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2024 March Madness Bracket

2024 Printable March Madness BracketNCAA Men's Division I Bracket

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2023 Printable March Madness BracketNCAA Men's Division I Bracket


College basketball fans discovered which 68 teams will be participating in the "Big Dance" when they were announced on Selection Sunday, March 17, 2024.

This year's madness kicks off with the First Four games in Dayton on Tuesday, March 19 and Wednesday, March 20 (see the 2024 March Madness TV schedule, below).

With matches set, the first round begins on Thursday, March 21. The second round kicks off that weekend on Saturday, March 23.

As the teams drill down to the favored few, watch for the Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight matchups to happen the week after.

Wrapping it all up are the Final Four games at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona on Saturday, April 6 followed by the championship game on Monday, April 8


2024 March Madness TV schedule

march madness on tnt, tbs, cbs, tru tv,As usual, the First Four rounds will air on truTV. 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 6) and the Championship game (Monday, April 8) to air exclusively on TBS this year.

Meanwhile, keep it here for complete times and TV channels along with team matchups and final scores for every game of the 2024 Men's NCAA basketball tournament.

CHAMPIONSHIP

DATE

 

   

Mon, April 8

 

UConn 75, Purdue 60

 

PREVIOUS SCORES

FINAL FOUR

DATE

 

 

 

Sat, April 6

 

Purdue 63, NC State 50 - FINAL

 

 

 

UConn 86, Alabama 72 - FINAL

 

ELITE EIGHT

DATE

 

 

 

Sat, March 30

 

UConn 77, Illinois 52 - FINAL

 

 

 

Alabama 89, Clemson 82 - FINAL

 

Sun, March 31

 

Purdue 72, Tennessee 66 - FINAL

 

 

 

NC State 76, Duke 64 - FINAL

 

SWEET 16

DATE

     

Thurs, March 28

 

Clemson 77, Arizona 72 - FINAL

 

 

 

UConn 82, San Diego State 52 - FINAL

 

 

 

Alabama 89, North Carolina 87 - FINAL

 

 

 

Illinois 72, Iowa State 69 .- FINAL

 

Fri, March 29

 

NC State 67, Marquette 58 - FINAL

 

 

 

Purdue 80,. Gonzaga 68 - FINAL

 

 

 

Duke 54, Houston 51 - FINAL

 

 

 

Tennessee 82, Creighton 75 - FINAL

 


ROUND OF 32

Sat, March 23

 

Arizona 78. Dayton 68 - FNAL

 

 

 

Gonzaga 89, Kansas 68 - FINAL

 

 

 

North Carolina 85 Michigan State 69 - FINAL

 

 

 

Iowa State 67, Washington State 56 - FINAL

 

 

 

NC State 79, Oakland 73- FINAL

 
 

 

Tennessee 62, Texas 58 - FINAL

 

   

Illinois 89, Duquesne 63 - FINAL

 
   

Creighton 86, Oregon 73 - FINAL

 

 

Sun, March 24

 

Marquette 81, Colorado 77 - FINAL

 

 

 

Purdue 106, Utah State 57 - FNAL

 

 

 

Duke 93, James Madison 55 - FINAL

 

 

 

Clemson 72, Baylor 64 - FINAL

 
 

 

Alabama 72, Grand Canyon 61 - FINAL

 

 

 

UConn 75, Northwestern 58 - FINAL

 

 

 

Houston 100, Texas A&M 95 - FINAL

 

 

 

San Diego State 85, Yale 57 - FINAL

 

FIRST FOUR

Wed, March 20

 

Grambling St. 88, Montana St. 81 - FINAL

 

 

 

Colorado 60, Boise St. 53 - FINAL

 

       

Tues, March 19

 

Wagner 71, Howard 68 - FINAL

 

 

 

Colorado St. 67, Virginia 42 - FINAL

 

FIRST ROUND

Thurs, March 21

 

Michigan State 69. Mississippi State 51- FINAL

 

   

Duquesne 71, BYU 67 - FINAL

 

 

 

Creighton 77, Akron 60 - FINAL

 
   

Arizona 85, Long Beach State 65 - FINAL

 

 

 

North Carolina 90, Wagner 62- FINAL

 
   

Illinois 85, Morehead State 69 - FINAL

 

 

 

Oregon 87, South Carolina 73 - FINAL

 
   

Dayton 63, Nevada 60 - FINAL

 

 

 

Texas 56, Colorado State 44 - FINAL

 

 

 

Oakland 80. Kentucky 76 - FINAL

 

 

 

Gonzaga 86, McNeese 65 - FINAL

 

 

 

Iowa State 82, South Dakota State 65 - FINAL

 

 

 

Tennessee 83, Saint Peter's 49 - FINAL

 
 

 

NC State 80. Texas Tech 67 - FINAL

 
 

 

Kansas 93, Samford 89 - FINAL

 

 

 

Washington State 66, Drake 61 - FINAL

 


SECOND ROUND

Fri, March 22

 

Northwestern 77, FAU 65 - FINAL

 
   

Baylor 92, Colgate 67 - FINAL

 

 

 

San Diego State 69, UAB 65 - FINAL

 
   

Marquette 87, Western Kentucky 69- FINAL

 

 

 

UConn 91, Stetson 52 - FINAL

 
   

Clemson 77, New Mexico 56 - FINAL

 

 

 

Yale 78, Auburn 76 - FINAL

 
 

 

Colorado 102, Florida 100 - FINAL

 

 

 

Texas A&M 98, Nebraska 83- FINAL

 
 

 

Duke 64, Vermont 47 - FINAL

 

 

 

Purdue 78, Grambling 50 - FINAL

 

 

 

Alabama 109, College of Charleston 96 - FINAL

 

   

Houston 86 Longwood 46 - FINAL

 
   

James Madison 72, Wisconsin 61 - FINAL

 
   

Utah State 88, TCU- FINAL

 
   

Grand Canyon 75, Saint Mary's 66 - FINAL

 


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 as venues are announced in March - whether its smaller college arenas, or mega-venues 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 in a slump or on a injury roster can mean a lower seed for a solid team.


also see -> NBA playoffs | NBA draft


More about March Madness around the Web:


March Madness 2024 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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