Updated: Monday, 12 Nov 2012, 4:27 PM EST
Published : Monday, 12 Nov 2012, 4:08 PM EST
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The NCAA tournament is returning to Madison Square Garden in 2014.
On Monday, the NCAA announced the arena will host the East Regional for the first time in 53 years. The Garden hosted 71 NCAA tourney games from 1943-61. The other regional sites in 2014 will be Anaheim, Calif., Indianapolis and Memphis, Tenn.
The second and third-round sites in 2014 will be Buffalo, N.Y.; Milwaukee; Orlando, Fla.; Raleigh, N.C.; San Antonio; San Diego; Spokane, Wash.; and St. Louis. The Final Four will be played at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Cleveland, Houston, Los Angeles and Syracuse, N.Y. will be the regional sites in 2015. The second and third-round sites in 2015 are Charlotte, N.C.; Columbus, Ohio; Jacksonville, Fla.; Louisville, Ky.; Omaha, Neb.; Pittsburgh, Portland, Ore; and Seattle. The Final Four will be held in Indianapolis.
First-round games will continue to be played in Dayton, Ohio, both years.