Basketball Resources

Publish date: Dec 7, 2010

2012 Men’s Championship

First- and second-round sites in 2012 include Albuquerque, Columbus, Greensboro, Louisville, Nashville, Omaha, Pittsburgh and Portland. Louisville, which will host for the 13th time, has not hosted the championship since 1991.

Atlanta will prepare for the 2013 Final Four by hosting the South Regional in 2012, marking the 20th time the city has hosted the men’s basketball championship, including Final Fours in 1977, 2002 and 2007. Phoenix will host its fourth regional in 2012. The other two regional hosts are Boston, which has hosted the tournament three times previously, and St. Louis, which has hosted three Final Fours and seven regional rounds.

The 2012 Men’s Final Four will be played in the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Dates, Rounds

City, State



First Round

Dayton, OH

UD Arena

Dayton University

March 15/17 2ndt/3rd Rounds

Albuquerque, NM

The Pit

University of New Mexico

March 15/17 2ndt/3rd Rounds

Louisville, KY

KFC Yum! Center

University of Louisville

March 15/17 2ndt/3rd Rounds

Pittsburgh, PA

Consol Energy Center

Duquesne University

March 15/17 2ndt/3rd Rounds

Portland, OR

Rose Garden Arena

University of Oregon

March 16/18 2ndt/3rd Rounds

Columbus, OH

Nationwide Arena

Ohio State University

March 16/18 2ndt/3rd Rounds

Greensboro, NC

Greensboro Coliseum

Atlantic Coast Conference

March 16/18 2ndt/3rd Rounds

Nashville, TN

Bridgestone Arena

Ohio Valley Conference

March 16/18 2ndt/3rd Rounds

Omaha, NE

CenturyLink Center

Creighton University

March 22/24   East Regional

Boston, MA

TD Garden

Boston College

March 22/24 West Regional

Phoenix, AZ

US Airways Center

Arizona State University

March 23/25 South Regional

Atlanta, GA

Georgia Dome

Georgia Institute of Technology

March 23/25 Midwest Regional

St. Louis, MO

Edward Jones Dome

St. Louis University