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NCAA.com | February 13, 2019

March Madness 2019 dates and schedule

The Division I men's basketball tournament is one of the premier events in all of sports.

The 68-team single-elimination tournament holds 67 games over a period of 19 days, a jam-packed end to the season that aptly earned the nickname March Madness.

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The NCAA tournament begins with Selection Sunday, when the selection committee announces all 68 tournament teams, and ends with the Final Four and championship game three weeks later.

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Here's the full schedule for March Madness 2019, which kicks off on March 17.

March Madness 2019 dates and schedule
Round Site 2019 Dates
Selection Sunday N/A March 17
First Four Dayton, OH March 19-20
1st/2nd Rounds Hartford, CT March 21/23
1st/2nd Rounds Salt Lake City, UT March 21/23
1st/2nd Rounds Des Moines, IA March 21/23
1st/2nd Rounds Jacksonville, FL March 21/23
1st/2nd Rounds Tulsa, OK March 22/24
1st/2nd Rounds Columbus, OH March 22/24
1st/2nd Rounds Columbia, SC March 22/24
1st/2nd Rounds San Jose, CA March 22/24
South Regional Louisville, KY March 28/30
West Regional Anaheim, CA March 28/30
East Regional Washington, D.C. March 29/31
Midwest Regional Kansas City, MO March 29/31
Final Four, National Championship Minneapolis, MN April 6/8

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Want to get tickets to the event? Check out our guide to everything you need to know about Final Four tickets here.

Here are the future sites for the NCAA Division I men's basketball Final Four:

Final Four Dates Site Facility
April 4/6, 2020 Atlanta, GA Mercedes-Benz Stadium
April 3/5, 2021 Indianapolis, IN Lucas Oil Stadium
April 2/4, 2022 New Orleans, LA Mercedes-Benz Superdome

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Here's how you can get March Madness tickets if you'd like to attend any of these games.