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March Madness: NCAA Tournament Bracket, Schedule Officially Set

The NCAA Tournament as it relates to Division I Men’s Basketball is now officially set. Let the March Madness commence.

It’s finally official, March Madness is upon us now that the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament is officially set.

Selection Sunday, as it always does, provided us with the final answers.

Virginia, North Carolina, Oregon, and Kansas turned out to be the four No. 1 seeds. Kansas was named the top overall seed in the tournament.

Some of the bubble teams who sneaked their way in were Michigan, Tulsa, Wichita State, and Vanderbilt.

Valparaiso and local Monmouth – the squad who everybody loves thanks to their bench dancing shenanigans – were two of the top snubs on the day.

Here’s the complete schedule:

First Four

March 15, 16
UD Arena (Dayton, Ohio)
(11) Vanderbilt vs. (11) Wichita State
(16) Holy Cross vs. (16) Southern
(11) Michigan vs. (11) Tulsa
(16) Florida Gulf Coast vs. (16) Fairleigh Dickinson

First/second rounds

March 17, 19
Dunkin’ Donuts Center (Providence, Rhode Island)
(6) Arizona vs. (11) Vanderbilt/Wichita State
(3) Miami vs. (14) Buffalo
(5) Baylor vs. (12) Yale
(4) Duke vs. (13) UNC Wilmington

Wells Fargo Arena (Des Moines, Iowa)
(1) Kansas vs. (16) Austin Peay
(8) Colorado vs. (9) UConn
(5) Indiana vs. (12) Chattanooga
(4) Kentucky vs. (13) Stony Brook

PNC Arena (Raleigh, North Carolina)
(1) North Carolina vs. (16) Florida Gulf Coast/Fairleigh Dickinson
(8) USC vs. (9) Providence
(1) Virginia vs. (16) Hampton
(8) Texas Tech vs. (9) Butler

Pepsi Center (Denver)
(5) Purdue vs. (12) Arkansas Little Rock
(4) Iowa State vs. (13) Iona
(6) Seton Hall vs. (11) Gonzaga
(3) Utah vs. (14) Fresno State

March 18, 20
Barclays Center (Brooklyn, New York)
(7) Iowa vs. (10) Temple
(2) Villanova vs. (15) UNC Asheville
(6) Notre Dame vs. (11) Michigan/Tulsa
(3) West Virginia vs. (14) Stephen F. Austin

Scottrade Center (St. Louis)
(7) Wisconsin vs. (10) Pittsburgh
(2) Xavier vs. (15) Weber State
(7) Dayon vs. (10) Syracuse
(2) Michigan State vs. (15) Middle Tennessee

Chesapeake Energy Arena (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)
(6) Texas vs. (11) Northern Iowa
(3) Texas A&M vs. (14) Green Bay
(7) Oregon State vs. (10) VCU
(2) Oklahoma vs. (15) Cal State Bakersfield

Spokane Arena (Spokane, Washington)
(5) Maryland vs. (12) South Dakota State
(4) California vs. (13) Hawaii
(1) Oregon vs. (16) Holy Cross/Southern
(8) Saint Joseph’s vs. (9) Cincinnati

West Regional

March 24, 26
Honda Center (Anaheim, California)

South Regional

March 24, 26
KFC Yum! Center (Louisville, Kentucky)

Midwest Regional

March 25, 27
United Center (Chicago)

East Regional

March 25, 27
Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia)

Final Four

April 2, 4
NRG Stadium (Houston)

NEXT: Recap Of New York NCAA Basketball Squads From The 2015-16 Season

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