When Is March Madness? 2020 NCAA Tournament Schedule, Dates, Locations

Sure, the first games of the 2019-20 college basketball season have tipped off yet but it’s not too soon to start thinking about which teams might be in that position next spring.

Here’s the full 2020 NCAA Tournament schedule with dates, locations and venues. In the meantime, here’s the preseason AP Top 25 poll, which is headlined by No. 1 Michigan State.


Round Dates Location(s)
First Four March 17-18, 2020 Dayton, OH
First/Second March 19-22, 2020 Albany, Spokane, St. Louis, Tampa, Cleveland, Greensboro, Omaha, Sacramento
Sweet 16 March 26-27, 2020 Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Houston, New York
Elite Eight March 28-29, 2020 Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Houston, New York
Final Four April 4, 2020 Atlanta, GA
National Championship April 6, 2020 Atlanta, GA


Here are the first and second round locations and venues for the 2020 NCAA Tournament.

City Venue Host
Albany, NY Times Union Center MAAC
Spokane, WA Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena University of Idaho
St. Louis, MO Enterprise Center Missouri Valley Conference
Tampa, FL Amalie Arena University of South Florida
Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena MAC/Cleveland State
Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum ACC
Omaha, NE CHI Health Center Omaha Creighton University
Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center Sacramento State University


Here are the regional locations and venues.

City Venue Host
Indianapolis, IN Lucas Oil Stadium Horizon League/IUPUI
Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center Pepperdine University
Houston, TX Toyota Center University of Houston
New York, NY Madison Square Garden Big East/St. John’s