Today at 3:00 it will be announced at a joint press conference by the City of Asheville, Buncombe County, the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority, Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau and UNC Asheville that the Southern Conference basketball tournament is heading back to Asheville for the 2012-2014 seasons. League officials voted today that Asheville would received the honor (rejecting bids from Charleston, SC, Charlotte, NC, Chattanooga, TN, Greenville, SC, and Winston-Salem) based on promises from the city that more than $3 million in capital improvements will be made to the Asheville Civic Center in time for the 2012 event. The conference’s men’s tournament was last in Asheville from 1984-95.
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