CSU-LA to Host TBT West Regional


The Basketball Tournament today announced that California State University, Los Angeles will host opening round games in the West Region of the 2015 event. Games at “The Eagles Nest” will be held the weekend of July 10-12, with the four teams from the region advancing to the Super 17 in Chicago.

“After receiving national interest in the event last year, we knew we wanted to add a West Region. We quickly identified Cal State L.A. as a perfect venue to host our preliminary rounds,” said Jonathan Mugar, Founder of The Basketball Tournament. ”We have a diverse array of teams that have applied thus far into the West, from such places as Drew League, the Air Force Academy, Seattle, and even a team from Alaska. We also have a team of all women that have applied from motion pictures called the Pistol Shrimps.”

Located in the East LA neighborhood, The Eagles Nest seats just over 2,100 fans at full capacity, with 800 chairback seats. It is home to the Division II Cal State L.A. basketball and volleyball teams and in 1984 hosted the judo competition for the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.

Opening rounds begin July 10-12 at regional sites in Atlanta and LA, and continue July 17-19 in Chicago and Philadelphia. Play continues on Thursday, July 23, when defending champion Notre Dame Fighting Alumni meets the lower-seeded Chicago entrant in the opening game of the Super 17 from Chicago, televised live on ESPNU. ESPNU will also carry all four Quarterfinal games on Saturday July 25, in marathon coverage, live from Chicago. Whoever makes it out of Chicago will then travel to Fordham University in New York City for the Semifinals and the winner-take-all, $1 Million, Championship Game.

Additional tournament venues outside of those already announced in New York and LA will be announced shortly.