BOISE STATE AWARDED FIRST AND SECOND ROUND GAMES FOR THE 2010 NCAA DIVISION I MEN?S NATIONAL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
BOISE, Idaho The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee today (July 6) released future sites for its national championships and it was announced that Boise State University will once again host first and second round tournament games.
                Four first round, and two second round, games will be played at Boise State’s Taco Bell Arena on March 18 and 20 (Thursday and Saturday), 2010.
                The 2010 tournament will mark the eighth time Boise State has hosted first and second round games of the men’s national tournament. Boise State first hosted games in 1983, and again in 1989, 1992, 1995, 1998, 2001 and 2005. All the games have been played at Taco Bell Arena. Boise State also hosted NCAA Division I women’s west regional basketball tournament in 2002.
                In today’s announcement, the NCAA awarded a total of 24 cities which will serve as hosts for first and second round, and regional, games for the 2009 and 2010 tournaments. In 2003, the men’s basketball committee announced that Detroit would host the 2009 Final Four and Indianapolis would be the 2010 Final Four site.
                The remaining first and second round sites for 2010 include Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island; New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana; HP Pavilion in San Jose, California; HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York; Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Jacksonville, Florida; Ford Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
                The 2009 first and second round sites in the western part of the country include the Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon, and Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena in Spokane, Washington. The west regional site in 2009 will be Cardinal Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, while the 2010 west regional will be the Delta Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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