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Karen Price
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Ohio State's Jared Sullinger rebounds over Gonzaga's Michael Hart (30) and Robert Scare (00) in a third-round game of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh on Saturday March 17, 2012.

Duquesne and Consol Energy Center will host early round games of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament in 2018, officials announced Monday.

Second- and third-round games were held in the arena in 2012 and will be played there again in 2015, as previously announced. On Monday, the NCAA announced the sites for NCAA Tournament games from 2016-18.

“We’re excited because this will now be three years apart, so we’re getting in the rotation, which is what we hoped,” Penguins spokesman Tom McMillan said. “When we were making a pitch for a new arena, one of the things we hoped for was that we could attract national-level events to Pittsburgh that we were not previously able to get on a regular basis.”

In addition to the basketball games in 2012, the arena hosted the Frozen Four in 2013.

The arena also was home to the U.S. Gymnastics Championships this summer.

“The arena has fulfilled its promises early on with those types of things,” McMillan said.

Pittsburgh, however, was passed over when the NCAA made its selections for host sites of the 2017-20 Women’s Final Fours.

Karen Price is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach her at [email protected] or via Twitter @KarenPrice_Trib.

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