March Madness 2017 Dates, Locations And Predictions

Posted by Eric Williams on Wednesday,February 15, 2017 2:08, EDT in

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.