2025 March Madness Schedule

2025 March Madness Schedule

The 2025 March Madness Schedule kicks off with Selection Sunday on March 16, 2025. From there, the men’s basketball games for the 2025 NCAA Tournament start with the First Four. These games take place March 18-19, 2025. The 2025 Final Four and Championship game take place April 5th and April 7th respectively. The Final Four returns to the Alamodome for the 2025 postseason. Specifics for the 2025 NCAA Tournament schedule are below. 

2025 March Madness Schedule

Once the TV assignments are made for 2025 March Madness, we’ll update you here. We expect that Selection Sunday for the men’s tournament will remain at 6 PM Eastern Time. If the NCAA decides to swap the time with the 2025 Women’s March Madness schedule, we’ll keep you posted. At the conclusion of 2024 March Madness, there were no indications on a change in time yet.

Selection Sunday: 6 p.m. ET 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: Saturday, April 5

NCAA championship game: Monday, April 7 

2025 March Madness First Four Schedule

First FourMarch 18-19Dayton, OHUD ArenaUniversity of Dayton

2025 March Madness First and Second Round Schedule

Some great locations for the opening rounds of the 2025 NCAA Men’s basketball tournament. This is the first time since 2013 that Rupp Arena has hosted the men’s tournament. The 1985 Final Four was held there in the past (before we went all Stadium bent for max tickets). Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse is the host / hosted the 2024 Women’s Final Four and championship

First/SecondMarch 21-23Cleveland, OHRocket MortgageFieldHouseMid-American Conference
First/SecondMarch 20-22Denver, COBall ArenaMountain West Conference
First/SecondMarch 21-23Milwaukee, WIFiserv ForumMarquette University
First/SecondMarch 20-22Providence, RIAmica Mutual PavilionProvidence College
First/SecondMarch 21-23Raleigh, NCPNC ArenaNorth Carolina State University
First/SecondMarch 20-22Lexington, KYRupp ArenaUniversity of Kentucky
First/SecondMarch 21-23Seattle, WAClimate Pledge ArenaUniversity of Washington
First/SecondMarch 20-22Wichita, KSIntrust Bank ArenaWichita State University

2025 Sweet 16 and Elite 8 Schedule

Right now there is no change in the PAC-12 being the host of the West Regional. We’ll see if that changes with the conference being at two members (at the time of this writing). If it does, we’ll update you here. 

SouthRegionalMarch 28-30Atlanta, GAState Farm ArenaGeorgia Institute of Technology
MidwestRegionalMarch 28-30Indianapolis, INLucas Oil StadiumHorizon LeagueIUPUI
EastRegionalMarch 27-29Newark, NJPrudential CenterSeton Hall University
WestRegionalMarch 27-29San Francisco, CAChase CenterPac-12 Conference

2025 Final Four and Championship Game Schedule

Memphis at the Alamodome during the 2008 Final Four
Memphis at the Alamodome during the 2008 Final Four

The Alamodome has hosted the Men’s Final Four four times since it opened in 1993. After the 2025 Final Four, it is scheduled to host the 2029 NCAA Women’s Basketball tournament Final Four. The NCAA is not considering the facility for the 2031 NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament. Indications are that at the age of 38, the Alamodome may be considered too old to host future tournaments. So, we’ll just have to wait and see. 

Final Four/ ChampionshipApril 5 & 7San AntonioAlamodomeUniversity of Texas at San AntonioUniversity of Incarnate Word

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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