April 18, 2017
SAN DIEGO -
San Diego State has been selected to host the first and second rounds of the 2022 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee announced today. This is the fifth time SDSU and Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl have been picked to serve as a host for the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.
The Aztecs also host the first and second rounds of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship in 2018.
In 2022, San Diego State will serve as the host institution and, should the Aztecs qualify for the NCAA Tournament, will not be eligible to play in San Diego.
The games are scheduled to be played on March 18 and March 20.
San Diego State and Viejas Arena previously hosted the first and second rounds of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship in 2001, 2006 and 2014.
Also hosting the first and second rounds are Furman and the Southern Conference (Greenville, S.C.), Duquesne (Pittsburgh, Pa.), the MAAC (Buffalo, N.Y.), TCU (Fort Worth, Texas), Marquette (Milwaukee, Wisc.), Cincinnati (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Oregon State (Portland, Ore.). Regional sites are hosted by Pennsylvania (Philadelphia), Northwestern (Chicago), UTSA (San Antonio, Texas) and the Pac-12 (San Francisco). The 2022 Final Four will be held in New Orleans.
Ticket information for the San Diego site will be announced at a later time.