Facility Madness 2014: Quarterfinals

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A new college basketball champion has been crowned (and the women's champion will be determined Tuesday night), but our search for the best arena in college basketball is just heating up. After an intense second round that saw more than 22,000 votes cast and some winners determined by just a handful of votes, Facility Madness rolls on.

If you're just joining us, the rules are simple: vote for the college basketball facilities you think are best. We outlined our criteria here. Without any further ado, here are the quarterfinal matchups:

New-School Region

(1) Nebraska's Pinnacle Bank Arena vs. (3) Oregon's Matthew Knight Arena

DLR Group-designed Pinnacle Bank Arena is the leading vote-getter through the first two rounds of Facility Madness 2014.DLR Group-designed Pinnacle Bank Arena is the leading vote-getter through the first two rounds of Facility Madness 2014.

Pinnacle Bank Arena
Opened: 2013
Capacity: 15,147
Construction Costs: $180 million
Special Features: 36 luxury suites, two private club lounges, high-definition video board, plus home crowds at the new arena helped Nebraska make the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1998.

In a hotly contested battle, Matthew Knight Arena squeaked past Louisville's KFC Yum! Center by just a handful of votes.In a hotly contested battle, Matthew Knight Arena squeaked past Louisville's KFC Yum! Center by just a handful of votes.

Matthew Knight Arena
Opened: 2011
Capacity: 12,364
Construction Costs: $227 million
Special Features: The Matt features the largest hanging scoreboard in college sports and that unmistakable court design.

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Renovated Region

(4) Tennessee's Thompson-Boling Arena vs. (6) SMU's Moody Coliseum

Thompson-Boling Arena cruised past top seeded Pauley Pavilion in the Sweet 16.Thompson-Boling Arena cruised past top seeded Pauley Pavilion in the Sweet 16.

Thompson-Boling Arena
Opened: 1987
Cost: $40 million
Capacity: 21,678
Renovation Year: 2007
Renovation Cost: $35 million
Special Features: 32 new luxury suites, high-definition scoreboard, loge seating, new seats

Behind its upstart fanbase, Moody Colliseum knocked off last year's Facility Madness winner, Crisler Center, in the Sweet 16.Behind its upstart fanbase, Moody Colliseum knocked off last year's Facility Madness winner, Crisler Center, in the Sweet 16.

Moody Coliseum
Opened: 1956
Cost: $2.5 million
Capacity: 7,000
Renovation Year: 2013
Special Features: Expanded lobby and concourse area, club seats, loge boxes, private and group suites, new team offices, locker rooms, meeting space and "Moody Magic," the home court advantage offered by the Mustang faithful. Plus, as one reader took the time to email us, beer and wine are served during games.

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At-Large Region

(8) North Carolina's Dean Smith Center vs. (6) Arkansas' Bud Walton Arena

Perhaps the Dean Dome was deserving of a higher seed.Perhaps the Dean Dome was deserving of a higher seed.

Dean Smith Center
Opened: 1986
Construction Costs: $33.8 million
Capacity: 21,750
Special Features: In recent years the "Dean Dome" has stayed up to date adding new seats, renovated offices, locker rooms and weight training areas, a new lighting and sound system and ribbon boards.

Bud Walton Arena beat out Pitt's Petersen Events Center by fewer than 50 votes.Bud Walton Arena beat out Pitt's Petersen Events Center by fewer than 50 votes.

Bud Walton Arena
Opened: 1993
Construction Costs: $30 million
Capacity: 19,368
Special Features: The arena is home to an Arkansas athletics museum, has 47 luxury suites, ribbon boards and an HD video scoreboard.

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Old-School Region

(4) Indiana's Assembly Hall vs. (6) Butler's Hinkle Fieldhouse

In a Sweet 16 upset, Assembly Hall garnered more votes than Duke's Cameron Indoor Stadium.In a Sweet 16 upset, Assembly Hall garnered more votes than Duke's Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Assembly Hall
Opened: 1971
Capacity: 17,472
Construction Costs: $26.6 million
Special Features: A new video board was added in 2005 and by next year, Assembly Hall would qualify for our "Renovated Region," as the facility is currently undergoing a $40 million renovation to update the concourse area.

Behind an eager fanbase and a strong social media effort, Butler's Hinkle Fieldhouse has destroyed its competion through two rounds.Behind an eager fanbase and a strong social media effort, Butler's Hinkle Fieldhouse has destroyed its competion through two rounds.

Hinkle Fieldhouse
Opened: 1928
Capacity: 10,000
Construction Costs: $750,000
Special Features: Nothing says "old-school" like being a National Historic Landmark, which Hinkle is.
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