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NCAA.com | February 14, 2017

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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.

* Regionals
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.

Printable bracket

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. 

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