I Wonder: Who bought new basketball court for NCAAs?

I Wonder: Who bought new basketball court for NCAAs?

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Media members look on during a break in the action at the NCAA first round tournament in Boise.

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by Don Day KTVB.COM

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Posted on October 25, 2009 at 2:57 PM

I noticed a brand new floor for the NCAA games at Taco Bell Arena. Who paid for it?

-JG by e-mail

The National Collegiate Athletic Association brings its basketball tournament to Boise and Taco Bell Arena every few years - and the latest event is going on now.

Sharp-eyed fans and TV watchers noticed that the floor with Boise State's logo in the middle disappeared - replaced by a shiny new floor with a large NCAA logo.

The floor cost $100,000 - not a small chunk of change in a recession. But tax dollars didn't help fund the expense -- instead it came from the NCAA.

Connor SportCourt International made the floor - one of several it made for the NCAA this year. Others went to Phoenix, Portland and Berkely.

But when Boise State basketball season rolls back around - the shiny new court will be out, and the bold Bronco head will return.

But a Connor rep. tells our Zach Wolken that the court will be stored in the Boise area -- which could be a positive sign of future NCAA tournaments to come.

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