NCAA Mens Basketball Tournament Tickets
About NCAA Mens Basketball Tournament
The NCAA Men's Division I National Basketball Tournament is perhaps the craziest, most thrilling, heart-pounding event in all of college sports. Known as the Big Dance or, more appropriately, "March Madness", the NCAA Tournament is a single-elimination contest that features a pool of 68 of the best teams in college basketball fighting desperately to stay alive and reach the championship game and eternal collegiate glory. March Madness is a non-stop thrill ride with several games taking place every day in the early rounds— giants fall, and underdogs rise up to the challenge time and time again. It's basketball's wildest month of the year, and you don't want to miss your chance to be a part of it. Save big on all hotels and flights with CheapTickets! With promo codes for flights and hotels, you can travel to all the games without breaking the bank.
The single-elimination game tournament was created in 1939 stemming from the idea had by the then Ohio State University Basketball coach Harold Olsen. The tournament originally consisted of only eight teams competing for the title, a total which was doubled by the 1951 season. As college basketball began to expand around the country, so did the number of teams qualifying for the championship. By 1985 there were 65 teams, and in 2011 three more were added bringing it to today’s total of 68 teams. The tournament didn’t get its famous nickname until 1982 when a Chicago based reporter began using it in his broadcasts of the event. Ever since then, the name March Madness is associated with one of the most popular sporting events in the country.
How it Works
Out of the 68 teams that participate in the tournament, 32 are automatically bid into the tournament based on them being the champions for their respective conferences. The remaining 36 teams are referred to as at-large bids and are chosen by a selection committee. The tournament is set up with four separate brackets representing regions of 16 teams, each ranked by record from 1 to 16. Lower ranked teams are paired up against higher ranked teams, which has earned the tournament's reputation for incredible and unbelievable upsets. Lower-seeded teams have managed to come out ahead of stronger favorites, often in dramatic last-minute victories featuring buzzer-beating shots of desperation.
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2021 NCAA Tournament
Basketball fans' favorite tournament was back in 2021! Starting on March 18, 2021, the top college teams in the nation competed for the big title. All games were played in Indianapolis between Lucas Oil Stadium, Bankers Life Fieldhouse, and Indiana Farmers Coliseum. Mackey Arena in West Lafayette and Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington were also used for the tourney. The entire Elite Eight and Final Four games were played at Lucas Oil Stadium, with the final game on April 5, 2021. Tickets to the 2023 NCAA Tournament are available at CheapTickets.
2022 NCAA Tournament
The NCAA tourney was canceled in 2020 and then played like it never had been played before in 2021, with all teams and the entire tournament in one location. After two long years of anticipation, the 2022 NCAA tournament returned to its nationwide, multi-region format, with games being played in numerous cities across the U.S. from mid-March to early April. The road to the Final Four began in Dayton, Ohio and ended in New Orleans, Louisiana. Cities from coast to coast played host the 2022 NCAA Men's Tournament, also including Portland, Oregon and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
NCAA 2023 Basketball Tournament Schedule
The 2023 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament promises to be one of the most exciting ever. The tournament is filled with some of college basketball's brightest stars, Cinderella team storylines, and buzzer-beater upsets. Fans can look forward to the intense atmosphere as the top teams from all over the country compete to see who will be crowned the national champion. College basketball's biggest games are set to be played in 2023 at a variety of locations and venues. Here is the NCAA Tournament 2023 schedule of events:
First Four - March 14th & 15th - Dayton, OH at UD Arenax
First & Second Round - March 16th & 18th - Orlando, FL - Amway Center
First & Second - March 16th & 18th - Birmingham, AL - Legacy Arena at the BJCC
First & Second - March 16th & 18th - Sacramento, CA - Golden 1 Center
First & Second - March 16th & 18th - Des Moines, IA - Wells Fargo Arena
First & Second - March 17th & 19th - Albany, NY - MVP Arena
First & Second - March 17th & 19th - Columbus, OH - Nationwide Arena
First & Second - March 17th & 19th - Denver, CO - Ball Arena
First & Second - March 17th & 19th - Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum
Sweet 16 & Elite Eight - March 23rd & 25th - Las Vegas, NV - T-Mobile Arena
Sweet 16 & Elite Eight - March 23rd & 25th - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
Sweet 16 & Elite Eight - March 24th & 26th - Kansas City, MO - T-Mobile Center
Sweet 16 & Elite Eight - March 24th & 26th - Louisville, KY - KFC Yum! Center
Final Four - April 1st & 3rd - Houston, TX - NRG Stadium