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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340 348
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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274 359
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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185 283
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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202 378
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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98 140
Palestra is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Palestra USA - University of Pennsylvania

7
139 238
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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128 238
Madison Square Garden is listed (or ranked) 8 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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124 237
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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147 260
The Pit is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
The Pit New Mexico, USA - University of New Mexico

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128 242
Carrier Dome is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Carrier Dome Syracuse, New York, USA - Syracuse University

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115 218
Breslin Student Events Center is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Breslin Student Events Center Michigan, USA - Michigan State University

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84 120
Williams Arena is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Williams Arena Minnesota, USA - University of Minnesota

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84 159
Kohl Center is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Kohl Center Wisconsin, USA - University of Wisconsin

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76 134
McKale Center is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
wiabux added McKale Center Tucson, Arizona, USA - University of Arizona

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113 182
Hilton Coliseum is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Hilton Coliseum Iowa, USA - Iowa State University

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67 158
Pauley Pavilion is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas

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85 134
Bud Walton Arena is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Bud Walton Arena University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas - University of Arkansas

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45 78
Charles Koch Arena is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
KcXfiles added Charles Koch Arena Wichita, Kansas. Home of Wichita State University

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56 100
Gallagher-Iba Arena is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Gallagher-Iba Arena Oklahoma, USA - Oklahoma State University

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27 56
WVU Coliseum is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Jay Rateau added WVU Coliseum West Virginia, USA

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19 37
John Paul Jones Arena is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
GDUBZ added John Paul Jones Arena Virginia, USA

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19 54
Matthew Knight Arena is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
_1442432702366 added Matthew Knight Arena Eugene, Oregon, USA

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44 98
Crisler Center is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
CraigNykiel added Crisler Center

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52 111
Comcast Center is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Comcast Center University of Maryland, College Park, College Park - University of Maryland

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43 84
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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37 97
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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53 131
Petersen Events Center is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Petersen Events Center Pennsylvania, USA - University of Pittsburgh

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27 67
O'Connell Center is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
conceptenigma added O'Connell Center Gainesville, Florida, USA

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41 86
Memorial Gymnasium is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Memorial Gymnasium Nashville, Tennessee, USA - Vanderbilt University

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13 14
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Tom Derr added Harry A. Gampel Pavilion Storrs, Mansfield, Connecticut

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13 34
Cintas Center is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
wardguy95 added Cintas Center Ohio, USA

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14 17
Carver–Hawkeye Arena is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Tom Derr added Carver–Hawkeye Arena Iowa City, Iowa, USA

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6 21
Thomas and Mack is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Thomas and Mack

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36 80
Smith Spectrum is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Smith Spectrum Utah, USA - Utah State University

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28 69
Maples Pavilion is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Maples Pavilion Stanford, California, USA - Stanford University

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3 3
Mackey Arena is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
IanLese added Mackey Arena Indiana, USA - West Lafayette, IN - Purdue Boilermakers

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11 44
Haas Pavilion is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
surag added Haas Pavilion UC Berkeley

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6 15
Mizzou Arena is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Tom Derr added Mizzou Arena Missouri, USA

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4 19
McLeod Center is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Tom Derr added McLeod Center Cedar Falls, Iowa, USA

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7 13
Colonial Life Arena is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Lowell Bernstein added Colonial Life Arena Columbia, South Carolina, USA

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D is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
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Dahlburg Arena is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
TruffleShuffle88 added Dahlburg Arena Missoula, Montana - Montana Griizlies  

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19 65
Don Haskins Center is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
TreavorPence added Don Haskins Center El Paso, Texas, USA - Home of the University of Texas El Paso Miners Men's and Women's Basketball Div 1-  48 banners hang from the rafters and it seats over 12,000. Built in the early 1970's as the Special Event Center, changed name ...

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12 54
Knapp Center is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
AlexOverton added Knapp Center Des Moines, Iowa, USA - Drake Basketball Stadium

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14 68
Loyd Noble Arena is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
kaylive added Loyd Noble Arena

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Thompson Boling Arena is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Tom Derr added Thompson Boling Arena

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4 38
Reese Court is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
AwesomeEmpire9 added Reese Court Cheney, WA - Eastern Washington Eagles