A few years ago, the NCAA made the decision to replace the existing home courts at host venues with a generic, uniform design. The black and blue designs took away the originality of the arenas, and made it difficult to figure out where a game was taking place.
— Gina Ferazzi (@GinaFerazzi) March 26, 2015
While the NCAA isn’t returning to full home court designs, they are injecting a bit of color and originality this year. Each court will have a unique border, along with round number, city, and arena name.
— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 15, 2016
We still miss the home court designs during the tournament, but this is a major upgrade from what we had at least.