Detroit was selected as one of the eight host sites for first- and second-round games in the 2018 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship. University of Detroit Mercy will serve as the host institution with the games being played at Little Caesars arena March 16 & 18.
"On behalf of University of Detroit Mercy and President Antoine Garibaldi, we are thrilled to be the host school for the first and second rounds of the 2018 Division I Men's Basketball Championship in Detroit," said UDM Director of Athletics Robert C. Vowels, Jr. "University of Detroit Mercy has a tremendous basketball history that aligns very well with the men's basketball championship. We believe we have the best venue which is the Detroit Events Center and partners such as the Mayor's Office, Olympia Entertainment and the Detroit Sports Commission."
Downtown Detroit last hosted the NCAA tournament in 2009 and 2008, when the men's Final Four and Midwest Regional were played at Ford Field, respectively.