Ohio State, Nationwide Arena Selected to Host Men's NCAA Tournament in 2015
Nov. 12, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio-The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee notified Ohio State Monday it will host the second and third rounds of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Nationwide Arena in downtown Columbus.
“By selecting Columbus and The Ohio State University as a host site for the 2015 NCAA tournament games, the NCAA has recognized the quality experience student-athletes and their fans have enjoyed in our city. We are proud of the job the city and our scores of volunteers have done in the past. I know we’ll provide an even better experience in 2015.”
Linda Logan, executive director of the Greater Columbus Sports Commission, said the city looks forward to working with the men’s NCAA championship event.
“It is a privilege to host NCAA championships in Columbus,” Logan said. “Our city is proud to work with the NCAA and host such a prestigious event.”
The early round competitions will be played March 20 and 22 at Nationwide Arena in 2015. Eight teams will play in four games in the second round (March 20). Four teams advance to play March 22 with the winners in those two games advancing to NCAA regional competition.