2025 March Madness: Men’s NCAA tournament schedule, dates

The 2025 March Madness tournament starts with Selection Sunday on March 16 as 68 teams will play in the 2025 NCAA tournament for men’s basketball. Check out the full schedule below:

  • Selection Sunday: Sunday, March 16
  • First Four: March 18-19
  • First round: March 20-21
  • Second round: March 22-23
  • Sweet 16: March 27-28
  • Elite Eight: March 29-30
  • Final Four: April 5 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas
  • NCAA championship game: April 7 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas

These are the sites for the men’s tournament in 2025:

First Four Dayton, Ohio UD Arena March 18 – 19 University of Dayton
First/Second Lexington, KY Rupp Arena March 20 -22 University of Kentucky
First/Second Providence, RI Amica Mutual Pavilion March 20 – 22 Providence College
First/Second Seattle, WA Climate Pledge Arena March 20 – 22 University of Washington
First/Second Wichita, KS Intrust Bank Arena March 20 – 22 Wichita State University
First/Second Cleveland, OH Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse March 21 – 23 Mid-American Conference
First/Second Denver, CO Ball Arena March 21 – 23 Mountain West Conference
First/Second Milwaukee, WI Fiserv Forum March 21 – 23 Marquette University
First/Second Raleigh, NC PNC Arena March 21 – 23 North Carolina State University
East Regional Newark, NJ Prudential Center March 27 – 29 Seton Hall University
West Regional San Francisco, CA Chase Center March 27 – 29 Pac-12 Conference
South Regional Atlanta, GA State Farm Arena March 28 – 30 Georgia Institute of Technology
Midwest Regional Indianapolis, IN Lucas Oil Stadium March 28 – 30 IUPUI/Horizon League

And here is the game-by-game rundown for the 2024 men’s tournament. Click or tap on each game to be taken to the final stats.

2024 NCAA tournament schedule, scores, highlights

Monday, April 8 (National championship game)

Tuesday, March 19 (First Four in Dayton, Ohio)

Wednesday, March 20 (First Four in Dayton, Ohio)

Thursday, March 21 (Round of 64)

Friday, March 22 (Round of 64)

Saturday, March 23 (Round of 32)

Sunday, March 24 (Round of 32)

Thursday, March 28 (Sweet 16)

Friday, March 29 (Sweet 16)

Saturday, March 30 (Elite Eight)

Sunday, March 31 (Elite Eight)

Saturday, April 6 (Final Four)

2024 NCAA tournament bracket

You can get a printable 2024 NCAA bracket here

March Madness: Future sites, dates

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

April 6 and 8, 2024 Phoenix State Farm Stadium Arizona State University
April 5 and 7, 2025 San Antonio Alamodome University of Texas at San Antonio, University of the Incarnate Word
April 4 and 6, 2026 Indianapolis Lucas Oil Stadium Horizon League, IUPUI
April 3 and 5, 2027 Detroit Ford Field Michigan State University
April 1 and 3, 2028 Las Vegas Allegiant Stadium UNLV
March 31 and April 2, 2029 Indianapolis Lucas Oil Stadium Horizon League, IUPUI
April 6 and 8, 2030 North Texas AT&T Stadium Big 12 Conference

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