The madness came and went, with the Virginia Cavaliers topping the Texas Tech Red Raiders 85-77 in an overtime thriller for the school's first ever national championship. Relive all the stories and results from the 2019 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.
2019 "One Shining Moment"
2019 March Madness Schedule
The 2019 NCAA tournament has arrived. The best three weeks of the year got kicked off with Selection Sunday, culminating with the National Championship in Minneapolis, April 8 on CBS. Catch all the action between now and then on CBS, TBS, TNT, TruTV and the all-encompassing NCAA March Madness Live app on iOS and Android.
|Tuesday, March 19|
|Prairie View 76 - 82 Fairleigh Dickinson||6:30 pm||truTV||Dayton, OH|
|Temple 70 - 81 Belmont||9:00 pm||TruTV||Dayton, OH|
|Weds., March 20|
|NC Central 74 - 78 North Dakota State||6:30 pm||truTV||Dayton, OH|
|St. John's 65 - 74 Arizona State||9:00 pm||truTV||Dayton, OH|
|Thursday, March 21|
|Minnesota 86 - 76 Louisville||12:00 pm||CBS||Des Moines, IA|
|Yale 74 - 79 LSU||12:30 pm||truTV||Jacksonville, FL|
|New Mexico St. 77 - 78 Auburn||1:20 pm||TNT||Salt Lake City, UT|
|Vermont 69 - 76 Florida St.||1:50 pm||TBS||Hartford, CT|
|Bradley 65 - 76 Michigan St.||2:30 pm||CBS||Des Moines, IA|
|Belmont 77 - 79 Maryland||3:00 pm||truTV||Jacksonville, FL|
|Northeastern 53 - 87 Kansas||3:50 pm||TNT||Salt Lake City, UT|
|Murray St. 83 - 64 Marquette||4:20 pm||TBS||Hartford, CT|
|Florida 70 - 61 Nevada||6:45 pm||TNT||Des Moines, IA|
|Abilene Christian 44 - 79 Kentucky||7:00 pm||CBS||Jacksonville, FL|
|Saint Mary's 57 - 61 Villanova||7:15 pm||TBS||Hartford, CT|
|F. Dickinson 49 - 87 Gonzaga||7:15 pm||truTV||Salt Lake City, UT|
|Montana 55 - 74 Michigan||9:15 pm||TNT||Des Moines, IA|
|Seton Hall 68 - 84 Wofford||9:30 pm||CBS||Jacksonville, FL|
|Old Dominion 48 - 61 Purdue||9:45 pm||TBS||Hartford, CT|
|Baylor 78 - 69 Syracuse||9:55 pm||truTV||Salt Lake City, UT|
|Friday, March 22|
|Iowa 79 - 72 Cincinnati||12:00 pm||CBS||Columbus, OH|
|Oklahoma 95 - 72 Mississippi||12:30 pm||truTV||Columbia, SC|
|N. Kentucky 57 - 72 Texas Tech||1:30 pm||TNT||Tulsa, OK|
|UC Irvine 70 - 64 Kansas St.||1:50 pm||TBS||San Jose, CA|
|Colgate 70 - 77 Tennessee||2:30 pm||CBS||Columbus, OH|
|Gardner-Webb 56 - 71 Virginia||3:00 pm||truTV||Columbia, SC|
|Arizona St. 74 - 91 Buffalo||3:50 pm||TNT||Tulsa, OK|
|Oregon 72 - 54 Wisconsin||4:20 pm||TBS||San Jose, CA|
|Washington 78 - 61 Utah St.||6:45 pm||TNT||Columbus, OH|
|N. Dakota St. 62 - 85 Duke||7:00 pm||CBS||Columbia, SC|
|Georgia St. 55 - 84 Houston||7:15 pm||TBS||Tulsa, OK|
|Liberty 80 - 76 Mississippi St.||7:15 pm||truTV||San Jose, CA|
|Iona 73 - 88 North Carolina||9:15 pm||TNT||Columbus, OH|
|UCF 73 - 58 VCU||9:30 pm||CBS||Columbia, SC|
|Ohio St. 62 - 59 Iowa St.||9:45 pm||TBS||Tulsa, OK|
|Saint Louis 52 - 66 Virginia Tech||9:55 pm||truTV||San Jose, CA|
|Saturday, March 23|
|Maryland 67 - 69 LSU||12:10 pm||CBS||Jacksonville, FL|
|Wofford 56 - 62 Kentucky||2:40 pm||CBS||Jacksonville, FL|
|Florida 49 - 64 Michigan||5:15 pm||CBS||Des Moines, IA|
|Murray State 62 - 90 Florida State||6:10 pm||TNT||Hartford, CT|
|Baylor 71 - 83 Gonzaga||7:10 pm||TBS||Salt Lake City, UT|
|Minnesota 50 - 70 Michigan State||7:45 pm||CBS||Des Moines, IA|
|Villanova 61 - 87 Purdue||8:40 pm||TNT||Hartford, CT|
|Auburn 89 - 75 Kansas||9:40 pm||TBS||Salt Lake City, UT|
|Sunday, March 24|
|Iowa 77 - 83 Tennessee||12:10 pm||CBS||Columbus, OH|
|Washington 59 - 81 North Carolina||2:40 pm||CBS||Columbus, OH|
|UCF 76 - 77 Duke||5:15 pm||CBS||Columbia, SC|
|Buffalo 58 - 78 Texas Tech||6:10 pm||TNT||Tulsa, OK|
|Liberty 58 - 67 Virginia Tech||7:10 pm||TBS||San Jose, CA|
|Oklahoma 51 - 63 Virginia||7:45 pm||truTV||Columbia, SC|
|Ohio State 59 - 74 Houston||8:40 pm||TNT||Tulsa, OK|
|UC Irvine 54 - 73 Oregon||9:40 pm||TBS||San Jose, CA|
|Thursday, March 28|
|Florida State 58 - 72 Gonzaga||7:09 pm||CBS||Anaheim, CA|
|Purdue 99 - 94 Tennessee||7:29 pm||TBS||Louisville, KY|
|Texas Tech 63 - 44 Michigan||9:39 pm||CBS||Anaheim, CA|
|Oregon 49 - 53 Virginia||9:59 pm||TBS||Louisville, KY|
|Friday, March 29|
|LSU 63 - 80 Michigan State||7:09 pm||CBS||Washington, D.C.|
|Auburn 97 - 80 North Carolina||7:29 pm||TBS||Kansas City, MO|
|Virginia Tech 73 - 75 Duke||9:39 pm||CBS||Washington, D.C.|
|Houston 58 - 62 Kentucky||9:59 pm||TBS||Kansas City, MO|
|Saturday, March 30|
|Texas Tech 75 - 69 Gonzaga||6:09 pm||TBS||Anaheim, CA|
|Purdue 75 - 80 Virginia||8:49 pm||TBS||Louisville, KY|
|Sunday, March 31|
|Auburn 77 - 71 Kentucky||2:20 pm||CBS||Kansas City, MO|
|Michigan State 68 - 67 Duke||5:05 pm||CBS||Washington, D.C.|
|Saturday, April 6|
|Auburn 62 - 63 Virginia||6:09 pm||CBS||Minneapolis, MN|
|Texas Tech 61 - 51 Michigan St.||8:49 pm||CBS||Minneapolis, MN|
|Monday, April 8|
|Texas Tech 77 - 85 Virginia||9:20 pm||CBS||Minneapolis, MN|
2019 March Madness Bracket
2019 Conference Tournament Champions
The 2019 conference tournaments were as unpredictable and exciting as ever. Here are the 32 teams that earned themselves an automatic NCAA Tournament bid.
|AAC||Memphis, TN||March 14-17||Cincinnati|
|ACC||Charlotte, NC||March 12-16||Duke|
|America East||Campus Sites||March 9-16||Vermont|
|Atlantic 10||Brooklyn, NY||March 13-17||Saint Louis|
|Atlantic Sun||Campus Sites||March 4-10||Liberty|
|Big East||New York, NY||March 13-16||Villanova|
|Big Sky||Boise, ID||March 11-16||Montana|
|Big South||Campus sites||March 5-10||Gardner-Webb|
|Big Ten||Chicago, IL||March 13-17||Michigan St.|
|Big 12||Kansas City, MO||March 13-16||Iowa State|
|Big West||Anaheim, CA||March 14-16||UC Irvine|
|Colonial||Charleston, SC||March 9-12||Northeastern|
|Conf. USA||Frisco, TX||March 13-16||Old Dominion|
|Horizon||Detroit, MI||March 5-12||Northern Kentucky|
|Ivy League||New Haven, CT||March 16-17||Yale|
|MAAC||Albany, NY||March 7-11||Iona|
|MAC||Campus sites & Cleveland, OH||March 11-16||Buffalo|
|MEAC||Norfolk, VA||March 11-16||NC Central|
|Miss. Valley||St. Louis, MO||March 7-10||Bradley|
|Mtn. West||Las Vegas, NV||March 13-16||Utah State|
|Northeast||Campus sites||March 6-12||Fairleigh Dickinson|
|Ohio Valley||Evansville, IN||March 6-9||Murray St.|
|Pac-12||Las Vegas, NV||March 13-16||Oregon|
|Patriot||Campus sites||March 5-13||Colgate|
|SEC||Nashville, TN||March 13-17||Auburn|
|Southern||Asheville, NC||March 8-11||Wofford|
|Southland||Katy, TX||March 13-17||Abilene Christian|
|Summit||Sioux Falls, SD||March 9-12||North Dakota St.|
|Sun Belt||New Orleans, LA||March 12-17||Georgia St.|
|SWAC||Birmingham, AL||March 12-16||Prairie View|
|WAC||Las Vegas, NV||March 13-16||New Mexico St.|
|West Coast||Las Vegas, NV||March 7-12||Saint Mary's|
March Madness Top Questions
When is 2019 March Madness?
March Madness starts with the First Four games on March 19-20 and ends with the National Championship on April 8. You can find the full schedule here.
When is 2019 Selection Sunday?
On Sunday, March 17, the full March Madness bracket is released to the public on the CBS Selection Show at 6pm.
When is the 2019 March Madness bracket released?
The 2019 bracket is revealed on the CBS Selection Show at 6pm, Sunday, March 17.
How do I watch 2019 March Madness games?
When is each round for the 2019 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament?
Round 1: March 21-22
Round 2: March 23-24
Sweet 16: March 28-29
Elite 8: March 30-31
Final Four: April 6
National Championship: April 8
When is the 2019 Final Four?
The 2019 Final Four is Saturday, April 6 and the national championship is Monday, April 8.
Where is the 2019 Final Four?
The 2019 Final Four is at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN.
What is Selection Sunday?
Selection Sunday consists of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball selection committee determining the 68 team NCAA Tournament field, choosing 36 teams in addition to the 32 conference tournament winners, and ranking all 68 teams in four separate regions from 1-16.
How many teams get into the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament?
The March Madness field is made up of 68 teams – 32 conference tournament winners and 36 at-large bids.
What is the lowest seed to win March Madness?
The lowest seeded team to win it all was the 1985 Villanova University team as a No. 8 seed.
What is the lowest seed to win a March Madness game?
In 2018, No. 16 seed UMBC became the lowest seeded team to win a NCAA Tournament game when they upset No. 1 seed Virginia.
What NCAA Men’s Division I school has won the most national championships?
UCLA has won the most national championships, with 11 titles. Next on the list is Kentucky with 8, North Carolina with 6 and both Duke and Indiana with 5.