basketball-men-d1 flag

Howard Fendrich | The Associated Press | May 6, 2014

Big Ten to bring tournament to DC in 2017

WASHINGTON -- Big Ten Conference Commissioner Jim Delany says Washington will host the league's 2017 men's basketball tournament and join a "rotation" with Chicago and Indianapolis.

"We've come here not to visit, but to live," Delany said

Delany officially announced Tuesday that Washington's Verizon Center — home of the NBA's Wizards and NHL's Capitals, as well as Georgetown men's basketball — will host the Big Ten tournament on March 8-12, 2017.

He is aware some fans would prefer that the event stay in the Midwest. Delany also remembers there were those who thought it was a bad idea to add Penn State as a league member or to create a television network — both of which he says turned out to be successes.

The story behind the first known dunk in college basketball history

Oklahoma A&M's Bob Kurland is credited with the first dunk in college basketball history.
READ MORE

How the NCAA DII men’s basketball tournament works: History, important dates, and FAQs

The 64-team DII men's basketball tournament concludes the basketball season every March. Here's everything you need to know about how it works, how the selections are made and the history of the DII men's basketball championship.
READ MORE

Every Final Four logo since 1985

Since the NCAA tournament expanded to the modern 64-team format in 1985, there have been 35 Final Fours. Each one has provided a different spin on the official logo.
READ MORE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners