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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334 312
Cameron Indoor Stadium is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
North Carolina, USA - Duke University

2
361 374
Allen Fieldhouse is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Kansas, USA - University of Kansas

3
299 389
Assembly Hall is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Bloomington, Indiana, USA - Indiana University

4
199 311
Hinkle Fieldhouse is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - Butler University

5
222 403
Rupp Arena is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Kentucky, USA - University of Kentucky

6
159 260
KFC Yum! Center is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Louisville, Kentucky, USA - University of Louisville

7
142 254
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
107 163
Palestra is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
USA - University of Pennsylvania

9
24 8
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
141 253
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

11
94 144
Williams Arena is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Minnesota, USA - University of Minnesota

12
141 259
Carrier Dome is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Syracuse, New York, USA - Syracuse University

13
121 201
Hilton Coliseum is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Iowa, USA - Iowa State University

14
153 272
The Pit is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
New Mexico, USA - University of New Mexico

15
127 234
Breslin Student Events Center is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Michigan, USA - Michigan State University

16
84 150
McKale Center is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
wiabux added Tucson, Arizona, USA - University of Arizona

17
93 174
Kohl Center is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Wisconsin, USA - University of Wisconsin

18
91 145
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
74 168
Pauley Pavilion is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas

20
51 86
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
63 108
Gallagher-Iba Arena is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Oklahoma, USA - Oklahoma State University

22
35 61
WVU Coliseum is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Jay Rateau added West Virginia, USA

23
25 39
John Paul Jones Arena is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
GDUBZ added Virginia, USA

24
19 19
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 25
Carver–Hawkeye Arena is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best College Basketball Arenas
Tom Derr added Iowa City, Iowa, USA