2015 NCAA Tournament Schedule

It seems like just the other day when we saw Coach Cal’s Wildcats make what seemed like a pre-March Madness, improbable run to the 2014 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Championship game. Although Cal’s Cats lost the game, they finally lived up to their preseason hype after going through the learning process throughout the season. The Wildcats have come back even stronger for their 2014-15 campaign, but there are a number of other teams who will have a say about Cal’s team making it back to the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Championship game. The following is the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Schedule. As we get closer to kickoff for March Madness, we’ll continue to add details for the games for you to enjoy.

Will the 2015 Edition of March Madness be Kentucky’s to Win?

It just depends. Heading into the 2014-15 men’s basketball season, the Wildcats definitely have the talent to head deep into the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. With the Harrison Twins and the Kentucky bigs all making the decision to come back this season, the Wildcats probably have the most depth we’ve seen in college basketball since before the “One and Done” era came upon us. Some other teams that are expected to make deep runs in this year’s tournament include the Arizona Wildcats, Wisconsin, Duke, and Kansas. The Florida Gators and Louisville Cardinals also enter the season with preseason top ten rankings, so it does look as though we’ll have another exciting round of March Madness once we get to the end of the season.

Past NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Champions (Past 10 Years)

When we look at which teams are going to be competing for the current March Madness title, it’s always interesting to take a look at the past 10 years or so of NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament results. We can definitely see a trend over the past decade of some of the Blue Bloods of college basketball continually making it to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship game. The greatest thing about college basketball is that it always seems as though “Cinderella” has a chance with each NCAA Tournament. Butler seemed to cement this for us all back in 2010 and 2011, although they were not able to win the final game. Regardless, it will be interesting to see how the 2015 edition of March Madness turns out.

Dayton Arena

The University of Dayton Arena, which has hosted all First Four games since the round’s inception in 2011, as well as its precursor, the single “play-in” game held from 2001 to 2010

2004 Connecticut defeated Georgia Tech
2005 North Carolina defeated Illinois
2006 Florida defeated UCLA
2007 Florida defeated Ohio State
2008 Kansas defeated Memphis
2009 North Carolina defeated Michigan State
2010 Duke defeated Butler
2011 Connecticut defeated Butler
2012 Kentucky defeated Kansas
2013 Louisville defeated Michigan
2014 Connecticut defeated Kentucky

2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Schedule

2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament First Four Schedule

March 17 and 18, 2015 at the University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, Ohio

2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Second and Third Round Schedule

March 19 and 21, 2015

Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Florida (Host: Jacksonville University)

KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky (Host: University of Louisville)

Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Host: Duquesne University)

Moda Center, Portland, Oregon (Host: University of Oregon)

March 20 and 22, 2015

Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina (Host: University of North Carolina at Charlotte)

Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio (Host: Ohio State University)

CenturyLink Center Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska (Host: Creighton University)

KeyArena, Seattle, Washington (Host: University of Washington)

2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight Schedule

(Regional Semifinals and Finals)

March 26 and 28, 2015

Midwest Regional, Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio (Host: Mid-American Conference)

West Regional, Staples Center, Los Angeles, California (Host: Pepperdine University)

March 27 and 29, 2015

East Regional, Carrier Dome, Syracuse, New York (Host: Syracuse University)

South Regional, NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas (Hosts: Rice University, University of Houston)

2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Final Four and Championship Schedule

(National Semifinals and Championship Game)

April 4 and 6, 2015

Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana (Hosts: Butler University, IUPUI, Horizon League)

2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament TV Schedule

For the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament, both Turner Sports and CBS Sports have the United States programming rights for March Madness. The following is how the networks have agreed to split the coverage for the 2015 edition of March Madness:

2015 March Madness First Four – truTV

2015 March Madness Second and Third Rounds – CBS, TBS, TNT, and truTV

2015 March Madness Regional Semifinals and Finals (Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight) – CBS and TBS

2015 March Madness National Semifinals (Final Four) – TBS

2015 March Madness National Championship – CBS

*Note: Westwood One has the exclusive radio rights for the entire 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament