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UTSA to host NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Regional in 2022

UTSA to host NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Regional in 2022

(April 18, 2017) -- The NCAA announced today that more than 600 host sites of predetermined championships in Divisions I, II and III. The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) has been selected to serve as host institution for an NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Regional on March 24 and 26, 2022, at the AT&T Center in San Antonio.

UTSA has hosted 17 NCAA Championship events since 1997 and it will welcome the Men's Final Four to the Alamodome on March 31 and April 2, 2018.

The 2022 Regional will be the 19th overall and 11th NCAA Men's Basketball event that the school has hosted.

Below is a complete list of NCAA postseason events that have been or will be hosted by UTSA:

  • 1997 Men's Basketball Midwest Regional
  • 1998 Men's Basketball Final Four
  • 1998 Men's Golf Central Regional
  • 2001 Men's Basketball Midwest Regional
  • 2002 Women's Basketball Final Four
  • 2003 Men's Basketball South Regional
  • 2004 Men's Basketball Final Four
  • 2005 Women's Volleyball Championship
  • 2006 Women's Basketball San Antonio Regional
  • 2007 Men's Basketball South Regional
  • 2008 Men's Basketball Final Four
  • 2010 Women's Basketball Final Four
  • 2011 Men's Basketball Southwest Regional
  • 2011 Women's Volleyball Championship
  • 2014 Men's Basketball Second & Third Rounds
  • 2014 Men's Golf San Antonio Regional
  • 2015 Women's Golf San Antonio Regional
  • 2018 Men's Basketball Final Four
  • 2022 Men's Basketball Regional

The NCAA received more than 3,000 bid submissions from NCAA member schools, conferences, sports commissions and cities vying to host predetermined rounds for 84 of the NCAA's 90 championships. A total of 613 sites were awarded for this cycle. The respective NCAA sports committees and the divisional championships cabinets/committees reviewed the bid proposals and selected the sites.

Criteria for selecting the host sites included creating what will be an exceptional experience for the student-athletes, along with adherence to NCAA bid specifications. Specifications can include, but are not limited to, providing optimal facilities; ease of travel to the location and ample lodging; and adherence to NCAA principles, which include providing an atmosphere that is safe and respects the dignity of all attendees.

"We want to thank everyone who submitted a bid for this cycle of championship site selections and for their continued commitment during the process," said Joni Comstock, NCAA senior vice president of championships. "We look forward to working with our membership, the cities and local organizing committees who may host for the first time, as well as the groups who will repeat as host sites. I also want to acknowledge and thank the sports committees that reviewed these exceptional bids and made the selections based on providing the best possible experience for our student-athletes, coaches and spectators."

"Working with our valued host institutions and conferences, as well as sports commissions and cities, to create a great atmosphere for student-athletes, coaches and fans with the men's and women's basketball tournaments is our goal every year," said Dan Gavitt, NCAA senior vice president of basketball. "We're looking forward to working with the groups that earned preliminary-round basketball sites, as well as the local organizing committees already slated to host NCAA Men's and Women's Final Fours."

Today's complete site selection announcement press release can be found here.

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