2016 NCAA Tournament Schedule

2016_Final_Four_LogoThe 2016 NCAA Tournament Schedule will be announced on Sunday, March 13th, 2016 during the CBS Selection Sunday broadcast. The show will air once the final conference basketball tournament games are over.

The NCAA Selection Committee will make the final seeding and NCAA bracket match-up determinations on Sunday and will provide the final brackets to CBS for announcing during the CBS Selection Sunday show.  The First Four will kick off on Tuesday and will be played at the University of Dayton (UD) Arena in Dayton, Ohio. Tournament pay will continue in single elimination format until there are two teams left to play in the NCAA Championship game on April 4th, 2016.

NCAA Basketball Champions since 2005

College basketball fans have been treated to a lot of great basketball since 2005 during March Madness. Of the teams that have made themselves persistent presences in the NCAA Final Four and Championship Game during this timeframe, the Connecticut Huskies appear to be on a late season surge, and could play the role of Cinderella during the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Of course, Kentucky Wildcat Fans may not like to see the Huskies on a roll since they have beaten the Cats head-head in the 2014 NCAA Championship game and in the tournament on their way to win the 2011 NCAA Title.


Year Location Arena Champion
2005 St. Louis Edward Jones Dome North Carolina
2006 Indianapolis RCA Dome Florida
2007 Atlanta Georgia Dome Florida
2008 San Antonio Alamodome Kansas
2009 Detroit Ford Field North Carolina
2010 Indianapolis Lucas Oil Stadium Duke
2011 Houston Reliant Stadium Connecticut
2012 New Orleans Mercedes-Benz Superdome Kentucky
2013 Atlanta Georgia Dome Louisville
2014 Arlington AT&T Stadium Connecticut
2015 Indianapolis Lucas Oil Stadium Duke

The 2016 NCAA Men’s Championship game and Final Four will take place in Houston, Texas at the NRG Stadium. The teams with the most overall NCAA Championships is UCLA with 11and the Kentucky Wildcats with eight total.

2016 NCAA Men’s Tournament Schedule2016 March Madness Bracket

2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament First Four Schedule

Dates: March 15-16, 2016
Location: University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, Ohio
The NCAA Tournament schedule officially kicks off with the First Four. The games will be played on March 15th and March 16th, 2016 this season, and they will feature the overall lowest four ranked at-large bids against the lowest four teams receiving automatic bids to the tournament. As a result, the seeds of the teams selected to play in this round of the tournament are unknown until the final 2016 March Madness Bracket is released. All of the First Four games serve as “Play In” games for the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

You can download a complete 2016 March Madness bracket from our site to help you follow the action over the next several weeks.

2016 NCAA Tournament First and Second Round Tournament Schedule

March 17th and 19th, 2016
(Round 1 and 2):
PNC Arena (Raleigh, North Carolina)
Wells Fargo Arena (Des Moines, Iowa)
Pepsi Center (Denver)
Dunkin’ Donuts Center (Providence, Rhode Island)
March 18th and 20th, 2016
(Round 1 and 2):
Chesapeake Energy Arena (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)
Scottrade Center (St. Louis)
Spokane Arena (Spokane, Washington)
Barclays Center (Brooklyn, New York)

2016 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 and Elite Eight Tournament Schedule

Midwest Regional
Dates: March 25, 27, 2016
Location: United Center (Chicago)
East Regional
Dates: March 25, 27, 2016
Location: Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia)
West Regional
Dates: March 24, 26, 2016
Location: Honda Center (Anaheim, California)
South Regional
Dates: March 24, 26, 2016
Location: KFC Yum! Center (Louisville, Kentucky)

2016 NCAA Tournament Final Four Tournament Schedule

Date: April 2, 2016
Location: NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas

2016 NCAA Tournament Championship

Date: April 4, 2016
Location: NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas
The 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Championship game will be held on April 4th, 2016 at the NRG Stadium. The Stadium is located in Houston, Texas. The winner of the game will be crowned the overall champion of the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Championship.
If you would like to download and use a printable 2016 NCAA Men’s Tournament Bracket, we have one posted for you to use here.