NCAA tournament returns to NYC, where it was once the main event

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CCNY won the NCAA title at Madison Square Garden in 1950 and then captured the NIT 10 days later.

CCNY won the NCAA title at Madison Square Garden in 1950 and then captured the NIT 10 days later.

"I think it's all positive," said Kaiser who helped found the original Big East. "March Madness is a wonderful, wonderful event and is national in scope. The NCAA has gone its own way [since leaving New York]. They have moved the Final Four around the country and made sure a national game was developing. College basketball is so important now and so attractive. The prestige is distributed throughout the entire country."