The Big South Conference Council of Chief Executive Officers has voted to award the 2024 Hercules Tires Big South Men’s & Women’s Basketball Championships to High Point University, it was announced today.
A formal press conference is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 29 at 2 p.m. inside the Nido and Mariana Qubein Center.
High Point will host the combined tournament for the first time, which will be Wednesday-Sunday, March 6-10, at the 4,500-seat Nido and Mariana Qubein Center on the High Point campus. It will be the just the sixth time that all rounds of the Big South Basketball Championships will be held in the state of North Carolina. The previous times were in 1999 and 2000 in Asheville, 2016 in Buies Creek and Asheville, and 2021 and 2022 in Charlotte.
Opened in September 2021, the Qubein Center is one of the nation’s finest and elegant basketball arenas in the country. Basketball attendance at the Qubein Center has ranked in the top three nationally the past two seasons for facilities up to 5,000 seat capacity and is home to the second-largest videoboard in the state of North Carolina. Other venue amenities feature a Quince Imaging court projection system, Daktronic ribbon boards, courtside suite and club level suites/loge seating, and full chairback seating throughout the arena.
“We are absolutely elated to partner with High Point University in hosting the 2024 Hercules Tires Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships,” said Big South Commissioner Sherika A. Montgomery. “I am confident our student-athletes, coaches, fans, administrators, and community partners will have a tremendous March Madness experience. We look forward to working with Dr. Nido Qubein, Dan Hauser and the High Point community in the coming months to create a supreme event and memorable experience for our student-athletes.”
“High Point University is proud and privileged to host the Hercules Tires Big South Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships, and we will do everything possible to make it an extraordinary weekend,” added High Point President Dr. Nido Qubein. “We are investing generously in both financial and human capital to ensure a successful tournament environment. Hosting the Big South Championships is an enormous win for our city and the entire Piedmont Triad Region, with thousands visiting and staying multiple days in local hotels, shopping and dining.”
HPU previously hosted the Big South Women’s Basketball Championship from 2009-12 at the Millis Center — still the longest consecutive host of the women’s event in league history. High Point also hosted various Big South men’s and women’s conference tournament games as part of the conference’s home site/earned seed format utilized at times from 2003-21.
“High Point University is thrilled to earn the opportunity to host the 2024 Hercules Tires Big South Basketball Championships,” stated HPU Vice President and Athletic Director Dan Hauser. “We look forward to welcoming Big South student-athletes, coaches, and fans to the HPU campus and the High Point community. The Qubein Center will be rocking this March with exciting basketball action and we’re ready to showcase an extraordinary event for the Big South Conference!”
Free parking for all fans attending the 2024 Hercules Tires Big South Basketball Championship will be provided by High Point. More information on the 2024 Championships, including formats, schedules, finalized game times and ticket information, will be announced at a later date.
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