The Charles E. Smith Center is located on the campus of George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The arena portion of the Smith Center is home to that school’s basketball, gymnastics, and volleyball teams, and it also contains a swimming pool that hosts the Colonials’ swimming and water polo programs. The arena opened in 1975 and is named after local philanthropist Charles E. Smith, who was also a university trustee at GW.
The Air Force Academy Falcons play their basketball games at Clune Arena which is part of the Cadet Field House that also houses the hockey rink for the AFA hockey team and an indoor track. The Falcons basketball team plays in the NCAA Division I Mountain West Conference. The Falcon’s have played basketball since the 1956-57 season, a year after the establishment of the Air Force Academy. There is something special and patriotic about watching any Falcons game, and the men’s basketball game and venue is no exception.
Located on the grounds of the University of South Alabama sits the beautiful 10,041-seat Mitchell Center, home of the Jaguars men’s and women’s basketball teams. Affectionately known as USA, the Jags basketball teams moved into the state of the art Mitchell Center in 1999 after playing the previous 29 seasons at the outdated Jaguar Gym on campus. Despite moving into a new venue, the Jags basketball team has had mixed results, with only two seasons where they made it to the NCAA tournament (‘06 and ‘08).
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.
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.
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.