NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The Final Four is coming to New Orleans again.
The NCAA announced on Thursday the 2022 NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four will be played in New Orleans.
New Orleans traditionally has been one of the most popular Final Four cities and has provided several iconic championship moments that will be celebrated as anniversaries in 2022.
The Division I Men's Basketball Committee selected New Orleans, with Tulane University serving as the host institution.
"New Orleans has an incredibly rich history of hosting the Final Four, and for a variety of reasons it was determined that 2022 was the perfect year to bring the event back to the Crescent City," Dan Gavitt, vice president for men's basketball championships said in a prepared statement. "New Orleans is a festive place that embraces this event and makes it special for participating student-athletes and fans. With a little luck, we'll get some of the same Final Four magic we've been treated to in the past."
The Division I Men's Basketball Oversight Committee, part of the Division I Council, approved the men's basketball committee's recommendation.
The committee decided to forego the traditional site selection process in choosing New Orleans, which narrowly missed being picked during the last bid cycle that concluded with Phoenix, San Antonio, Minneapolis, Atlanta and Indianapolis awarded the 2017 through 2021 events.
This will be New Orleans' sixth time hosting the event and the first time in 10 years.New Orleans Pelicans superstar Anthony Davis helped Kentucky beat Kansas 67-59 in that contest.