NCAA The Best College Basketball Arenas  

Blake Edwards
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List Rules Only stadiums used by NCAA college basketball teams

The best college basketball arenas are those university basketball venues most loved by fans and most feared by visiting opposing players. Featuring decades of history, seating for tens of thousands and roaring student sections, these are the best arenas NCAA Basketball has to offer.

It's no coincidence that many of the best NCAA Basketball arenas are home to many of the perennially successful college basketball teams. Duke University is usually always a contender in March Madness and has seen a great deal of success on their home court at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The same goes for the University of Kansas, who recently won the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship in 2008. Their Allen Fieldhouse has been helping them with the home-court advantage since 1955 and continues to be one of the best in the country for college hoops.

But quality college basketball arenas are not exclusive to only the elite teams. Squads like the New Mexico Lobos, who play at University Arena AKA The Pit, the Arkansas Razorbacks, who call Bud Walton Arena home, and the Butler Bulldogs, who hit the court at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana, all play in stellar arenas despite not necessarily leading the pack come March.

If you ask anyone on the street what their favorite college basketball arena is you'll probably get wherever their school or favorite team plays but despite fan favoritism, these NCAA Basketball arenas are the cream of the crop. Vote for the best college hoops arenas below then when you're done, head over and select the best NBA arenas and the best NFL stadiums too!
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1
340 319
Cameron Indoor Stadium is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
North Carolina, USA
Duke University

2
367 381
Allen Fieldhouse is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Kansas, USA
University of Kansas

3
305 396
Assembly Hall is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Bloomington, Indiana, USA
Indiana University

4
201 318
Hinkle Fieldhouse is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Butler University

5
162 267
KFC Yum! Center is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
University of Louisville

6
223 411
Rupp Arena is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Kentucky, USA
University of Kentucky

7
144 259
Dean Smith Center is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
University of North Carolina

8
142 258
Madison Square Garden is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Manhattan, New York City, New York
St. John's University

9
28 15
Mackey Arena is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
IanLese added Mackey Arena Indiana, USA

West Lafayette, IN - Purdue Boilermakers

10
107 168
Palestra is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
USA
University of Pennsylvania

11
143 263
Carrier Dome is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Syracuse, New York, USA
Syracuse University

12
122 204
Hilton Coliseum is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Iowa, USA
Iowa State University

13
154 276
The Pit is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
New Mexico, USA
University of New Mexico

14
128 238
Breslin Student Events Center is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Michigan, USA
Michigan State University

15
94 148
Williams Arena is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Minnesota, USA
University of Minnesota

16
84 153
McKale Center is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
wiabux added Tucson, Arizona, USA
University of Arizona

17
93 177
Kohl Center is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Wisconsin, USA
University of Wisconsin

18
92 148
Bud Walton Arena is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas
University of Arkansas

19
74 171
Pauley Pavilion is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas

20
51 89
Charles Koch Arena is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
KcXfiles added Charles Koch Arena
Wichita, Kansas. Home of Wichita State University

21
63 111
Gallagher-Iba Arena is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Oklahoma, USA
Oklahoma State University

22
26 41
John Paul Jones Arena is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
GDUBZ added Virginia, USA

23
35 64
WVU Coliseum is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Jay Rateau added West Virginia, USA

24
19 22
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Tom Derr added Storrs, Mansfield, Connecticut

25
20 28
Carver–Hawkeye Arena is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Tom Derr added Iowa City, Iowa, USA