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CBK 99 43 College Basketball arenas with a flair for the dramatic 30326916 Cameron Indoor Stadium Cameron+Indoor+Stadium CBK

Cameron crazies, Coach K, top-flight college talent ... Cameron Indoor Stadium is widely considered the most famous NCAA college basketball arena. As the scene of countless high-stakes showdowns between the Blue Devils and -- well, everyone else -- this arena is famous for many college basketball fans.

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CBK 99 43 College Basketball arenas with a flair for the dramatic 30326917 Rupp Arena Rupp+Arena CBK

The Kentucky Wildcats boast a program that has maintained one of the most rabid fan bases in college basketball. Few programs even approach the ferocity seen at Rupp Arena. The arena’s namesake, Adolph Rupp, spent 42 years coaching basketball at the university and remains one of the sport's legendary figures to this day.

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CBK 99 43 College Basketball arenas with a flair for the dramatic 30326919 Allen Fieldhouse Allen+Fieldhouse CBK

The Jayhawks are some fierce birds. From their homegrown traditional chants to getting loud and hyped up to support their team during warmups, Allen Fieldhouse can be mistaken for a madhouse before basketball games.

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CBK 99 43 College Basketball arenas with a flair for the dramatic 30326918 Carrier Dome Carrier+Dome CBK

If nothing else, this arena is cool simply for its name ... the Carrier Dome. It just sounds imposing and impressive. Or maybe it’s the capacity for almost 35,000 fans that inspires awe of this arena amongst basketball fans. Syracuse University annually battles Kentucky for the No. 1 spot on the average attendance list.

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CBK 99 43 College Basketball arenas with a flair for the dramatic 30327431 Bud Walton Arena Bud+Walton+Arena+ CBK

What's so special about a little arena in Arkansas? For starters, this building is anything but small. The Bud Walton Arena seats over 19,000 people and remains one of the biggest in the SEC. This arena occupies a unique spot among college basketball venues, and the Razorbacks are the only team in the last 25 years to win the NCAA championship during the inaugural year of their arena.

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CBK 99 43 College Basketball arenas with a flair for the dramatic 30326912 Matthew Knight Arena Matthew+Knight+Arena CBK

Everything the Oregon Ducks have done as of late is flashy and eye-catching — from their football uniforms to the rollout of their new basketball arena. Named Matthew Knight Arena, its features are uniquely “Duck.” Opened in January of 2011, the court features a unique design best captured in pictures as it is almost indescribable in mere words.

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CBK 99 43 College Basketball arenas with a flair for the dramatic 30326913 Pauley Pavilion Pauley+Pavilion+ CBK

Someone mentions Pauley Pavilion and the words instantly conjure thoughts of the legendary John Wooden, the players who became stars at UCLA before going onto greater fame in the NBA, and of course, the championship banners. There is a certain pride among Bruins in those banners. The Bruins don’t hang division or Final Four banners — only championship banners make the cut. Pauley will be closed this season due to massive, ongoing renovations. However when Pauley reopens, the history will remain.

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CBK 99 43 College Basketball arenas with a flair for the dramatic 30327423 Maples Pavilion Maples+Pavilion CBK

Maples Pavilion has since undergone a renovation, but back in the day, the floors were a bit ... springy. The boards by the visitor's bench actually bounced. When opposing teams shot free throws, the Stanford student section would literallly jump up and down to shake the floor and disrupt the player's rhythm. Leave it to Stanford kids to use architecture and physics to increase the home-court advantage.

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CBK 99 43 College Basketball arenas with a flair for the dramatic 30326921 Dean E. Smith Center Dean+E.+Smith+Center+ CBK

In one of the most basketball-crazed conferences in the country, the "Dean Dome" is one of the most well-known venues. Carolina's history is reflected throughout the arena from the name to the many Final Four and championship banners hanging from the rafters.

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CBK 99 43 College Basketball arenas with a flair for the dramatic 30324207 Thomas & Mack Center Thomas+%26amp%3B+Mack+Center CBK

Las Vegas has much going for it, but one thing the city misses out on is big-league sports. Luckily, the city has the Thomas & Mack Center to play host to the UNLV Runnin' Rebels. During UNLV's run of NCAA success in the 1980s and '90s, the arena was the best place to "see and be seen" that wasn't a professional arena.

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CBK 99 43 College Basketball arenas with a flair for the dramatic 30326920 The Palestra The+Palestra CBK

You can’t help but feel the history in Philadelphia. The University of Pennsylvania boasts the oldest venue that hosts collegiate events in the entire country. The fact that this building could do with a facelift doesn’t detract at all from the historical aura of this arena.

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CBK 99 43 College Basketball arenas with a flair for the dramatic 30327422 Galen Center Galen+Center CBK

The University of Southern California's relatively new Galen Center, finished in 2006 in the heart of Los Angeles, brings an air of funk to the Trojans' pre-game routine. The SC band brings some of the grit from the surrounding area inside the arena by adapting popular hip hop songs for the pregame warmup — something special for both the fans and the team.

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CBK 99 43 College Basketball arenas with a flair for the dramatic 30331613 Williams Arena Williams+Arena CBK

The University of Minnesota can make the claim that its raised floor is one of the most unique features in an NCAA basketball arena. At the very least it puts Minnesota head and shoulders above almost all the rest.

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CBK 99 43 College Basketball arenas with a flair for the dramatic 30327429 Breslin Center Breslin+Center CBK

Michigan State’s top-notch stadium is a real source of Spartan pride. Built in 1989, the Breslin Center has served as the home court of numerous Spartan players before they made the jump to the NBA including Steve Smith, Mateen Cleaves and Morris Peterson. The Breslin Center’s capacity for 14,759 screaming Spartan fans no doubt provides an edge for the home team.

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CBK 99 43 College Basketball arenas with a flair for the dramatic 30327424 Stephen O'Connell Center Stephen+O%27Connell+Center CBK

Wall to wall blue and orange. That's what you'll encounter inside this innocuous looking arena that plays host to the Florida Gators basketball team. Florida's fans band together to create a colorful wall of support for their Gators.

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