2015 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
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The 2015 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament will involve 68 teams playing in a single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college basketball. It is scheduled to begin on March 17, 2015, and will conclude with the championship game on April 6 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Pending any changes to the current format, a total of 68 teams will enter the 2015 tournament. 31 of the 32 automatic bids teams will be given to the program that wins their conference tournament. The remaining automatic bid will go to the Ivy League regular season champion since they do not hold a conference tournament. The remaining 36 teams will be granted "at-large" bids, which are extended by the NCAA Selection Committee.
Eight teams—the four lowest-seeded automatic qualifiers and the four lowest-seeded at-large teams—will play in the First Four (the successor to what had been popularly known as "play-in games" through the 2010 tournament). The winners of these games advance to the main draw of the tournament.
The Selection Committee will also seed the entire field from 1 to 68.
2015 NCAA Tournament schedule and venues
The following are the sites selected to host each round of the 2015 tournament:
Second and Third Rounds
- March 19 and 21
- March 20 and 22
Regional Semifinals and Finals (Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight)
- March 26 and 28
- March 27 and 29
National Semifinals and Championship (Final Four and Championship)
- April 4 and 6
- First Four - truTV
- Second and Third Rounds - CBS, TBS, TNT, and truTV
- Regional Semifinals and Finals (Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight) - CBS and TBS
- National Semifinals (Final Four) - TBS
- National Championship - CBS
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