2020 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament

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 (NCAA) Division I college basketball national champion for the 2019–20 season. The 82nd annual edition of the Tournament is scheduled to begin on March 17, 2020 and will conclude with the championship game on April 6 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

2020 NCAA Division I
Men's Basketball Tournament
2020 NCAA Men's Final Four logo.svg
Season2019–20
Teams68
Finals siteMercedes-Benz Stadium
Atlanta, Georgia
NCAA Division I Men's Tournaments
«2019 2021»

Tournament procedureEdit

Pending any changes to the current format, a total of 68 teams will enter the 2020 tournament. 32 automatic bids shall be awarded to each program that wins their conference's tournament. The remaining 36 bids are "at-large", with selections 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.

2020 NCAA Tournament schedule and venuesEdit

 
Dayton
Tampa
Albany
Spokane
St. Louis
Sacramento
Cleveland
Greensboro
Omaha
2020 First Four (orange) and first and second rounds (green)
 
Indianapolis
Los Angeles
New York City
Houston
Atlanta
2020 Regionals (blue) and Final Four (red)

The following are the sites selected to host each round of the 2020 tournament:[1]

First Four

First and Second Rounds

Regional Semifinals and Finals (Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight)

National Semifinals and Championship (Final Four and Championship)

Media coverageEdit

TelevisionEdit

CBS Sports and Turner Sports have US television rights to the tournament. As part of a cycle that began in 2016, TBS will televise the 2020 Final Four and championship game.

Television channelsEdit

  • First Four - TruTV
  • First and Second Rounds - CBS, TBS, TNT, and TruTV
  • Regional Semifinals and Final (Sweet Sixteen & Elite Eight) - CBS and TBS
  • National Semifinals (Final Four) and Championship - TBS

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Future Division I Men's Basketball Championship sites". NCAA. 21 April 2017.