NCAA Tournament - Milwaukee Tickets
NCAA Tournament Milwaukee Schedule
From the start of the college basketball season to Selection Sunday every college basketball team is hoping to add big time wins to their resume in hopes of being invited to the Big Dance. Once the field is set, teams begin trying to navigate their way through the brackets in hopes of advancing all the way to the title game. The 64 teams that either have made it past the play-in round or have been chosen by the committee are the cream of the crop in college basketball and each team believes they have what it takes to go all the way. Milwaukee, Wisconsin will host the always-thrilling first two rounds of the Tournament this year as the teams look to begin a historic run.
On Thursday March 20th and Saturday March 22nd the first two rounds of the tournament will be played at BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the home of the Marquette University Golden Eagles' basketball teams. BMO Harris Bradley Center is also the home of the Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA and is one of the best venues in the country to watch basketball at any level. Four breathtaking games on Thursday and two on Saturday make for an weekend of college basketball that you will not soon forget. Often times, the first weekend of the tournament is the most exciting and provides some of the Tournament's biggest highlights. Perhaps this year the eventual champion will be playing in Milwaukee and you can be there to watch them begin their trip to the Final Four.
About the Teams
Each season teams battle ferociously for a shot to make the NCAA Tournament, and that includes the traditionally elite programs who are regularly a part of the event. They celebrate when they see their name on the bracket. Every Division I college basketball player dreams of playing in the NCAA Tournament and you have the opportunity to see these student athletes live out their hoop dreams right before your eyes. No team is ever satisfied with just making it to the Tournament, no matter how big of a long shot they are. If they are still playing late in March they believe they have what it takes to go one step further, possibly all the way to the championship game. Whether it is a perennial powerhouse or a long shot looking to prove that they can hang with the big boys, you can expect each and every team in the field to leave it all on the court looking to survive and advance. The NCAA Tournament, because of its one-and-done nature, has an appeal that extends well beyond the realm of typical sports fans and once you are in the arena for some games you will understand exactly why.
College basketball features many of the greatest student athletes in the world along with some of the most passionate fans in all of sports, creating an environment that cannot be found in any other sport. When you step into the BMO Harris Bradley Center for the first two rounds this will all be clear. 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.
By the time March rolls around nearly everyone in the country likes to think of themselves as a college hoops expert. The omnipresent Tournament brackets in March capture the imagination of millions of people across the country and they turn even the most casual college basketball fan into an insightful insider. Many times those who think they know the most have their brackets busted in the first weekend as small schools knock off some of the big boys who all of the commentators predicted would be among the last ones standing. Indeed, every school has a shot at making it to the final game since there is such parity in college basketball that nearly any team could lose to any other in a one game, do or die format.
The NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament currently consists of 68 teams, eight of which play on the Tuesday and Wednesday before the first two rounds of the Tournament in Dayton, Ohio looking to keep their dreams alive and advance to the round of 64.
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