When the March Madness tournament starts
March Madness 2017 dates, times, and key numbers
The March Madness men's NCAA Division I basketball tournament begins when the field of 68 teams is announced on Selection Sunday, which is March 12 this year. The show will stream live here on NCAA.com and be broadcast nationally on CBS Sports after the conclusion of the day's final game.
Dates of the tournament
* Selection Sunday
March 12, 2017
* First Four in Dayton, Ohio
March 14, 15, 2017
* Rounds 1 and 2
March 16, 18, 2017
March 17, 19, 2017
First- and second-round sites Buffalo, Milwaukee, Orlando, Salt Lake City, Greenville, Indianapolis, Tulsa, and Sacremento.
March 23, 25, 2017
March 24, 26, 2017
Regional sites: Kansas City, San Jose, Memphis, and New York.
* Final Four in Phoenix
April 1, 2017
* National championship game in Phoenix
April 3, 2017
Live stream and broadcast schedule
You can watch every game live on March Madness Live. Games will also be broadcast on Turner networks and CBS.
You can print the official March Madness 2017 bracket here. Register to play the Bracket Challenge game and we'll email you on Selection Sunday as soon as the bracket is live.