College Basketball Betting Preview & Prediction: Duke vs. North Carolina

March Madness 2017 Dates, Locations And Predictions

Written by on February 15, 2017

The 2017 NCAA Men’s March Madness National Championship Tournament will get underway on March 14, 2017, and will conclude with the championship game on April 3 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The championship game will be the first title tilt held in a Western state since 1995 when Seattle, Washington was the host of the Final Four for that year. 68 teams will take to the hardwood in a single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion. Here are the key dates and times for this year’s March Madness predictions.

Here’s A Closer Look At The March Madness 2017 Dates, Locations And Predictions

 
   
Round Site Date(s)
Selection Sunday N/A March 12
First Four Dayton March 14-15
First/Second Buffalo March 16&18
First/Second Milwaukee March 16&18
First/Second Orlando March 16&18
First/Second Salt Lake City March 16&18
First/Second Greenville March 17&19
First/Second Indianapolis March 17&19
First/Second Tulsa March 17&19
First/Second Sacramento March 17&19
Midwest Regional Kansas City March 23&25
West Regional San Jose March 23&25
South Regional Memphis March 24&26
East Regional New York March 24&26
Final Four Phoenix April 1&3
  Right now, let’s take a look at my top 16 seeds. 1: Villanova, Gonzaga, Kansas, Arizona 2:  Oregon, North Carolina, Virginia, Baylor 3:  Florida State, Louisville, Kentucky, UCLA 4: Butler, Cincinnati, Florida, West Virginia

Quick Prediction

While it’s a bit too early for me to reveal my national championship winner, I will say that I’m going with a Final Four of Villanova, UCLA, Gonzaga and Oregon with Villanova and UCLA advancing to the national championship. Additionally, I also like North Carolina Tar Heels, Duke, Arizona and believe it or not, West Virginia to reach the Elite Eight.