These are the places where basketball is the absolute and undisputed king, where the b-ball tradition is undeniable. It’s the palce where there’s no other game in town and no other major professional franchise of worth within proximity. That partially explains how more of the youthful exuberance and liquor-fueled craziness is channeled into these basketball palaces.
Most importantly, these are the places where where conference titles and national championship banners get raised to the rafters with regularity, where opponents’ basketball winning streaks come to die under the harsh and unrelenting glare of the national spotlight and the relentless energy of the home teams’ basketball fans.
As we inch towards the Final Four 2013, take a look at the NCAA college basketball’s best fan bases.