The Providence Journal’s Kevin McNamara is reporting that the Dunkin’ Donuts Center has reached out to URI to let them know that they are interested in bidding for the A10 Conference Tournament that has now been displaced from the Barclays Center in 2017 and 2018 due to a deal with the ACC. The Dunk was a host of first and second round NCAA Tournament games in 2010 and they are reportedly trying to get first and second round NCAA Tournament games back. I think if they end up getting a crack at the A10 tournament, it will go a long way in getting the NCAA to consider them again to host first and second round games.
Providence has increased their hotel situations over the last few years and there is no shortage of great dining to be had (just ask Jon Rothstein). From my view, there is no reason the A10 or NCAA should overlook the Dunk. I know PC fans would love to have the NCAA tournament back at the Dunk and they might even stop in to watch some A10 tourney action for the right matchup.