With the wave of festivities gripping the masses, basketball fans are all set to get ready for their season of college basketball with the March Madness 2019. Scheduled to commence on 19th March 2019, this will be the tournament’s 81st edition. Just like last year’s format, a total of 68 teams are bound to fight it out for supremacy with 32 champions from their respective conferences and 36 of them being the “at-large” selections by the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association). The excitement is set to remain at its usual peak as this season’s championship game is set to be hosted at the all-new U.S. Bank Stadium of Minneapolis in Minnesota, the host for Super Bowl 2018, on April 8th, 2019.
NCAA March Madness bracket for the 2019 NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament
Fans are excited ever since NCAA rolled out the schedule. They’ve jumped over to the internet to get their calendars sorted well in advance. Right from the official broadcasters to the tickets & venues, they’re bothered about every little thing that has got something to do with March Madness 2019. Above all that, the first thing that troubles their searches is finding the correct schedule for the tournament. To rest down all those curious minds, here is the complete schedule for March Madness 2019.
The “First Four,” which looks more of a tradition now, will set the ball rolling for March Madness 2019. The top four seeds from the 32 Conference Champions and the top four seeds from the 36 “at-large” selections will square off against each other to begin the tournament on March 19th. The four games will be played on the first two days, March 19th and 20th at the University of Dayton’s University of Dayton Arena in Ohio.
First and Second Round (Round Of 64 & Round Of 32)
The first round will begin at the XL Center, where March Madness will be played for the first time since 1998, of the University of Connecticut and Wells Fargo Arena of Drake University in Iowa on March 21st. The second half of the first round will be played on March 22nd at the Colonial Life Arena, a venue that will host the event for the first time since 1970, of the University Of South Carolina, and the Nationwide Arena of the Ohio State University in Columbus.
The Round Of 32 (second round) begins on March 23rd at Jacksonville University’s Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena and University of Utah’s Vivint Smart Home Arena. The concluding half of the second round will be played at University Of Tulsa’s BOK Center and Western Conference’s SAP Center on March 24.
Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight
The Round Of 16 or the Regional Semi-Finals and Finals will begin with the West Regional Conference first on March 28th at the Honda Center of the Big West Conference in California. Next up, on 29th March, we’ll have matches for the East Regional Conference at the Georgetown University’s Capital One Arena. On 30th March, the KFC Yum! Center of the University of Louisville will play host to the matches for South Regional Conference. On the last day, March 31st, Missouri Valley Conference’s Sprint Center in Kansas City will host the Midwest Region matches.
Final Four and Championship Game
The U.S. Bank Stadium will become the fortieth venue to host the Final Four in the history of the game. It will be for the first time that a new venue will be added to the list since 1977. The Final Four matches will be played on April 6th while the big Championship Game is scheduled for April 8th.
Download Printable Bracket PDF document for March Madness 2019 with the full schedule below.
In case of any changes or updates, we’ll keep updating this space from time to time. Do keep a watch at it!