March Madness 2017 Schedule and Predictions

March Madness 2017

Let the Madness begin! #MarchMadness

It’s that time of the year again when every basketball junkie is glued to the TV and all sports pundits are predicting game outcomes for the rest of the month. The Big Dance is here and everyone’s excited about it.

The NCAA March Madness is a collegiate level Basketball tournament with 68 teams competing for the ultimate prize – The Championship. The tournament is broken down to single game elimination brackets, if your team loses they are kicked out of the tournament.

The basketball tournament is broken down into seven rounds –

  • The First Four
  • The First Round (the Round of 64)
  • The Second Round (the Round of 32)
  • The Regional Semi-finals (participating teams are known popularly as the “Sweet Sixteen”)
  • The Regional Finals (participating teams are known commonly as the “Elite Eight”)
  • The National Semi-finals (participating teams are referred to officially as the “Final Four”)
  • The National Championship

The First Four Matches are already over and the 64 teams have been seeded (Ranked) and placed in one of the four regions South, West, East and Midwest. This years top seeds are Villanova (East), Gonzaga (West), North Carolina (South), and Kansas (Midwest).

March Madness 2017 Schedule

Round                                                            Dates

First Four                                                       Tuesday, March 14 – Wednesday March, 15

First Round                                                    Thursday, March 16 –Friday, March 17

Second Round                                                Saturday, March 18 – Sunday, March 19

Sweet 16                                                       Thursday, March 23 –Friday, March 24

Elite 8                                                            Saturday, March 25 – Sunday, March 26

Final Four                                                       Saturday, April 1

National Championship                                    Monday, April 3

March Madness 2017

Our Predictions for March Madness 2017

Our Final Four Predictions for this year’s March Madness are Duke, Arizona, Louisville and North Carolina.

It is the most wonderful time of the year. In the next 96 hours we will see the best college basketball has to offer this season. You can catch the games on CBS.

Stay tuned to know which team is going to cut down the nets at the end of championship game.

Get your picks in before it’s too late.

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