NCAA Tournament Columbus Schedule
From the opening tip off of the college basketball season all the way to the
end of the conference tournaments each college basketball team looks to pile up enough quality wins to finally be invited
to the Big Dance on Selection Sunday. Once the brackets are announced, teams begin the daunting task of winning one game at
a time until they finally fins themselves at the Final Four and then playing for a national championship. The 64 teams that
make it out of the play-in round or were chosen by the committee are the best of the best that college basketball has to offer
and every team believes they have the talent, heart, and dedication to make it all the way to the final weekend. Columbus
Ohio will host the always exciting first two rounds of the Tournament in 2015 as the teams look to begin a magical run.
Friday March 20th and Sunday March 22nd the first two rounds of the tournament will be played at Nationwide Arena in Columbus,
Ohio the home of the Columbus Blue Jackets of the NHL. The multi-purpose arena is a great place to watch any sport and the
atmosphere will be unbelievable as fans file into the arena for the biggest games so far of the college basketball season.
Four unbelievably exciting games on Friday followed by two more on Sunday make for an unforgettable weekend of college basketball.
Many years the first weekend of the tournament is the most exciting and features some of the biggest highlights of the entire
Tournament. Perhaps this year the eventual champion will be playing in Columbus and you can be there to watch them begin their
unforgettable journey to the Final Four.
About the Teams
Every year teams battle non-stop for a chance
to make the NCAA Tournament, from the small schools who need to win their conference tournament to the traditional powerhouses
who seem to always be part of the event. Everyone celebrates when they see their name displayed on the bracket. Any athlete
participating in Division I basketball has dreamed of participating in the NCAA Tournament and by attending the event you
have the chance to watch their hoop dreams come to life right before your eyes. Even teams that are huge long shots enter
the tournament believing they have what it takes to cut down the nets the final weekend. It just takes one win at a time to
advance and before you know it a Cinderella has advanced further than anyone thought possible. Whether it is a perennial powerhouse
or a long shot looking to prove that they can hang with the overwhelming favorites, every team in the Tourney will give it
their all in hopes of surviving and advancing. The one-and-done nature of the NCAA Tournament creates for magical moments
and has made the Tournament an event that appeals to even the most casual sports fan.
basketball features some of the most passionate fans in all of sports being inspired by many of the best amateur athletes
in the world, creating an environment that can't be found in any other sport. When you step into Nationwide Arena for the
first two rounds this will all be evident. As the teams prepare for the opening tip, fans stand up and begin to loudly cheer
for their favorite team. The games continue with back and forth action, big time defensive stops and clutch shots. Suddenly
the clock starts to wind down in the second half and the two teams are desperately looking to take control of a game that
has been tight all day. Nervous tension engulfs the arena both on the court and in the stands among the fans as each possession
grows in importance. At last one team pulls ahead just long enough to move on to the next round and their players and fans
explode in ecstasy.
NCAA Basketball Tournament
Each year when the calendar turns to March nearly everyone
in the United States begins to consider themselves a college basketball expert. The ever present Tournament brackets cause
even the most casual basketball fan to scour the Internet and sports news outlets looking for the most minute detail that
might help them win their pool. Many times those who fancy themselves the biggest experts end up with their brackets busted
in the first weekend as little-known schools take down some of the powerhouse programs who all of the professional prognosticators
predicted would be among the last ones standing. Indeed, every school has a chance to make it to the final game since there
is an abundance of parity in the college game which is precisely the appeal of the Tournament.
NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament is currently made up of 68 teams, eight of the teams play on the Tuesday and Wednesday
in Dayton, Ohio before the first and second round begin, looking to keep their dreams alive and to advance to the round of