We’re proud that our hometown of San Antonio is hosting the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Final Four this weekend at The Alamodome! The previous three instances that San Antonio hosted this event were in 1998, 2004 and 2008.
- A decade ago the city’s population was 1.3 million, today it’s 1.5 million and the 7th-most populous in the United States.
- The 2007–08 San Antonio Spurs season was the 41st season of the franchise, 35th in San Antonio, and 32nd in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Spurs were the defending champions after winning their fourth title. They would once again win at least 50 games for the 9th straight season, and make the playoffs for the 11th straight season. After beating the Phoenix Suns in 5 games and the New Orleans Hornets in 7, the Spurs were eliminated by the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference Finals.
- The 2008 national title game in the Men’s NCAA Tournament was played between the 2008 South Regional Champions, with #1 seeded Kansas beating #1-seeded Memphis in one of the most memorable finishes in tournament history.
- In 2004, UConn defeated Georgia Tech, 82-73.
- And in 1998, the Kentucky Wildcats beat Utah, 78–69.