Bartow Arena – UAB Blazers

Bartow Arena – UAB Blazers

The basketball program has thrived at Bartow Arena, as it has an all time winning percentage of .800. The Blazers have been to fifteen NCAA Tournaments, with three Sweet Sixteen appearances and one Elite Eight appearance. UAB has also been to the NIT on eleven  occasions. The Blazers have had 31 winning seasons in their 34 years of existence.

KSU Convocation Center – Kennesaw State Owls

KSU Convocation Center – Kennesaw State Owls

Kennesaw State University is one of the fastest growing schools in the Georgia University system. Founded in 1963, KSU is now the third largest public university in the state with more than 35,000 students. Located in the northwestern suburbs of Atlanta, the school is known for its programs in the fields of Business, Education and Nursing. Its campus features very contemporary architecture in both its academic and residential structures as many of the buildings were built in the 1990’s or early 2000’s.

Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium – Wofford Terriers

Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium – Wofford Terriers

The athletic teams at Wofford are known as the Terriers and they compete in the Southern Conference of NCAA basketball. This conference includes schools such as Furman, UT-Chattanooga, VMI, The Citadel and Mercer. Basketball has been played at Wofford since 1915, and previously was housed in the Andrews Field House (1929-1980) and the Benjamin Johnson Arena (1981-2016). The Terriers have made four NCAA appearances since 2010.

Pete Hanna Center – Samford Bulldogs

Pete Hanna Center – Samford Bulldogs

One of the top-rated colleges and universities in Alabama is not located in Tuscaloosa or Auburn. It is located in the Birmingham suburb of Homewood, and its name is Samford University. The small Baptist institution was founded in 1841, and is rated as the top-ranked private university in Alabama, and is highly ranked nationally for its high academic performance.