The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is coming back to Omaha in 2012, as Creighton University and Qwest Center will host the first and second round games on March 16 and 18, 2012.
This will mark the third time the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament has come to Omaha, as it was held at the Omaha Civic Auditorium in 1977 and at Qwest Center Omaha in 2008. If history repeats itself in ’12, the national champion will come out of Omaha. Marquette in 1977 and Kansas in 2008 both went on to win the national title.
Roger Dixon, president and CEO of Qwest Center Omaha. “We were thrilled to have sell-out crowds for the 2008 tournament, and look forward to hosting sell-out crowds again in 2012.”