March Madness 2015 gets underway on Tuesday, March 17th with the opening round in Dayton, Ohio. The “Big Dance” will wrap up with the national championship game on Friday, April 6th. You can follow all the action with the March Madness 2015 bracket. You can download the March Madness 2015 sheet instantly and print it off for free courtesy of PrintableBrackets.net.
About March Madness 2015
A total of 68 teams will be in the field for March Madness 2015. The field will be set following the conclusion of the conference tournaments and “Selection Sunday” on March 15th. The “First Four” will square off in Dayton before the tournament begins in earnest on March 17th.
The host cities for the second and third round of March Madness 2015 includes:
- Jacksonville, FL
- Pittsburgh, PA
- Portland, OR
- Louisville, KY
- Charlotte, NC
- Columbus, OH
- Omaha, NE
- Seattle, WA
The regional finals and semifinals will be held at four locations in the United States. They are:
- Midwest– Quicken Loans Arena – Cleveland, OH
- West – Staples Center – Los Angeles, CA
- South – NRG Stadium – Houston, TX
- East – Carrier Dome – Syracuse, NY
The Final Four will be held at the home of the Indianapolis Colts – Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The two national semifinal games will take place on April 4th, which the title game two days later. In 2012, the stadium hosted Super Bowl XLVI.
History Entering March Madness 2015
The Connecticut Huskies enter March Madness 2015 as the defending national champion. After getting past Iowa State, Villanova, St. Joseph’s, and Florida, Connecticut outlasted Kentucky, 60-54, to capture its fourth men’s basketball title overall. The 32-8 Huskies finished the season going 12-6 in their conference.
Entering the March Madness 2015 tournament, UCLA leads all schools with 11 national titles overall. The Bruins’ last came in 1995. Kentucky is second on the all-time list with eight titles, the last of which was won in 2012. North Carolina and Indiana have five titles apiece.
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