The Gonzaga Bulldogs come out of the tunnel before their national semfinal matchup with South Carolina in the Final Four. (Cronkite News photo)
NCAA awards Phoenix its second Final Four
Just a year after hosting its first Final Four, Phoenix has landed the mega-event again.
The NCAA awarded the 2024 Final Four to Phoenix Monday and also granted Houston (2023), San Antonio (2025) and Indianapolis (2026) the right to host college basketball’s largest championship event.
Like many across the country, Debbie Johnson was glued to her screen waiting for the official statement. The Director of Arizona’s Office of Tourism and the co-chair of the Phoenix Local Organizing Committee was just five days removed from standing in front of NCAA officials in Boston delivering Phoenix’s final presentation.