NCAA Tournament - East Regional Schedule
Every team in Division I basketball enters the season looking to make
the NCAA Tournament in March. The teams that make it out of the first weekend and move on to the East Regional have proven
that they are legitimate contenders for a National Championship and know that they enter the weekend two wins away from the
Final Four. These are four of the best teams in the country and all of them are hoping to be the ones cutting the nets down
at the end of the weekend and preparing to move on to the last weekend of the Tournament, just two wins away from a National
Championship. In 2015 the East Regional will be held at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York and StubHub is the place to
go for tickets to this great weekend of college basketball.
The East Regional will be held on Friday, March 27th and
Sunday, March 29th with the winner moving on to the Final Four. The Carrier Dome is one of the most well known venues in all
of college basketball and serves as the home of the Syracuse Orange basketball team. Each year the East Regional features
some of the best teams in the Tournament and you can be sure that the Carrier Dome will be bursting with excitement as the
Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight get underway. There is no college basketball fan in the country who would want to miss out on
the chance to be at the East Regional so start making your plans to be in Syracuse in March as soon as possible.
By the time we reach the second weekend of the Tournament the contenders have been separated from the pretenders
and it is truly the best teams in the country who participate in the Sweet Sixteen and the Elite Eight. Many of the players
on these teams will be not only playing for school pride but to keep their college playing careers alive, whether they are
about to graduate or leave early for the NBA Draft. You have the chance to see not only the best teams, but also the best
players in the sport some of whom will go on to become superstars in the NBA. Some would argue that the Sweet Sixteen and
the Elite Eight make up the best weekend of the NCAA Tournament, as weaker teams were eliminated the previous weekend and
the teams taking part in the second weekend of the Tournament can sense the Final Four right around the corner.
The NCAA Tournament is a sports event unlike any other and to fully appreciate its intensity you have to
be there in person. Featuring many of the best student athletes in the world along with some of the most enthusiastic fans
to be found anywhere, the atmosphere surrounding these games is unique unto itself. When you set foot into the Carrier Dome
for the East Regional semifinals and finals this will all be evident. As the teams prepare for the opening tip off, fans stand
up and passionately cheer for their favorite team. The game continues full of back and forth action, big time shots, and clutch
defensive stops. Next thing you know, the the clock is winding down in the second half and the two sides are entwined in yet
another breath-taking NCAA Tournament game. Your palms get sweatier with each trip down the floor and each time a player from
your favorite team lets loose a shot you hold your breath until the ball tickles the twine. This continues until the final
buzzer when the winning side erupts after another big win and their fans flow out of the arena in jubilation.
NCAA Basketball has provided the American collective consciousness with jargon specific to the event that
has become a part of virtually every other aspect of popular culture, as that is how big its influence is. Terms like The
Big Dance, Cinderella, March Madness, Sweet Sixteen, the Final Four, and others are well known even to people who normally
do not pay any attention to sports. Right after the tournament brackets are revealed on Selection Sunday millions of Americans
begin trying to make guesses as to how the Tournament will play out. Bets are placed, brackets are filled out, and numerous
sudden college basketball experts are quick to explain why their brackets are correct and anxiously await the start of the
tournament to see if they will be proven right. The real attraction of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament is that there
will not be anyone completely right because the event is so unpredictable.
The NCAA Tournament
has been a tradition in American sports since its debut in 1939. The field was expanded to 68 teams in 2011, with eight teams
playing first round games in Dayton, Ohio, hoping to make it to the field of 64.