April 19, 2017

ROCHESTER, Mich. – Oakland University has been named a tournament host for the 2021 NCAA men’s basketball first and second round tournament games at Little Caesars Arena announced on Tuesday by the NCAA.

Oakland will co-host the NCAA tournament with Olympia Entertainment, the Detroit Sports Commission and Detroit Mercy March 18 & 20, 2021 from LCA in downtown Detroit.

“We are thrilled to partner with Olympia Entertainment, the Detroit Sports Commission, and our friends at UDM, for the 2021 men's basketball tournament at Little Caesars Arena," said Director of Athletics Jeff Konya. "Oakland University has a long history of assisting these first-class events. We certainly look forward the opportunity to play our part as we know this is an exciting day for Detroit and the region to again have the sporting nation cast its attention to Little Caesars Arena and the 2021 basketball tournament.”

The NCAA has announced host sites from 2017-18 through 2021-22, which includes more than 600 host sites for Division I, II and III.

The NCAA received more than 3,000 bid submissions from NCAA member schools, conferences, sports commissions and cities vying to host predetermined rounds for 86 of the NCAA’s 90 championships.

“We want to thank everyone who submitted a bid for this cycle of championship site selections and for their continued commitment during the process,” said Joni Comstock, NCAA senior vice president of championships. “We look forward to working with our membership, the cities and local organizing committees who may host for the first time, as well as the groups who will repeat as host sites. I also want to acknowledge and thank the sports committees that reviewed these exceptional bids and made the selections based on providing the best possible experience for our student-athletes, coaches and spectators.”

Oakland hosted the men’s first and second rounds in 2006 and 2013 at the Palace of Auburn Hills.


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