Aug. 27, 2009

NCAA Release

INDIANAPOLIS - The NCAA announced today that the 2010 Division I Men’s Basketball Championships’ first- and second-round sites originally set for Thursday, March 18 and Saturday, March 20 in Spokane, Wash. will be played on Friday, March 19 and Sunday, March 21, while games originally scheduled for March 19 and 21 in Oklahoma City, Okla. will be played March 18 and 20. The change will assure national exposure for all games of the championship.

Washington State University is the host institution in Spokane, while the Big 12 is the host conference in Oklahoma City.
Along with Oklahoma City, first- and second-round sites playing March 18 and 20 include New Orleans, Providence and San Jose. Buffalo, Jacksonville and Milwaukee join Spokane as hosts for first- and second-round games March 19 and 21.

Regional hosts for the 2010 championship include Salt Lake City and Syracuse (March 25 and 27), and Houston and St. Louis (March 26 and 28). The 72nd NCAA championship culminates with the Final Four, scheduled for April 3 and 5 in Indianapolis.

Tickets to the 2010 Final Four are sold out, as are tickets to preliminary round sites in Milwaukee, Providence, Salt Lake City and Spokane. Tickets are still available for the opening round game in Dayton on March 16, as well as preliminary round sites in Buffalo, Houston, Jacksonville, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, San Jose and St. Louis. Visit www.ncaa.com/tickets for more information.