Hosting NCAA tournament games requires almost as much planning as a NASA space launch, which is why schools usually are given advance notice of a couple of years to begin preparations.
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First Four games
North Carolina A&T (18-16) vs. Liberty (15-20), 6:40 p.m.
Middle Tennessee State (28-5) vs. St. Mary’s (27-6), 9:10
LIU-Brooklyn (20-13) vs. James Madison (20-14), 6:40
La Salle (21-9) vs. Boise State (21-10), 9:10
NC State vs. Temple, 1:40 p.m.
Indiana vs. LIU-Brooklyn/James Madison, 4:10
Ohio State vs. Iona, 7:15
Notre Dame vs. Iowa State, 9:45
Venues hosting most games
1. UD Arena 91
2. Municipal Stadium, Kansas City, 83
3. Huntsman Center, Salt Lake City, 81
4. Madison Square Garden, 71
5. The Omni, Atlanta 55
6. RCA Dome, Indianapolis 54
7. Charlotte Coliseum, 53
8. The Palestra, Philadelphia, 51
9. Freedom Hall, Louisville, 50