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Tickets for preliminary rounds of NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship go on sale Saturday

Tickets to preliminary rounds of the 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, based on the local time of each host city. Fans wishing to buy tickets to the First Four, first- and second-round games or regional competition should go to www.NCAA.com/MBBTickets.

The 2017 championship begins Tuesday and Wednesday nights, March 14-15, with the First Four — four preliminary-round games taking place in Dayton, Ohio. First- and second-round action takes place Thursday and Saturday, March 16 and 18, in Buffalo, New York; Milwaukee; Orlando, Florida; and Salt Lake City. Also hosting first- and second-round games Friday and Sunday, March 17 and 19, will be Greenville, South Carolina; Indianapolis; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Sacramento, California.

Kansas City, Missouri, will serve as the Midwest Regional site and San Jose, California, will host the West Regional on Thursday and Saturday, March 23 and 25. Memphis, Tennessee, will be the site for the South Regional and New York will host the East Regional on Friday and Sunday, March 24 and 26.

“This is a great opportunity for college basketball fans to see March Madness in some of our traditional cities with a long history of hosting the tournament, as well as a couple of new cities that have never hosted before,” said Dan Gavitt, the NCAA’s vice president of men’s basketball championships. “From major markets to smaller cities, there’s a great chance that America’s best sporting event is going to be played reasonably close to any fan in the country, so it’s a terrific opportunity to come watch history unfold.”

The 2017 Division I Men’s Basketball Championship will culminate with the Final Four in Phoenix on April 1 and 3 at University of Phoenix Stadium. Tickets and hospitality packages to the Final Four are available at www.NCAA.com/VIP.