With over a week to go until Selection Sunday, we are not quite into the final countdown for the 2015 March Madness but we are definitely getting rather excited about it at this point.
If you want to mark some dates in your diary for March Madness, these are the ones to look out for. The big starting point for many people comes with Selection Sunday and this will be taking place on Sunday the 15th of March. The first round games will be taking place on Tuesday the 17th of March and Wednesday the 18th of March. These games will be taking place in the UD Arena in Dayton, Ohio. The second and third games take place over four days, with the first set of games being held on Thursday the 19th of March and then Saturday the 21st of March. There are four venues for these rounds and they include the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena which is located in Jacksonville, Florida and the KFC Yum! Center which is found in Louisville in Kentucky. There is also the Consol Energy Center which is in Pittsburgh and the Rose Garden, which is located in Portland in Oregon.
A number of venues play a part in this event
There are also second and third round games scheduled for Friday the 20th of March and Sunday the 22nd of March. The venues for these days include the Time Warner Cable Arena, which is located in Charlotte, N.C. and the Nationwide Arena, which is located in Columbus in Ohio. There will also be games played out in the CenturyLink Center, which is found in Omaha, Nebraska and the KeyArena in Seattle, is another venue.
The Midwest Regional takes place on the 26th and 28th of March with the Quickens Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio being the host venue. The West Regional also takes place on the 26th and 28th of March in the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The South Regional falls on the 27th and 29th of March with the venue being the NRG Stadium in Houston. The East Regional will be held on the 27th and 29th of March in the Carrier Dome, which is located in Syracuse, New York.
March Madness concludes in April!
The national semi-finals will take place on the 4th of April with the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis being the destination to bear in mind. The Championship game takes place on the 6th of April with the same venue in Indianapolis being the place where some dreams will come true.
The top seeds seem fairly clear-cut barring some upsets in the conference tournaments. By the time the postseason conference champions are crowned, these four teams should have the targets on their backs in their respective regions.
A number of teams are still jockeying for position in the event and with respect to the seedings, which means that there are so many different things which can change in the run up to Selection Sunday. Your favourite team may not be in the running but with so many different top teams involved in the mix, there should be plenty of betting opportunities for you to make the most of this month.