Columbia SC, 2019
Catch one of the biggest, most thrilling, and most fun events in all of sports in person. First and Second Rounds are where it all begins – the underdogs get their shot, the upsets bust our brackets, and budding college stars become legends.
All practices and tournament games will take place at Colonial Life Arena.
We encourage fans to use gameday shuttles or downtown parking garages. Have questions about the clear bag policy, prohibited items, and more? Check out our venue cheat sheet.
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Free and open to the media and public, come watch the teams go through a 40-minute practice at Colonial Life Arena. Practices will begin at 11 a.m. and conclude at 6:20 p.m. The team practice schedule will be announced following Selection Sunday on March 17, 2019.
Admission is first-come, first-served. Contact us for more details.
#9 Oklahoma Practice
#16 Gardner-Webb Practice
11:45 a.m–12:25 p.m.
#8 Ole Miss Practice
#1 Virginia Practice
#1 Duke Practice
#8 VCU Practice
#16 North Dakota State Practice
#16 UCF Practice
Friday, March 22, 2019
The tourney begins - eight of the tournament's 64 teams face off in Columbia.
#8 Ole Miss vs. #9 Oklahoma
#1 Virginia vs. #16 Gardner-Webb
approximately 3:10 p.m.
#1 Duke vs. #16 North Dakota State
#8 VCU vs. #9 UCF
approximately 9:40 p.m.
Colonial Life Arena will be cleared between sessions on Friday.
Sunday, March 24, 2019
The field narrows to 32 - four teams battle it out to keep their championship dreams alive.
#9 UCF vs. #1 Duke
#9 Oklahoma vs. #1 Virginia
approximately 7:45 p.m.