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CAA moving postseason basketball tourney to Washington in 2020

Hofstra University men's basketball head coach Joe Mihalich talks to his team during a timeout in a CAA game against the College of Charleston at Mack Sports Complex in Hempstead on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. Hofstra lost by a score of 86-85. / James Escher

The Colonial Athletic Association, which includes Hofstra men’s basketball, announced a three-year agreement starting in 2020 for the men’s tournament to be held at the Entertainment & Sports Arena in Washington, D.C.

The 4,200-seat facility, being built for a reported $65 million, will be the practice facility for the NBA Wizards and home to the WNBA Mystics and NBA G League Capital City Go-Go. Completion is expected by the fall. The CAA, which did not reveal other potential venues it considered, will complete its three-year deal by holding the 2019 tournament at North Charleston Coliseum in South Carolina.