2016 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
2016 NCAA Men's Division I
Basketball Tournament
2016 Final Four Logo.png
2016 Final Four logo
Season 2015–16
Teams 68
Finals site NRG Stadium
Houston, Texas
Champions Villanova (2nd title, 3rd title game,
5th Final Four)
Runner-up North Carolina (10th title game,
19th Final Four)
Semifinalists
Winning coach Jay Wright (1st title)
MOP Ryan Arcidiacono (Villanova)
NCAA Men's Division I Tournaments
«2015 2017»

The 2016 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament involved 68 teams playing in a single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college basketball. The 78th edition of the tournament began on March 15, 2016, and concluded with the championship game on April 4 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.[1]

Upsets were the story of the First Round of the Tournament;[2] No. 15 seed Middle Tennessee upset No. 2 seed Michigan State in the biggest upset, just the eighth ever win for a No. 15 seed over a No. 2.[3] At least one 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15 seed won a first-round game for the third time ever and the first time since 2013. Also, every seed except a 16 won at least one game in the first round.

In the Final Four, Villanova defeated Oklahoma, while North Carolina defeated Syracuse. Villanova then defeated North Carolina to win the championship on a three-point buzzer beater by Kris Jenkins.[4] Pundits called the game one of the best in Tournament history, going on to say this was one of the most competitive finals ever.[5][6]

2016 NCAA Tournament schedule and venues[edit]

2016 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament is located in the US
Dayton
Dayton
Providence
Providence
Des Moines
Des Moines
Raleigh
Raleigh
Denver
Denver
Brooklyn
Brooklyn
St. Louis
St. Louis
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City
Spokane
Spokane
2016 First Four (orange) and First and Second rounds March 17 and 19 (green) March 18 and 20 (blue)
2016 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament is located in the US
Chicago
Chicago
Anaheim
Anaheim
Philadelphia
Philadelphia
Louisville
Louisville
Houston
Houston
2016 Regionals (blue) and Final Four (red)

Previously, the Round of 64 was known as the Second Round since the 2011 edition, but it was reverted to the moniker First Round for this coming tournament. The First Four was previously named the First Round.

First Four

First and Second Rounds

Regional Semifinals and Finals (Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight)

National Semifinals and Championship (Final Four and Championship)

Notables[edit]

America East Conference champion Stony Brook and WAC champion Cal State Bakersfield made their first NCAA tournament appearances in school history.[7][8]

Yale made its first NCAA appearance since 1962 as winners of the Ivy League, which, for the final time, did not stage a conference tournament. Of those that do hold a tournament, Horizon League champion Green Bay made its first appearance since 1996 and Oregon State made its first appearance since 1990.

Yale also earned its first Tournament win in school history with a 79–75 win over Baylor. Hawaii likewise earned its first NCAA Tournament win by defeating California 77–66. Little Rock won its first Tournament game in 30 years and Middle Tennessee won its first tournament game in 27 years.

In the Midwest Region, No. 15 seed Middle Tennessee upset No. 2 seed Michigan State for just the eighth ever win for a No. 15 seed over a No. 2.[3] More than one-third of ESPN Tournament Challenge brackets predicted Michigan State to make the Final Four.[9]

In the East Region, No. 14 seed Stephen F. Austin upset No. 3 seed West Virginia, marking the fourth straight tournament in which a No. 14 seed upset a No. 3 seed.[10]

By winning the Midwest Regional final, Syracuse became the first No. 10 seed in history to advance to the Final Four. However, three lower seeds, all No. 11, have advanced to that stage (in 1986, 2006 and 2011).[11]

Kansas extended its streak of consecutive tournament appearances to 27 in a row, making every NCAA Tournament dating back to 1990.[12] This tied the record for most consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances held by North Carolina (1975–2001).[13]

This Tournament was the first championship for Villanova in 31 years. It was also the first championship by a school without a Division I FBS football team since Connecticut in 1999. Villanova fields a Division I FCS football team, as did UConn before 2002.

Qualifying and selection procedure[edit]

Out of 336 eligible Division I teams, 68 participate in the tournament. Fifteen Division I teams were ineligible due to failing to meet APR requirements, self-imposed postseason bans, or reclassification from a lower division.[1]

Of the 32 automatic bids, 31 were given to programs that won their conference tournaments. For the final time, the Ivy League awarded its NCAA Tournament bid to the team with the best regular-season record and did not hold a tournament (unless playoffs games were needed to resolve tied champions). The Ivy League will hold a postseason tournament for the first time after the 2016–17 regular season.[14] The remaining 36 bids were granted on an "at-large" basis, which were extended by the NCAA Selection Committee to the teams it deems to be the best 36 teams that did not receive automatic bids.

Eight teams—the four lowest-seeded automatic qualifiers and the four lowest-seeded at-large teams—played 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 advanced to the First Round (Round of 64). The Selection Committee also seeded the entire field from 1 to 68.[15]

Automatic qualifiers[edit]

The following teams were automatic qualifiers for the 2016 NCAA field by virtue of winning their conference's automatic bid:[16]

Conference Team Appearance Last bid
ACC North Carolina 47th 2015
America East Stony Brook 1st N/A
Atlantic 10 Saint Joseph's 21st 2014
American Connecticut 33rd 2014
Atlantic Sun Florida Gulf Coast 2nd 2013
Big 12 Kansas 45th 2015
Big East Seton Hall 10th 2006
Big Sky Weber State 16th 2014
Big South UNC Asheville 4th 2012
Big Ten Michigan State 30th 2015
Big West Hawaii 5th 2002
CAA UNC Wilmington 5th 2006
C-USA Middle Tennessee 8th 2013
Horizon Green Bay 5th 1996
Ivy League Yale 4th 1962
MAAC Iona 11th 2013
MAC Buffalo 2nd 2015
MEAC Hampton 6th 2015
Missouri Valley Northern Iowa 8th 2015
Mountain West Fresno State 6th 2001
NEC Fairleigh Dickinson 5th 2005
Ohio Valley Austin Peay 6th 2008
Pac-12 Oregon 14th 2015
Patriot Holy Cross 13th 2007
SEC Kentucky 56th 2015
Southern Chattanooga 11th 2009
Southland Stephen F. Austin 4th 2015
SWAC Southern 9th 2013
Summit League South Dakota State 3rd 2013
Sun Belt Little Rock 5th 2011
WCC Gonzaga 19th 2015
WAC Cal State Bakersfield 1st N/A

Tournament seeds[edit]

South Regional – KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky
Seed School Conference Record Berth type Overall rank
1 Kansas Big 12 30–4 Auto 1
2 Villanova Big East 29–5 At-large 7
3 Miami ACC 25–7 At-large 10
4 California Pac-12 23–10 At-large 14
5 Maryland Big Ten 25–8 At-large 19
6 Arizona Pac-12 25–8 At-large 23
7 Iowa Big Ten 21–10 At-large 27
8 Colorado Pac-12 22–11 At-large 30
9 Connecticut American 24–10 Auto 36
10 Temple American 21–11 At-large 38
11* Vanderbilt SEC 19–13 At-large 41
Wichita State Missouri Valley 24–8 At-large 43
12 South Dakota State Summit League 26–7 Auto 50
13 Hawaii Big West 27–5 Auto 52
14 Buffalo MAC 20–14 Auto 56
15 UNC Asheville Big South 22–11 Auto 61
16 Austin Peay Ohio Valley 18–17 Auto 63
West Regional – Honda Center, Anaheim, California
Seed School Conference Record Berth type Overall rank
1 Oregon Pac-12 28–6 Auto 4
2 Oklahoma Big 12 25–7 At-large 6
3 Texas A&M SEC 26–8 At-large 12
4 Duke ACC 23–10 At-large 13
5 Baylor Big 12 22–11 At-large 20
6 Texas Big 12 20–12 At-large 21
7 Oregon State Pac-12 19–12 At-large 28
8 Saint Joseph's Atlantic 10 27–7 Auto 32
9 Cincinnati American 22–9 At-large 35
10 VCU Atlantic 10 24–10 At-large 40
11 Northern Iowa Missouri Valley 22–12 Auto 46
12 Yale Ivy League 22–6 Auto 49
13 UNC Wilmington CAA 25–7 Auto 51
14 Green Bay Horizon 23–12 Auto 55
15 Cal State Bakersfield WAC 22–8 Auto 60
16* Holy Cross Patriot 14–19 Auto 68
Southern SWAC 22–12 Auto 67
East Regional – Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Seed School Conference Record Berth type Overall rank
1 North Carolina ACC 28–6 Auto 2
2 Xavier Big East 27–5 At-large 8
3 West Virginia Big 12 26–8 At-large 9
4 Kentucky SEC 26–8 Auto 15
5 Indiana Big Ten 25–7 At-large 17
6 Notre Dame ACC 21–11 At-large 22
7 Wisconsin Big Ten 20–12 At-large 25
8 USC Pac-12 21–12 At-large 31
9 Providence Big East 22–9 At-large 33
10 Pittsburgh ACC 21–11 At-large 37
11* Michigan Big Ten 22–12 At-large 42
Tulsa American 20–10 At-large 45
12 Chattanooga Southern 29–5 Auto 47
13 Stony Brook America East 26–6 Auto 53
14 Stephen F. Austin Southland 26–5 Auto 58
15 Weber State Big Sky 26–8 Auto 62
16* Florida Gulf Coast Atlantic Sun 20–13 Auto 65
Fairleigh Dickinson NEC 18–14 Auto 66
Midwest Regional – United Center, Chicago
Seed School Conference Record Berth type Overall rank
1 Virginia ACC 26–7 At-large 3
2 Michigan State Big Ten 29–5 Auto 5
3 Utah Pac-12 26–8 At-large 11
4 Iowa State Big 12 21–11 At-large 16
5 Purdue Big Ten 26–8 At-large 18
6 Seton Hall Big East 25–8 Auto 24
7 Dayton Atlantic 10 25–7 At-large 26
8 Texas Tech Big 12 19–12 At-large 29
9 Butler Big East 21–10 At-large 34
10 Syracuse ACC 19–13 At-large 39
11 Gonzaga WCC 26–7 Auto 44
12 Little Rock Sun Belt 29–4 Auto 48
13 Iona MAAC 22–10 Auto 54
14 Fresno State Mountain West 25–9 Auto 57
15 Middle Tennessee C-USA 24–9 Auto 59
16 Hampton MEAC 21–10 Auto 64

*See First Four

Bracket[edit]

All times are listed as Eastern Daylight Time (UTC−4)
* – Denotes overtime period

First Four – Dayton, Ohio[edit]

March 15 – South Region
     
11 Vanderbilt 50
11 Wichita State 70
March 15 – East Region
     
16 Florida Gulf Coast 96
16 Fairleigh Dickinson 65
March 16 – East Region
     
11 Michigan 67
11 Tulsa 62
March 16 – West Region
     
16 Holy Cross 59
16 Southern 55

South Regional – Louisville, Kentucky[edit]

First Round
Round of 64
March 17–18
Second Round
Round of 32
March 19–20
Regional Semifinals
Sweet 16
March 24
Regional Final
Elite 8
March 26
                       
1 Kansas 105
16 Austin Peay 79
1 Kansas 73
Des Moines – Thu/Sat
9 Connecticut 61
8 Colorado 67
9 Connecticut 74
1 Kansas 79
5 Maryland 63
5 Maryland 79
12 South Dakota State 74
5 Maryland 73
Spokane – Fri/Sun
13 Hawaii 60
4 California 66
13 Hawaii 77
1 Kansas 59
2 Villanova 64
6 Arizona 55
11 Wichita State 65
11 Wichita State 57
Providence – Thu/Sat
3 Miami (FL) 65
3 Miami (FL) 79
14 Buffalo 72
3 Miami (FL) 69
2 Villanova 92
7 Iowa 72*
10 Temple 70
7 Iowa 68
Brooklyn – Fri/Sun
2 Villanova 87
2 Villanova 86
15 UNC Asheville 56

South Regional Final[edit]

CBS
Saturday, March 26
8:49 pm EDT
#2 Villanova Wildcats 64, #1 Kansas Jayhawks 59
Scoring by half: 32–25, 32–34
Pts: R. Arcidiacono, J. Hart, K. Jenkins – 13
Rebs: D. Ochefu – 8
Asts: Jenkins – 3
Pts: D. Graham – 17
Rebs: L. Lucas – 12
Asts: F. Mason – 4
KFC Yum! Center – Louisville, Kentucky
Attendance: 19,422
Referees: Jeff Clark, Terry Wymer, Chris Rastatter

South Regional all tournament team[edit]

West Regional – Anaheim, California[edit]

First Round
Round of 64
March 17–18
Second Round
Round of 32
March 19–20
Regional Semifinals
Sweet 16
March 24
Regional Final
Elite 8
March 26
                       
1 Oregon 91
16 Holy Cross 52
1 Oregon 69
Spokane – Fri/Sun
8 Saint Joseph's 64
8 Saint Joseph's 78
9 Cincinnati 76
1 Oregon 82
4 Duke 68
5 Baylor 75
12 Yale 79
12 Yale 64
Providence – Thu/Sat
4 Duke 71
4 Duke 93
13 UNC Wilmington 85
1 Oregon 68
2 Oklahoma 80
6 Texas 72
11 Northern Iowa 75
11 Northern Iowa 88
Oklahoma City – Fri/Sun
3 Texas A&M 92**
3 Texas A&M 92
14 Green Bay 65
3 Texas A&M 63
2 Oklahoma 77
7 Oregon State 67
10 VCU 75
10 VCU 81
Oklahoma City – Fri/Sun
2 Oklahoma 85
2 Oklahoma 82
15 Cal State Bakersfield 68

West Regional Final[edit]

CBS
Saturday, March 26
3:09 pm PDT
#2 Oklahoma Sooners 80, #1 Oregon Ducks 68
Scoring by half: 48–30, 32–38
Pts: B. Hield – 37
Rebs: C. James – 10
Asts: I. Cousins – 7
Pts: E. Cook – 24
Rebs: J. Bell – 12
Asts: D. Brooks, Cook – 4
Honda Center – Anaheim, California
Attendance: 16,232
Referees: Tony Padilla, Mike Eades, Ray Natili

West Regional all tournament team[edit]

East Regional – Philadelphia[edit]

First Round
Round of 64
March 17–18
Second Round
Round of 32
March 19–20
Regional Semifinals
Sweet 16
March 25
Regional Final
Elite 8
March 27
                       
1 North Carolina 83
16 Florida Gulf Coast 67
1 North Carolina 85
Raleigh – Thu/Sat
9 Providence 66
8 USC 69
9 Providence 70
1 North Carolina 101
5 Indiana 86
5 Indiana 99
12 Chattanooga 74
5 Indiana 73
Des Moines – Thu/Sat
4 Kentucky 67
4 Kentucky 85
13 Stony Brook 57
1 North Carolina 88
6 Notre Dame 74
6 Notre Dame 70
11 Michigan 63
6 Notre Dame 76
Brooklyn – Fri/Sun
14 Stephen F. Austin 75
3 West Virginia 56
14 Stephen F. Austin 70
6 Notre Dame 61
7 Wisconsin 56
7 Wisconsin 47
10 Pittsburgh 43
7 Wisconsin 66
St. Louis – Fri/Sun
2 Xavier 63
2 Xavier 71
15 Weber State 53

East Regional Final[edit]

TBS
Sunday, March 27
8:49 pm EDT
#6 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 74, #1 North Carolina Tar Heels 88
Scoring by half: 38–43, 36–45
Pts: D. Jackson – 26
Rebs: B. Colson – 5
Asts: Jackson – 4
Pts: B. Johnson – 25
Rebs: Johnson – 12
Asts: J. Berry – 8
Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia
Attendance: 20,743
Referees: Tom Eades, Ed Corbett, Michael Stephens

East Regional all tournament team[edit]

Midwest Regional – Chicago, Illinois[edit]

First Round
Round of 64
March 17–18
Second Round
Round of 32
March 19–20
Regional Semifinals
Sweet 16
March 25
Regional Final
Elite 8
March 27
                       
1 Virginia 81
16 Hampton 45
1 Virginia 77
Raleigh – Thu/Sat
9 Butler 69
8 Texas Tech 61
9 Butler 71
1 Virginia 84
4 Iowa State 71
5 Purdue 83
12 Little Rock 85**
12 Little Rock 61
Denver – Thu/Sat
4 Iowa State 78
4 Iowa State 94
13 Iona 81
1 Virginia 62
10 Syracuse 68
6 Seton Hall 52
11 Gonzaga 68
11 Gonzaga 82
Denver – Thu/Sat
3 Utah 59
3 Utah 80
14 Fresno State 69
11 Gonzaga 60
10 Syracuse 63
7 Dayton 51
10 Syracuse 70
10 Syracuse 75
St. Louis – Fri/Sun
15 Middle Tennessee 50
2 Michigan State 81
15 Middle Tennessee 90

Midwest Regional Final[edit]

TBS
Sunday, March 27
5:09 pm CDT
#10 Syracuse Orange 68, #1 Virginia Cavaliers 62
Scoring by half: 21–35, 47–27
Pts: M. Richardson – 23
Rebs: T. Roberson – 8
Asts: M. Gbinije – 6
Pts: L. Perrantes – 18
Rebs: M. Brogdon – 7
Asts: Brogdon – 7
United Center – Chicago
Attendance: 20,155
Referees: Mike Roberts, John Higgens, John Gaffney

Midwest Regional all tournament team[edit]

Final Four[edit]

During the Final Four round, regardless of the seeds of the participating teams, the champion of the top overall top seed's region plays against the champion of the fourth-ranked top seed's region, and the champion of the second overall top seed's region plays against the champion of the third-ranked top seed's region.

NRG Stadium – Houston, Texas[edit]

National Semifinals
April 2
National Championship Game
April 4
           
S2 Villanova 95
W2 Oklahoma 51
S2 Villanova 77
E1 North Carolina 74
E1 North Carolina 83
MW10 Syracuse 66

National Semifinals[edit]

TBS
Saturday, April 2
5:09 pm CDT
#2 Villanova Wildcats 95, #2 Oklahoma Sooners 51
Scoring by half: 42–28, 53–23
Pts: J. Hart – 23
Rebs: K. Jenkins, Hart – 8
Asts: Hart – 4
Pts: J. Woodard – 12
Rebs: B. Hield – 7
Asts: Hield, Woodard – 2
NRG Stadium – Houston
Attendance: 75,505
Referees: Tom Eades, Tony Padilla, Mark Whitehead
TBS
Saturday, April 2
7:49 pm CDT
#10 Syracuse Orange 66, #1 North Carolina Tar Heels 83
Scoring by half: 28–39, 38–44
Pts: T. Cooney – 22
Rebs: T. Roberson – 9
Asts: M. Gbinije – 2
Pts: B. Johnson, J. Jackson – 16
Rebs: Johnson – 9
Asts: J. Berry – 10
NRG Stadium – Houston
Attendance: 75,505
Referees: Jeff Clark, Roger Ayers, Mike Eades

The Villanova–Oklahoma result was not only the most one-sided in the tournament so far, but also in the history of the men's Final Four. The Wildcats shot 71.4% for the game, surpassed in Final Four games only by the Wildcats' 78.6% performance in the 1985 final against Georgetown. The 44-point margin was also greater than the combined margin of defeat in Oklahoma's seven previous losses in 2015–16. In addition, the 2016 semifinals were the first since 2008 to both be decided by double-digit margins, and the combined 61-point margin broke a men's Final Four record set in 1949.[22]

National Championship[edit]

TBS
Monday, April 4
8:19 pm CDT
#2 Villanova Wildcats 77, #1 North Carolina Tar Heels 74
Scoring by half: 34–39, 43–35
Pts: P. Booth – 20
Rebs: J. Hart – 8
Asts: R. Arcidiacono, D. Ochefu – 2
Pts: M. Paige – 21
Rebs: B. Johnson – 8
Asts: Paige – 6
NRG Stadium – Houston
Attendance: 74,340
Referees: Michael Stephens, John Higgins, Terry Wymer

Final Four all-tournament team[edit]

Record by conference[edit]

Conference Bids[24] Record Win % R64 R32 S16 E8 F4 CG NC
Big East 5 9–4 .692 5 4 1 1 1 1 1
ACC 7 19–7 .731 7 6 6 4 2 1
Big 12 7 9–7 .563 7 3 3 2 1
Pac-12 7 4–7 .364 7 2 1 1
Big Ten 7 8–7 .533 7 4 3
SEC 3 3–3 .500 2 2 1
WCC 1 2–1 .667 1 1 1
Atlantic 10 3 2–3 .400 3 2
Missouri Valley 2 3–2 .600 2 2
American 4 1–4 .200 3 1
Big West 1 1–1 .500 1 1
C-USA 1 1–1 .500 1 1
Ivy League 1 1–1 .500 1 1
Southland 1 1–1 .500 1 1
Sun Belt 1 1–1 .500 1 1
Atlantic Sun 1 1–1 .500 1
Patriot 1 1–1 .500 1
  • Three of the ACC's seven losses were against fellow ACC teams.
  • The R64, R32, S16, E8, F4, CG, and NC columns indicate how many teams from each conference were in the round of 64 (first round), round of 32 (second round), Sweet 16, Elite Eight, Final Four, championship game, and national champion, respectively.
  • The "Record" column includes wins in the First Four for the Big Ten, Missouri Valley, Atlantic Sun, and Patriot conferences and losses in the First Four for the SEC and American conferences.
  • The NEC and SWAC each had one representative, both eliminated in the First Four with a record of 0–1.
  • The America East, Big Sky, Big South, CAA, Horizon, MAAC, MAC, MEAC, Mountain West, Ohio Valley, Southern, Summit, and WAC conferences each had one representative, eliminated in the First Round with a record of 0–1.

Media coverage[edit]

Television[edit]

CBS Sports and Turner Sports have joint U.S. television broadcast rights to the Tournament under the NCAA March Madness brand. As part of the 14-year contract between CBS and Time Warner that began in 2011, rights to the National Championship Game alternate between Turner in even-numbered years and CBS in odd-numbered years beginning with the 2016 tournament, marking the first time in tournament history the game aired on cable and breaking CBS' streak of broadcasting 34 consecutive National Championship games.[25][26]

For 2016, the selection show on CBS was expanded into a two-hour broadcast—a move which proved unpopular with viewers due to the decreased speed at which the participating teams were unveiled. These issues were exacerbated by a leak of the full bracket shortly into the broadcast, which was widely disseminated via Twitter. Although ratings for the selection show had steadily decreased over the past four years, the 3.7 overnight rating for the broadcast was the lowest in 20 years.[27][28] CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus admitted that the extended special was a failure, stating that "we haven't had any specific discussions but I think we all agree it would serve all of us well including the fan to release the brackets in a little more timely manner."[29]

The Final Four and the National Championship were televised exclusively by TBS, accompanied by "Team Stream" broadcasts on TNT and TruTV which featured commentary and coverage focused on each participating team. Turner employed this multi-channel presentation of the semifinals in 2014 and 2015, but this was the first time it was used for the final.[30]

Studio hosts[edit]

Studio analysts[edit]

  • Charles Barkley (New York and Houston) – First Round, Second Round, Regionals, Final Four and National Championship Game
  • Swin Cash (Atlanta) – First Four
  • Seth Davis (Atlanta and Houston) – First Four, First Round, Second Round, Regional Semi-Finals, Final Four and National Championship Game
  • Johnny Dawkins (New York) – Second Round
  • Doug Gottlieb (New York) – Regionals
  • Ron Hunter (Atlanta) – First Round
  • Clark Kellogg (New York and Houston) – First Round, Second Round, Regionals, Final Four and National Championship Game
  • Reggie Miller (Houston) – Final Four and National Championship Game
  • Kenny Smith (New York and Houston) – First Round, Second Round, Regionals, Final Four and National Championship Game
  • Steve Smith (Houston) – Final Four and National Championship Game
  • Kevin Stallings (Atlanta) – Second Round
  • Wally Szczerbiak (Atlanta) – First Four, First Round, Second Round and Regional Semi-Finals
  • Buzz Williams (Atlanta) – Regional Semi-Finals

Commentary teams[edit]

Team Stream broadcasts[edit]
Final Four
National Championship Game

Radio[edit]

Westwood One had exclusive radio rights to the entire tournament.[31]

Studio host[edit]

  • Jason Horowitz (New York and Houston, Westwood One) – First Four, First Round, Second Round, Regionals, Final Four and National Championship Game
  • Brad Heller (New York, SiriusXM) – First Round, Second Round and Sweet 16

Studio analyst[edit]

Local radio[edit]

Seed School Station Play–by–play Color analyst Studio host
South Region
2 Villanova WTEL–AM 610 and Villanova IMG Sports Network Ryan Fannon Whitey Rigsby Joe Weil East Region
1 North Carolina WCHL–AM 1360 and Tar Heel Sports Network Jones Angell Eric Montross

Internet[edit]

The games were streamed on the NCAA March Madness Live website and app, with streams for Turner games also available on the Bleacher Report website and Team Stream app, and CBS games available on the CBS Sports website and app.[32] Games on TBS were available on Watch TBS app. Games on TNT were made available on Watch TNT app. Games on TruTV were available on Watch TruTV app. Westwood One's radio broadcasts, including a "National Mix" channel consisting of whip-around coverage during the first and second rounds, was available on its website and on the TuneIn app.

The games were also viewable on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and Xbox One video game consoles via the PlayStation Vue (PS3/PS4; all games), Sling TV (XB1; TBS, TNT, TruTV games) and TuneIn (Vita/XB1; all games) apps.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

1.^ The 15 teams that were ineligible, and the reasons for ineligibility:
Academic Progress Rate[33]
Alcorn State
Central Arkansas
Florida A&M
Stetson
Other NCAA infractions
SMU[34]
Self-imposed bans
Louisville[35]
Missouri[36]
Cal State Northridge[37]
Pacific[38]
Southern Miss[39]
Reclassification[40]
Abilene Christian
Grand Canyon
Incarnate Word
UMass Lowell
Northern Kentucky

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Division I Men's Basketball". NCAA. Retrieved February 26, 2016. 
  2. ^ Mike Rutherford (March 19, 2016). "NCAA Tournament 2016: The best and worst from the wildest day in March Madness history". SB Nation. Vox Media. Retrieved March 28, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Mike Rutherford (March 18, 2016). "Middle Tennessee State's win over Michigan State is the biggest upset in NCAA Tournament history". SBNation. Vox Media. Retrieved March 28, 2016. 
  4. ^ http://espn.go.com/blog/collegebasketballnation/post/_/id/114612/villanovas-national-championship-kris-jenkins-heroics-conclude-instant-classic
  5. ^ http://www.sportingnews.com/ncaa-basketball-news/4700887-villanova-vs-north-carolina-unc-greatest-national-championship-game-ever
  6. ^ http://ftw.usatoday.com/2016/04/villanova-unc-tops-the-list-of-the-10-best-ncaa-championship-games-ever
  7. ^ Molly Geary (February 10, 2016). "Jameel Warney leads Stony Brook toward first NCAA tournament". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved April 4, 2016. 
  8. ^ Fox Sports. "Cal State Bakersfield wins WAC tournament, beats New Mexico State". Retrieved April 4, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Tournament Challenge: Six perfect brackets left after Middle Tennessee upset". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2016-03-21. 
  10. ^ Gabriel Baumgaertner (March 18, 2016). "Stephen F. Austin rides stingy defense to upset of West Virginia". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved April 4, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Syracuse becomes first No. 10 seed to reach Final Four". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved March 28, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Kansas kicks off the NCAA Tournament Thursday afternoon". 247Sports.com. Retrieved April 4, 2016. 
  13. ^ "College Basketball: Longest active NCAA Tournament streaks". NCAA. Retrieved April 4, 2016. 
  14. ^ "The Ivy League Adds Men's, Women's Basketball Tournaments Beginning in 2017" (Press release). Ivy League. March 10, 2016. Retrieved March 10, 2016. 
  15. ^ "Men's Basketball Selections 101 – Selections". NCAA – The Official Site of the NCAA. Retrieved April 4, 2016. 
  16. ^ http://www.si.com/college-basketball/2016/03/07/2016-ncaa-tournament-auto-bids
  17. ^ a b c d e "NCAA Tournament 2016: 4 Villanova players named to South Regional All-Tournament Team". Philadelphia. March 27, 2016. Retrieved March 28, 2016. 
  18. ^ a b c d e Rich DeCray (March 27, 2016). "Trio of Oklahoma Sooners Named To West Regional All-Tournament Team". Crimson And Cream Machine. Retrieved March 28, 2016. 
  19. ^ "Brice Johnson makes UNC NCAA tournament history". newsobserver. Retrieved March 28, 2016. 
  20. ^ a b c d "NCAA College Basketball Box Scores". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved March 28, 2016. 
  21. ^ a b c d e "Jim Boeheim's halftime fury adds chapter to his legend". New York Post. March 28, 2016. Retrieved March 28, 2016. 
  22. ^ Forde, Pat (April 3, 2016). "Why the 2016 NCAA Final Four could be the worst ever". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved April 4, 2016. 
  23. ^ a b c d e "Ryan Arcidiacono named Most Outstanding Player of 2016 NCAA Final Four". Syracuse.com. April 4, 2016. Retrieved April 5, 2016. 
  24. ^ Patterson, Chip (March 14, 2016). "2016 NCAA Tournament: Bids broken down by conferences". CBS Sports. 
  25. ^ "CBS Sports, Turner Sports announce programming schedule for 2014, 2015". National Collegiate Athletic Association. May 7, 2013. Retrieved April 1, 2015. 
  26. ^ "CBS Sports and Turner Sports Announce 2016 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship Commentator Team". NCAA. March 8, 2016. Retrieved March 9, 2016. 
  27. ^ "Ratings for CBS's NCAA tournament selection show were almost as bad as show itself". Washington Post. March 14, 2016. 
  28. ^ "NCAA says it's investigating the bracket leak that saved us from the two-hour Selection Sunday show". Los Angeles Times. March 14, 2016. 
  29. ^ "CBS and Turner Sports lock down NCAA tournament through 2032". Washington Post. April 12, 2016. Retrieved April 12, 2016. 
  30. ^ "CBS/Turner unveil 2016 NCAA Tournament announcers; Brian Anderson to call Elite Eight". Awful Announcing. Retrieved March 9, 2016. 
  31. ^ "NCAA, Westwood One extend deal". NCAA. January 13, 2011. Retrieved February 26, 2016. 
  32. ^ "NCAA® March Madness® Live™ to Provide Access to the 2016 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship Across More Platforms Than Ever Before". NCAA. March 7, 2016. Retrieved March 8, 2016. 
  33. ^ Brutlag Hosick, Michelle (May 27, 2015). "Raising the bar". NCAA. Retrieved February 27, 2016. 
  34. ^ James, Emily (September 29, 2015). "SMU commits men's basketball and golf violations". NCAA. Retrieved February 27, 2016. 
  35. ^ Pemberton, Kim (February 5, 2016). "University Makes Major Announcement on Friday". Louisville Athletics. Retrieved February 27, 2016. 
  36. ^ Missouri Athletics (January 13, 2016). "Missouri basketball announces details of NCAA review, self-imposed penalties". NCAA. Retrieved March 1, 2016. 
  37. ^ "CSUN Men's Basketball Self-Imposes 2016 Post-Season Basketball Ban". CSUN Athletics. January 7, 2016. Retrieved March 9, 2016. 
  38. ^ "Athletics Administers Self-Imposed Penalties On Men's Basketball". Pacific Athletics. December 17, 2015. Retrieved March 9, 2016. 
  39. ^ Norlander, Matt (November 8, 2015). "Southern Miss self-imposes postseason ban for 2nd straight year". CBSSports.com. CBS Interactive. 
  40. ^ "Multidivision and Reclassifying for 2015–16" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved February 27, 2016. 

External links[edit]