The results are in! Chapel Hill, North Carolina is the best city in the United States for college basketball. Buffalo landed around the middle of the list at 105. But it's the cities that beat Buffalo that may surprise you.

WalletHub put together a list of the top cities for college basketball based on a number of factors including, number of
college basketball teams, winning percentages and stadium capacity.

While Buffalo can be proud of having Canisius as a Division 1 NCAA team the closest to downtown, based on these factors, it didn't stack up to Lewiston (Rank 32) or Allegany (Rank 44).

Lewiston is home to Niagara University. Home of the Niagara Purple Eagles and Allegany is the place you will find St. Bonaventure University.

However, if you take the Western New York area as a whole. We are blessed with FOUR great teams. University of Buffalo may play there games in Amherst, but they draw fans from all over New York and Southern Ontario.

So what about Syracuse? The Orange have been one of the strongest and most powerful and popular teams in NCAA history. It's hard to believe, but our neighbors down The Thruway are at #163 on the WalletHub list! Ithaca lands at 282.

Buffalo college hoops fans have more to be happy about this year as the 2017 NCAA Men's Tournament come to town. Below are the details about tickets at Key Bank Center.

The following ticket purchase options are available for the 2017 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship First/Second Rounds in Buffalo:

 

  • Purchase all-session tickets today (Six Games, Three Tickets/Sessions)
  • Purchase The NCAA Experience® official ticket and hospitality packages now through PrimeSport, the Official Ticket and Hospitality Provider of the NCAA. View Packages
  • Tickets can be bought and sold directly with other fans through the official NCAA Ticket Exchange. The NCAA Ticket Exchange allows fans to sell and buy official tickets online in an NCAA approved, safe and 100% guaranteed environment. Learn more about the NCAA Ticket Exchange

So what about brackets? Who will come to Buffalo? The teams and their seeds will be revealed this Sunday during "Selection Sunday."