Madison Square Garden will host the East Regional in 2014, marking the first time the venue has hosted a tournament game in 53 years. 

Madison Square Garden hosted 71 tournament games between 1943 and 1961.

"Only three arenas have hosted more tournament games than Madison Square Garden, despite it being more than five decades since the last time it hosted," said NCAA vice president of men’s basketball Dan Gavitt said. "That gives you a great sense of the historical significance of bringing the tournament back there.”