Final Four 2019 Live Stream March Madness 2019 The 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament is a planned single-elimination tournament of 68 teams to determine the men’s National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college basketball national champion for the 2018–19 season. The 81st annual edition of the tournament is scheduled to begin on March 19, 2019 and will conclude with the championship game on April 8 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
A total of 68 teams will enter the 2019 tournament. 32 automatic bids shall be awarded to each program that wins their conference’s tournament. The remaining 36 bids are “at-large”, with selections extended by the NCAA Selection Committee.
Eight teams (the four lowest-seeded automatic qualifiers and the four lowest-seeded at-large teams) will play in the First Four (the successor to what had been popularly known as “play-in games” through the 2010 tournament). The winners of these games advance to the main draw of the tournament.
The Selection Committee will also seed the entire field from 1 to 68.
The selection process will be completed, and the teams and matchups will be revealed, on Sunday, March 17, 2019.
National Semifinals and Championship (Final Four and Championship)
- April 6 and 8
U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota (Host: University of Minnesota)
2019 will see U.S. Bank Stadium become the fortieth venue to host the Final Four. This is the first hosting of the event at the facility, built on the site of the old Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, a two-time host in 1992 and 2001. The last time a venue hosted the Final Four for its first hosting of an NCAA tournament was 1977 when Atlanta’s Omni Coliseum hosted the Final Four. It will also see the tournament return to Hartford’s XL Center for the first time since 1998. For the first time since 1970, the tournament will return to Columbia, South Carolina when it comes to the Colonial Life Arena, the second tournament the state will host since the end of the ban due to the Confederate Flag controversy