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sms151t
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Great and bad college only basketball arenas/stadiums/courts you have watched games at?
For me some of the best were
Phog Allen
Bud Walton Arena
Dean Dome
Robertson Memorial
Roberts Municipal


Worst
G Rollie White
Hoffheinz
Heart O America
Autry Court
Hammons Student Center
SIU Arena


I want to see the Palestra and want to see Pauley and Moody again after the remodel.






Chitown_Badger
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re: Great and bad college only basketball arenas/stadiums/courts you have watched games at?
Terrible:

Welsh Ryan Arena (Northwestern) - It's like a crowded effing hot box.


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Bunk Moreland
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re: Great and bad college only basketball arenas/stadiums/courts you have watched games at?
I was in California for the Rose Bowl and saw prime Loyola Marymount a few months before Hank died.


sms151t
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re: Great and bad college only basketball arenas/stadiums/courts you have watched games at?
The OU game? Never mind, because Gathers did not play and it was right before Christmas.

Looking at the schedule it had to be Niagra
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Bunk Moreland
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re: Great and bad college only basketball arenas/stadiums/courts you have watched games at?
Yup, had to be Niagara.


sms151t
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re: Great and bad college only basketball arenas/stadiums/courts you have watched games at?
The UNLV Arkansas Thomas and Mack that year to me would have been fun as anything. Spending New Years in Vegas, watching 2 great teams (both ended up in Final Four), watching games at the books the next day.


Have they finished up with Crisler yet? I went there once to watch an Iowa game when Alford was there.
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saintsfan92612
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re: Great and bad college only basketball arenas/stadiums/courts you have watched games at?
The Tad Pad at Ole Miss was laughably bad.

Bud Walton was a damn NBA level arena when it was built.


sms151t
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re: Great and bad college only basketball arenas/stadiums/courts you have watched games at?
I forgot to add the Tad Pad, went there when they beat Bama in 2002.


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BCMCubs
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re: Great and bad college only basketball arenas/stadiums/courts you have watched games at?
I saw a game at Davidson in the late 1990's. Was impressed with their facility.

*Coors Events Center at CU- pretty cool, kind of like The Pit. Wish they had better basketball consistently.




Ole Misdial
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re: Great and bad college only basketball arenas/stadiums/courts you have watched games at?
Fant Ewing Colisseum at ULM absolute worst


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sms151t
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re: Great and bad college only basketball arenas/stadiums/courts you have watched games at?
The Coors Special Events Center is nice, but I do not put it up with BWA, Dean Dome, or Phog. I want to go to the McKale once also.
Cameron Indoor was not that amazing either for all the hype it gets. I would rather watch a game at Lawerence Joel.
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BCMCubs
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re: Great and bad college only basketball arenas/stadiums/courts you have watched games at?
Been to a million games at Nicholls. While they have made some minor improvements over the years, Stopher Gym is pretty much the shits. Ive been to nicer high school gyms.

I was very loud in there though in the 90's when Nicholls had a good program


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SCLibertarian
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re: Great and bad college only basketball arenas/stadiums/courts you have watched games at?
Reynolds Coliseum was my favorite college basketball arena. It was loud as hell in that place and not a bad seat in the house. It's a shame NC State moved to that monstrosity of an arena they play in now.



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rockchlkjayhku11
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re: Great and bad college only basketball arenas/stadiums/courts you have watched games at?
I'm a sucker for "bad" arenas to be honest. I wouldn't really call anywhere I've been bad, but others might. Here is an effort in ranking them top to bottom

Allen Fieldhouse
Dean dome
Thompson boling
Yum center
Cameron indoor
Cintas center (Xavier)
Rupp Arena (I'm just a huge hater of rupp, sorry)
Stegeman Coliseum (tGOAT and personal favorite)
5/3 Arena (Cincinnati, being remodeled this year)
Alexander memorial (old tech gym)

Possibly more, but can't remember others right now.


sms151t
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re: Great and bad college only basketball arenas/stadiums/courts you have watched games at?
Mackey Arena before the flood was interesting. I wished they would have kept the raised floor.

Also would like to go see the Barn in Minnesota.
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hoopsgalore
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re: Great and bad college only basketball arenas/stadiums/courts you have watched games at?
I've been to some good ones, but the worst were undoubtedly Welsh-Ryan (currently undergoing renovation) and Conte Forum.

ETA: One of the good ones I've been to is the Patrick Gym. It's not a "nice facility," but is exactly what I would expect from a quality low-major program. Glorified HS gym that can get extremely loud.
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hoopsgalore
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re: Great and bad college only basketball arenas/stadiums/courts you have watched games at?
quote:

Also would like to go see the Barn in Minnesota.



Williams Arena is a cool place to watch a basketball game. The concourses are wildly small, but the upperdeck/rafters give the arena a much-different feel than a lot of other places.


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BCMCubs
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re: Great and bad college only basketball arenas/stadiums/courts you have watched games at?
Magness Arena in Denver is another nice smaller arena


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Undertow
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re: Great and bad college only basketball arenas/stadiums/courts you have watched games at?
I went to a non-basketball event at the Indiana Hoosiers basketball venue and I was surprised how much it looked like a big high school gymnasium.


WestCoastAg
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re: Great and bad college only basketball arenas/stadiums/courts you have watched games at?
Bad:
Pauley pavilion before the renovations


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