NCAA Tournament - West Regional Schedule
The NCAA Tournament is one of the most exciting sporting events of the
year and it is in the regional rounds where the intensity gets ratcheted up even more. The best teams in the country have
made it to the second weekend of the Tournament and are all one step closer to making it to the Final Four and a potential
National Championship. While the first few rounds of the Tournament provide shocking upsets and plenty of thrills, it is really
in the Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight that the cream really rises to the top. Each year many of the best games of the entire
Tournament take place during the Regional rounds and none of the teams playing this weekend are looking to have their dreams
of going to the Final Four dashed.
The STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California will host the Sweet Sixteen and Elite
Eight rounds of the 2015 NCAA Tournament and the arena will surely be buzzing with excitement all weekend long. The first
games will be played on Thursday, March 26th when there will be two games with the winners advancing to play again on Saturday
the 28th with a trip to the Final Four on the line. If you are looking for clutch plays, big defensive stops, come from behind
wins, and monumental upsets you have come to the right place in the NCAA Tournament. StubHub has tickets for every session
of the NCAA Tournament at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.
Many of the greatest student
athletes in the world take part in college basketball, and the game is in possession of some the most dedicated fans in all
of sports, this combination produces an environment that cannot be found anywhere else in the world of sports. When you step
into the STAPLES Center for the 2015 NCAA Tournament this will all be evident. As the teams get set for the opening tip off,
fans stand up and loudly cheer for their favorite team. The games continue with end-to-end action, big-time shots and clutch
defensive stops. Suddenly the clock is winding down in the second half and the two sides are desperately looking to gain control
of a game that has been back and forth for most of the afternoon. Anxiety fills the arena both on the court and in the stands
and each possession becomes more and more important. Finally one team pulls ahead just long enough to advance to the next
round and their players and fans explode in ecstasy.
NCAA Basketball Tournament
Every year when March
arrives there is a surge of interest in college basketball with newly christened college hoops experts popping up all over
the country. The ubiquitous Tournament brackets cause even the most freshly minted basketball fan to explore every available
sports news outlet and website looking for every last detail that could potentially help them win their office pool. Often
times people who think of themselves as the biggest experts find their brackets busted in the first weekend as lesser-known
colleges pick off some of the traditionally dominant schools who all of the professional commentators predicted would be among
the last ones standing. Indeed, each school in the Tournament has a chance to make it to the final game since there is an
such parity in college hoops which is exactly what makes the event so appealing.
All year long
teams have been battling for a chance to make it into the NCAA Tournament, from the smaller schools who need to win their
conference tournament to the perennial contenders who seem to always be part of the field every year.Everyone celebrates when
they at long last see their name on the bracket. Every athlete who participates in Division I basketball dreams of participating
in the NCAA Tournament and by attending the games you have the chance to be there as dreams are fulfilled. Even teams that
are considered huge underdogs begin the Tournament believing they have what it takes to cut down the nets the final weekend.
It only takes one win at a time to advance and by the time the first weekend comes to a close there is at least one Cinderella
moving on to the Sweet Sixteen, the teams participating in the Regional rounds are just one step away from making it to the
Final Four and are not going to go down without a fight. Whether it is a traditional powerhouse or a long shot hoping to prove
that they can hang with the big boys, 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 unforgettable moments and has made the NCAA Tournament an event
that appeals to even the most casual sports fan.
UCLA has won more National Championships than
any other program with 11. Kentucky is second with 8 wins.