The NCAA® First Four®
The Dayton region is recognized as the Epicenter of College Basketball. Fans from around the world know that THE ROAD STARTS HERE™, in Dayton, Ohio! Dayton looks forward to welcoming the NCAA® First Four® back to the University of Dayton Arena in 2023 and hosting it through 2026!
The Big Hoopla
In conjunction with the First Four®, the community is invited to take part in The Big Hoopla! Since 2012, The Big Hoopla has showcased Dayton’s collaborative spirit, basketball unity and affinity for our military heroes serving locally and around the world. Visit The Big Hoopla's website for more about their community events: the 4 Miler and the STEM Challenge, both taking place on Selection Sunday, March 12. The NCAA® Basketball Tournament presents a tremendous opportunity to come together as a community, and as a country, to celebrate the great things that can be accomplished with teamwork, dedication, and a shared goal.