NCAA March Madness, and the teams that participate in it, is getting to a tipping point. Only 68 teams get a chance to win a national championship, so every game played between now and when the selection committee makes its final determinations on Sunday, March 17, 2019.
The tournament started in 1939. Oregon claimed the crown then. UCLA leads all schools with 11 championships, followed by Kentucky with 8, North Carolina with 6, and Duke and Indiana with 5. Other schools with multiple titles include Connecticut, Kansas, Villanova, Cincinnati, Florida, Louisville, Michigan State, North Carolina State, Oklahoma State and San Francisco. 20 schools have won single championships. You can view a year-by-year list of winners here.
For 2019, the dates and locations for all rounds of NCAA’s March Madness have been determined. Attending any series of games is a great experience, even if your team isn’t there. Here are the dates and locations of this year’s tournament.
Dates, Location and Tickets
Dayton, OH, March 19-20 Tickets
First and Second Rounds
- Des Moines, IA, March 21 & 23 Tickets
- Hartford, CT, March 21 & 23 Tickets
- Jacksonville, FL, March 21 & 23 Tickets
- Salt Lake City, UT, March 21 & 23 Tickets
- Columbia, SC, March 22 & 24 Tickets
- Columbus, OH, March 22 & 24 Tickets
- San Jose, CA, March 22 & 24 Tickets
- Tulsa, OK, March 22 & 24 Tickets
- West Regional: Anaheim, CA, March 28 & 30 Tickets
- South Regional: Louisville, KY, March 28 & 30 Tickets
- Midwest Regional: Kansas City, MO, March 29 & 31 Tickets
- East Regional: Washington, DC, March 29 & 31 Tickets
Minneapolis, MN, April 6 & 8 Tickets