NCAA The Best College Basketball Arenas  

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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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Cameron Indoor Stadium is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Cameron Indoor Stadium North Carolina, USA - Duke University

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

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

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

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Rupp Arena is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Rupp Arena Kentucky, USA - University of Kentucky

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Palestra is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Palestra USA - University of Pennsylvania

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KFC Yum! Center is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
KFC Yum! Center Louisville, Kentucky, USA - University of Louisville

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Williams Arena is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Williams Arena Minnesota, USA - University of Minnesota

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Dean Smith Center is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Dean Smith Center Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - University of North Carolina

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Madison Square Garden is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Madison Square Garden Manhattan, New York City, New York - St. John's University

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Hilton Coliseum is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Hilton Coliseum Iowa, USA - Iowa State University

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McKale Center is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
wiabux added McKale Center Tucson, Arizona, USA - University of Arizona

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Breslin Student Events Center is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Breslin Student Events Center Michigan, USA - Michigan State University

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The Pit is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
The Pit New Mexico, USA - University of New Mexico

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Carrier Dome is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Carrier Dome Syracuse, New York, USA - Syracuse University

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Kohl Center is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Kohl Center Wisconsin, USA - University of Wisconsin

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Bud Walton Arena is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Bud Walton Arena University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas - University of Arkansas

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Charles Koch Arena is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
KcXfiles added Charles Koch Arena Wichita, Kansas. Home of Wichita State University

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Gallagher-Iba Arena is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Gallagher-Iba Arena Oklahoma, USA - Oklahoma State University

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Pauley Pavilion is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas

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John Paul Jones Arena is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
GDUBZ added John Paul Jones Arena Virginia, USA

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WVU Coliseum is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Jay Rateau added WVU Coliseum West Virginia, USA

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Harry A. Gampel Pavilion is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Tom Derr added Harry A. Gampel Pavilion Storrs, Mansfield, Connecticut

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Carver–Hawkeye Arena is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Tom Derr added Carver–Hawkeye Arena Iowa City, Iowa, USA

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Mackey Arena is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
IanLese added Mackey Arena Indiana, USA - West Lafayette, IN - Purdue Boilermakers

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Reynolds Coliseum is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Reynolds Coliseum North Carolina, USA - North Carolina State University

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McCarthey Athletic Center is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
McCarthey Athletic Center Spokane, Washington, USA - Gonzaga University

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Memorial Gymnasium is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Memorial Gymnasium Nashville, Tennessee, USA - Vanderbilt University

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Crisler Center is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
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Comcast Center is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Comcast Center University of Maryland, College Park, College Park - University of Maryland

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Cintas Center is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
wardguy95 added Cintas Center Ohio, USA

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O'Connell Center is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
conceptenigma added O'Connell Center Gainesville, Florida, USA

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CenturyLink Center is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Kevin Shields added CenturyLink Center

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Matthew Knight Arena is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
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CenturyLink Center is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
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CenturyLink Center is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
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