University of Kentucky to host five NCAA events

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The NCAA announced on Tuesday that it has selected more than 600 host sites for preliminary rounds and finals of predetermined championships in Divisions I, II and III to be held from 2017-18 through 2021-22.

For the men’s NCAA basketball tournament, Lexington and Rupp Arena were chosen to host first- and second-round games on March 19 and 21, 2021.

The NCAA doesn’t allow schools to play on their home courts in the NCAA Tournament.

The last time Rupp Arena hosted an NCAA Tournament game was 2013.

UK will also host:

  • The rifle national championship in the Nutter Field House - March 13-14, 2020

  • The Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field East Regional - May 28-30, 2020 at the UK Track and Field Complex

  • A Men’s and Women’s Cross Country regional in Masterson Station Park on Nov. 12, 2021

  • A Women’s Gymnastics regional in Memorial Coliseum on April 2, 2022

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