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2012 NCAA Tournament Bracket Pairings

2012 NCAA Tournament BracketIn case you are living in a hole, today is/was “Selection Sunday”.  This day is one of the most exciting of the year for college basketball fans across the nation as the official bracket is announced.  While you can get a look at the bracket at just about any sports website (e.g. cbssports, ESPN, etc.), the bracket isn’t very easy to digest when trying to figure out where and when you favorite teams are playing.  So with that in mind we have broken down the NCAA Tournament into an easy to digest format.  Here are the opening rounds of the tournament.

2012 NCAA Tournament 1st Round Matchups

Dayton, OH – University of Dayton Arena

  • Session 1
    • Western Kentucky vs Mississippi Valley
    • Iona vs BYU
  • Session 2
    • Vermont vs Lamar
    • South Florida vs Cal

2012 NCAA Tournament 2nd and 3rd Rounds

Louisville KY – KFC Yum! Center

  • Session 1
    • Kentucky vs TBD
    • UCONN vs Iowa State
  • Session 2
    • Colorado State vs Murray State
    • Marquette vs TBD

Portland, OR – Rose Garden

  • Session 1
    • VCU vs Wichita State
    • New Mexico State vs Indiana
  • Session 2
    • Long Beach State vs New Mexico
    • Davidson vs Louisville

Albuquerque, NM – The Pit

  • Session 1
    • Colorado vs UNLV
    • South Dakota State vs Baylor
  • Session 2
    • Harvard vs Vanderbilt
    • Montana vs Wisconsin

Pittsburgh, PA – Consol Energy Center

  • Session 1
    • NC-Asheville vs Syracuse
    • Southern Miss vs Kansas State
  • Session 2
    • West Virginia vs Gonzaga
    • Loyola (MD) vs Ohio State

Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum

  • Session 1
    • Xavier vs Notre Dame
    • Lehigh vs Duke
  • Session 2
    • North Carolina vs TBD
    • Alabama vs Creighton

Columbus, OH – Nationwide Area

  • Session 1
    • St. Louis vs Memphis
    • Long Island vs Michigan State
  • Session 2
    • NC State vs San Diego State
    • Belmont vs Georgetown

Omaha, NE – CenturyLink Center

  • Session 1
    • Virginia vs Florida
    • Norfolk State vs Missouri
  • Session 2
    • Purdue vs St. Mary’s
    • Detroit vs Kansas

Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena

  • Session 1
    • Texas vs Cincinnati
    • St. Bonaventure vs Florida State
  • Session 2
    • Temple vs TBD
    • Ohio vs Michigan









 

 

 

2012 College Basketball Conference Tournament Schedules

college basketball tournament ticketsCollege basketball tickets are not normally the most lucrative tickets to promote.  However, that all changes once March Madness begins.  When most people think of March Madness they immediately think of the NCAA Tournament but ticket demand is also extremely high for conference tournaments.  The tournaments are the last chance for many teams to prove to the NCAA selection committee that they deserve a chance to be in the big dance.  For others, its a chance to improve their seeding in the tournament.  Regardless of the situation, conference basketball tournament are exciting.

Although matchups and seedings have yet to be announced, below is a comprehensive guide to all the 2012 college basketball conference tournaments.

2012 ACC Basketball Tournament Schedule

ACC Mens Basketball Tournament – Session 1
3/8/2012 – Philips Arena – Atlanta, GA

ACC Mens Basketball Tournament – Session 2
3/8/2012 – Philips Arena – Atlanta, GA

ACC Mens Basketball Tournament – Session 3
3/9/2012 – Philips Arena – Atlanta, GA

ACC Mens Basketball Tournament – Session 4
3/9/2012 – Philips Arena – Atlanta, GA

ACC Mens Basketball Tournament – Session 5
3/10/2012 – Philips Arena – Atlanta, GA

ACC Mens Basketball Tournament – Session 6
3/11/2012 – Philips Arena – Atlanta, GA

2012 Big 10 Mens Basketball Tournament Schedule

Big Ten Mens Basketball Tournament – Session 1
3/8/2012 – Bankers Life Fieldhouse – Indianapolis, IN

Big Ten Mens Basketball Tournament – Session 2
3/8/2012 – Bankers Life Fieldhouse – Indianapolis, IN

Big Ten Mens Basketball Tournament – Session 3
3/9/2012 – Bankers Life Fieldhouse – Indianapolis, IN

Big Ten Mens Basketball Tournament – Session 4
3/9/2012 – Bankers Life Fieldhouse – Indianapolis, IN

Big Ten Mens Basketball Tournament – Session 5
3/10/2012 – Bankers Life Fieldhouse – Indianapolis, IN

Big Ten Mens Basketball Tournament – Session 6
3/11/2012 – Bankers Life Fieldhouse – Indianapolis, IN

2012 Big 12 Mens Basketball Tournament Schedule

Big 12 Mens Basketball Tournament – Session 1
3/7/2012 – Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO

Big 12 Mens Basketball Tournament – Session 2
3/8/2012 – Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO

Big 12 Mens Basketball Tournament – Session 3
3/8/2012 – Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO

Big 12 Mens Basketball Tournament – Session 4
3/9/2012 – Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO

Big 12 Mens Basketball Tournament – Session 5
3/10/2012 – Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO

2012 Big East Basketball Tournament Schedule

Big East Tournament – Session 1
3/6/2012 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY

Big East Tournament – Session 2
3/6/2012 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY

Big East Tournament – Session 3
3/7/2012 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY

Big East Tournament – Session 4
3/7/2012 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY

Big East Tournament – Session 5
3/8/2012 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY

Big East Tournament – Session 6
3/8/2012 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY

Big East Tournament – Session 7
3/9/2012 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY

Big East Tournament – Championship
3/10/2012 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY

2012 Pac 12 Basketball Tournament Schedule

PAC 12 Mens Basketball Tournament – Session 1
3/7/2012 – Staples Center – Los Angeles, CA

PAC 12 Mens Basketball Tournament – Session 2
3/7/2012 – Staples Center – Los Angeles, CA

PAC 12 Mens Basketball Tournament – Session 3
3/8/2012 – Staples Center – Los Angeles, CA

PAC 12 Mens Basketball Tournament – Session 4
3/8/2012 – Staples Center – Los Angeles, CA

PAC 12 Mens Basketball Tournament – Session 6
3/9/2012 – Staples Center – Los Angeles, CA

PAC 12 Mens Basketball Tournament – Championship
3/10/2012 – Staples Center – Los Angeles, CA

2012 SEC Mens Basketball Tournament Schedule

SEC Mens Basketball Tournament – Session 1
3/8/2012 – New Orleans Arena – New Orleans, LA

SEC Mens Basketball Tournament – Session 2
3/8/2012 – New Orleans Arena – New Orleans, LA

SEC Mens Basketball Tournament – Session 3
3/9/2012 – New Orleans Arena – New Orleans, LA

SEC Mens Basketball Tournament – Session 4
3/9/2012 – New Orleans Arena – New Orleans, LA

SEC Mens Basketball Tournament – Session 5
3/10/2012 – New Orleans Arena – New Orleans, LA

SEC Mens Basketball Tournament – Session 6
3/11/2012 – New Orleans Arena – New Orleans, LA

Whether you are looking to buy or sell college basketball tournament tickets be sure to check out our NCAA Ticket Classifieds!

Top Events this weekend – March 18 -20

So, here it is Wednesday again already.

Obviously the NCAA Tournament and March Madness is really getting under way and is therefore very popular this weekend.  The two 2nd/3rd Round tournaments that are getting a lot of attention are the Charlotte and Tulsa sessions.  The teams of note playing in Charlotte include University of North Carolina (Tarheels) and Duke Blue Devils.  The teams of note playing in Tulsa include the Texas Longhorns and the Arizona  Wildcats.  Next big events are the Regional Tournaments happening in Newark (East), Anaheim (West), New Orleans (Southeast) and San Antonio (Southwest).

Of your oddball popular events, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Live is sitting pretty in the number 6 position.  Do not underestimate the popularity of children’s theater including Barney, Elmo, Imagination Movers and the Wiggles.  KC and the Sunshine Band is also oddly on the list.  Are you ready t “Shake Your Booty” and “Get Down Tonight?”   Perhaps their reemergence came from Casey’s appearance on America Idol last year?  Who knows.

Zac Brown Band shows up twice on the list.  I’m sure it’s due to the first hints of warmness in the air with spring and his fun, “sitting around the campfire drinking a beer” type music.  The Zac Brown Band lead the nominees for the 46th annual Academy of Country Music Awards 2011, with a total of nine nominations including: Top Vocal Group of the Year, Album of the Year, Single Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Vocal Event of the Year.  Jimmy Buffett, Duane Cahill, Aaron Carman and guitar virtuoso Tony Rice join Alan Jackson as special guests on the new Zac Brown Band album, “You Get What You Give,” which was released on September 21, 2010.  ZBB is a band you should get to know.

Top Events for the Weekend of March 18 – 20

1.)    Lady Gaga, Energy Solutions, Salt Lake, UT – March 19th

2.)    NCAA Tournament Charlotte – March 18th

3.)    KC and the Sunshine Band, Tropicana Casino, Atlantic City, NJ – March 19th

4.)    Atlanta Hawks vs Miami Heat, Phillips Arena, Atlanta, GA – March 19th

5.)    Brady Paisley, Reliant Stadium, Houston, TX – March 19th

6.)    Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles, CA – March 19th

7.)    Scotts Turf Builder 300, Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN – March 19th

8.)    NCAA Tournament, BOK Center, Tulsa, OK – March 18th

9.)    Kenny Chesney and Zac Brown Band, Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL – March 18th

10.) Zac Brown Band, The Wharf, Orange Beach, Alabama.