2024 NCAA Basketball Tournament Schedule

2024 NCAA basketball tournament schedule

The 2024 NCAA basketball tournament schedule will kick-off on March 19, 2024. This year’s Division I men’s basketball tournament will see 68 teams playing in a single-elimination tournament. The winner of the tourney will be the 2023-24 NCAA Division I men’s college basketball national champion. This will be the 85th edition of the NCAA Tournament. The Final Four and championship game will take place at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

How Many Teams are in the 2024 NCAA Basketball Tournament Schedule?

For the 2024 edition of March Madness, there will be 68 teams who earn a spot in the tournament field. There are 32 automatic bids for the programs that win their conference tournaments, etc. The NCAA Selection Committee chooses the 36 at-large bids. The teams get seeded from #1 to #68. Eight teams are picked to play in the First Four. These games take place on March 19th and 20th and the winners will proceed to the field of 64.

When is Selection Sunday?

The 2024 Selection Sunday broadcast will take place on March 17th, 2024. The show airs on CBS again this year. This will be the debut of the 2024 March Madness field where we see how all of the bracketology settled out. The First Four starts two days later and will be held at the University of Dayton again.

2024 NCAA Basketball Tournament Schedule

The following is the 2024 NCAA basketball tournament schedule for the men’s Division I tournament. Once the specific matchups, seeds, and game times are determined, we’ll come back and update the schedules for you to enjoy.

2024 NCAA Tournament – First Four (March 19-20)

University of Dayton Arena – Dayton, Ohio – March 19-20, 2024 (Host: University of Dayton)

2024 NCAA Basketball Tournament Schedule – First and Second Rounds (March 21-24)

Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena – Spokane, Washington – March 21 & 23, 2024 (Host: University of Idaho)

Spectrum Center – Charlotte, North Carolina – March 21 & 23, 2024 (Host: University of North Carolina at Charlotte)

CHI Health Center – Omaha, Nebraska – March 21 & 23, 2024 (Host: Creighton University)

PPG Paints Arena – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – March 21 & 23, 2024 (Host: Duquesne University)

FedExForum – Memphis, Tennessee – March 22 & 24, 2024 (Host: University of Memphis)

Barclays Center – Brooklyn, New York – March 22 & 24, 2024 (Host: Atlantic 10 Conference)

Vivint Smart Home Arena – Salt Lake City, Utah – March 22 & 24, 2024 (Host: University of Utah)

Gainbridge Fieldhouse – Indianapolis, Indiana – March 22 & 24, 2024 (Host: Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis / Horizon League)

2024 NCAA Tournament – Regional Semifinals (Sweet Sixteen) and Finals (Elite Eight)

West Regional: Crypto.com Arena – Los Angeles, California – March 28 & 30, 2024 (Host: Pepperdine University)

East Regional: TD Garden – Boston, Massachusetts – March 28 & 30, 2024 (Host: Boston College)

Midwest Regional: Little Caesars Arena – Detroit, Michigan – March 29 & 31, 2024 (Host: University of Detroit Mercy)

South Regional: American Airlines Center – Dallas, Texas – March 29 & 31, 2024 (Host: Big 12 Conference)

2024 NCAA Basketball Tournament Schedule Final Four and Championship

State Farm Stadium – Glendale, Arizona – April 6 & 8, 2024

2024 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament TV Schedule

For the 2024 NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament, CBS Sports and TNT Sports have the U.S. rights to show the games. This year, we will see TBS televise the 2024 Final Four and National Championship game as part of the rotation the networks started eight years again. You will also be able to stream CBS games on Paramount+ and on March Madness Live for free. 

The specific networks and rounds of coverage during March Madness are:

2024 March Madness Selection Show – CBS

First Four – TruTV

First and Second Rounds – CBS, TBS, TNT and TruTV

Regional Semifinals and Finals – CBS and TBS

National Semifinals (Final Four) and Championship – TBS


Westwood One will have exclusive coverage of the entire tournament.

Additional 2024 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Information

2024 NCAA Basketball tournament schedule

This will be the second time that fans will see the Final Four Hosted at State Farm Stadium. The Phoenix/Glendale area has also hosted the NCAA Tournament regionals five times to include 2009 at State Farm Stadium. Stay tuned as we get more info out regarding March Madness and conference tournament brackets for you to enjoy following the game action. You can check out our fillable 2024 NCAA Tournament bracket and printable 2024 March Madness bracket in PDF format now and enjoy the Madness!

Will Lewis

Have been covering sports of all types for more than 18 years. Will is a lifelong Kentucky Wildcats fan and rooted for the Bengals way back when Joe Montana dashed our hopes and dreams. Now a Padres fan as well. He covers all sports here at Sports Brackets.

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