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2020 March Madness Bracket

2020 Printable March Madness BracketNCAA Men's Division I Bracket

2019 March Madness Bracket

2019 Printable March Madness BracketNCAA Men's Division I Bracket


This year, the madness begins with Selection Sunday 2020.

On Sunday, March 15, 2020 college basketball team match-ups will be announced during a nationwide broadcast. This year, TBS takes over with the selection show airing at 6PM ET.

Then it's on to the big dance with CBS, TNT and TruTV joining in to televise every game from the first rounds to the championship game. Meanwhile, keep it here for the complete March Madness TV schedule beginning Tuesday, March 17 with First Four eliminations.

From the announcement of the initial 64 teams — to the Sweet 16 to the Elite 8 — all the action leads to the Final Four on April 4, followed by the ultimate do-or-die championship game played on Monday, April 6, 2020 at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.


2020 March Madness TV Schedule

march madness on tnt, tbs, cbs, tru tv,Watch for the First Four round to air exclusively on truTV beginning on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Sharing first and second round coverage will be CBS, TNT, TBS, and truTV.

Thereafter, the Sweet 16 and Elite 8 rounds will air on TBS and CBS. Watch for the Final Four (Saturday, April 4) and the Championship game (Monday, April 6) to be televised exclusively on TBS in primetime.

Meanwhile, keep it here for the complete March Madness schedule of times, dates and TV channels when the crazy begins on March 15.


2019 March Madness rewind



Virginia defeats Purdue to go on to the Final Four in one of the best games of the tournament.
Virginia later claimed their first victory ever in the final to become the 2019 NCCA basketball champions.

 

2020 March Madness tickets - watching the games live

The initial scramble for March Madness tickets for the first four, second/third round and regional games begins in late summer or fall of the year before.

ncaa march madness ticketsMeanwhile, scoring tickets to local games means getting ready to pounce at venues where games will be played as they are announced in March - whether its smaller college arenas or mega-venus such as Madison Square Garden in New York City.

FINAL FOUR: For the most sought-after finals, the NCAA annually puts about 40% of allotted Final Four tickets up for grabs in a random selection process the year before. The rest are managed by their official partner, Prime Sport. They provide a safe venue for fans to swap or sell tickets for popular final game tickets. Don't forget that as the tournament heats up, prices can range anywhere from $30 and upwards to $15,000!

BUT BE CAREFUL OUT THERE: As usual, be wary of the unscrupulous ticket seller on Craig's list or any other person looking to score on the frenzy for March Madness tickets. Say no to cash payments and only use a credit card to have record of your purchase and to contest any argument. Pro Tip: Buy from reputable sites like StubHub and TicketsNow which offer guarantees for refunds or exchanges on ticket errors or canceled games.


March Madness trivia & fun facts

The phrase “March Madness” was coined by Henry V. Porter in 1939 to describe an Illinois high school basketball tourney. Brent Musburger first used it during NCAA coverage in 1982 causing a legal battle almost as insane as the playoffs.

But everyone finally worked things out and the madness was official. There isn't a good record of who first called the playoffs "The Big Dance", but it does describe the action.

The 5 schools who have the winningest history in NCAA Division I Men's basketball are:

  • UCLA with 11 championships;

  • Kentucky who won the March Madness games 7 times;

  • Indiana with 5 Big Dance victories;

  • North Carolina outlasted all the other teams 4 times, including their championship win in 2005, and

  • Duke with 5 titles, the most recent in a nail biter over Wisconsin in 2015.

Although past history is no guarantee in this Cinderella-laced NCAA tournament, number one seeds have won every time in the first round for the past 16 years and number two seeds have only lost three first round games... a 95% win average.

What makes the brackets exciting are the number 13 and 14 seeds who came out winners in the first round 20 times since 1992... a sweet 16% that leads to dreams of glory. Watch for them in your brackets. Also look for teams from smaller conferences or those who had a bad start to the season, but got their game on during the last weeks to pull off an invitation. A power player on a slump or injury roster who recovers can mean a lower seed for a solid team.


also see -> NBA playoffs | NBA draft


More about March Madness around the Web:


March Madness 2020 NCAA.com
- Check out the official site for ticket information, the latest updates, scores, ranking and related pictures, videos, and feature stories, interviews and more.

NCAA Basketball - CBS Sports - Here's headline reports & predictions, opinion and news, plus the latest scores at a glance and key dates for major games.

NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship - Wikipedia's excellent overview of March Madness features tons of stats, facts and incredible depth of trivia answers.

 

 
 

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