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.


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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.

 Game Time(ET) TV Site
First Four    
Tuesday, March 19
Prairie View 76 - 82 Fairleigh Dickinson6:30 pmtruTVDayton, OH
Temple 70 - 81 Belmont9:00 pmTruTVDayton, OH
First Four   
Weds., March 20
NC Central 74 - 78 North Dakota State6:30 pmtruTVDayton, OH
St. John's 65 - 74 Arizona State9:00 pmtruTVDayton, OH
First Round   
Thursday, March 21
Minnesota 86 - 76 Louisville12:00 pmCBSDes Moines, IA
Yale 74 - 79 LSU12:30 pmtruTVJacksonville, FL
New Mexico St. 77 - 78 Auburn1:20 pmTNTSalt Lake City, UT
Vermont 69 - 76 Florida St.1:50 pmTBSHartford, CT
Bradley 65 - 76 Michigan St.2:30 pmCBSDes Moines, IA
Belmont 77 - 79 Maryland3:00 pmtruTVJacksonville, FL
Northeastern 53 - 87 Kansas3:50 pmTNTSalt Lake City, UT
Murray St. 83 - 64 Marquette4:20 pmTBSHartford, CT
Florida 70 - 61 Nevada6:45 pmTNTDes Moines, IA
Abilene Christian 44 - 79 Kentucky7:00 pmCBSJacksonville, FL
Saint Mary's 57 - 61 Villanova7:15 pmTBSHartford, CT
F. Dickinson 49 - 87 Gonzaga7:15 pmtruTVSalt Lake City, UT
Montana 55 - 74 Michigan9:15 pmTNTDes Moines, IA
Seton Hall 68 - 84 Wofford9:30 pmCBSJacksonville, FL
Old Dominion 48 - 61 Purdue9:45 pmTBSHartford, CT
Baylor 78 - 69 Syracuse9:55 pmtruTVSalt Lake City, UT
First Round   
Friday, March 22
Iowa 79 - 72 Cincinnati12:00 pmCBSColumbus, OH
Oklahoma 95 - 72 Mississippi12:30 pmtruTVColumbia, SC
N. Kentucky 57 - 72 Texas Tech1:30 pmTNTTulsa, OK
UC Irvine 70 - 64 Kansas St.1:50 pm TBSSan Jose, CA
Colgate 70 - 77 Tennessee2:30 pmCBSColumbus, OH
Gardner-Webb 56 - 71 Virginia3:00 pmtruTVColumbia, SC
Arizona St. 74 - 91 Buffalo3:50 pmTNTTulsa, OK
Oregon 72 - 54 Wisconsin4:20 pmTBSSan Jose, CA
Washington 78 - 61 Utah St.6:45 pmTNTColumbus, OH
N. Dakota St. 62 - 85 Duke7:00 pmCBSColumbia, SC
Georgia St. 55 - 84 Houston7:15 pmTBSTulsa, OK 
Liberty 80 - 76 Mississippi St.7:15 pmtruTVSan Jose, CA
Iona 73 - 88 North Carolina9:15 pmTNTColumbus, OH
UCF 73 - 58 VCU9:30 pmCBSColumbia, SC
Ohio St. 62 - 59 Iowa St.9:45 pmTBSTulsa, OK
Saint Louis 52 - 66 Virginia Tech9:55 pmtruTVSan Jose, CA
Second Round   
Saturday, March 23
Maryland 67 - 69 LSU12:10 pmCBSJacksonville, FL
Wofford 56 - 62 Kentucky2:40 pmCBSJacksonville, FL
Florida 49 - 64 Michigan5:15 pmCBSDes Moines, IA
Murray State 62 - 90 Florida State6:10 pmTNTHartford, CT
Baylor 71 - 83 Gonzaga7:10 pmTBSSalt Lake City, UT
Minnesota 50 - 70 Michigan State7:45 pmCBSDes Moines, IA
Villanova 61 - 87 Purdue8:40 pmTNTHartford, CT
Auburn 89 - 75 Kansas9:40 pmTBSSalt Lake City, UT
Second Round   
Sunday, March 24
Iowa 77 - 83 Tennessee12:10 pmCBSColumbus, OH
Washington 59 - 81 North Carolina2:40 pmCBSColumbus, OH
UCF 76 - 77 Duke5:15 pmCBSColumbia, SC
Buffalo 58 - 78 Texas Tech6:10 pmTNTTulsa, OK
Liberty 58 - 67 Virginia Tech7:10 pmTBSSan Jose, CA
Oklahoma 51 - 63 Virginia7:45 pmtruTVColumbia, SC
Ohio State 59 - 74 Houston8:40 pmTNTTulsa, OK
UC Irvine 54 - 73 Oregon9:40 pmTBSSan Jose, CA
Sweet 16   
Thursday, March 28
Florida State 58 - 72 Gonzaga7:09 pmCBSAnaheim, CA
Purdue 99 - 94 Tennessee7:29 pmTBSLouisville, KY
Texas Tech 63 - 44 Michigan9:39 pmCBSAnaheim, CA
Oregon 49 - 53 Virginia9:59 pmTBSLouisville, KY
Sweet 16   
Friday, March 29
LSU 63 - 80 Michigan State7:09 pmCBSWashington, D.C.
Auburn 97 - 80 North Carolina7:29 pmTBSKansas City, MO
Virginia Tech 73 - 75 Duke9:39 pmCBSWashington, D.C.
Houston 58 - 62 Kentucky9:59 pmTBSKansas City, MO
Elite 8   
Saturday, March 30
Texas Tech 75 - 69 Gonzaga6:09 pmTBSAnaheim, CA
Purdue 75 - 80 Virginia8:49 pmTBSLouisville, KY
Elite 8   
Sunday, March 31
Auburn 77 - 71 Kentucky2:20 pmCBSKansas City, MO
Michigan State 68 - 67 Duke5:05 pmCBSWashington, D.C.
Final Four   
Saturday, April 6
Auburn 62 - 63 Virginia6:09 pmCBSMinneapolis, MN
Texas Tech 61 - 51 Michigan St.8:49 pmCBSMinneapolis, MN
Nat'l Championship   
Monday, April 8
Texas Tech 77 - 85 Virginia9:20 pmCBSMinneapolis, MN


2019 March Madness Bracket

Click here or on the bracket to print the full page version of the official 2019 NCAA Tournament 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.

AACMemphis, TNMarch 14-17Cincinnati
ACCCharlotte, NCMarch 12-16Duke
America EastCampus SitesMarch 9-16Vermont
Atlantic 10Brooklyn, NYMarch 13-17Saint Louis
Atlantic SunCampus SitesMarch 4-10Liberty
Big EastNew York, NYMarch 13-16Villanova
Big SkyBoise, IDMarch 11-16Montana
Big SouthCampus sitesMarch 5-10Gardner-Webb
Big TenChicago, ILMarch 13-17Michigan St.
Big 12Kansas City, MOMarch 13-16Iowa State
Big WestAnaheim, CAMarch 14-16UC Irvine
ColonialCharleston, SCMarch 9-12Northeastern
Conf. USAFrisco, TXMarch 13-16Old Dominion
HorizonDetroit, MIMarch 5-12Northern Kentucky
Ivy LeagueNew Haven, CTMarch 16-17Yale
MAACAlbany, NYMarch 7-11Iona
MACCampus sites & Cleveland, OHMarch 11-16Buffalo
MEACNorfolk, VAMarch 11-16NC Central
Miss. ValleySt. Louis, MOMarch 7-10Bradley
Mtn. WestLas Vegas, NVMarch 13-16Utah State
NortheastCampus sitesMarch 6-12Fairleigh Dickinson
Ohio ValleyEvansville, INMarch 6-9Murray St.
Pac-12Las Vegas, NVMarch 13-16Oregon
PatriotCampus sitesMarch 5-13Colgate
SECNashville, TNMarch 13-17Auburn
SouthernAsheville, NCMarch 8-11Wofford
SouthlandKaty, TXMarch 13-17Abilene Christian
SummitSioux Falls, SDMarch 9-12North Dakota St.
Sun BeltNew Orleans, LAMarch 12-17Georgia St.
SWACBirmingham, ALMarch 12-16Prairie View
WACLas Vegas, NVMarch 13-16New Mexico St.
West CoastLas Vegas, NVMarch 7-12Saint 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?

All 2019 March Madness games will air on either CBS, TBS, TNT or TruTV. You can also stream games via the NCAA March Madness Live app on iOS and Android. The full schedule is here.

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.

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