Memphis will host NCAA men's prelim round in 2014

(WMC-TV) – Memphis was announced as one of 25 cities that will play host to the 2014 and 2015 men's NCAA basketball championship preliminary rounds.

The 2014 South Regional will take place in Memphis, Tenn.

"The bid process was as competitive as ever, with 53 cities expressing the desire to be a part of one of the world's premier sporting events," NCAA vice president of men's basketball Dan Gavitt said in a written statement. "We are thrilled for our hosts for the '14 and '15 tournaments, as they include a mix of cities that have proven over the course of several decades how to stage this great event, as well as cities that have come on to the scene in recent years and have embraced the tournament.

The division I men's basketball south regional round will take place March 27-29 of 2014 at FedEx Forum in Memphis.

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