NCAA Tournament Louisville Schedule
The NCAA Tournament is one of the most exciting sports events of the entire
year and captivates the entire country as it gets underway. Many of the most exciting moments of the Tournament occur during
the first two rounds when lower seeds knock off the traditional powerhouses and Cinderellas are born. Every team has worked
all season long just hoping to be selected to the NCAA Tournament and once they hear their name called on Selection Sunday
the dreams of a National Championship begin in earnest. The first step is to make it out of the first weekend and on to the
Sweet Sixteen which is always easier said than done even for the highest seeds.
On Thursday March 19th the first round
of the tournament will be held at the KFC Yum Center in Louisville, Kentucky. Eight teams will play in four games with the
winners advancing to the second round on Saturday March 21st. The Saturday games will feature two games where each of the
teams will be looking to advance on to the regional round. This is the most exciting weekend of the college basketball season
and you have the opportunity to be there in person to root on your favorite teams and witness the stunning first and second
round upsets that inevitably take place. You might even get to see the eventual national champion start their magical run
right here in Louisville.
About the Teams
Everyone who participates in Division I basketball dreams of
making it to the NCAA Tournament and when they finally make it here they do not want to get knocked out in the first weekend.
There is not a single team playing in the rounds of 64 and 32 that do not believe somewhere in their hearts that they can
make it to the Final Four and possibly emerge as national champions. This makes for intense games and high drama as dreams
both come true and are crushed there on the court. These teams are made up pf some of the best players in the country, many
of whom will go on to become the next superstars in the NBA and you can see them playing in person in college arenas before
they make it big. Every year there are a few teams that pull off some unbelievable upsets and capture the imagination of the
basketball watching public for the entirety of their run through the Tournament.
comes to Division I basketball, many of the most elite student athletes in the world are on the court and you have the opportunity
to see them battle it out against one another in a quest for a national championship. Of course watching the games on television
is a thrill, but nothing compares to being in the arena surrounded by students and alumni who appear to have just as much
of an emotional investment in the outcome as the players on the court, and feeling the intensity build and build as the game
goes down to the wire. Get your tickets to the first two rounds at KFC Yum Center and you can feel the excitement for yourself.
The sights, sounds, and smells of an NCAA Tournament game simply do not adequately translate to the average television viewer,
no matter how many friends you have gathered around to watch it or how good your entertainment system is. Back and forth action,
big time shots, lock down defense, and emotional players competing to keep their college careers as well as their dreams of
a national championship and college basketball immortality alive make for an unforgettable experience during the NCAA Tournament.
NCAA Basketball Tournament
Countless people who pay little attention to the college basketball regular season
suddenly become an expert on par with Dick Vitale or Jay Bilas as soon as the brackets are announced on Selection Sunday.
The only real way to know who stands the best chance of winning the Tournament or pulling off a big time upset is to pay close
attention to the regular season, studying for weaknesses in the armor of the favorites or seemingly unstoppable stars on the
underdogs who could possibly take over a game in the Tournament leading to a major upset. The real attraction of the NCAA
Tournament however, is that even the experts who have spent years studying, playing and coaching basketball, who have analyzed
every team in the Tournament and watched all of their games still get proven wrong as the NCAA Tournament plays out.
The first NCAA Men's Division I Tournament was held all the way back in 1939 and it has now grown to include
68 teams all looking to become the latest champion. To date UCLA leads the way with 11 national championships, 10 of which
were won under the Bruins' legendary former head coach John Wooden.