Tournament Schedule

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.

Colonial Life Arena
801 Lincoln Street
Columbia, SC 29208
Parking Information

Open Practice

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.

  • Doors Open

    10:00 a.m.

  • #9 Oklahoma Practice

    11:00–11:40 a.m.

  • #16 Gardner-Webb Practice

    11:45 a.m–12:25 p.m.

  • #8 Ole Miss Practice

    12:30–1:10 p.m.

  • #1 Virginia Practice

    1:15–1:55 p.m.

  • #1 Duke Practice

    3:25–4:05 p.m.

  • #8 VCU Practice

    4:10–4:50 p.m.

  • #16 North Dakota State Practice

    4:55–5:35 p.m.

  • #16 UCF Practice

    5:40–6:20 p.m.

First Round

Friday, March 22, 2019

The tourney begins - eight of the tournament's 64 teams face off in Columbia.

  • Doors Open

    11:10 a.m.

  • Afternoon Session

  • #8 Ole Miss vs. #9 Oklahoma

    12:40 p.m.

  • #1 Virginia vs. #16 Gardner-Webb

    approximately 3:10 p.m.

  • Evening Session

  • #1 Duke vs. #16 North Dakota State

    7:10 p.m.

  • #8 VCU vs. #9 UCF

    approximately 9:40 p.m.

Colonial Life Arena will be cleared between sessions on Friday.

Second Round

Sunday, March 24, 2019

The field narrows to 32 - four teams battle it out to keep their championship dreams alive.

  • Doors Open

    3:45 p.m.

  • #9 UCF vs. #1 Duke

    5:15 p.m.

  • #9 Oklahoma vs. #1 Virginia

    approximately 7:45 p.m.