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

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355 366
Allen Fieldhouse is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Kansas, USA - University of Kansas

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293 378
Assembly Hall is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Bloomington, Indiana, USA - Indiana University

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193 302
Hinkle Fieldhouse is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - Butler University

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217 397
Rupp Arena is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Kentucky, USA - University of Kentucky

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151 255
KFC Yum! Center is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Louisville, Kentucky, USA - University of Louisville

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138 249
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

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104 159
Palestra is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
USA - University of Pennsylvania

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92 139
Williams Arena is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Minnesota, USA - University of Minnesota

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138 249
Madison Square Garden is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Manhattan, New York City, New York - St. John's University

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151 268
The Pit is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
New Mexico, USA - University of New Mexico

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118 197
Hilton Coliseum is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Iowa, USA - Iowa State University

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123 228
Breslin Student Events Center is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Michigan, USA - Michigan State University

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136 253
Carrier Dome is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Syracuse, New York, USA - Syracuse University

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81 145
McKale Center is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
wiabux added Tucson, Arizona, USA - University of Arizona

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90 170
Kohl Center is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Wisconsin, USA - University of Wisconsin

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90 143
Bud Walton Arena is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas - University of Arkansas

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50 85
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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72 166
Pauley Pavilion is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas

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61 106
Gallagher-Iba Arena is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Oklahoma, USA - Oklahoma State University

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24 38
John Paul Jones Arena is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
GDUBZ added Virginia, USA

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33 60
WVU Coliseum is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Jay Rateau added 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 Storrs, Mansfield, Connecticut

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19 22
Carver–Hawkeye Arena is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Tom Derr added Iowa City, Iowa, USA

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11 6
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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46 89
Reynolds Coliseum is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
North Carolina, USA - North Carolina State University

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45 101
McCarthey Athletic Center is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Spokane, Washington, USA - Gonzaga University

28
45 90
Memorial Gymnasium is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Nashville, Tennessee, USA - Vanderbilt University

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55 117
Comcast Center is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
University of Maryland, College Park, College Park - University of Maryland

30
47 104
Crisler Center is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
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21 60
Matthew Knight Arena is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
_1442432702366 added Eugene, Oregon, USA

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30 72
O'Connell Center is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
conceptenigma added Gainesville, Florida, USA

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16 40
Cintas Center is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
wardguy95 added Ohio, USA

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CenturyLink Center 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) 37 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
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CenturyLink Center is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
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CenturyLink Center is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
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