your place.

  158. McKale Center - Home of the Arizona Wildcats

    An $80 million renovation project is in the works for the Tucson arena, which has already seen the first stages of it with the installation of a new center-court scoreboard and two LED banners along each sideline. After the 2013-14 season, the seating area will be redone as Phase I, and in 2015, the entire exterior and concourse areas will get a facelift as part of Phase II.

  159. Walkup Skydome - Home of the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks

    Although it's a football stadium, the basketball experience is still a solid one. A lot of improvements were made to the basketball set up after the renovation project as well. A brand new floor is not the only thing that is different. The seats that surround the court are much more comfortable, fold, and have cup holders.

  160. San Jose State Event Center - Home of the San Jose State Spartans

    What a difference a move to a more prestigious conference makes. Though San Jose State has yet to experience any quantifiable success on the court in the Mountain West Conference, the increased buzz surrounding the program is undeniable. It also helps that they have natural rivalries with the other CSU schools, San Diego State and Fresno State.

    The folks in charge of the basketball games at the Event Center have really done a lot to create a place that fans want to go. And why not? In a city of over 1 million people and on a campus of over 30,000 students, the basketball games should be well attended.

  161. KeyArena - Home of the Seattle Redhawks

    Seattle University re-upgraded to Division I in 2008, and only in 2012 did they fully complete the upgrade process. They are full members of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC), and play their home games at KeyArena– just a few miles from their campus in downtown Seattle, Washington.

  162. Patriot Center - Home of the George Mason Patriots

    The Patriot Center is the first arena located on a college campus to be managed by a private company - Monumental Entertainment, which also owns the Washington Wizards, Capitals and Mystics, along with the Verizon Center. It is not often a week goes by throughout the year without something happening at the 10,000-seat Patriot Center, making it one of the most attended arenas in the country for its size.

  163. McDougald-McLendon Gymnasium - Home of the North Carolina Central Eagles

    There is a difference between an arena and a gym. If you have ever bounced a basketball in an empty gymnasium, shooting baskets in the dim glow as the lights slowly come on, then you can appreciate the nuance.

    McDougald-McClendon Gymnasium, on the campus of North Carolina Central University is exactly what one might hope for in a gym. It is small, with seating close to the court. The capacity creeps just over 3,000 and when the gym is full, it can be a loud and entertaining environment for college basketball.

  164. McBrayer Arena - Home of the Eastern Kentucky Colonels

    Paul S. McBrayer Arena is a unique venue in which to enjoy a college basketball game, boasting the world's largest wooden cross-arched roof. As the home of the Eastern Kentucky Colonels, McBrayer Arena provides a wide range of Ohio Valley Conference matchups.

  165. Alico Arena - Home of the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles

    Despite its diminutive size of only handling 4,500 people, it really does back a nice punch. Its intimacy reminds fans why most students, knowing they'll never make the NBA, still insist on playing on the team anyway.

  166. Jadwin Gymnasium - Home of the Princeton Tigers

    The Ivy League institution of Princeton University may be primarily about academics, but athletics have their place in this charming college town in Central New Jersey as well. The Tigers are not a basketball powerhouse (at least not in recent seasons), and the university and town’s treatment of the sport are accordingly tepid. That said, catching a Tigers game at the 45-year-old Jadwin Gym still makes for an entertaining afternoon or evening, particularly when paired with time before or after the game exploring the Princeton area.

  167. Echols Hall - Home of the Norfolk State Spartans

    In 1997, the Norfolk State Spartans joined the MEAC as they completed their move from Division II. It wasn’t until 2012 when the Spartans moved from college basketball obscurity to Cinderella darlings when they knocked off No. 2 Missouri, becoming the fifth No. 15 seed to win their first game in the NCAA Tournament. 2012 was also the first ever MEAC Tournament Championship for the men’s basketball team.

    The Spartans have played their home basketball games at Joseph G. Echols Hall since the building opened in 1982. The arena is named for a former instructor who helped to found the athletics program at Norfolk State.

    The arena is the second largest in the MEAC, seating 7,000 for basketball games. There’s an interesting array of seating options at Echols Hall, but wherever you sit, you’ll be sure to be caught up in the enthusiasm of the pep band, the cheerleaders, and the crowd.

  168. Dunn-Oliver Acadome - Home of the Alabama State Hornets

    If you have never been to a SWAC Men's Basketball game, then Alabama State is a great place to familiarize yourself with the history and traditions of the Southwest Athletic Conference. Alabama State has one of the finest home basketball venues in the conference having opened the facility in 1992. The Dunn-Oliver Acadome is named after two longtime coaches that oversaw basketball operations at the school.

  169. John J. Lee Amphitheater - Home of the Yale Bulldogs

    Yale began its men's basketball program in 1895 where they innovated and introduced the concept of using only five players at a time. Prior to this time up to as many as nine players were used at once. Yale was awarded the National Title in Men's Basketball in 1901 and 1903 by the Helms Athletic Association, since this was prior to the invention of the post season basketball tournament.

    The Bulldogs play their home games in the John J Lee Amphitheater inside of the Payne Whitney Gymnasium where there is a capacity of 2,532 for Men's Basketball games.

  170. Wolstein Center - Home of the Cleveland State Vikings

    The Wolstein Center is located at Cleveland State University in Downtown Cleveland, OH. Housing the Vikings basketball team of the Horizon League, the center can seat 14,000 when big name college opponents are in town.

  171. Walter Pyramid - Home of the Long Beach State 49ers

    If you are a "mathlete," you can appreciate this "true" pyramid as each side measures 345 feet. Driving past, you'll quickly notice the cobalt blue exterior made from aluminum. Locals can notice it from the 405 freeway and many points in Long Beach as it rises 18 stories beyond the skyline. It is said that the building uses 18,000 steel tubes and connection modules, held together by over 160,000 three-quarter inch bolts.

    Once inside, fans will find 5,000 permanent seats, although some games have spilled over that mark. The interior is a sharp contrast from the exterior, with colors of black and gold rather than the dark blue.

  172. JMU Convocation Center - Home of the James Madison Dukes

    If you live in the area and haven't been out to support your local team, what are you waiting for? JMU offers a family-friendly and affordable experience.

  173. Albert Gersten Pavilion - Home of the Loyola Marymount Lions

    The Lions play their home games at Gersten Pavilion, situated on a campus that is easily one of the most beautiful in the nation. The facility is nicknamed "Hank's House" after former player Hank Gathers. Built in 1981, it remains as beautiful as the surrounding area many years later. Basketball games allow for 4,156 fans, but that figure has been eclipsed on several occasions.

  174. Lawlor Events Center - Home of the Nevada Wolf Pack

    Nevada basketball has struggled to draw fans the last few years. The 2012-13 year in particular, was a down year. This, combined with the struggling Reno economy, has made for less than a packed Lawlor Events Center.

  175. Alumni Hall - Home of the Navy Midshipmen

    A member of the Patriot League since 1991, Navy has been the conference regular-season champion five times and the tournament champion thrice. The Midshipmen play their home basketball games at Alumni Hall in the heart of the USNA campus. Opened in 1991 and currently at a capacity of 5,710, Alumni Hall is a great place to watch basketball and learn a little something about the Naval Academy, even if it might take the help of Seal Team 6 to reach the hall.

  176. Events Center - Home of the Binghamton Bearcats

    When you notice that the name of the arena is something very generic like “Events Center” you fear the worst, a non-descript building with little charm. Fortunately, that feeling largely disappears when you step foot into Binghamton’s Events Center for a Bearcats basketball game. Get over the name and you actually have a pretty good facility to see college basketball.

  177. Chase Family Arena - Home of the Hartford Hawks

    Watching an event at the Chase Family Arena is very relaxing. Maybe the high barrel-arching ceiling has something to do with that. The University of Minnesota once did a study that concluded having a higher ceiling, although not used for anything, gives people a feeling of freedom and lowers anxiety. In the context of a sporting event, that is not always a good thing. A decent crowd will turn out for Hawks men's basketball games, but there will invariably be points throughout the game when you can hear a pin drop.

  178. Pete Hanna Center - Home of the Samford Bulldogs

    If you build it, they will come. Those were probably the thoughts of Samford administrators when the $32 million Pete Hanna Center opened in October 2007. While the jury may still be out on how the facility has worked to increase attendance, there is no doubt that the Bulldogs have added a jewel of an on-campus arena that will rival any in the nation for a school their size.

  179. Magness Arena - Home of the Denver Pioneers

    Most of the banners and the history shown in the concourse (there're many to see and view) are not of the men's basketball program but from the other fine sporting teams and programs the University of Denver has developed. Do take some time to stroll the concourse to see and read the history displayed here.

  180. UNF Arena - Home of the North Florida Ospreys

    For being a venue not much bigger than a high school gymnasium, the audio system is quite loud, though not enough to pierce your ears. Also, being a smaller venue helps when there's a naturally-occurring smaller crowd, so the sound of 1,000 people in the UNF Arena is worlds louder than one would think.

  181. Moody Coliseum - Home of the Abilene Christian Wildcats

    Walking the campus to get to the coliseum really sets the tone for the day's atmosphere. It's a lovely campus that sports a nice mixture of older buildings and modern-designed facilities and landmarks, like Jacob's Dream. There is a trail that goes around the entire campus, and kids will love it.

  182. Roy L Patrick Gymnasium - Home of the Vermont Catamounts

    While the Roy L. Patrick Gymnasium on the campus of the University of Vermont may not be either the oldest (1963) or smallest (capacity: 3,266) venue in Division I basketball, it may be the most tired. More dated or intimate facilities often offer historic charm or quaint details which make the basketball viewing experience unique. Patrick Gym is, in fact, a simple cement box, most comparable to a large high school gym.

  183. Robins Center - Home of the Richmond Spiders

    Getting in and around the Robins Center is very hassle-free, which makes for a great start to the experience. Sections, rows and seat numbers are easily identifiable, and I found the seats to be comfortable and wide enough so it did not feel as though the fan next to me was trying to sit in my lap. Sections 11-13 seat the students and pep band, so based on your fondness of college students and musical instruments, plan your seating accordingly. You will also find a group of students in front of these sections standing on risers behind the baseline supporting the home team.

  184. Constant Convocation Center - Home of the Old Dominion Monarchs

    If you have a chance to catch the Monarchs at home, don't pass it up. The Ted Constant Convocation Center is a quality arena in which to see a game, and you will definitely get your money's worth.

  185. Bartow Arena - Home of the UAB Blazers

    As with all hoops programs in the state, UAB struggles to generate interest and momentum because of the year-round obsession with college football in Alabama. All seating within the arena consists of green, individual chair-back seats with sufficient room for most fans. The roof is flat and relatively low, creating an intimate setting which, when full, can be a true home court advantage. There are ample restrooms for both genders located throughout the arena.

  186. John M. Belk Arena - Home of the Davidson Wildcats

    John M. Belk Arena, the centerpiece of the Baker Sports Complex, is nestled into a tree-filled corner of the gorgeous Davidson College campus. The Baker Sports Complex is an impressive multi-use athletic complex. In addition to the basketball arena, the complex includes an indoor tennis center, a natatorium, a wrestling center, racquetball & squash courts, a weight room, and many of the athletic administration offices. Opened in time for the 1989 season, Belk Arena is named in honor of former Charlotte mayor, and a former Wildcat basketball captain himself, John M. Belk.

  187. TD Bank Sports Center - Home of the Quinnipiac Bobcats

    The atmosphere at TD Bank Sports Center is frustrating in the sense that there is great potential, but it only clocks in at a middle-of-the-road level. First of all, the facility itself creates an almost professional feel. The building is very new, and it was obviously built with modern sensibilities in mind. The colors on the seats and the court pop nicely, and there is a great 3D trapezoidal four-sided jumbo screen hanging in the middle of the court, similar to something you might see at the TD Garden in Boston.

  188. Wells Fargo Arena - Home of the Arizona State Sun Devils

    Built in 1974, Wells Fargo Arena is the home of the Arizona State basketball programs, as well as the school’s volleyball, gymnastics, and wrestling teams. It was constructed for the low price tag of $8 million. Each sport has their NCAA Tournament appearances listed on banners in the arena, and it is plainly obvious that wrestling has outdone all the other sports by a wide margin.

    The arena sits directly next to Sun Devil Stadium by the Tempe Buttes. This is a perfect representation of how the basketball program has always been in the shadow of the ASU football program. The basketball experience is decent though, especially for a school that has no real basketball history to build on.

  189. Schollmaier Arena - Home of the TCU Horned Frogs

    The first words that stand out are "warm" and "stuffy." The DMC holds the heat quite well. The warmth only adds to the intimacy of overall intimacy of the arena that only has 27 rows to reach the back wall. Because of its design, the seats along midcourt are actually farther away than the seats behind the baskets. These seats are the best options to be closest to the court, but the TCU band and student section, "Purple Haze," takes up most of the western side.

  190. Welsh-Ryan Arena - Home of the Northwestern Wildcats

    Originally known as McGaw Memorial Hall when it opened in 1952, Welsh-Ryan Arena was renamed in 1983 after it was renovated. The arena was named after Patrick Ryan and Robert Welsh Sr., who were the principal donors for the renovations. The outside of the arena still features the name McGaw Memorial Hall.

    At the corner of Wildcat Ally and Walker Way, you may not find a program with a long history of success, but you will find a great experience in a classic arena that is worth your time, despite what the numbers may show.

  191. Millett Hall - Home of the Miami (OH) RedHawks

    For an arena that opened more than 45 years ago, Millett's exterior and concourse are in pristine condition. The design is definitely a relic of the 60's but fits in well with the design of the rest of the campus. During a weekend day game, and the concourse has a bright, airy feel that's unusual for venues of this age.

  192. John Paul Jones Arena - Home of the Virginia Cavaliers

    As with all buildings at the university, John Paul Jones Arena is constructed using Jeffersonian principles and architecture. This gorgeous arena is yet another architectural gem on the grounds of the University of Virginia, and a must for any college basketball fan visiting the Commonwealth of Virginia.

  193. Silvio O. Conte Forum - Home of the Boston College Eagles

    The atmosphere at Conte is largely dependent on the success of the team that year. When the team holds a top-25 ranking and is not only looking at an NCAA tournament berth, but is contending in the ACC and seeking a higher tournament seeding, the atmosphere can be electric. You'll also find a full house when big name teams like Duke and UNC come into town. But in a down year, the team struggles to fill the stadium for its games against unsexy opponents.

  194. War Memorial Gym - Home of the San Francisco Dons

    Situated on the "Hilltop" high above the downtown skyscrapers, University of San Francisco's War Memorial Gymnasium is a piece of history. Made possible by the excitement surrounding the NCAA championship seasons of 1955 and 1956, War Memorial Gymnasium was built in the middle of USF's campus, at 2335 Golden Gate Ave, and is named in honor of USF students who were lost in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

  195. Stabler Arena - Home of the Lehigh Mountain Hawks

    Not too long ago, Lehigh was just like many of its other Patriot League combatants, living the life in a low-major basketball league. All it takes is one victory in March over a team that begins with D and ends in UKE, though, and your name will forever be known. The Mountain Hawks of Lehigh joined Bucknell as the only league teams with a victory in the NCAA Tournament, and as a result, a few more fans have made their way over to Stabler Arena. Lehigh’s basketball home was built in 1979 and seats 5,600. Stabler is bigger than most other facilities in the Patriot League, and it feels a little more like an arena as opposed to a large gym.

  196. Gentry Center - Home of the Tennessee State Tigers

    The Tennessee State basketball is very lucky to have such passionate fans, young and old. The student section is very lively throughout the game. One example of this is how much the fans actually pay attention to the game.

  197. Mizzou Arena - Home of the Missouri Tigers

    Mizzou Arena lacks the charm and old-school feel emanating from some of college basketball’s best arenas. The fans sit far from the court, the lights are turned off and there’s a fire show for pre-game introductions. The presence of so many suites often leaves some of the lower bowl empty. All this combined with several smaller factors – like truly immaculate lighting – go into giving the arena a pro-basketball type of atmosphere.

  198. Thomas Assembly Center - Home of the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs

    These are exciting times at Louisiana Tech as things look to be on the upswing for men's basketball. The program has a new, more nationally known conference for the team to showcase their great on-court product.

  199. GSU Sports Arena - Home of the Georgia State Panthers

    As in most college stadiums, a student section contains those rowdy attendees while the general public are seated separately. The segregation is much more extreme at GSU, however, as the architecture serves for only one blending of the two groups

  200. Ellis T. Johnson Arena - Home of the Morehead State Eagles

    Tucked quietly away in the foothills of the Daniel Boone National Forest, Morehead State University is a rustic locale that provides some exciting basketball during the winter months. Johnson Arena is the 6,500 seat home to the MSU Eagles, a respectable program coming out of the Ohio Valley Conference. Constructed in 1981, the venue has elements of both a modern and classic college basketball home. Steep, high sideline bench seats suggest a historic field house, but modern video boards on both baseline walls keep the spectators informed with scores, stats, and replays.

  201. ETSU MSHA Athletic Center - Home of the East Tennessee State Buccaneers

    Very few college basketball venues can compare to the uniqueness of the Mountain States Health Alliance Athletic Center, otherwise known as the “Mini Dome”. The building is home to East Tennessee State’s men’s and women’s basketball teams, and this is one massive building.

    The Mini Dome was built in 1977 and can hold up to 14,000 fans. The dome was also the home of the East Tennessee State football team. It’s easy to get blown away by the sheer size of the interior of the Mini Dome. It can be like watching a basketball game in a giant airplane hangar.

  202. Ralston Arena - Home of the Nebraska Omaha Mavericks

    Make no mistake about it, this is a hockey arena and they make minimal changes to it to accommodate basketball. They cover the hockey walls with black draping, but that is about it. The penalty boxes are even used as a copy center, complete with a copy machine. There are huge areas at the end of the courts that are empty, which is a waste for basketball.

  203. Cassell Coliseum - Home of the Virginia Tech Hokies

    You won't find a large scoreboard hanging from center court at this arena. You will have to be satisfied with the ones that are located at each end of the floor. They provide all the information you need, along with stats for the five players on the court for each team, so they will suffice, it will just take you a few minutes to adjust if you are used to looking up above half court for that information.

  204. John W. Pope Jr. Convocation Center - Home of the Campbell Camels

    It’s been more than two decades since the Camels made their lone appearance in the NCAA basketball tournament, a first round loss to Duke in 1992, but the fans at Campbell love their team, and you’ll hear that support when you come to Pope Convocation Center.

  205. John E. Worthen Arena - Home of the Ball State Cardinals

    John E. Worthen Arena is the home of the Ball State Cardinals, and found in the heart of the Ball State campus in Muncie, Indiana. Named for a former Ball State University President, the octagonal-shaped arena feels like big-time college basketball, without losing the small-town vibe.

  206. Ramsey Center - Home of the Western Carolina Catamounts

    The home of the Catamounts is the Liston B. Ramsey Regional Activity Center. The venue is probably bigger than needed for hosting basketball and volleyball, but the nearly 8,000-capacity size makes it a prime venue for the region’s concerts and other events. The arena’s namesake is Liston B Ramsey, a long time North Carolina state representative.

  207. Cotterell Court - Home of the Colgate Raiders

    The seating areas could be described as “horseshoe-shaped” although with a capacity of about 3,000 “pony-shaped” may be more appropriate. The beauty of the small arena though is the ability to have an inexpensive ticket which is close to the Division I action. While Colgate only would be a destination of player parents and the most hard-core college basketball junkie, there is plenty to like and a visit is worth your while if you’re in the area.

  208. TD Arena - Home of the College of Charleston Cougars

    The school does a really fantastic job of game production for being mid-major basketball. The arena itself looks like a mini NBA venue, but with the sound system, and spotlights, and exciting player intros it really feels like big time basketball.

  209. Greensboro Coliseum - Home of the UNC Greensboro Spartans

    You can feel the history the second you walk into the building. The place is a bit dated, with a strange blue and green theme, but it suits Greensboro and the past that the building has. The upper deck is curtained off for UNCG games, but it provides a more intimate experience for Southern Conference games that don’t need the 23,500 capacity. When the upper deck is exposed and filled, the place is electric.

  210. Gallagher Center - Home of the Niagara Purple Eagles

    Niagara Purple Eagles basketball is a great time on a small penny. You never have to worry about getting a bad seat, and there is always an energetic crowd. Even if you don't have Purple Pride, the locals and students do, and that can be infectious!

  211. Trojan Arena - Home of the Troy Trojans

    As college basketball continues to grow, so too is Troy basketball. In a modern era of large, technologically-advanced arenas, Troy left Sartain Hall (their home since 1962) to move to the brand new Trojan Arena in 2012. This new stadium supplies a comfortable home-court advantage for the Trojans.

  212. Kaplan Arena - Home of the William & Mary Tribe

    The William & Mary Tribe have played in William & Mary Hall since 1971, opening the facility as a member of the Southern Conference. They joined the Colonial Athletic Association in 1982 and success hasn’t come easy for the Tribe, as they have only had six winning seasons in their 30 years in the CAA. W&M has been playing Division I basketball since 1948, and they are one of five schools that have yet to qualify for the NCAA Tournament during that period of time. They have been to the NIT Tournament twice in their history (1983 and 2010) and lost in the first round both times.

  213. Brick Breeden Fieldhouse - Home of the Montana State Bobcats

    In 1957 the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse was a one of a kind structure, very ahead of its time. It was built at a time when Montana State was transitioning from a small land grant agricultural and engineering college into a major state university. The spacious building is good in a variety of different roles, but not ideal for any one purpose. As with anything ahead of its time, designers have since learned lessons that if it were being built today would have changed the arena's configuration to make it better. That being said, with improvements made over the years, The Brick serves MSU, Bozeman, and all of Montana brilliantly as a gathering place for a wide variety of community events.

  214. Mitchell Center - Home of the South Alabama Jaguars

    The crowd that is there, which many times is not large, does bring a good vibe to the game. Mobile is a city that loves sports, and that love bleeds over to South Alabama basketball games, as well.

  215. The Pavilion - Home of the UC Davis Aggies

    The Aggie band is quite energetic and helps to pick up where students leave off. They play many pep band staples and their own renditions of today's popular songs. When the opponents shoot at the basket in front of them, they make sure their presence is known.

  216. Spiro Sports Center - Home of the Wagner Seahawks

    At the center of campus is the Spiro Sports Complex, which is the home of Wagner’s basketball team, the Seahawks. The building was built in 1951 and was expanded in 1999. It has a gym, a natatorium, fitness center and the athletic department offices. The Seahawks play in the Northeastern Conference and are one of three teams in that conference that call New York City home (Long Island University and St. Francis (NY) are the other two). The team and university has a long athletic heritage, with veteran NBA head coach P.J. Carlesimo and University of Rhode Island head coach Dan Hurley having previously coached at Wagner.

  217. Prather Coliseum - Home of the Northwestern State Demons

    For a school that has only been in the NCAA tournament three times in its history – including the most recent appearance in the 2013 season - the fans know how to make some noise.

  218. The Nest at Colberg Court - Home of the Sacramento State Hornets

    One could easily confuse Colberg Court for a high school gym as it is particularly small for a college venue and the atmosphere is definitely a social event. Granted, there are plenty of fans paying attention to the game but the social aspect is certainly strong.

  219. Burr Gymnasium - Home of the Howard Bison

    Burr Gymnasium is located at the northern tip of the campus of Howard University, and has been home to the Bison for 50 years. With a capacity of 2,700 fans, ‘The Burr’ is the smallest of the four arenas that are homes of Division I schools located in Washington DC, with Georgetown, George Washington and American being the others.

  220. Davey Whitney Complex - Home of the Alcorn State Braves

    Walking into the Davey Whitney Complex feels a bit like walking into a larger high school basketball game. As far as the atmosphere at the games, it often depends on the crowd. If you catch the game with a hot crowd, it can be loads of fun, but if you catch a blowout with a dead crowd, staying the entire time can feel like a chore.

  221. Carnesecca Arena - Home of the St. John's Red Storm

    When St. John’s University is not playing at Madison Square Garden under the bright lights of New York City, they can be found at their small campus out in Queens. Since 1961, the Red Storm have played most of their non-conference and non-marquee basketball games at the arena originally known as “Alumni Hall.” This is a program with a lot of history, as the Red Storm are the seventh-winningest NCAA school and have reached the Tournament 27 times.

  222. Koessler Athletic Center - Home of the Canisius Golden Griffins

    For decades, hearty souls have traveled into the heart of Buffalo on chilly winter nights to enjoy a night of basketball at the Koessler Center. Opened in 1968, the Koessler Center seats just over 2,000 spectators. It's a small but vibrant venue that resembles a glorified high school gymnasium, and if you're in the mood for a little roundball it's as good a place as the region has to offer.

  223. BB&T Arena - Home of the Northern Kentucky Norse

    Opened in 2008, the Bank of Kentucky Center has taken the Northern Kentucky University Athletic Department to a whole new level - The NCAA’s Division I level. Due to the construction of the Bank of Kentucky Center, NKU’s entrance into Division I from the Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference was temporarily delayed when the Norse were rejected by the Ohio Valley Conference due to the conference’s members fearing the Norse would have an unfair recruiting advantage because of their new luxurious arena. NKU was eventually accepted by the Atlantic Sun Conference where they posted a .500 record in their first year.

  224. Prudential Center - Home of the Seton Hall Pirates

    With their campus being nearby, the Seton Hall Pirates have the somewhat unique opportunity to play in a pro-style arena and give their fans all the amenities that come with that, but still host their home games very close to the school itself.

  225. Hart Recreation Center - Home of the Holy Cross Crusaders

    Despite a solid representation from the student body, many students here choose to sit together in small groups throughout the arena rather than all together in the student section. As a result, their participation is negligible at best. The small pep band, which is curiously quiet as far as pep bands go, tries their best to taunt the opposition, but their small size negates any effect their behavior may have on the game. The Crusader cheerleading squad is also quiet by most college hoops standards.

  226. Hofheinz Pavilion - Home of the Houston Cougars

    Though the golden years of UH basketball appear only distantly in the rear-view mirror, there’s a renewed sense of hope with a move from Conference USA to the American. The 2013-14 season has delivered some elite level competition that includes Louisville, UConn, Cincy, and Memphis. Fans have been reminded what great basketball looks like.

  227. SEFCU Arena - Home of the Albany Great Danes

    SEFCU arena itself appeared to be the right size and have the proper ambiance for the occasion, but also had a couple of noteworthy deficiencies.

  228. UIC Pavilion - Home of the UIC Flames

    In a city like Chicago, you can find a college or professional sporting event on pretty much every single night. There are the obvious choices like the Bulls, Blackhawks, Bears, Cubs, and White Sox. But it would be a disservice to ignore some of the other options in the second city. One of those options, on the city's near west side, is the UIC Pavilion, home to the University of Illinois-Chicago Flames.

  229. IUPUI Gymnasium - Home of the IUPUI Jaguars

    One of the best things about IUPUI Gymnasium is the spirit it has achieved from the 2007 renovation. All parts of the facility are decked out in IUPUI colors, logos, and murals. You can feel the IUPUI school spirit come alive as soon as you walk into the building.

  230. State Farm Center - Home of the Illinois Fighting Illini

    State Farm Center, formerly Assembly Hall, is an engineering marvel and a relic of 1960s architecture that has become a symbol on the campus on the University of Illinois. Future renovations will alter the interior of the facility that will include a renovation of the seating bowl, four levels of premium seating, improved restrooms, concessions, team store and other amenities. Although the interior will alter in appearance, its exterior should remain unchanged upon completion in 2016.

  231. Bison Sports Arena - Home of the North Dakota State Bison

    Winters in Fargo, North Dakota are notoriously long, dark, cold, and brutally windy, but that doesn’t stop the devoted fans of NDSU from coming out to support their beloved Bison basketball team. Sporting their green and yellow, Bison fans escape the cold by staggering into the Bison Sports Arena, a multi-use sports complex outfitted for numerous sports including basketball and track.

  232. Resch Center - Home of the Green Bay Phoenix

    There isn't really a bad neighborhood in Green Bay, and this is by no means one. With it being in Packer territory, there are plenty of options for pre and postgame meals within about a five or ten minute walk, and a few minutes of a drive. While it will not be as busy as before or after the Green and Gold play on Sundays, it still presents a nice selection of restaurants and bars.

  233. Bren Events Center - Home of the UC-Irvine Anteaters

    Though UC Irvine may not be one of the more well-known schools in Southern California, it certainly plays home to a beautiful campus and intimate basketball facility.

  234. Athletics-Recreation Center - Home of the Valparaiso Crusaders

    The dully-named Athletics-Recreation Center (or the "ARC") has served as the home of Valparaiso basketball since 1984. It is an intimate 5,000-seat arena consisting mostly of bleacher seats. While there is nothing remarkable about the facility, it does have one important thing going for it- it is located in the great basketball state of Indiana.

  235. Gates Sports Center - Home of the IPFW Mastodons

    The IPFW men’s basketball team began the 2013-2014 season at the Gates Sports Center after several years a few miles down the road at Allen County Memorial Coliseum. The return of the team back to campus signals a new direction for the basketball program as the team has traded a massive venue for a more intimate venue and proximity with the rest of the school’s athletic teams. The move back to campus is intended to be a start of a new era for the program.

  236. Knott Arena - Home of the Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers

    Knott Arena has been the home of the Mountaineers since 1987. The arena is in the middle of the pack in seating capacity compared to other schools in the NEC with a capacity of 3,121. As part of the Knott Complex located across the street from the main Mount St. Mary's campus, Knott Arena looks very good for its age, and while there isn't much in the stadium experience here that will knock you off your feet, a trip to Knott Arena is an inexpensive way to enjoy basketball, especially with kids.

  237. Newman Arena - Home of the Cornell Big Red

    It's definitely a no frills experience when you see a Cornell basketball game. There is no pep band, and many of the media timeouts go by without any entertainment at all, except for the piped in 80's music over the PA. The cheerleading squad of 24 or so does their part, and have some pretty unique formations when given the chance during time outs.

  238. Beasley Coliseum - Home of the Washington State Cougars

    Located in Southeastern Washington, Pullman is the epitome of a college town. It is home to Washington State University, colloquially known as Wazzu. The Cougars have played their home games in Wallis Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum since moving there in 1973. Their prior home for Men's Basketball, Bohler Gymnasium still stands only a block away and has been converted into a full time volleyball facility.

  239. Convocation Center - Home of the Arkansas State Red Wolves

    It’s been said that sport makes for great theater. A game at the Convocation Center at Arkansas State University reaffirms that statement perhaps more than any other arena in Division I college basketball. The set-up of the arena, which has been affectionately known as “The Convo” since it opened in 1987 as a multi-purpose facility in the truest sense, looks like the byproduct of having the seating from four theaters welded together with a stage area in the middle, with its lighted seating leading the way to rows of red seats. The movie theater effect was enhanced in 2012 when the original scoreboard in the middle of the building was replaced with four large HD video boards in each corner.

  240. Johnson Coliseum - Home of the Sam Houston State Bearkats

    The fans and student section are mediocre at best. The Bearkats seem to be one of the most consistent teams in the Southland Conference, but it seems as if the fans and atmosphere have yet to catch up to the team.

  241. Hanner Fieldhouse - Home of the Georgia Southern Eagles

    Hanner Fieldhouse has been home to the Georgia Southern University Eagles since it opened in 1969. The multi-use facility is home to men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball. It also holds spring graduation each year, and has even hosted a sitting President, George W. Bush.

  242. Memorial Hall - Home of the Delaware State Hornets

    Memorial Hall has a capacity of 3,000, tying it with Bethune-Cookman for the second smallest basketball arena in the conference. Don’t let the size fool you, though. The experience at Memorial Hall during a Delaware State basketball game is not something to just ignore, even though there are some concerns that come with the Hornets experience.

  243. UCSB Events Center - Home of the UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos

    In nature, the sound of thunder typically follows a flash of lightning, but on the campus of the University of California Santa Barbara (or UCSB), thunder follows the heroics of the men's basketball team. Nicknamed the Gauchos, the team plays their home games in what is officially called the UCSB Events Center. The locals may give you a puzzled look however if you refer to it as such, as fans affectionately refer to it as the "Thunderdome."

  244. Centrum Arena - Home of the Southern Utah Thunderbirds

    At an elevation of 5,846 feet above sea level, the Thunderbirds occupy a perch in Cedar City, Utah that is significantly higher than most of the other schools that play in the Big Sky Conference. Only nearby neighbor Northern Arizona is higher at an elevation of 6,910 feet above sea level.

  245. Cowan Spectrum at the Kibbie Dome - Home of the Idaho Vandals

    During this tumultuous time of realignment, the Kibbie Dome has undergone many renovations. Originally made from wood sealant foam the dome soon began to leak. Eventually the dome was completely covered in weather resistant material. In 1982 the East End addition gave the Kibbie Dome permanent athletic offices, a training facility and locker rooms. The most recent addition has added eight new suites and a presidential suite to the arena. The Cowan Spectrum can hold 7,000 for basketball.

  246. William Pitt Center - Home of the Sacred Heart Pioneers

    As the university has grown, so too has its athletic programs. One of the first breakthroughs occurred in 1986 when the Men's Basketball team won the NCAA Division II National Championship. In 1997 their current home for basketball, as well as other sports programs, the William H. Pitt Center was opened. Soon after, in 1999 the school moved its athletics programs to Division I status and the Sacred Heart Pioneers joined the Northeast Conference.

  247. Moore Gymnasium - Home of the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats

    Built in 1954, the Moore Gymnasium, like the rest of this campus, has a certain charm that comes with age. Sure, it's not flashy, nor is it really comfortable, but when you're looking for history, deep-rooted school pride, and boisterous fun, there's no better place to be.

  248. Retriever Activities Center - Home of the UMBC Retrievers

    UMBC play their home games at the Retriever Activities Center, or RAC. The RAC, opened in 1973, is home to the basketball and volleyball teams and seats just over 4,000 fans. It was originally called the UMBC Fieldhouse, but was renamed. On the whole, the RAC isn’t going to win Best in Show, but aided by a strong student band, excited dance and cheer teams and a very ideal location in the state of Maryland, the venue can occasionally show its teeth and come out as a fine place to watch American East basketball, even for visiting fans.

  249. Robert A. Mott Gymnasium - Home of the Cal Poly Mustangs

    In terms of sustainability, few venues in college basketball have held up as well as the Robert A. Mott Gymnasium. Recently passing the 50 year mark, the gym has been the home of the California Polytechnic State University Mustangs since 1960.

  250. Daniel Lynch Gymnasium - Home of the St. Francis (NY) Terriers

    Deep in the heart of the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY is the home of the St. Francis Terriers basketball team - The Lynch Gym at Generoso Pope Physical Education Center (often called "The Pope"). The motto for St. Francis College is “Small college, big dreams”. The same could be said about the basketball arena.

  251. James A. Rhodes Arena - Home of the Akron Zips

    Named for former Ohio Governor James A. Rhodes, the arena is commonly known as "The JAR" to Akron denizens and students. The arena seats 5,500, but it feels much smaller than that, with almost all of the seating being fold out seats on the lower and upper levels.

  252. UW Milwaukee Panther Arena - Home of the Milwaukee Panthers

    When attending a UW-Milwaukee Panthers basketball game, the arena feels old and over-sized. There may be a lot of history in this building, but the sum experience comes off a little flat. It's not a bad place to catch a game, and the Horizon League usually offers some pretty entertaining basketball, just don't expect anything quite as electric as what may be found next door at the Bradley Center.

  253. Show Me Center - Home of the Southeast Missouri Redhawks

    The new basketball floor that was installed following the 2011-12 season looks very nice and is a vast improvement from the prior parquet floor. The staff at the Show Me Center are all very friendly and helpful. It's amazing how much a pleasant and knowledgeable staff can add to the experience at a sporting event.

  254. Cajundome - Home of the UL-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns

    When your campus is filled with a bunch of ragin’ Cajuns the best place to put them is in a dome for basketball events and that’s just what the University of Louisiana at Lafayette did. The school plays its basketball and volleyball games in the Cajun Dome, which is located about two miles away from the campus.

  255. Dunkin Donuts Center - Home of the Providence Friars

    There's not an incredible amount of history here relative to other places; The Dunk also serves as home to the Providence Bruins (AHL), and, at one time, the Providence Reds, another minor league hockey team. That said, the Friars did have some great years in the past, and the joint was surely rocking then. You'll find the environment very comfortable, with a solid mix of Providence students, families and locals there to enjoy the game.

  256. University Arena in Read Fieldhouse - Home of the Western Michigan Broncos

    In 1957, Western Michigan University, located in Kalamazoo, opened University Arena, located in Read Fieldhouse. Sitting near the football team's Waldo Stadium, and the baseball team's Robert J. Bobb Stadium at Hyames Field, the basketball arena holds just short of 5,500 fans. It feels like the perfect size for MAC basketball.

  257. Jenny Craig Pavilion - Home of the San Diego Toreros

    As the diet plan with the same likeness has become a part of pop culture, the name of the venue just doesn't seem to fit the location. If you glance at the photos above, try and associate the exterior with the name "Jenny Craig Pavilion." It just doesn't seem to fit, thankfully they've nicknamed it both "JCP" and the "Slim Gym."

  258. SECU Arena - Home of the Towson Tigers

    Towson Center was pretty well known for its lack of atmosphere. SECU does seem to be a step up there. The lowered seating bowl makes the sound seem to pop here. It can be pretty loud. It may take time, but this place can be a loud arena. The Towson Pep band also provides some of its own atmosphere and adds to the volume of the facility.

  259. Rabobank Arena - Home of the CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners

    While many Division I basketball schools have long, storied histories, the California State Bakersfield Roadrunners (CSUB) are just getting their feet wet. Of course, the program has seen its share of success, winning three NCAA Division II championships (1993, 94, 97).

  260. Burton Coliseum - Home of the McNeese State Cowboys

    Constructed in 1976 by tax funding from Calcasieu Parish, Burton Coliseum has served as home to McNeese State Cowboy basketball since 1986. Though MSU basketball is the primary tenant, the Coliseum hosts many other events like the annual Southwest District Livestock and Rodeo, concerts, and conventions. The building footprint amasses 24,000 square feet with a seating capacity of 8,000 for basketball games. The roof stands 105 feet from the Coliseum floor.

  261. Alumni Gym - Home of the Rider Broncs

    Playing in tiny 1,650-seat Alumni Gymnasium is Rider University, home of the Broncs. Fans have helped create a decent home court for the basketball team as they usually pack this cozy gym and the students, known as the Broncs' Zoo, make it a tough place to play.

  262. Edward Leede Arena - Home of the Dartmouth Big Green

    Part of the Berry Sports Center, Leede Arena is located on the eastern side of the campus of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. The College’s famous Green sits less than half a mile west of the arena, while the picturesque Connecticut River forms the border with Vermont just a little further down the road.

  263. Sam M. Vadalabene Center - Home of the SIU-Edwardsville Cougars

    Moving along I-55 towards Saint Louis you will see the sign for the ramp to Edwardsville. Most people won't give that sign a second look. That may just be their mistake, because in the heart of that city lies the campus of Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, and more importantly the Vadalabene Center. The arena has been the home of Cougar basketball since 1982.

  264. Fant-Ewing Coliseum - Home of the UL-Monroe Warhawks

    The Fant-Ewing was constructed in 1971 and seats a little over 7,000 people in the round-shaped arena. The Fant-Ewing didn’t get its full name until the year 2000 when Lenny Fant, a former basketball coach, was honored and the school changed the name from Ewing Coliseum to its present name.

  265. Harold Alfond Arena - Home of the Maine Black Bears

    The University of Maine basketball team suffers by playing in the same season as The University of Maine hockey team, which consumes the sporting atmosphere on campus. Although the facility itself is very comfortable and welcoming for any sport, with seating that puts you right close to the action, the basketball atmosphere at Maine is average for the NCAA.

  266. F.G. Clark Center - Home of the Southern Jaguars

    Felton G. Clark Activity Center is where the school plays its basketball games and from the looks of things, I don’t think this place has been rocking since former NBA Champion Avery Johnson played here in his college days. Of course, during that time for Southern fans, there was nothing better than watching a “mini-Magic Johnson” make the Jaguars look like Harlem Globetrotters. Beginning in February 2013, the floor will be known as Avery Johnson Court.

  267. Harrison HPER Complex - Home of the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils

    The atmosphere at a Delta Devils game depends largely on the visiting team. For in-state battles, the arena sees more fans pack the Harrison HPER Complex, but for some visiting teams from out of state, the arena may only run at 20% capacity. If you are a fan wanting to get close to the action, a mostly empty arena may give you that opportunity.

  268. Williams Assembly Center - Home of the Jackson State Tigers

    Playing in the SWAC, the Jackson State Tigers do not get to play too many games at the Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center, as they play most of their out of conference schedule on the road. This means that fans of the Tigers have to make sure to get to the home games once the conference schedule kicks off.

  269. Calihan Hall - Home of the Detroit Titans

    The arena has been home to great players such as Dave DeBusschere, Terry Tyler, and John Long. Some will think of Dick Vitale when they think of the Detroit Titans. The former head coach and college basketball broadcasting legend, lead the team to the NCAA Tournament in 1977, and had the floor dedicated in his honor on December 5th, 2011. The arena holds 8,295 at capacity with rows rising high to provide both great views, and a loud environment when the facility draws a crowd.

  270. Tom Gola Arena - Home of the La Salle Explorers

    After playing at various venues throughout the city, La Salle returned to campus in 1998 with the completion of Tom Gola Arena. Unfortunately, the building does not do the great Explorer justice, as there are several flaws in what should be considered a relatively new facility. With the program back on track, it is too bad they don’t play in a better home, but at least the fans make the building an enjoyable place for basketball.

  271. Spanos Center - Home of the Pacific Tigers

    The Pacific Tigers basketball team is in the midst of a major transition. Bob Thomason, the team's basketball coach for 25 years, retired in 2013. Thomason left as the team moved to the West Coast Conference (WCC) the same year. This move placed Pacific in a conference with all private schools and better teams such as Gonzaga and Saint Mary's. One constant during this transition has been the Spanos Center.

  272. Stony Brook Sports Complex - Home of the Stony Brook Seawolves

    Stony Brook's Pritchard Gymnasium is part of the Stony Brook University Arena complex that was built in 1990 for $17 million. Since seating is currently limited to 1,630, the arena will be undergoing a $20 million renovation after the season that will feature 4,000 seats in a bowl configuration.

  273. Health & PE Center - Home of the Texas Southern Tigers

    The Tigers do a great job at commemorating great Tiger teams of the past. Texas Southern has pictures of past great teams hanging up throughout the arena as well as all the SWAC championship banners hanging in the rafters. The Texas Southern band also helps provide a great atmosphere for the team at the Health & PE Center.

  274. Bender Arena - Home of the American Eagles

    Live in the area and never attended a game at Bender? It's worth a visit and can be an entertaining way to spend a cold winter Saturday afternoon.

  275. Hawkins Arena - Home of the Mercer Bears

    Mercer’s University Center isn’t multi-purpose; it’s myriad-purpose. Where the Bears play their basketball games is part of a larger complex — 230,000 square feet — with the school’s workout facilities, plenty of offices and meeting rooms, an air-rifle range, and an indoor pool, among other amenities. This must be nice for students, as you’ve got a clear go-to spot on campus, but the fact that there’s so much else going on in the building only adds to the sense of scatter-brained-ness.

  276. Times Union Center - Home of the Siena Saints

    The Saints currently play in one of college basketball’s most overlooked rivalries with the Great Danes from the University at Albany. Each season, the two teams battle it out for the Albany Cup before 10,000+ fans at the Times Union Center.

  277. Dedmon Center - Home of the Radford Highlanders

    Opened in 1981, the Dedmon Center is the home of Radford University basketball, as well as the school’s volleyball team. The arena was originally constructed as an air-supported roof dome, but in 2008 the structure was reinforced with a steel truss roof. The white roof still lets in plenty of light during games.

  278. Chiles Center - Home of the Portland Pilots

    Overall the atmosphere just doesn't cut it compared to the many other Portland sports venues. The Chiles Center is, however, very family oriented and very clean. The staff is also very helpful, so don't hesitate to ask where your seats are located or address any other issue.

  279. Kimmel Arena - Home of the UNC-Asheville Bulldogs

    Kimmel Arena, on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Asheville, is a 3,800 seat multipurpose facility which is part of the larger North Carolina Center for Health & Wellness, or the Sherrill Center, which opened to the public for the first time in the fall of 2011. Seating approximately 3,200 for basketball games, Kimmel Arena is named in honor of local Asheville businessman and Bulldog supporter, Joe Kimmel.

  280. UCCU Center - Home of the Utah Valley Wolverines

    Attending a game at the UCCU Center has nearly all the elements of a quality college basketball experience; a small but supportive crowd, an army of enthusiastic cheerleaders, an interactive mascot in Willy the Wolverine and just the right amount of promotional tie-ins.

  281. Titan Gym - Home of the Cal State Fullerton Titans

    Named for the school's nickname, Titan Gym was built in 1964 and seats roughly 4,000 fans. Despite its age, a number of improvements in recent years have kept the gym serviceable for Division-I basketball. A new scoreboard, chairback seating, and a redesigned floor were just a few of the renovations added since the year 2000.

  282. Reese Court - Home of the Eastern Washington Eagles

    Located about twenty minutes from Spokane Washington, Eastern Washington University is best known for its success in football winning the FCS Championship Game on January 7, 2011. Like many schools in the northwest, Eastern Washington University began its sports affiliation as a member of the NAIA. In 1983, the Eagles became a member of the NCAA and joined the Big Sky Conference in 1987. Reese Court at the Special Events Pavilion has hosted Men's Basketball at Eastern Washington University since 1975 and sits just to the southwest of the campus' signature neon red football field (Roos Field). With a capacity of 6,000, Eagles women's basketball and volleyball teams also use this venue.

  283. Farris Center - Home of the Central Arkansas Bears

    The Farris Center is the home of the University of Central Arkansas Bears’ basketball program. The arena opened in January 1972 and seats 6,000. Nestled in the typical college town of Conway, Arkansas, the Farris Center is a multi-purpose arena that also houses many classrooms.

  284. H.O. Clemmons Arena - Home of the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions

    The Golden Lions play in H.O. Clemmons Arena, part of the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Complex on campus. Built in 1982 and renovated in 2006, the arena is named for Hubert O. Clemmons, who served in the university’s athletic department in various capacities for 56 years. He coached the basketball team from 1957-77 and was responsible for bringing them back into the SWAC in 1997 after a 20-year absence. Although Clemmons Arena is a typical campus facility, it offers the dedicated sports traveler a unique experience and is worth a visit for those who might be in the area.

  285. Physical Education Complex - Home of the Coppin State Eagles

    Since 2009, the Eagles have played in the Physical Education Complex, a venue which replaced the old Coppin Center. The PEC, as it is commonly abbreviated, has a capacity of 4,100, over double that of the previous building. Without a doubt, the Physical Education Complex may be the most generic and least menacing or historic name for a sports venue in the entire country. While the name is bland, many parts of the experience are quite the opposite The Physical Education Complex won't leave you speechless, but if you want bang for your buck and to be able to spend time watching sports in Baltimore without spending too much money, seeing the Eagles in the PEC is certainly a viable option.

  286. Convocation Center - Home of the Eastern Michigan Eagles

    What do you think of when you think about Eastern Michigan basketball? Perhaps little man, Earl Boykins? Or maybe their run to the Sweet Sixteen in 1991? More than likely, unless you are a serious basketball connoisseur or an alumnus of EMU, you probably have nothing come to mind. In fact, you're not that far off. The experience is rather empty, but can be an affordable trip to see some mid-level Division I basketball should the opportunity arise.

  287. C.M. 'Tad' Smith Coliseum - Home of the Mississippi Rebels

    The doors of Tad Smith Coliseum, also commonly called the “Tad Pad,” opened on the 21st of February all the way back in 1966. In the building’s 47+ years of existence it has been home to various concerts, but mostly the home of Ole Miss Rebel and Lady Rebel basketball. With plans in place to break ground on a new arena in the coming months, Tad Smith has seen better days.

  288. Montagne Center - Home of the Lamar Cardinals

    Located near the southeast coast of Texas you will find the city of Beaumont, which is well known for its place in the Texas Oil business. If you are ever in Beaumont look past the seaport and other huge business headquarters and take a look at a hidden gem, the Montagne Center, which is the home court of the Lamar Cardinals.

  289. A.J. Palumbo Center - Home of the Duquesne Dukes

    The atmosphere at a Duquesne basketball game is not overwhelming. The student section is not very loud and in general, their games do not sell a ton of tickets. The people that are there are reasonably loud and provide as good of an atmosphere as possible, but a Duquesne basketball game at the A.J. Palumbo Center feels more like a big time high school game than a D-I college contest.

  290. J. Ollie Edmunds Center - Home of the Stetson Hatters

    Stetson University lies north of Orlando on I-4 not far from I-95 in the small town of DeLand, Florida. It was founded in 1883 as DeLand Academy, but was changed to Stetson University six years later in honor of famous hat manufacturer and supporter of the university John B. Stetson, hence the name “Hatters”. Just north and within easy walking distance of Main Street in downtown DeLand, Stetson is a quaint tree-lined campus that has a distinct small town private school feel to it. DeLand itself has a small town Main Street full of pubs, restaurants and local shops.

  291. Chace Athletic Center - Home of the Bryant Bulldogs

    Opened in 2001, the Chace Athletic Center is home to the Bryant Bulldog’s men’s basketball team at Bryant University. On its face, the 2,600-seat arena pales in comparison to the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, where Providence College plays, or the Ryan Center in Kingston, home of the University of Rhode Island Rams, but it possesses its own charms.

  292. Reed Green Coliseum - Home of the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles

    Affectionately known as the Yurt to the Golden Eagle faithful, the Reed Green Coliseum was built in 1965 and was named after the former player, coach and athletic director Reed Green. The coliseum is on the northwest side of campus and has an overall capacity of 8,095.

  293. Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum - Home of the East Carolina Pirates

    While it may not be the most aesthetically pleasing arena in college basketball, Minges Coliseum at East Carolina University provides the best college hoops experience in the state east of Raleigh. Constructed in 1967, Minges Coliseum provides the viewer with a typical, small market basketball experience. Known as primary a football town, Greenville offers one of the most illustrious and dedicated college fan bases in North Carolina.

  294. Christl Arena - Home of the Army Black Knights

    The United States Military Academy at West Point stresses "Duty, Honor, Country" as remarkable young men and women go through the rigorous academic, military and physical process. The Academy participates in Division I athletics under the Army name and while the basketball team has seen two great coaches start here in the 1970s (Bob Knight and Mike Krzyzewski), success has been limited. With no NCAA Tournament appearances and 26 straight losing seasons, you won't exactly see top quality basketball at Christl Arena. But what will you see are Cadets who are top quality people and should be admired for what they take on when attending West Point. That in itself is worth coming out to the game.

  295. Jon M. Huntsman Center - Home of the Utah Runnin' Utes

    Welcome to the place where March went mad. For college basketball fanatics everywhere, the Jon M. Huntsman Center is remembered as the site of the 1979 National Championship game pitting Larry Bird's Indiana State squad against Magic Johnson and Michigan State. Back then, it was known as the Special Events Center. Utah's recent move to Pac-12 means the JMHC is now known primarily as the conference's largest basketball venue.

  296. McGuirk Arena - Home of the Central Michigan Chippewas

    In 2010, Central Michigan University's Rose Center became McGuirk Arena after the completion of a renovation which included a new exterior, redesigned seating, a practice facility, and a student fitness center. McGuirk Arena is named for the McGuirk family who own real estate properties in Mt Pleasant and made a $2.5 million donation to help fund the project.

  297. Swinney Recreation Center - Home of the UMKC Kangaroos

    The on-campus Swinney Recreation Center plays home to the University of Missouri Kansas City Kangaroos. This modest, makeshift basketball venue was originally built as Swinney Gymnasium by the University of Kansas City in 1940. Once the school branched under the University of Missouri system, the arena was eventually renamed in honor of Edward F. Swinney, chairman of the First National Bank of Kansas City. It wasn’t until 2010, though, that the Roos finally decided to call “Old Swinney” their permanent home, after splitting their time as an NCAA member between it and downtown KC’s Municipal Auditorium.

  298. Skyhawk Arena - Home of the Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks

    With the ability to seat over 5,000 fans, Skyhawk Arena offers a nice stage for the Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks to play basketball. The Skyhawks are trying to make a name for themselves in the Ohio Valley Conference in this modest venue, and there are plenty of loyal fans who show their support.

    Forget about the glitz and glamour when coming to Skyhawk Arena. It’s simple and to the point. However, there are some hidden treasures in this arena that looks more like a large high school gymnasium. The major hidden treasure is that of the court being named after Tennessee-Martin alum Pat Summitt.

  299. American Bank Center - Home of the Texas A&M- Corpus Christi Islanders

    The American Bank Center has been the city convention center since 1967, and was renovated in 2004. The stadium hosts many events, mainly concerts and sporting events. Since, the 2004 renovation was a total overhaul, the stadium is very modern, with all the latest sound, lighting, and video technology.

  300. Convocation Center - Home of the UTSA Roadrunners

    The UTSA Roadrunners play their home games on campus at the Convocation Center. The Convocation Center is a multiple-purpose arena that also serves as home for the women’s basketball and volleyball teams. “The Convo” or “Bird Cage” has theater-style seating in the lower level and in the balcony along the sidelines. The arena can fit 4,080 fans.

  301. Stratis Arena - Home of the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights

    If you’re looking for a throwback college basketball experience, taking in a Fairleigh Dickinson Knights game at Stratis Arena may be just your cup of tea. Though the gym lacks the bells and whistles of many other multi-million dollar NCAA facilities, there is something charmingly authentic about the arena that seems to say “I’m just here to watch basketball.”

  302. Webster Bank Arena - Home of the Fairfield Stags

    Webster Bank Arena, located adjacent to The Ballpark at HarborYard, is a perfect sized arena for mid-major college basketball. Home to the Fairfield University Stags, it seats about 9,000 for basketball. On two occasions (2007 and 2011) it has hosted the MAAC Tournament, so it certainly can be considered one of the best arenas in the MAAC. While the arena is nice, because it is located off campus, the atmosphere for college basketball games is not always the best.

  303. Sharp Gymnasium - Home of the Houston Baptist Huskies

    With Sharp Gymnasium being so small it does make for an intimate atmosphere for college basketball. The fans, cheerleaders, and student section do a great job in making Sharp Gymnasium loud and difficult for most teams that are visiting. The arena only has eight rows of bleachers on both sides that are right on the court so you have a great view no matter where you are sitting.

  304. Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena - Home of the Jacksonville Dolphins

    The announcer, band, and cheerleaders try to pump the crowd up, but you can only make 1,000 people yell loud so much. This is no fault of the school however, as it's just a large arena serving an otherwise-small school.

  305. University Center - Home of the Southeastern Louisiana Lions

    The atmosphere here is really relaxing. Almost to the point to where you might dose off for a quick nap. However, it isn't necessarily dull or boring because the university's band entertains during media timeouts. The band plays traditional basketball music and you'll hear the school's fight song often.

  306. Peter W Stott Center - Home of the Portland State Vikings

    The PSU men's basketball team has had a couple of recent stints in the NCAA Tournament. It was around those times when the Peter W. Stott was alive and breathing. As of right now, that pulse is starting to fade away. The atmosphere overall feels like a well-organized pickup game.

  307. Convocation Center - Home of the Northern Illinois Huskies

    Driving west in the dead of winter, away from the hubbub of Chicago, there's a sense of calm that overtakes you as you reach Dekalb, Illinois. That sense of serenity continues as you enter the NIU Convocation Center, home of Northern Illinois Huskies basketball. It's a large arena with seating that folds out from the walls. A track and field running surface surrounds the basketball court, and makes the space feel cavernous. Add in an apathetic crowd and you're in for a night of uninspired basketball.

  308. William H. Detrick Gymnasium - Home of the Central Connecticut State Blue Devils

    The Central Connecticut State University Blue Devils play their basketball at Detrick Gymnasium on the college’s New Britain campus. Built in 1965 and renovated in 2003-04, Detrick itself is a quaint little facility with the sort of hybrid basketball court/classrooms/all-school recreation use pattern that isn’t normally seen in Division I basketball.

  309. Jones Convocation Center - Home of the Chicago State Cougars

    A recent entry to the Western Athletic Conference (WAC), the Chicago State Cougars play in the cavernous Jones Convocation Center on the city’s far southeast side. The Cougars are probably the least-known of the area’s NCAA Division I basketball programs, though they’ve made progress on and off the court of late.

  310. Allen Arena - Home of the Lipscomb Bisons

    Nestled just outside of downtown Nashville lies the gorgeous campus of Lipscomb University and their impressive basketball venue, Allen Arena. Opened in 2001, Allen Arena is a great facility that holds a capacity of just over 5,000. It’s very easy to understand how loud Allen Arena could get with the way the building is constructed.

  311. Devlin Fieldhouse - Home of the Tulane Green Wave

    When you go to a city like New Orleans you always learn something new, whether through historical facts or personal experiences while there, you’re always in for a treat. At Tulane University there is much to learn about the school, but the hardest thing to learn is why its mascot is the Green Wave. However the Green Wave knows how to roll.

    The Green Wave basketball teams play their games in Devlin Fieldhouse, which is a newly named and renovated facility. The Devlin was formerly known as Fogelman Arena and before that it was simply the Tulane Gym. It originally opened on Dec. 15, 1933 making it currently the ninth oldest active collegiate basketball venue in the nation.

  312. Paul Bailey Pizzitola Sports Center - Home of the Brown Bears

    With the recent success of the Harvard basketball program, the concept of Ivy League programs putting on quality sporting displays on the court no longer seems anathema to the established sports world. Brown University, however, is not party to that resurgence of Ivy success.

  313. Bank of Colorado Arena - Home of the Northern Colorado Bears

    The Northern Colorado Bears play in the Big Sky Conference and their stadium reflects the smaller conference in its size. Butler-Hancock is a quaint arena, tiny in fact, with a basketball capacity of 2,992 fans. Bleachers are rolled into the multi-use arena as volleyball, basketball and many other sports take place there.

  314. Beeghley Physical Education Center - Home of the Youngstown State Penguins

    In 1981, the Youngstown State Penguins began competition at the Division I level as an independent. Today they are a member of the basketball-rich Horizon League. Their home is the Beeghly Center, built in 1972. It is a modest arena, with few exciting amenities for fans, but may serve as a good place to see some college basketball.

  315. Lantz Arena - Home of the Eastern Illinois Panthers

    Billy, the panther mascot, does a great job of interacting with fans, especially kids during the game and pre-game. That effort goes a long ways towards helping to make a game at Lantz Arena a good place to take your family.

  316. McAlister Field House - Home of the The Citadel Bulldogs

    When the bleachers are all pulled out for gameday, there are seats for up to 6,000 fans. That’s pretty large for a team in the Southern Conference, but the arena has still reached capacity more than a couple times in history. Even with 6,000 people filling every bleacher, the low-angle incline in the stands means that no seat is more than 24 rows from the court. There’s not a bad seat in the house.

  317. DeGol Arena - Home of the St. Francis (PA) Red Flash

    The Red Flash play their home games in the DeGol Arena, which is part of the Maurice Stokes Athletics Center (named for the 1955 alumnus in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame). The Center was originally built in 1971 and last renovated in 1994. The basketball arena holds 3,500 fans with access coming in at floor level.

  318. Strahan Coliseum - Home of the Texas State Bobcats

    The oddly shaped stadium is really one of a kind. The Eastern wall cuts off right at the baseline, making for a U-shaped arena that has seating in the North and Southeastern corners that isn’t very popular. The rest of the stadium is a normal bowl, but you’d be hard pressed to find a stadium like this one anywhere else in Texas.

  319. FIU Arena - Home of the Florida International Panthers

    The arena recently just got remodeled on both the inside and outside. With the 11,000 square feet of renovations, there is a new plaza built outside, a brand new lobby, and suites that have yet to be bought. Inside the new lobby, you can find a brand new concession stand, and flat screen televisions. A new huge scoreboard was put into place in 2011, along with a videoboard.

  320. Mack Sports Complex - Home of the Hofstra Pride

    Being one of the few Division I college venues on Long Island, the David S. Mack Sports Complex, home to the Hofstra Pride, falls short on providing fans with an exciting experience and has little to offer to the average fan. The venue that hosts both the men and women basketball teams, as well as the nationally ranked wrestling team, opened in 1999 and has not had many moments in the spotlight over the years.

  321. Hytche Athletic Center - Home of the Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks

    UMES basketball has historically been run-of-the-mill, with just one MEAC Tournament championship and NIT appearance (1974) in the nearly forty seasons of conference basketball. Obviously, performance on the court often reflects the experience a casual fan will have. No matter the success level on the court, a game at Hytche is high entertainment for the kids, though it may leave the older fans wanting a little more.

  322. Jack Stephens Center - Home of the Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans

    The Jack Stephens Center is home to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Trojans of the Sun Belt conference. It opened on November 22, 2005 and seats 5,600 people. The arena cost $25 million at the time of construction. It was named for billionaire philanthropist Jackson T. Stephens, who died at the age of 81, before he could see the arena open. Stephens earned his fortune in Little Rock and donated about 80 percent of the funds needed to build the Jack Stephens Center.

  323. Holt Arena - Home of the Idaho State Bengals

    Opened in 1970, the Holt Arena is a half dome reminiscent of a large airplane hanger. Unassuming from the outside, the multipurpose arena offers several different seating arrangements that allow for different sports, concerts, and entertainment events.

  324. Lakefront Arena - Home of the New Orleans Privateers

    When most people think of New Orleans they think of things such as Jazz, Cajun food and Mardi Gras. However, there is a whole lot more than just that offered in the Big Easy. One item that few people outside of the city are aware of is the University of New Orleans Privateers basketball team. The Privateers have been around since the late 60’s and in 1976 made the jump from Division II to Division I. The Privateers originally started as a member of the Sun Belt Conference, but after hurricane Katrina they nearly stepped down to Division III due to a drop in enrollment. Instead they decided to remain in Division I and joined the Southland Conference, effective for the 2013-14 academic year.

  325. Alice P. McDermott Convocation Center - Home of the Incarnate Word Cardinals

    While San Antonio has become known as basketball city due to the dominance of the Spurs, there is college basketball in the city as well. Newly added to the Southland Conference for the 2013-14 season, the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) Cardinals play on campus at the Alice P. McDermott Convocation Center.

  326. Waste Management Court at Western Hall - Home of the Western Illinois Fighting Leathernecks

    The Leathernecks play their home games in the Western Hall, a venue that seats 5,139 and was opened in 1964. It is a bare bones college basketball experience, with very little that rises above expectations.

  327. Hampton Convocation Center - Home of the Hampton Pirates

    Since joining the MEAC in 1995, Hampton has captured two regular season conference championships and four conference tourney titles, the most recent in 2011. The program’s biggest success came in 2001, when as a #15 seed, they upset Iowa State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Banners representing their past accomplishments hang with pride in the Convocation Center in the school colors of blue & white.

  328. Hill Field House - Home of the Morgan State Bears

    The home games for Morgan State basketball are played in Talmadge L. Hill Field House, The venue can hold about 4,500 fans, and is named after the head coach of the Bears’ basketball team from 1948-1960. While the Bears have been able to tap into some conference success in these past few years, the Hill Field House experience leaves a whole lot to be desired.

  329. Donald Reynolds Center - Home of the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes

    The Donald W. Reynolds Center is home to the University of Tulsa's Golden Hurricane basketball and volleyball teams in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The multi-purpose arena is 138,000 square feet and was first built in 1998. The 8,355-seat capacity of the arena makes it the sixth-largest basketball arena in Conference USA.

  330. Alumni Arena - Home of the Buffalo Bulls

    Out in the suburbs of the city of Buffalo, you'll find the campus of the university that bears the city's name. It's a place somewhat devoid of character and soul, and within its limits lies Alumni Arena, a basketball venue that seems to match the aura of the campus that surrounds it. There's a capacity of six thousand here, and it's designed with most seats on one side of the venue. This creates a dynamic of a high roof that gives the venue a more overwhelming look than necessary.

  331. Matthews Arena - Home of the Northeastern Huskies

    Unless it's a season where the team is highly competitive or a major rivalry game, the atmosphere in Matthews is pretty flat. While the pep band, cheerleaders, dance squad and announcers do their best to create some excitement, when your crowd is so thin, it's pretty hard to get anything going.

  332. Mabee Center - Home of the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles

    The Mabee Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma is the home of Oral Roberts University's Golden Eagles Men's Basketball. Opening in 1972, the arena has a maximum capacity of 11,300 and was the largest arena in Eastern Oklahoma until the BOK Center was built in Tulsa. The Mabee Center, along with being the home of ORU basketball since its opening, has also played host to numerous NCAA tournaments and conference tournaments.

  333. UTRGV Fieldhouse - Home of the UT-Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros

    Constructed in 1969, little has changed over the years for the UTPA Fieldhouse, home of the University of Texas-Pan American Broncs. With a capacity of 2,420, UTPA Fieldhouse not only is called home-court by Broncs basketball, but is also home to UTPA volleyball as well as serving as a health and kinesiology facility for university students.

  334. Agganis Arena - Home of the Boston University Terriers

    BU's dance squad and pep band do their best to keep the crowd involved, but to little avail. It's not their fault; in a mostly empty arena, there's only so much one can do. Agganis is only nine years old, so there's no real historical significance to speak of, but the arena is clean and comfortable, and sight lines are good from most anywhere.

  335. Louis Brown Athletic Center - Home of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights

    Visiting the Louis Brown Athletic Center, affectionately known on Rutgers' campus as the RAC, on a cold winter night reminds one of what Russia looked like during the 1950s. A squat, trapezoidal concrete structure set in the middle of a large empty field, the facility doesn't exactly inspire hope and excitement as one approaches it during a snowy evening.

  336. Bryce Jordan Center - Home of the Penn State Nittany Lions

    Penn State plays basketball in the Bryce Jordan Center, which is named after a former president of the University. The BJC, as it is known around campus, was opened in early 1996. The BJC is a multi-purpose building with no real design aspects that stick out. This is most noticeable when you look at the "luxury boxes" which are just cement pits between the lower and upper levels with no doors or glass cordoning them off from the general fans. Also, the original plans called for the ability for the BJC to double as a hockey arena, but those plans were later abandoned in a cost cutting move.

  337. Allstate Arena - Home of the DePaul Blue Demons

    The Allstate Arena is a great example of a multi-purpose arena. The venue is versatile, has wonderful acoustics, beautiful scoreboards and video boards and a good sound system. Basketball, hockey, soccer, wrestling, concerts, and more have been hosted here in Rosemont. There is plenty of parking and the facility is near Chicago’s largest airport, O’Hare International.

    Unfortunately the arena is not very close to one important place in Chicago, the campus of DePaul University. Consequently, the building remains largely empty and without the character that an on-campus facility would provide.

  338. Charles L. Sewall Center - Home of the Robert Morris Colonials

    Robert Morris plays basketball in the Charles L. Sewell Center, which opened in 1985. It is a smaller gym with stands only on two sides of the court. The baselines are open with large areas behind each as the Sewell Center is a multi-purpose building used for both Robert Morris athletics and Moon Township community events.

  339. Matadome Stadium - Home of the Cal State Northridge Matadors

    When the team made the move to Division I in 1990, the gym remained largely unchanged and is one of the smaller venues in college basketball today with a capacity of 1,600. As a new fan glances around the gym, he or she will spot multiple Big Sky Conference banners, but the team has been competing in the Big West Conference since 2001.

  340. Costello Athletic Center - Home of the UMass Lowell River Hawks

    The University of Massachusetts Lowell is NCAA Division I’s newest basketball member, moving up to the top level for the 2013-2014 season. The River Hawks’ home court is the nondescript Costello Athletic Center, or CAC as it is known around campus. The CAC is home to both the UMass Lowell men’s and women’s basketball teams as well as the women’s volleyball team. A great deal of work was done on the building in preparation for UMass Lowell’s leap to Division I, including the installation of a new basketball court, scoreboard, and bleachers.

  341. Student Recreation Center - Home of the UC-Riverside Highlanders

    The Highlanders play at the Student Recreation Center, which looks exactly as the name states upon arrival. One might think it is no more than a student gym before exploring a bit deeper and finding the basketball court. The venue opened in 1994 and seats roughly 3,168 Highlander fans.

  342. William Nicks Center - Home of the Prairie View A&M Panthers

    Seating approximately 6,500, the “Baby Dome” offers a unique experience from the suggestive dance moves of the Baby Dolls to the deafening music pumped in from the sound system, to the high-energy style of SWAC basketball.

  343. Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center - Home of the Grambling State Tigers

    Nestled away in North Louisiana between Shreveport and Monroe on I-20, you will find the the town of Grambling, home of the Grambling State Tigers. Grambling State is an all black school known more for its impressive drumline and old school Eddie Robinson football than for its basketball program. The Grambling State Tigers call the 7,500 seat, newly named Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center home. Opened in 2007 the new arena has many of the perks of a great arena, but it may be just a little too much for Grambling State basketball.

  344. Francis S. Levien Gymnasium - Home of the Columbia Lions

    The fans that show up at Columbia are split down the middle. One side of the gym is alums and families. The other side is reserved for students. The pulse of the arena from the alumni side flatlines from the opening tip, while the other side is somewhat rowdy and lewd.

  345. Elmore Gymnasium - Home of the Alabama A&M Bulldogs

    Located just outside of downtown Huntsville, Elmore Gymnasium offers a closeness factor to the college basketball fan that not every venue can offer. You’re going to feel like you’re in a high school gymnasium more than a college team’s arena, but “The Dog House” can still get plenty loud enough to give the Bulldogs a home-court advantage. The arena has 6,000 seats packed into a small area, and that brings a challenge to any opposing team when they pay a visit here.

  346. DakotaDome - Home of the South Dakota Coyotes

    The DakotaDome has been the home of University of South Dakota basketball since 1979. Since the state-owned facility was opened as the only dome in the Rushmore State, the building has been a bit of a bugaboo. The facility’s original air-inflated, Teflon roof ripped twice within the first three seasons the building opened and a metal roof finally replaced the white top in 2001. While the building has been serviceable for football, that has never been the case for the Coyotes’ basketball teams.

  347. Lundholm Gymnasium - Home of the New Hampshire Wildcats

    Lundholm Gymnasium, located in the Field House at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, is home to UNH Wildcats basketball team. A member of the America East conference, UNH basketball is overshadowed by the dominant UNH hockey program located across Main Street at the Whittemore Center, or even the FCS football team, which plays just outside of the gymnasium in Cowell Stadium. Yes, UNH basketball is not what people are usually talking about when it comes to UNH athletics, but respect should still be paid, as the team is a competitive one.

  348. David R. Stopher Gym - Home of the Nicholls State Colonels

    If you’re ever down at Nicholls State for a basketball game you should know that the teams play in David R. Stopher Gymnasium, which opened in 1970. The Stopher caps out at 3,800 fans but for a small D-I school, there are some perks about it.

  349. Fleisher Center - Home of the NJIT Highlanders

    So, there’s really two ways of looking at the experience of watching a home NJIT game. The optimist says, “Hey, D-I basketball where I can sit five feet from the floor with a general admission ticket. Sweet! ” The pessimist says, “This is Division I? What a joke. I know high school gyms that blow this out of the water.”

  350. Yanitelli Center - Home of the St. Peter's Peacocks

    The Yanitelli Center, home of the St. Peter's Peacocks, is a no frills venue which is certainly not one of the better places to take in a game in the MAAC. Kind of like the city (Jersey City) in which it resides, the arena is a bit rough around the edges. While the Peacocks have had some recent success, most years they are the bottom feeders of the MAAC, which probably explains why little has been done to spruce up the Yanitelli Center.

  351. Reitz Arena - Home of the Loyola (MD) Greyhounds

    There’s just nothing going on here. At all. The arena only holds about 2000 in all bleacher style seating, which could work to its advantage under different circumstances. But there is simply no juice here. Nothing. The students are clearly focused on their education, which is an absolutely wonderful thing. It just doesn’t help the atmosphere for sporting events.


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