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Getting ready for March Madness 2020

Get ready for action

The most anticipated time of the college basketball season and one of the top sporting events annually in the United States is on the horizon with March Madness approaching.  Teams have a long schedule in hopes of positioning themselves to be among the 68 teams selected to compete for the NCAA Championship, held the first week in April.

Prior to Selection Sunday on March 15 are the conference tournaments. For some teams, winning their conference is the only hopes of making the final 68. For others, getting on a hot streak before selection day could mean the difference between a low or high seed, increasing or decreasing their chances to advance deep in the tournament.

The First Four matchups take place March 17-18 at the University of Dayton. The first and second rounds  held on March 19 and 21  at the Times Union Center in Albany, Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, Enterprise Center in St. Louis, and Amalie Arena in Tampa.  The other first and second round action played on March 20 and 22 will take place at the Greenboro Colesium, CenturyLink Center Omaha, Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California and Quickens Loan Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.

Teams that survived the first two rounds will advance to one of the four regionals. On March 26 and 28. the Midwest Regional will be held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. The West Regional will be played at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.   On March 27 and 29 the South Regional will be played at the Toyota Center in Houston, while the East Regional will be played at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Those advancing to the Final Four will head to Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, which will host the final four and championship games on April 4 and 6. 

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