When does March Madness start? 2019 NCAA Tournament schedule, dates, bracket | NCAA Basketball

We’re little greater than week out from March Insanity. The 2019 NCAA Match — and all the thrill it guarantees — is sort of upon us.

All that stands in the best way is the conclusion of the NCAA Division I convention tournaments and subsequent NCAA Match seedings from Selection Sunday. From there, the faculty basketball season reaches in its common feverpitch.

MORE: SN’s latest 2019 NCAA Tournament projections

This yr, the large storylines middle across the common suspects: UNC and Kentucky have performed wonderful basketball down the stretch, as have Massive Ten powers Michigan and Michigan State. Then there’s Kansas, which has for the primary time since 2004 failed to win the Big 12 regular season championship, and Duke, which has limped to the end line with out Zion Williamson within the lineup.

In fact, they do not name it “March Insanity” for nothing. Might we see yet one more memorable upset like final yr, when No. 16 UMBC upset No. 1 Virginia? The Cavs appear to be in respectable place for yet one more 1-seed. …

Regardless, Sporting Information is right here to be sure to know the best way to tune in to all of the basketball, from the First 4, first and second rounds, Candy 16, Elite Eight, Last 4 and, in fact, the nationwide championship recreation. Here is every little thing you will have to know to observe the 2019 NCAA Match.

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When does Match Insanity 2019 begin?

March Insanity begins with the “First 4” video games on March 19-20. These video games will happen in Dayton, Ohio. The primary spherical of the 2019 NCAA Match begins March 21.

The total area of 68 shall be introduced on Choice Sunday (March 17). The 2019 NCAA Match choice present begins at 6 p.m. ET, and the total area of 68 shall be revealed inside the first 10 minutes. The groups will then be sorted into brackets for the rest of the present.

You may get a clean, printable NCAA Tournament bracket right here to fill out in the course of the Choice Sunday present. Sporting Information will replace the bracket with event groups following the present. Right here is Sporting Information’ latest NCAA Tournament bracket projection.

March Insanity TV channels, dwell stream

The NCAA Match shall be broadcast throughout a number of stations, together with truTV, CBS, TNT and TBS. TruTV will broadcast the First 4 (March 19-20). CBS, truTV, TNT and TBS will all broadcast parts of the first- and second-round video games from March 21-24. From there, the Candy 16 and Elite Eight (March 28-31) shall be lined completely by CBS and TBS. CBS maintain broadcast rights for the Last 4 (April 6) and nationwide championship recreation (April 8).

Jim Nantz, Grant Hill, Invoice Raftery and Tracy Wolfson are CBS’s lead boradcast workforce and can name the Last 4 nationwide semifinals and championship recreation.

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NCAA Match schedule 2019

Spherical Location Date TV
First 4 Dayton, Ohio March 19-20 truTV
First, second rounds Hartford, Conn. March 21, 23 CBS, truTV, TNT, TBS
First, second rounds Salt Lake Metropolis March 21, 23 CBS, truTV, TNT, TBS
First, second rounds Des Moines, Iowa March 21, 23 CBS, truTV, TNT, TBS
First, second rounds Jacksonville, Fla. March 21, 23 CBS, truTV, TNT, TBS
First, second rounds Tulsa, Okla. March 22, 24 CBS, truTV, TNT, TBS
First, second rounds Columbus, Ohio March 22, 24 CBS, truTV, TNT, TBS
First, second rounds Columbia, S.C. March 22, 24 CBS, truTV, TNT, TBS
First, second rounds San Jose, Calif. March 22, 24 CBS, truTV, TNT, TBS
South Regional Louisville, Ky. March 28, 30 CBS, TBS
West Regional Anaheim, Calif. March 28, 30 CBS, TBS
East Regional Washington, D.C. March 29, 31 CBS, TBS
Midwest Regional Kansas Metropolis, Mo. March 29, 31 CBS
Last 4 Minneapolis April 6 CBS
Nationwide championship Minneapolis April 8 CBS

March Insanity options from Sporting Information

“40 Minutes of Hell” to Hog Heaven: Nolan Richardson’s 1993-94 Arkansas workforce will go down as probably the most enjoyable SEC title-winning groups of all time. It was one thing he constructed, one minute at a time.

A barrier-breaking title: The 1961-62 Cincinnati Bearcats made historical past once they began 4 black gamers of their NCAA title recreation win over Ohio State. We keep in mind the significance of that groundbreaking win.

An Oral History of Steph Curry’s 2008 Breakout: In 2008, a little-known, baby-faced guard from Davidson fully took over the NCAA Match.

Upset City: Reliving the wildest opening venue in NCAA Match historical past.

The Fagan Jinx: They don’t seem to be simply upset “alerts” when Sporting Information’ Ryan Fagan is in attendance. Recapping the various unbelievable upsets Fagan has been available to witness. 

More than a timeout: The 1993 NCAA Match is greater than Chris Webber’s ill-fated timeout within the nationwide championship recreation towards UNC. 

Danny and the Miracles: Recalling Kansas’ unbelievable 1988 title run.

Chalmers’ shot still resonates: Mario Chalmers by no means will get drained speaking about his 3-pointer towards Memphis in 2008.

DeCourcy’s best of 30 years: Sporting Information’ Mike DeCourcy ranks the very best video games he has witnessed from 30 years’ value of NCAA Match protection. 

The thrill of victory…: Sporting Information workers recall their favourite recollections of the NCAA Match. 

…And the agony of defeat: Sporting Information workers recollects their most heartbreaking recollections from the NCAA Match. Get your tissues prepared.

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