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New College Basketball Tournament Launches in Las Vegas: The Battle for the Crown Begins!

BySamantha Nguyen

Apr 4, 2024
New basketball postseason tournament collaboration announced by Fox and AEG

Fox Sports and AEG are teaming up to launch a new postseason college basketball tournament called the College Basketball Crown in Las Vegas, scheduled to take place from March 31 to April 6, 2025. The tournament will feature 16 teams playing games at the MGM Grand Garden Arena and T-Mobile Arena, both of which have previously hosted college basketball games, including the Pac-12 tournaments.

The tournament aims to provide an exciting and competitive alternative for teams that do not make the NCAA tournament and enhance the postseason college basketball experience for players and fans alike. Teams that do not qualify for the NCAA tournament will have a chance to participate in the College Basketball Crown. The Big Ten, Big 12, and Big East conferences will each have two automatic entries, while the remaining teams will be selected by a committee.

Fox Sports executive vice president Jordan Bazant expressed excitement about providing more opportunities for student-athletes to compete in high-quality postseason college hoops. The NIT is currently run by the NCAA and is expected to be the primary competitor of College Basketball Crown. The NIT recently modified its selection process to include more teams from power-six conferences; however, some schools declined invitations this season, including eight from power conferences.

The NIT has roots dating back to 1938 when games were held at New York City’s Madison Square Garden. While it was once considered one of the most prestigious major postseason tournaments in college basketball, it has faced competition from other tournaments such as March Madness and Conference Championships. This year’s event is set to occur this week in Indianapolis, while next year’s final four takes place in Las Vegas.

By Samantha Nguyen

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