Tuesday, September 22, 2009

NCAA Tourney Returning to Verizon Center

The NCAA men's basketball tournament is returning to the Verizon Center in 2011. We've been awarded the 1st and 2nd rounds of March Madness. During the first two rounds of the tourney the field is narrowed from 64 to just 16 teams.

The dates of the the 2011 first and second round games at Verizon are March 17 and March 19. A total of three games will be played.

Verizon was host to the 2006 drama of George Mason University's unexpected romp to the Final Four, as well as the West Region first round games in 2008. The venue also hosted the Frozen Four earlier this year. The Frozen Four is NCAA hockey's version of basketball's Final Four.