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2018 March Madness NCAA Basketball Futures & Key Dates

By Posted on No tags 17

Do you live for March Madness? Have you been filling out mock brackets all month? Are you ready to pick a NCAA Tourney winner? Here is everything you need to know before March hits.

March Madness NCAA Basketball Futures

March Madness tips off with Selection Sunday on March 11 and the Final Four taking place on Saturday, March 31, and the national championship game occurring on Monday, April 2.  

The games themselves will start with the First Four on Tuesday, March 13, and Wednesday, March 14.

Key March Madness Dates:

  • First Round: Thursday, March 15, and Friday, March 16
  • Second Round: Saturday, March 17, and Sunday, March 18
  • Sweet 16  Thursday, March 22, and Friday, March 23
  • Elite Eight: Saturday, March 24, and Sunday, March 25.

March Madness Locations:

  • First Four: Dayton, Ohio
  • First and Second Rounds: Pittsburgh; Wichita, Kansas; Dallas; Boise, Idaho; Charlotte, North Carolina; Detroit; Nashville, Tennessee; San Diego
  • Midwest Regional: Omaha, Nebraska
  • West Regional: Los Angeles
  • South Regional: Atlanta
  • East Regional: Boston
  • Final Four: San Antonio

NCAA Basketball Conference Odds

Big South Conference Champion

  • UNC Asheville +165
  • Winthrop +245
  • Radford +450
  • Liberty +700
  • Campbell +1300
  • High Point +1500
  • Gardner-Webb +2300
  • Charleston Southern +3500
  • Presbyterian +200000
  • Longwood +400000

Big Ten Conference Champion

  • Michigan State +155
  • Purdue +163
  • Michigan +700
  • Ohio State +825
  • Penn State +1900
  • Nebraska +2200
  • Maryland +3200
  • Indiana +6000
  • Wisconsin +10000
  • Northwestern +10500
  • Minnesota +24000
  • Iowa +35000
  • Illinois +35000
  • Rutgers +200000

Horizon League Champion

  • Northern Kentucky -120
  • Oakland +350
  • Wright State +375
  • Illinois Chicago +1000
  • Milwaukee +1300
  • Green Bay +3500
  • IUPUI +4000
  • Detroit +5000
  • Cleveland State +9500
  • Youngstown State +32500

Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Champion

  • Canisius +220
  • Iona +325
  • Rider +335
  • Niagara +675
  • Siena +900
  • Monmouth +950
  • Manhattan +1200
  • Fairfield +1400
  • Saint Peter’s +2700
  • Quinnipiac +8000
  • Marist +20000

Missouri Valley Conference Champion

  • Loyola-Chicago +115
  • Bradley +650
  • Illinois State +700
  • Southern Illinois +725
  • Missouri State +800
  • Indiana State +1025
  • Northern Iowa +1200
  • Drake +1300
  • Valparaiso +1400
  • Evansville +2400

Northeast Conference Champion

  • Wagner -120
  • Saint Francis PA +270
  • Mount St. Mary’s +450
  • LIU Brooklyn +1100
  • Robert Morris +1700
  • St. Francis Brooklyn +2600
  • Fairleigh Dickinson +2600
  • Central Connecticut +6000

Ohio Valley Conference Champion

  • Murray State +110
  • Belmont +120
  • Jacksonville State +725
  • Austin Peay +1900
  • Tennessee State +4200
  • Tennessee Tech +4200
  • Eastern Illinois +11000
  • SIU Edwardsville +85000

Patriot League Conference Champion

  • Bucknell -320
  • Colgate +550
  • Navy +1050
  • Lehigh +1500
  • Boston U +3500
  • Holy Cross +7000
  • Army +10000
  • Lafayette +11500
  • Loyola Maryland +50000
  • American +80000

Southern Conference Champion

  • Furman +205
  • UNC Greensboro +220
  • East Tennessee State +240
  • Mercer +600
  • Wofford +1000
  • Western Carolina +10000
  • Samford +12500
  • Chattanooga +30000
  • The Citadel +80000
  • VMI +200000

Summit League Champion

  • South Dakota -105
  • South Dakota State +110
  • Fort Wayne +1400
  • North Dakota State +1500
  • Denver +2300
  • Oral Roberts +5000
  • Omaha +10000
  • Western Illinois +15000

West Coast Conference Champion

  • Gonzaga -200
  • Saint Mary’s +205
  • BYU +1200
  • San Francisco +4000
  • San Diego +6000
  • Pacific +8000
  • Loyola Marymount +80000
  • Santa Clara +80000
  • Pepperdine +300000
  • Portland +300000

2018 College Basketball National Champion Odds

  • Michigan State +550
  • Villanova +600
  • Duke +650
  • Virginia +700
  • Purdue +1200
  • Kansas +1600
  • North Carolina +2000
  • Wichita State +2000
  • Xavier +2000
  • Gonzaga +2500
  • Arizona +2500
  • West Virginia +2800
  • Cincinnati +3300
  • Kentucky +4000
  • Michigan +4000
  • Auburn +4500
  • Texas Tech +5000
  • Rhode Island +6600
  • Ohio State +6600
  • Oklahoma +8000
  • Missouri +8000
  • Tennessee +8000
  • Florida +8000
  • Florida State +10000
  • Louisville +10000
  • Texas A&M +10000
  • Saint Mary’s +10000
  • Seton Hall +10000
  • Miami Florida +15000
  • Houston +15000
  • Butler +15000
  • Clemson +15000
  • Nevada +17500
  • NC State +20000
  • Texas +20000
  • UCLA +20000
  • USC +20000
  • Arkansas +20000
  • Arizona State +25000
  • Creighton +25000
  • TCU +25000
  • Temple +30000
  • Oregon +30000
  • Penn State +30000
  • Alabama +30000
  • Kansas State +30000
  • Virginia Tech +30000
  • Middle Tennessee +40000
  • Miami Ohio +50000
  • Marquette +50000
  • Nebraska +50000
  • Mississippi State +50000
  • Notre Dame +50000
  • Syracuse +50000
  • Providence +50000
  • Baylor +50000
  • Washington +50000
  • Utah +50000
  • UNLV +50000
  • Vermont +50000
  • Winthrop +50000
  • Weber State +50000
  • Iona +75000
  • Buffalo +100000
  • Davidson +100000
  • Central Florida +100000
  • Charleston +100000
  • San Diego State +100000
  • St Bonaventure +100000
  • SMU +100000
  • Tulsa +100000
  • New Mexico State +100000
  • Oklahoma State +100000
  • Old Dominion +100000
  • Indiana +100000
  • Louisiana Lafayette +100000
  • Dayton +200000
  • Bucknell +200000
  • Boise State +200000
  • LSU +200000
  • Wisconsin +200000
  • Western Kentucky +250000
  • Utah Valley +250000
  • Loyola Chicago +250000
  • Belmont +250000
  • Northern Kentucky +250000
  • Toledo +250000
  • UC Davis +250000
  • UC Irvine +500000
  • Tulane +500000
  • UC Santa Barbara +500000
  • Towson +500000
  • UAB +500000
  • UNC Asheville +500000
  • UNC Greensboro +500000
  • UMBC +500000
  • Texas San Antonio +500000
  • Stephen F. Austin +500000
  • Tennessee State +500000
  • Tennessee Tech +500000
  • South Dakota +500000
  • South Dakota State +500000
  • Southern Illinois +500000
  • San Diego +500000
  • Rider +500000
  • Northeastern +500000
  • Northern Colorado +500000
  • Pacific +500000
  • Penn +500000
  • Pepperdine +500000
  • Portland +500000
  • Portland State +500000
  • Prairie View A&M +500000
  • Presbyterian College +500000
  • Marshall +500000
  • Montana +500000
  • Missouri State +500000
  • Murray State +500000
  • Bowling Green +500000
  • Bradley +500000
  • Air Force +500000
  • Ball State +500000
  • CS Fullerton +500000
  • DePaul +500000
  • Drake +500000
  • East Tennessee State +500000
  • Central Michigan +500000
  • Canisius +500000
  • Idaho +500000
  • Idaho State +500000
  • Illinois Chicago +500000
  • Hofstra +500000
  • Georgia +500000
  • Georgia Southern +500000
  • Florida Gulf Coast +500000
  • Fresno State +500000
  • Furman +500000
  • Elon +500000
  • Evansville +500000
  • Wagner +500000
  • Western Michigan +500000
  • Wofford +500000
  • Wyoming +500000
  • William & Mary +500000
  • Pennsylvania +500000