Buffalo to host first and second round games of 2026 NCAA Tournament

Games will be played at KeyBank Center
NCAA Basketball
Posted at 1:23 PM, Oct 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-14 13:28:30-04

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) — College basketball is returning to Buffalo on a national stage.

The NCAA announced Wednesday that KeyBank Center in Buffalo will be one of the sites for the first and second round games of the 2026 NCAA Basketball Tournament. The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, including schools Canisius and Niagara, will serve as hosts.

KeyBank Center has hosted the men's tournament before with games played in 2000, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2014, and 2017. They are also scheduled to host in 2022.