BC to Host 2012 NCAA Basketball East Regional

Mike Petraglia
September 22, 2009 - 7:25 am
NCAA organizers can only hope Boston delivers them another another thrilling performance after it was announced on Monday that  TD Garden has been chosen as the East Regional site for the 2012 men's tournament. In March, in one of the best games ever played in the building, Villanova beat Pittsburgh, 78-76, in the East Regional final on a last-second, length-of-the-court drive by Scottie Reynolds, helping the Wildcats reach the Final Four for the first time since winning it all in 1985. This marks the fourth time Boston College has been chosen as the host institution for the East Regional, set for March 22-24, 2012. BC also served as the host institution for the 2009 East Regional, as well as the 1999 and 2003 first and second rounds. '€œWe are extremely pleased that the NCAA has decided to return to Boston for college basketball'€™s showcase event,'€ director of athletics Gene DeFilippo said in a statement. '€œThis decision is a tribute to the outstanding cooperation Boston College has received from Mayor Menino'€™s office, the city of Boston, the TD Garden, the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau and the local business community. We are grateful for their support and excited to have this opportunity once again.'€