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.

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. Bringing a group? Experience Columbia SC Sports is designating areas for school groups and others interested in sitting together. Contact us for more details.

  • Game 1 Lower Seed Practice

    11:00–11:40 a.m.

  • Game 2 Lower Seed Practice

    11:45 a.m–12:25 p.m.

  • Game 1 Higher Seed Practice

    12:30–1:10 p.m.

  • Game 2 Higher Seed Practice

    1:15–1:55 p.m.

  • Game 3 Higher Seed Practice

    3:25–4:05 p.m.

  • Game 4 Higher Seed Practice

    4:10–4:50 p.m.

  • Game 3 Lower Seed Practice

    4:55–5:35 p.m.

  • Game 4 Lower Seed 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.

  • Afternoon Session

  • Doors Open


  • Game 1


  • Game 2


  • Evening Session

  • Doors Open


  • Game 3


  • Game 4


Second Round

Sunday, March 24, 2019

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

  • Doors Open


  • [Winner of G1] vs. [Winner of G2]


  • [Winner of G3] vs. [Winner of G4]