The 2020 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament is a planned single-elimination tournament of 68 teams to determine the men’s National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I college basketball national champion for the 2019–20 season.
First Four — Tuesday and Wednesday, March 17-18, 2020. NCAA Tournament Round 1 — Thursday, March 19, and Friday, March 20, 2020. NCAA Tournament Round 2 — Saturday, March 21, and Sunday, March 22, 2020. Sweet 16 — Thursday, March 26, and Friday, March 27, 2020.
March Madness 2020: Complete schedule, dates
Here is the March Madness schedule for the 2020 NCAA tournament, including the Final Four and NCAA championship game in Atlanta.
First, the TL/DR version (all games will stream on March Madness Live)
Selection Sunday —March 15, 2020. You can watch at 6 p.m. ET on March Madness Live and CBS.
First Four — Tuesday and Wednesday, March 17-18, 2020
NCAA Tournament Round 1 — Thursday, March 19, and Friday, March 20, 2020
NCAA Tournament Round 2 — Saturday, March 21, and Sunday, March 22, 2020
Sweet 16 — Thursday, March 26, and Friday, March 27, 2020
Elite 8 — Saturday, March 28, and Sunday, March 29, 2020
Final Four — Saturday, April 4, 2020
2020 NCAA championship game — Monday, April 6, 2020
The 2020 tournament field will be revealed on Selection Sunday — when the full field of 68, seeding, and bracket are released — on March 15, 2020.
The full schedule is below. The 2020 NCAA tournament will stream live on March Madness Live and we’ll update the schedule below with links to each game after the bracket is revealed.
2020 NCAA tournament schedule and locations:
|March 15||Selection Sunday||6 p.m. ET on CBS||N/A||CBS will broadcast the Selection Show at 6 p.m. ET||N/A|
|March 17-18||First Four||March Madness Live||Dayton, OH||University of Dayton||UD Arena|
|March 19/21||1st/2nd Rounds||March Madness Live||Albany, NY||Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference||Times Union Center|
|March 19/21||1st/2nd Rounds||March Madness Live||Spokane, WA||University of Idaho||Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena|
|March 19/21||1st/2nd Rounds||March Madness Live||St. Louis, MO||Missouri Valley Conference||Enterprise Center|
|March 19/21||1st/2nd Rounds||March Madness Live||Tampa, FL||University of South Florida||Amalie Arena|
|March 20/22||1st/2nd Rounds||March Madness Live||Greensboro, NC||Atlantic Coast Conference||Greensboro Coliseum|
|March 20/22||1st/2nd Rounds||March Madness Live||Omaha, NE||Creighton University||CenturyLink Center Omaha|
|March 20/22||1st/2nd Rounds||March Madness Live||Sacramento, CA||Sacramento State University||Golden 1 Center|
|March 20/22||1st/2nd Rounds||March Madness Live||Cleveland, OH||Mid-American Conference/Cleveland State||Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse|
|March 26/28||Midwest Regional||March Madness Live||Indianapolis, IN||Horizon League/IUPUI||Lucas Oil Stadium|
|March 26/28||West Regional||March Madness Live||Los Angeles, CA||Pepperdine University||STAPLES Center|
|March 27/29||South Regional||March Madness Live||Houston, TX||University of Houston||Toyota Center|
|March 27/29||East Regional||March Madness Live||New York, NY||St. John’s University/Big East Conference||Madison Square Garden|
|April 4/6||Final Four and title game||TBS/ March Madness Live||Atlanta, GA||Georgia Institute of Technology||Mercedes-Benz Stadium|
2020 NCAA tournament television schedule
CBS Sports and Turner Sports will provide live coverage of all 67 games from the 2020 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship across four national television networks — TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV — with all games streamed on NCAA March Madness Live.
TBS will televise the NCAA Final Four National Semifinals on Saturday, April 4, and then the National Championship on Monday, April 6, from Atlanta. This marks the fifth time that Atlanta will host the Final Four and the first time since 2013.
Saturday’s on-site Final Four studio coverage airing on TBS will begin with At the Final Four presented by Nissan from 3-4 p.m. ET, followed by the Final Four Show from 4-6 p.m. The Capital One Championship Central pregame show will air on Monday at 7 p.m., leading into the National Championship game.
Additionally, Turner Sports and CBS Sports will offer team-specific, originally produced telecasts of the National Championship and Final Four National Semifinals with the return of “TeamCast” presentations on TNT and truTV. TeamCasts are tailored specifically for each of the teams competing. The six unique telecasts will feature separate announce teams and multiple viewing options highlighting each of the competing schools.
The tournament will tip off Tuesday, March 17, and Wednesday, March 18, with the NCAA First Four on truTV. Brad Nessler will call Tuesday’s games with analysts Jim Jackson and Steve Lavin, alongside reporter Evan Washburn. Andrew Catalon will handle play-by-play on Wednesday with analysts Steve Lappas and Lavin and reporter Lisa Byington. Studio coverage for the First Four will originate from Atlanta with Zucker and analysts Parker, Haywood, and Davis.