NCAA Tournament 2018: South Regional
This year, the 2018 NCAA Tournament South Regional will be played at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia on March 22 and 24. Georgia Tech is the affiliated host institution. This will be the first time the arena, which is the home of the NBA's Atlanta Hawks and WNBA's Atlanta Dream, will serve as the host venue for an NCAA Tournament preliminary round game. Atlanta, should serve as a great city for visiting fans, as the city offers great historical museums and sites, a bustling arts and entertainment scene, a great culinary scene, and plenty of options for accommodations.
NCAA Tournament South Regional History
The South Regional is no stranger to exciting NCAA Tournament games. One of the most memorable is the 2007 Sweet 16 matchup between Ohio State and Tennessee. The Buckeyes found themselves facing a 17-point deficit at half before battling back behind 25 points from guard Ron Lewis. Up by one with the clock ticking down, OSU's Greg Oden blocked a shot to preserve the win and send his team to the Elite Eight. Ohio State would go on to the National Championship where the school lost to the Florida Gators.
Last year's NCAA Tournament South Regional featured a star-studded lineup of teams, with the top four seeds advancing to play in the Sweet 16. North Carolina and Kentucky, the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds, moved onto the Elite Eight for the next chapter in this historic rivalry. UNC forward Luke Maye became the hero that night when he hit a jump shot with 0.3 seconds remaining, sending the Tar Heels to the Final Four. UNC would go on to win its sixth basketball National Championship.
South Regional Ticket Prices
South Regional prices are more than likely to move as the matchup is set and the games get closer, so be sure to check back as March Madness progresses. To see current ticket prices, scan the event listings at the top of this page for a look at Full Strip, Session 1, and Session 2 offerings.