Sixteen of the best teams in college hoops will hit the court in the East Regional of the NCAA Tournament, scheduled for March 29-31 at Capital One Arena in Washington, DC. The last squad standing after the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight rounds will move on to the Final Four in Minneapolis. Don't miss the action; grab your NCAA East Regional tickets at StubHub.
NCAA Tournament Info
At this point, the NCAA Tournament is just about an unofficial holiday in the US. With the top players in the nation coming together once again this March, you'll get a great chance to see college hoops at their very best as teams chase their title aspirations in front of a passionate crowd of thousands. Last year, the East Regional featured top seed and eventual NCAA champion Villanova, Purdue, Texas Tech and West Virginia. Villanova would go on to defeat Michigan, 79-62, for the NCAA title.
NCAA Tournament History
Though it was the 1930s when the NCAA Tournament began, it was the 1980s when the general format we have today got started, and over the decades the Tournament has emerged as one of the most highly anticipated sporting events of the year. Great players like Michael Jordan, Patrick Ewing, Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar), Wilt Chamberlain, Carmelo Anthony, Hakeem Olajuwon, Anthony Davis, Steph Curry and many more have made names for themselves before heading onto star on the NBA level, and you just never know when the next all-timer is going to burst onto the scene.
March Madness Greatest Moments
Tyus Jones became the fifth Duke player to win the Most Outstanding Player Award when he led the Blue Devils to a title in 2015, while Christian Laettner was the first. In 1991, the Blue Devils fully broke out as a national powerhouse when Laettner guided Duke to the first of two straight national titles under legendary coach Mike Krzyzewski. Duke games always make for popular NCAA Tournament tickets, as the program is one of the most popular in the nation.