March into Madness: New York-New Jersey-Connecticut Metro Area’s Best and Worst Cities for College Basketball Fans, According to

By Jerry Del Priore

Hopps Ball

March Madness

With March Madness just days away, WalletHub, the personal-finance website, released its NCAA Tournament Stats & Facts infographic as well as its report on 2018’s Best Cities for College Basketball to ready college hoop fans for this crazed time of year. 

As for local NY-Metro (NY, NJ, CT) college basket supporters, Storrs, Connecticut, where the UConn Men’s and Women’s teams play, it came in highest for the area (no surprise there) at No. 7.

New York, New York placed 13th, while West Point, New York, came in at No. 22. Lewiston, New York, and Syracuse, New York, ranked 37th and 39th, respectively.

Princeton, New Jersey, placed 41st and Allegany, New York, came in at 50th to round out the top 50 cities for college basketball. fans

Hackensack, New Jersey (284th), and New Britain, Connecticut (289th), were among the worst cites in the New York Metro area for college hoops lovers.

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, topped the list. It’s no wonder. It’s where the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill–a hoops-crazed college and the institution that bred the legendary Michael Jordan–is located.’s complete list can be found by clicking the link:

Check out the infographic below for interesting college hoops facts.



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