SDSU a preliminary round site for NCAA basketball tourney in 2014

25 preliminary round sites announced

SAN DIEGO - San Diego State University was selected to host early-round games of the 2014 Division 1 men's college basketball tournament, the NCAA announced Monday.

Eight teams will come to San Diego for the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament at Viejas Arena. The tentative dates for the second and third rounds of play are Friday, March 21, 2014, and Sunday, March 23.

It will be the third time that NCAA Tournament games are conducted at SDSU. The previous occasions were 2001 and 2006.

Teams belonging to host schools are not allowed to play on their home floor, should they qualify.

Ticket information will be released at a later date.

“The bid process was as competitive as ever, with 53 cities expressing the desire to be a part of one of the world’s premier sporting events,” NCAA vice president of men’s basketball Dan Gavitt said in a press release. “We are thrilled for our hosts for the ’14 and ’15 tournaments, as they include a mix of cities that have proven over the course of several decades how to stage this great event, as well as cities that have come on to the scene in recent years and have embraced the tournament.

For a complete list of venues and cities, click here: Preliminary round sites announced for 2014, 2015 NCAA tournaments

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