NCAA Tournament 2018: Early Rounds
Some of the best tournament action takes place during these early games, when Cinderella stories are made and brackets are busted. In the 2017 tournament alone, we saw No. 7 South Carolina take down No. 2 Duke, No. 7 Michigan beat No. 2 Louisville, No. 11 Xavier upset No. 3 Florida State, and No. 8 Wisconsin shock No. 1 Villanova -- all in the first and second rounds. There's no question the 2018 field will see some similar circumstances, but it's anyone's guess who the upstart teams will be.
NCAA Tournament First + Second Round Sites
|Pittsburgh, PA||PPG Paints Arena||March 15 & 17|
|Wichita, KS||INTRUST Bank Arena||March 15 & 17|
|Dallas, TX||American Airlines Arena||March 15 & 17|
|Boise, ID||Taco Bell Arena||March 15 & 17|
|Charlotte, NC||Spectrum Center||March 16 & 18|
|Detroit, MI||Little Caesars Arena||March 16 & 18|
|Nashville, TN||Bridgestone Arena||March 16 & 18|
|San Diego, CA||Viejas Arena||March 16 & 18|
Pittsburgh NCAA Tournament Tickets
While the matchups have not been set yet, games in the Pittsburgh location will take place at PPG Paints Arena on March 15 and 17.
Wichita NCAA Tournament Tickets
The Wichita, Kansas games will take place at INTRUST Bank Arena -- which is scheduled to host games this year and in 2021 -- on March 15 and 17.
Dallas NCAA Tournament Tickets
One of the three NBA arenas hosting NCAA Tournament games, American Airlines Arena in Dallas will welcome March Madness fans on March 15 and 17.
Boise NCAA Tournament Tickets
Boise, Idaho will host games March 15 and 17 at Taco Bell Arena, located on the campus of Boise State University.
Charlotte NCAA Tournament Tickets
The city of Charlotte, North Carolina is hosting games at Spectrum Center -- home of the NBA's Charlotte Hornets -- on March 16 and 18.
Detroit NCAA Tournament Tickets
The teams headed to Detroit for their March 16 and 18 dates will play at Little Caesars Arena, home of the NBA's Detroit Pistons.
Nashville NCAA Tournament Tickets
Games in Nashville, Tennessee, will take place March 16 and 18 at Bridgestone Arena.
San Diego NCAA Tournament Tickets
Teams lucky enough to draw the site of sunny San Diego will play at Viejas Arena on March 16 and 18.