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The following sites were selected to host each round of the 2011 tournament:

First Four
  • March 15 and 16
    • University of Dayton Arena
      University of Dayton Arena
      University of Dayton Arena is a 13,455-seat multi-purpose arena in Dayton, Ohio. The arena opened in 1969. It is home to the University of Dayton Flyers basketball teams....

      , Dayton, Ohio
      Dayton, Ohio
      Dayton is the 6th largest city in the U.S. state of Ohio and the county seat of Montgomery County, the fifth most populous county in the state. The population was 141,527 at the 2010 census. The Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area had a population of 841,502 in the 2010 census...



Second and third rounds
  • March 17 and 19
    • Verizon Center
      Verizon Center
      Verizon Center is a sports and entertainment arena in Washington, D.C., USA, named after telecommunications sponsor Verizon Communications, and has been nicknamed the "Phone Booth" because of its association with telecommunications companies...

      , Washington, D.C.
      Washington, D.C.
      Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, "the District", or simply D.C., is the capital of the United States. On July 16, 1790, the United States Congress approved the creation of a permanent national capital as permitted by the U.S. Constitution....

       (Host: Georgetown University
      Georgetown University
      Georgetown University is a private, Jesuit, research university whose main campus is in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Founded in 1789, it is the oldest Catholic university in the United States...

      )
    • McKale Center
      McKale Center
      McKale Memorial Center is an athletic arena located at 1756 E University Blvd on the campus of the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. It is primarily used for basketball, but also features state-of-the-art physical training and therapy facilities. Its construction is marked with a large...

      , Tucson, Arizona
      Tucson, Arizona
      Tucson is a city in and the county seat of Pima County, Arizona, United States. The city is located 118 miles southeast of Phoenix and 60 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border. The 2010 United States Census puts the city's population at 520,116 with a metropolitan area population at 1,020,200...

       (Host: University of Arizona
      University of Arizona
      The University of Arizona is a land-grant and space-grant public institution of higher education and research located in Tucson, Arizona, United States. The University of Arizona was the first university in the state of Arizona, founded in 1885...

      )
    • Pepsi Center
      Pepsi Center
      Pepsi Center is a multi-purpose arena in Denver, Colorado, United States. The building is home to the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association, the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League, and the Colorado Mammoth of the National Lacrosse League...

      , Denver, Colorado (Host: Mountain West Conference
      Mountain West Conference
      The Mountain West Conference , popularly known as the Mountain West, is the youngest of the college athletic conferences affiliated with the NCAA’s Division I FBS . The MWC officially began operations in July 1999...

      )
    • St. Pete Times Forum
      St. Pete Times Forum
      The St. Pete Times Forum is an arena in Tampa, Florida, that has been used for ice hockey, basketball, and arena football games, as well as concerts....

      , Tampa, Florida
      Tampa, Florida
      Tampa is a city in the U.S. state of Florida. It serves as the county seat for Hillsborough County. Tampa is located on the west coast of Florida. The population of Tampa in 2010 was 335,709....

       (Host: University of South Florida
      University of South Florida
      The University of South Florida, also known as USF, is a member institution of the State University System of Florida, one of the state's three flagship universities for public research, and is located in Tampa, Florida, USA...

      )
  • March 18 and 20
    • Quicken Loans Arena
      Quicken Loans Arena
      Quicken Loans Arena , is a multi-purpose arena, in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, United States....

      , Cleveland, Ohio (Host: Cleveland State University
      Cleveland State University
      Cleveland State University is a public university located in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. It was established in 1964 when the state of Ohio assumed control of Fenn College, and it absorbed the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 1969...

      )
    • Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina
      Charlotte, North Carolina
      Charlotte is the largest city in the U.S. state of North Carolina and the seat of Mecklenburg County. In 2010, Charlotte's population according to the US Census Bureau was 731,424, making it the 17th largest city in the United States based on population. The Charlotte metropolitan area had a 2009...

       (Host: University of North Carolina at Charlotte
      University of North Carolina at Charlotte
      The University of North Carolina at Charlotte , also known as UNC Charlotte or simply Charlotte, is a public research university located in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States...

      )
    • United Center
      United Center
      The United Center is an indoor sports arena located in Chicago. It is named after its corporate sponsor, United Airlines. The United Center is home to both the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association and the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League...

      , Chicago, Illinois
      Chicago
      Chicago is the largest city in the US state of Illinois. With nearly 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the Midwestern United States and the third most populous in the US, after New York City and Los Angeles...

       (Host: Big Ten Conference
      Big Ten Conference
      The Big Ten Conference is the United States' oldest Division I college athletic conference. Its twelve member institutions are located primarily in the Midwestern United States, stretching from Nebraska in the west to Pennsylvania in the east...

      )
    • BOK Center
      BOK Center
      The BOK Center, or Bank of Oklahoma Center, is a 19,100-seat multi-purpose arena and a primary indoor sports and event venue in Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States. Designed to accommodate arena football, hockey, basketball, concerts, and similar events, the facility was built at a cost of $178 million...

      , Tulsa, Oklahoma
      Tulsa, Oklahoma
      Tulsa is the second-largest city in the state of Oklahoma and 46th-largest city in the United States. With a population of 391,906 as of the 2010 census, it is the principal municipality of the Tulsa Metropolitan Area, a region with 937,478 residents in the MSA and 988,454 in the CSA. Tulsa's...

       (Host: University of Tulsa
      University of Tulsa
      The University of Tulsa is a private university awarding bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. It is currently ranked 75th among doctoral degree granting universities in the nation by US News and World Report and is listed as one of the "Best 366 Colleges" by...

      )


Regional sites
  • March 24 and 26
    • West Regional: Honda Center, Anaheim, California
      Anaheim, California
      Anaheim is a city in Orange County, California. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city population was about 365,463, making it the most populated city in Orange County, the 10th most-populated city in California, and ranked 54th in the United States...

       (Host: Big West Conference
      Big West Conference
      The Big West Conference is an NCAA-affiliated Division I mid-major college athletic conference. When the conference began in 1969, its name was the Pacific Coast Athletic Association . After nineteen years, in 1988, its name was changed to the Big West Conference. The conference stopped...

      )
    • Southeast Regional: New Orleans Arena
      New Orleans Arena
      New Orleans Arena is an indoor arena in New Orleans, Louisiana. It is located in the city's Central Business District, adjacent to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome....

      , New Orleans, Louisiana (Host: Tulane University
      Tulane University
      Tulane University is a private, nonsectarian research university located in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States...

      )
  • March 25 and 27
    • Southwest Regional: Alamodome
      Alamodome
      The Alamodome is a domed 65,000 seat, multi-purpose facility that is primarily used as a football/basketball stadium and convention center in San Antonio, Texas, U.S...

      , San Antonio, Texas (Host: University of Texas at San Antonio
      University of Texas at San Antonio
      The University of Texas at San Antonio, commonly referred to as UTSA, is a state university in San Antonio, Texas. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, it is the third-largest of nine universities and six health institutions in the University of Texas System and the eighth-largest in...

      )
    • East Regional: Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey
      Newark, New Jersey
      Newark is the largest city in the American state of New Jersey, and the seat of Essex County. As of the 2010 United States Census, Newark had a population of 277,140, maintaining its status as the largest municipality in New Jersey. It is the 68th largest city in the U.S...

       (Host: Seton Hall University
      Seton Hall University
      Seton Hall University is a private Roman Catholic university in South Orange, New Jersey, United States. Founded in 1856 by Archbishop James Roosevelt Bayley, Seton Hall is the oldest diocesan university in the United States. Seton Hall is also the oldest and largest Catholic university in the...

      )


Each regional winner advanced to the Final Four
Final four
Final Four isa sports term that is commonly applied to the last four teams remaining in a playoff tournament, most notably NCAA Division I college basketball tournaments. The term usually refers to the four teams who compete in the two games of a single-elimination tournament's semi-final round...

, held April 2 and 4 in Houston at Reliant Stadium
Reliant Stadium
Reliant Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium, in Houston, Texas, USA. Reliant Stadium has a seating capacity of 71,500, a total square footage of with of natural grass playing surface....

, co-hosted by Rice University
Rice University
William Marsh Rice University, commonly referred to as Rice University or Rice, is a private research university located on a heavily wooded campus in Houston, Texas, United States...

 and the University of Houston
University of Houston
The University of Houston is a state research university, and is the flagship institution of the University of Houston System. Founded in 1927, it is Texas's third-largest university with nearly 40,000 students. Its campus spans 667 acres in southeast Houston, and was known as University of...

.

Brackets


* – Denotes overtime period

Unless otherwise noted, all times listed are Eastern Daylight Time
Eastern Time Zone
The Eastern Time Zone of the United States and Canada is a time zone that falls mostly along the east coast of North America. Its UTC time offset is −5 hrs during standard time and −4 hrs during daylight saving time...

 (UTC-04)

First Four – Dayton, Ohio


All games on truTV. First Four winners enter the second round as their respective seed and in their respective region.

East Regional — Newark, New Jersey



West Regional – Anaheim, California



Southwest Regional – San Antonio, Texas



Southeast Regional – New Orleans, Louisiana



Final Four – Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas



Final Four


Consisting of #3-seeded Connecticut
2010–11 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team
The 2010–11 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team represented the University of Connecticut in the 2010–2011 NCAA Division I basketball season. The Huskies were coached by Jim Calhoun and played their home games at the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut, and on campus at the Harry A. Gampel...

 (UConn), #4 Kentucky
2010–11 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team
The 2010–11 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team represented the University of Kentucky in the college basketball season of 2010–2011. The team's head coach is John Calipari, who entered his second season after posting a 35–3 record in his inaugural season....

, #8 Butler
2010–11 Butler Bulldogs men's basketball team
The 2010–11 Butler Bulldogs men's basketball team represented Butler University in the 2010–11 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Their head coach was Brad Stevens, serving his 4th year. The Bulldogs played their home games at the Hinkle Fieldhouse, which has a capacity of approximately 10,000...

, and #11 Virginia Commonwealth
2010–11 VCU Rams men's basketball team
The 2010–11 VCU Rams men's basketball team represented Virginia Commonwealth University in the Colonial Athletic Association conference during the 2010–11 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Rams, led by second year head coach Shaka Smart, played their home games at the Stuart C. Siegel...

 (VCU), the Final Four was considered a result of one of the weakest tournament fields in history. Regarding the four finalists, there was widespread belief that none of them were among the best teams in the nation. It was the first time in the tournament's history that a #1 or a #2 seed had failed to reach the final four. 11th seeded VCU tied a record as the lowest seed to reach the final four.

The first semifinal featured Butler and VCU, with Butler winning 70–62, despite VCU forward Jamie Skeen leading the scoring with 27 points.

The second semifinal match was between Kentucky and UConn. UConn had already defeated Kentucky earlier that season 84–67 at the Maui Invitational. This time, UConn won in a close game 56–55, led by Kemba Walker
Kemba Walker
Kemba Hudley Walker is an American professional basketball player for the Charlotte Bobcats. Walker grew up in The Bronx, New York and graduated from Rice High School in 2008. With the Huskies basketball team at Connecticut, Walker was the 2nd leading college basketball scorer in the United States...

 with 18 points. UConn were noted for their defensive effort which held Kentucky to 34% shooting and also held Kentucky scoreless for over 5 minutes during a spell in the second half.

National championship


The National Championship game was between Butler, a mid-major
Mid-major
Mid-major is a term used in American Division I college sports, to refer to athletic conferences that are not among the major six conferences...

 university team that was a surprise finalist in the 2010 tournament
2010 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
The first and second round games were played at the following sites:*March 18 / 20*March 25 / 27*March 26 / 28Each regional winner advanced to the Final Four, held on April 3 and 5 in Indianapolis, Indiana at Lucas Oil Stadium, hosted by the Horizon League and Butler University, as per the NCAA's...

, and Connecticut, a basketball powerhouse which had previously won the tournament twice under coach Jim Calhoun
Jim Calhoun
James A. Calhoun is the head coach of the University of Connecticut's men's basketball team. His teams have won three national championships , played in four Final Fours , won the 1988 NIT championship, and have won seven Big East tournament championships...

 but had an average regular season finishing 9th in the Big East Conference
Big East Conference
The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletics conference consisting of sixteen universities in the eastern half of the United States. The conference's 17 members participate in 24 NCAA sports...

 before winning The Big East Tournament with five wins in five consecutive days (never before accomplished in NCAA history). The championship game was won by Connecticut 53–41. It was a very defensive contest, with Butler having the fewest points in a championship game since 1949. Butler led at halftime 22–19, but suffered in the second half from poor shooting, making only 6 of 37 shots in the second half. Butler's 18.8 percent shooting for the entire game was the lowest ever in the NCAA final. Connecticut contributed to Butler's poor shooting by blocking 10 shots (a championship game record). Butler was led in scoring by junior guard Shelvin Mack
Shelvin Mack
Shelvin Mack is an American professional basketball point guard with the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association.In 2011, Mack help lead the Butler Bulldogs to the 2011 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship game...

 with 13 points, while UConn freshman Jeremy Lamb
Jeremy Lamb
Jeremy Emmanuel Lamb is an American college basketball player. He is a shooting guard for the Connecticut Huskies. As a freshman, he was a the second-leading scorer on the 2011 Huskies team that won the National Championship.-High school:...

 scored 12 points in the 2nd half.

The win by Connecticut completed a season-ending 11-game win streak that began with the Big East Tournament
2011 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament
-Championship Game:* Denotes Overtime Game-Rutgers–St. John's controversy:The second round St. John's-Rutgers game was criticized for poor officiating on the part of veteran officials Jim Burr, Tim Higgins, and Earl Walton. In the final play of the game, Justin Brownlee of St. John's stole an...

.

The game was widely viewed as a poor quality final. In reference to the game's first half of play, CBS analyst Greg Anthony
Greg Anthony
Gregory Carlton Anthony is an American former National Basketball Association basketball player and former personality on the ESPN family of networks. He is currently an analyst for CBS's college basketball coverage...

 said, "This is the worst half of basketball I've ever seen in a national championship game."

Record by conference

Conference # of Bids Record Win % R32 S16 E8 F4 CG NC
Big East 11 13–10 7 2 1 1 1 1
Horizon
Horizon League
The Horizon League is a ten school, NCAA Division I college athletic conference whose members are located in five of the Midwestern United States....

1 5–1 1 1 1 1 1 0
CAA
Colonial Athletic Association
The Colonial Athletic Association is a NCAA Division I college athletic conference whose full-time members are located in East Coast states from Massachusetts to Georgia. Most of its members are public universities, with five in Virginia alone, and the conference is headquartered in Richmond,...

3 6–3 2 1 1 1 0
SEC 5 7–5 2 2 2 1 0
ACC
2010–11 Atlantic Coast Conference men's basketball season
The 2010–11 Atlantic Coast Conference men's basketball season was the 58th season for the league.-Preseason:The AP preseason All-American team was named on November 1. Duke's Kyle Singler was the leading vote-getter with 62 of a possible 65 votes...

4 8–4 3 3 1 0
Pac-10
2010–11 Pacific-10 Conference men's basketball season
The 2010–11 Pacific-10 Conference men's basketball season began with practices on October 18, 2010 and ended with the 2011 Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament from March 9–11, 2011 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The regular season began on the weekend of November 12, with the...

4 5–4 3 1 1 0
Big 12
2010–11 Big 12 Conference men's basketball season
The 2010–11 Big 12 Conference men's basketball season marks the 15th season of Big 12 Conference basketball.This will be the final season for the Big 12 as a 12-team conference, as two schools will leave at the end of the 2010–11 academic year...

5 5–5 3 1 1 0
Mountain West
2010–11 MWC men's basketball season
The 2010–11 Mountain West Conference men's basketball season was the 12th season of Mountain West Conference basketball. This was the final season for the two Utah schools in the conference. BYU will become a member of the West Coast Conference in most sports, including basketball, while its...

3 4–3 2 2 0
Big Ten 7 7–7 5 2 0
Atlantic 10
2010–11 Atlantic 10 Conference men's basketball season
The 2010–11 Atlantic 10 Conference men's basketball season marked the 35th season of Atlantic 10 Conference basketball. The 2011 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Tournament was held for the fifth straight year at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey....

3 3–3 2 1 0
OVC
Ohio Valley Conference
The Ohio Valley Conference is a college athletic conference which operates in the midwestern and southeastern United States. It participates in Division I of the NCAA; the conference's football programs compete in the Football Championship Subdivision , the lower of two levels of Division I...

1 1–1 1 0
WCC
West Coast Conference
The West Coast Conference is an NCAA collegiate athletics conference consisting of nine member schools across the states of California, Oregon, Utah and Washington....

1 1–1 1 0
C-USA
Conference USA
Conference USA, officially abbreviated C-USA, is a college athletic conference whose member institutions are located within the Southern United States. The conference participates in the NCAA's Division I in all sports...

2 0–2 0

  • The R32, S16, E8, F4, CG, NC columns indicate how many teams from each conference were in the round of 32 (third round), Sweet 16, Elite Eight, Final Four, championship game, and national champion, respectively.

  • The SWAC
    Southwestern Athletic Conference
    The Southwestern Athletic Conference is a college athletic conference headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, which is made up of historically black universities in the Southern United States...

     and Sun Belt Conference
    Sun Belt Conference
    The Sun Belt Conference is a college athletic conference that has been affiliated with the NCAA's Division I since 1976. Its football teams participate in the Division I Football Bowl Subdivision , the higher of two levels of Division I football competition . The Sun Belt has member institutions...

     each had one representative, eliminated in the first round.

  • The America East Conference
    America East Conference
    The America East Conference is a NCAA Division I college athletic conference whose members are located mainly in the northeastern United States. The conference was known as the ECAC North from 1979 to 1988 and the North Atlantic Conference from the fall semester of 1988 to the end of the spring...

    , Atlantic Sun Conference
    Atlantic Sun Conference
    The Atlantic Sun Conference is a college athletic conference operating in the Southeastern United States. The conference participates in the NCAA's Division I; it does not sponsor football. The conference was established in 1978 as the Trans America Athletic Conference...

    , Big Sky Conference
    Big Sky Conference
    The Big Sky Conference is an intercollegiate college athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA's Division I, with football competing in the Football Championship Subdivision. The BSC was founded in 1963. Member institutions are located in the western United States in the states of Arizona,...

    , Big South
    Big South Conference
    The Big South Conference is a college athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA's Division I. The conference's football teams are part of the Football Championship Subdivision...

    , Big West Conference
    Big West Conference
    The Big West Conference is an NCAA-affiliated Division I mid-major college athletic conference. When the conference began in 1969, its name was the Pacific Coast Athletic Association . After nineteen years, in 1988, its name was changed to the Big West Conference. The conference stopped...

    , Ivy League
    Ivy League
    The Ivy League is an athletic conference comprising eight private institutions of higher education in the Northeastern United States. The conference name is also commonly used to refer to those eight schools as a group...

    , MAAC
    Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
    The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference is a college athletic conference which operates in the northeastern United States. MAAC teams compete in the NCAA's Division I. Most of the members are Catholic or formerly Catholic institutions; the only exception is the private but secular Rider...

    , MAC
    Mid-American Conference
    The Mid-American Conference is a National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I college athletic conference with a membership base in the Great Lakes region that stretches from Western New York to Illinois. Nine of the twelve full member schools are in Ohio and Michigan, with single members...

    , MEAC
    Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
    The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference is a collegiate athletic conference of historically black colleges and universities in the Southeastern United States...

    , MVC
    Missouri Valley Conference
    The Missouri Valley Conference is a college athletic conference whose members are located in the midwestern United States...

    , NEC
    Northeast Conference
    The Northeast Conference is a college athletic conference whose schools are members of the NCAA. The NCAA designates the Northeast Conference to the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision for Division I Men's Football and to Division I Sports for all other sports.Founded in 1981 as the ECAC-Metro...

    , Patriot League
    Patriot League
    The Patriot League is a college athletic conference which operates in the northeastern United States. It participates in the NCAA's Division I) for a number of sports; in football, it participates in the Football Championship Subdivision...

    , Southern Conference
    Southern Conference
    The Southern Conference is a Division I college athletic conference affiliated with the National Collegiate Athletic Association . Southern Conference football teams compete in the Football Championship Subdivision . Member institutions are located in the states of Alabama, Georgia, North...

    , Southland
    Southland Conference
    The Southland Conference is a college athletic conference which operates in the south central United States. It participates in the NCAA's Division I for all sports; for football, it participates in the Division I Football Championship Subdivision...

    , Summit League, and WAC
    Western Athletic Conference
    The Western Athletic Conference is an American collegiate athletic conference, which was formed on July 27, 1962, making it the sixth oldest of the 11 college athletic conferences currently participating in the NCAA's Division I FBS...

     each had one representative, eliminated in the second round with a record of 0–1.

  • The Big East Conference
    Big East Conference
    The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletics conference consisting of sixteen universities in the eastern half of the United States. The conference's 17 members participate in 24 NCAA sports...

     had a record 11 teams in the tournament, which made intra-Big East matchups possible prior to the Elite Eight. There were two such matchups in the 3rd round, Syracuse vs. Marquette and Connecticut vs. Cincinnati. The two Big East teams to make the Sweet Sixteen beat conference opponents to advance to that round.

Television


On April 22, 2010, it was announced that the NCAA had reached a new 14-year, US $
United States dollar
The United States dollar , also referred to as the American dollar, is the official currency of the United States of America. It is divided into 100 smaller units called cents or pennies....

10.8 billion deal with CBS Sports
CBS Sports
CBS Sports is a division of CBS Broadcasting which airs sporting events on the American television network. Its headquarters are in the CBS Building on West 52nd Street in midtown Manhattan, New York City, with programs produced out of Studio 43 at the CBS Broadcast Center on West 57th Street.CBS...

 and TimeWarner-owned Turner Sports
Turner Sports
Turner Sports is the division of Turner Broadcasting System responsible for sports broadcasts on Turner channels including TBS, TNT, and TruTV, and for operating the interactive properties , , , and...

 (by way of TBS
TBS (TV channel)
TBS , stylized in the logo as tbs, is an American cable television channel owned by Time Warner that shows a variety of programming, with a focus on comedy. TBS was originally known as WTCG, a UHF terrestrial television station that broadcast from Atlanta, Georgia, during the late 1970s...

, TNT and truTV) for the rights to broadcast the NCAA Tournament from 2011 until 2024, marking the first time every game in the tournament would be telecast on a national basis.

CBS and Turner pooled their resources for the tournament, with members of the NBA on TNT crew joining CBS's established March Madness broadcasters. Coverage will originate from the CBS Broadcast Center
CBS Broadcast Center
The CBS Broadcast Center is a television and radio production facility located in New York City, New York. It is CBS's main East Coast production center, much as Television City in Los Angeles is the West Coast hub.-Overview:...

 in New York City
New York City
New York is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York Metropolitan Area, one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world. New York exerts a significant impact upon global commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and...

 and Turner's Atlanta studios.

The tournament television ratings report shows the tournament had an average of 10.2 million viewers per game, an increase from the 2005 tournament when it drew an average of 10.6 million (6.4 Nielsen
ACNielsen
ACNielsen is a global marketing research firm, with worldwide headquarters in New York City. Regional headquarters for North America are located in Schaumburg, Illinois. As of May 2010, it is part of The Nielsen Company.-History:...

 rating). The championship game recorded an 11.7 rating and drew 20.1 million viewers.

TruTV, which up to that point had never aired any live sports programming, saw a surge in carriage deals for its high definition feed with several major providers including AT&T U-verse, Verizon FiOS
Verizon FiOS
Verizon FiOS is a bundled Internet access, telephone, and television service which operates over a fiber-optic communications network. It is offered in some areas of the United States by Verizon Communications. Verizon was one of the first major U.S...

, Comcast
Comcast
Comcast Corporation is the largest cable operator, home Internet service provider, and fourth largest home telephone service provider in the United States, providing cable television, broadband Internet, and telephone service to both residential and commercial customers in 39 states and the...

, Charter Communications
Charter Communications
Charter Communications is an American company providing cable television, high-speed Internet, and telephone services to more than 4.7 million customers in 25 states. By revenues, it is the fourth-largest cable operator in the United States, behind Comcast, Time Warner Cable, and Cox Communications...

, Cablevision, Cox Cable and RCN
RCN Corporation
RCN Corporation, founded in 1993 and based in Herndon, Virginia, is the first American facilities-based competitive provider of bundled telephone, cable television and high-speed internet service delivered over its own fiber-optic local network to consumers in the Boston, New York, Eastern...

. DirecTV
DirecTV
DirecTV is an American direct broadcast satellite service provider and broadcaster based in El Segundo, California. Its satellite service, launched on June 17, 1994, transmits digital satellite television and audio to households in the United States, Latin America, and the Anglophone Caribbean. ...

, however, most known for its extensive sports content, only temporarily added a part-time game-only feed for the tournament's coverage, with the 24-hour feed reportedly coming in late 2011.

Studio hosts

  • Greg Gumbel
    Greg Gumbel
    Greg Gumbel is an American television sportscaster. He is best known for his various assignments on the CBS network...

     (New York) – First Four, Second Round, Third Round, Regionals, Final Four and National Championship Game
  • Ernie Johnson Jr.
    Ernie Johnson Jr.
    Ernest Johnson, Jr. is a sportscaster for Turner Sports coverage on TNT and TBS.-Childhood:Johnson went to Mother of Good Counsel for his grade school...

     (New York and Atlanta) – First Four, Second Round, Third Round and Regional Semi-Finals
  • Matt Winer
    Matt Winer
    Matthew Ward Winer is an American television personality for Turner Sports and formerly with ESPN.-Career:Turner Sports signed Winer in 2010 to contribute to coverage of sports across its networks. He became the primary studio host for Major League Baseball on TBS, replacing Ernie Johnson Jr., who...

     (Atlanta) – First Four, Second Round and Third Round

Studio analysts

  • Greg Anthony
    Greg Anthony
    Gregory Carlton Anthony is an American former National Basketball Association basketball player and former personality on the ESPN family of networks. He is currently an analyst for CBS's college basketball coverage...

     (New York) – First Four, Second Round, Third Round, Regionals, Final Four and National Championship Game
  • Charles Barkley
    Charles Barkley
    Charles Wade Barkley is a former American professional basketball player. Nicknamed "Sir Charles" and "The Round Mound of Rebound", Barkley established himself as one of the National Basketball Association's most dominating power forwards...

     (New York) – First Four, Second Round, Third Round, Regionals, Final Four and National Championship Game
  • Tom Crean (Atlanta) – First Four and Second Round
  • Seth Davis
    Seth Davis
    Seth Davis is a writer for Sports Illustrated magazine and an in-studio analyst for CBS' NCAA men's college basketball coverage with Greg Anthony and host Greg Gumbel. Davis attended Duke University, graduating in 1992 with a degree in political science...

     (Atlanta) – First Four, Second Round, Third Round, Regionals, Final Four and National Championship Game
  • Tom Izzo
    Tom Izzo
    Tom Izzo is an American college basketball coach. Since 1995, he has been the head coach for the Michigan State Spartans men's basketball team, presiding over a prolonged period of success....

     (Atlanta) – Regional Semi-Finals
  • Phil Martelli
    Phil Martelli
    Phil Martelli is an American college basketball coach and current coach of the Saint Joseph's Hawks men's basketball team. He maintains an impressive resume, having led Saint Joseph's to five NCAA Tournaments and four NITs. He has averaged 20 wins per season in his thirteen years with the...

     (Atlanta) – Third Round
  • Rick Pitino
    Rick Pitino
    Rick Pitino is an American basketball coach. Since 2001, he has been the head coach at the University of Louisville. He has also served as head coach at Boston University, Providence College and the University of Kentucky, leading that program to the NCAA championship in 1996...

     (New York) – Third Round
  • Kenny Smith
    Kenny Smith
    Kenneth "The Jet" Smith is a retired National Basketball Association player and current TV basketball analyst, primarily for Inside the NBA on TNT.-Early life:...

     (New York) – First Four, Second Round, Third Round, Regionals, Final Four and National Championship Game
  • Steve Smith
    Steve Smith (basketball)
    Steven Delano "Steve" Smith is a retired American basketball player. He played with several teams in his 14-season National Basketball Association career, including the Miami Heat, the Portland Trail Blazers and the San Antonio Spurs, but is perhaps best known for his five-year stint with the...

     (Atlanta) – First Four, Second Round, Third Round and Regional Semi-Finals
  • Jay Wright (New York) – Regional Finals

Announcing teams

  • Jim Nantz
    Jim Nantz
    James William Nantz, III is an American sportscaster, known primarily for his work with CBS Sports television.-Early life:...

    /Clark Kellogg
    Clark Kellogg
    Clark Clifton Kellogg, Jr. is the VP of player relations for the Indiana Pacers as well as the lead college basketball analyst for CBS Sports and former player in the National Basketball Association.-High School:...

    /Steve Kerr
    Steve Kerr
    Stephen Douglas "Steve" Kerr is a retired American professional basketball player. He shot .454 from three point range over his career and currently holds the record as the most accurate three-point shooter in NBA history...

    /Tracy Wolfson
    Tracy Wolfson
    Tracy Wolfson is an American sportscaster for CBS Sports. She is a University of Michigan graduate with a degree in communications.-Early life and career:...

     – First Four at Dayton, OH; Second and Third Round at Charlotte, NC; East Regional at Newark, NJ; Final Four at Houston, TX
    Kerr will join Nantz and Kellogg during the First Four, Final Four, and National Championship games
  • Marv Albert
    Marv Albert
    Marv Albert is an American television and radio sportscaster. Honored for his work as a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame, he is commonly referred to as "the voice of basketball." From 1967–2004, he was also known as "the voice of the New York Knicks."Including Super Bowl XLII, Marv has called...

    /Steve Kerr
    Steve Kerr
    Stephen Douglas "Steve" Kerr is a retired American professional basketball player. He shot .454 from three point range over his career and currently holds the record as the most accurate three-point shooter in NBA history...

    /Craig Sager
    Craig Sager
    Craig Sager , is currently a sportscaster for TNT and TBS. Sager is a graduate of Northwestern University. He has previously covered sports for CBS and CNN. His nickname is "America's Sideline Reporter"....

     – Second and Third Round at Tulsa, OK; Southwest Regional at San Antonio, TX
  • Verne Lundquist
    Verne Lundquist
    Merton Laverne "Verne" Lundquist, Jr. is an American sportscaster, currently employed by CBS Sports television.-Early life and career:Lundquist was born in Duluth, Minnesota...

    /Bill Raftery
    Bill Raftery
    Bill Raftery is an American basketball analyst and play-by-play announcer and former college basketball coach.-High School:...

    /Lesley Visser
    Lesley Visser
    Lesley Candace Visser is an American sportscaster, radio personality, and sportswriter. Visser is the first female NFL analyst on TV, and the only sportscaster in history, male or female, who has worked on Final Four, NBA Finals, World Series, Triple Crown, Monday Night Football, the Olympics, the...

     – Second and Third Round at Denver, CO; West Regional at Anaheim, CA
  • Gus Johnson
    Gus Johnson (sportscaster)
    Augustus Cornelius "Gus" Johnson, Jr. is an American sportscaster. Formerly employed by CBS Sports, he currently calls play-by-play for Fox Sports, Showtime, the Big Ten Network and EA Sports.-Education:...

    /Len Elmore
    Len Elmore
    Leonard J. "Len" Elmore is an American sportscaster, lawyer and former National Basketball Association player....

    /Reggie Miller
    Reggie Miller
    Reginald Wayne "Reggie" Miller is a retired American professional basketball player who played his entire 18-year National Basketball Association career with the Indiana Pacers...

    /Marty Snider
    Marty Snider
    Marty Snider is an American Sportscaster. Snider is a pit reporter for NASCAR on TNT. He has been a part of Turner Sports' NASCAR coverage since 1998. Snider also served as a NASCAR pit reporter for NBC Sports from 1999-2006. In 2006, Snider was a part of the Emmy award winning NBC/TNT NASCAR...

     – First Four at Dayton, OH; Second and Third Round at Cleveland, OH; Southeast Regional at New Orleans, LA
    Miller will join Johnson and Elmore during the Regional games
  • Kevin Harlan
    Kevin Harlan
    Kevin Harlan is an American television sports announcer. The son of former Green Bay Packers executive Bob Harlan, he currently broadcasts NFL and college basketball games on CBS. Harlan is also a play-by-play announcer for the NBA on TNT...

    /Reggie Miller
    Reggie Miller
    Reginald Wayne "Reggie" Miller is a retired American professional basketball player who played his entire 18-year National Basketball Association career with the Indiana Pacers...

    /Dan Bonner
    Dan Bonner
    Dan Bonner is an analyst and color commentator covering NCAA men's basketball. He previously played basketball at the University of Virginia and coached the UVa women's team for two seasons. He also coached girls' basketball and soccer at Robert E...

    /Sam Ryan – Second and Third Round at Tucson, AZ
  • Ian Eagle
    Ian Eagle
    Ian Eagle is an American sports announcer calling National Football League games on CBS, New Jersey Nets games on the YES Network and hosts Full Court Press, a basketball talk show with former player Kenny Smith on Sirius Satellite Radio...

    /Jim Spanarkel
    Jim Spanarkel
    James Gerard Spanarkel is an American television analyst for the National Basketball Association. Spanarkel, who himself was a professional basketball player, was selected 16th overall in the 1979 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers and traded to the Dallas Mavericks in 1980...

    /David Aldridge
    David Aldridge
    David Aldridge is a reporter for the Turner television networks TNT, TBS and TBD.-Education and early career:...

     – Second and Third Round at Tampa, FL
  • Tim Brando
    Tim Brando
    Tim Brando is a radio host and CBS Sports studio host and play-by-play announcer.-Biography:...

    /Mike Gminski
    Mike Gminski
    Michael Thomas Gminski is a retired American college and professional basketball player. Gminski played his high school ball for Masuk High School in Monroe, CT. From there he played four seasons with the Duke Blue Devils, from 1977 to 1980. He led the team in scoring during his junior and senior...

    /Lewis Johnson
    Lewis Johnson
    Lewis Johnson is a reporter for ESPN, and NBC Sports. He formerly worked for Versus. He was the sideline reporter for Notre Dame football home games and in 2001 and 2002 was a sideline reporter for the NBA Finals on NBC and for the network's Arena Football telecasts from 2003 through 2006...

     – Second and Third Round at Washington, D.C
  • Spero Dedes
    Spero Dedes
    Spero Dedes is a Greek-American sportscaster born in Paramus, New Jersey. He is a graduate of Paramus High School and a 2001 graduate of Fordham University in New York....

    /Bob Wenzel
    Bob Wenzel
    Bob Wenzel is a former American college basketball coach and a current broadcaster for ESPN, the Big East Network, and CBS Sports.-College playing/Coaching career:...

    /Jaime Maggio – Second and Third Round at Chicago, IL

Round-by-round game schedule


All times Eastern and PM
Round CBS TBS TNT TruTV
First Four
(Mar. 15 & 16)
      6:30
9:00
2nd round
(Mar. 17 & 18)
12:00
2:30
7:00
9:30
1:30
4:00
6:45
9:15
2:00
4:30
7:15
9:45
12:40
3:00
7:15
9:55
3rd round
(Mar. 19)
12:00
2:30
5:00
7:30
7:00
9:30
6:00
8:00
 
3rd round
(Mar. 20)
12:00
2:30
5:00
7:30
Regional semifinals
(Mar. 24 & 25)
7:00
9:30
7:15
9:55
   
Regional finals
(Mar. 26)
4:20
6:55
     
Regional finals
(Mar. 27)
2:10
5:05
     
National semifinals
(Apr. 2)
6:09
9:09
     
National championship
(Apr. 4)
9:00      


CBS received the same number of "windows," or time slots, for its tournament coverage as in previous years. However, all games will now be nationally – rather than regionally – televised. The national television broadcasts also allowed for more flexibility in start times. CBS and the Turner networks used the same graphics package and theme music in broadcasting the tournament – the only difference between networks is the logo shown on the score bug
Score bug
A score bug is a digital on-screen graphic which is displayed at either the top or lower third bottom of a television screen during the broadcast of a sports game in order to display the current score and other statistics.-United Kingdom:In the United Kingdom, score bugs are commonly known as...

. In addition, a banner at the top of the screen displayed the scores of other games along with what network they are being broadcast on. Replays feature all four network logos being shown, and for fair use
Fair use
Fair use is a limitation and exception to the exclusive right granted by copyright law to the author of a creative work. In United States copyright law, fair use is a doctrine that permits limited use of copyrighted material without acquiring permission from the rights holders...

 highlight credits by local television stations and other networks such as ESPN
ESPN
Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, commonly known as ESPN, is an American global cable television network focusing on sports-related programming including live and pre-taped event telecasts, sports talk shows, and other original programming....

, the Turner network name or CBS Sports, followed by "NCAA" is given as the source. CBS also kept coverage of the Division II final
NCAA Men's Division II Basketball Championship
The NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Championship is an annual championship tournament for colleges and universities that are members of NCAA Division II, a grouping of schools in the United States that are generally smaller than the higher-profile institutions of Division I...

, which is part of the larger contract for this tournament.

Turner Sports aired full-length studio shows before and after each session of play. The pregame show was called Infiniti
Infiniti
is the luxury division of automaker Nissan. Infiniti officially started selling vehicles on November 8, 1989 in North America. Marketing operations have since grown to include the Middle East, South Korea, Russia, Taiwan, China, Ukraine and the United Kingdom. Infiniti began sales in additional...

 NCAA Tip-Off
and all shows were on TruTV. The postgame show, called Inside March Madness presented by Buick
Buick
Buick is a premium brand of General Motors . Buick models are sold in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, Taiwan, and Israel, with China being its largest market. Buick holds the distinction as the oldest active American make...

, alternated between TruTV and TBS.

TruTV had also added coverage of the Reese's College All-Star Game.

Radio


Westwood One
Westwood One
Westwood One was an American radio network and was based in New York City. At one time, it was managed by CBS Radio, the radio arm of CBS Corporation, and Viacom and was later purchased by the private equity firm The Gores Group...

 had live broadcasts of all 67 games. They will be available both on terrestrial and satellite radio outlets, on NCAA.com, and on CBSSports.com
CBSSports.com
CBSSports.com was founded in 1994 as SportsLine USA, and today is a CBS-owned website that provides sports scores, news, statistics, live and on-demand video, mobile apps, e-commerce, fantasy sports products, services, and information..Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, CBSSports.com it is...

. The radio contract was extended in January 2011 for multiple tournaments.

Second and Third Round

  • Wayne Larrivee
    Wayne Larrivee
    Wayne Larrivee is an American sportscaster, who is the radio play-by-play voice of the Green Bay Packers and football and basketball play-by-play voice for the Big Ten Network.-Early life and career:...

     and John Thompson
    John Thompson (basketball)
    John R. Thompson, Jr. is an American former basketball coach for the Georgetown University Hoyas. He is now a professional radio and TV sports commentator...

     – Second and Third Round at Chicago, IL
  • Kevin Kugler
    Kevin Kugler
    Kevin Kugler is a radio personality at 1620 the Zone in Omaha, Nebraska, co-host of the afternoon program "Unsportsmanlike Conduct" from 2:00pm to 6:00pm Central Time. He is also the lead play-by-play announcer on the Westwood One/NCAA Radio Network for college football and college basketball. He...

     and Pete Gillen
    Pete Gillen
    Pete Gillen is an American former college basketball head coach of the Division I Xavier Musketeers, Providence Friars and Virginia Cavaliers and is a member of the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame...

     – Second and Third Round at Cleveland, OH
  • Scott Graham
    Scott Graham
    Scott Graham is an American sportscaster best known for his broadcasts of the Philadelphia Phillies. He has lived and worked near Philadelphia for most of his life. He was born June 10, 1965 in Belleville, New Jersey, and now lives in Voorhees Township, New Jersey. His sportscasting résumé covers...

     and Kevin Grevey
    Kevin Grevey
    Kevin Michael Grevey is a retired American professional basketball player. A 6'5" swingman, the left-handed Grevey played for the Washington Bullets from 1975-1983 and the Milwaukee Bucks from 1983-1985...

     – Second and Third Round at Washington, D.C.
  • Dave Sims
    Dave Sims
    Dave Sims is an American sportscaster. He currently is the television play-by-play commentator for the Seattle Mariners, the radio play-by-play man for Sunday Night Football on Westwood One, and the host of Basketball and Beyond with Coach K on Sirius XM Satellite Radio...

     and Bill Frieder
    Bill Frieder
    Bill Frieder is a former basketball coach at the University of Michigan and Arizona State University . Just before the 1989 NCAA Tournament, Frieder announced that he would leave Michigan for Arizona State at the end of the season...

     – Second and Third Round at Tucson, AZ
  • Ted Robinson
    Ted Robinson (sportscaster)
    Theodore "Ted" Robinson is an American sportscaster. He is currently the radio play-by-play announcer for the San Francisco 49ers, having taken over for longtime 49ers announcer, Joe Starkey, following Starkey's retirement in 2009.-Early life:Ted Robinson grew up in Rockville Centre, New York and...

     and Tom Brennan – Second and Third Round at Denver, CO
  • Brad Sham
    Brad Sham
    Brad Michael Sham is an American sportscaster who is known as the "Voice of the Dallas Cowboys". Sham is currently heard on the Dallas Cowboys Radio Network, including the flagship stations 1080 AM KRLD, where Sham held the position of Sports Director between 1976 and 1981; and 105.3 KRLD-FM "The...

     and Reid Gettys
    Reid Gettys
    A "set up man" in large part, Reid Gettys played a pivotal role in the success of the powerhouse Phi Slama Jama basketball teams at the University of Houston during the early-to-mid 1980s....

     – Second and Third Round at Tulsa, OK
  • Kevin Calabro
    Kevin Calabro
    Kevin Calabro is an American play-by-play announcer and talk show host for 710 ESPN Seattle. The Kevin Calabro Show airs from 3-6p PT and features cohost and Seattle P-I columnist Jim Moore, as well as ESPN Senior NFL Writer and Analyst John Clayton...

     and Will Perdue
    Will Perdue
    William Edward Perdue is a retired American NBA basketball player who won four NBA Championships. Perdue is now an ESPN basketball commentator and analyst.Perdue attended Merritt Island High School, Merritt Island, Florida...

     – Second and Third Round at Charlotte, NC
  • Gary Cohen
    Gary Cohen
    Gary Cohen is an American sportscaster, best known as a radio and television play-by-play announcer for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball....

     and Kyle Macy – Second and Third Round at Tampa, FL

Regionals

  • Ian Eagle
    Ian Eagle
    Ian Eagle is an American sports announcer calling National Football League games on CBS, New Jersey Nets games on the YES Network and hosts Full Court Press, a basketball talk show with former player Kenny Smith on Sirius Satellite Radio...

     and John Thompson – East Regional at Newark, NJ
  • Kevin Kugler and Pete Gillen – Southeast Regional at New Orleans, LA
  • Kevin Harlan
    Kevin Harlan
    Kevin Harlan is an American television sports announcer. The son of former Green Bay Packers executive Bob Harlan, he currently broadcasts NFL and college basketball games on CBS. Harlan is also a play-by-play announcer for the NBA on TNT...

     and Kevin Grevey – Southwest Regional at San Antonio, TX
  • Wayne Larrivee and Bill Frieder – West Regional at Anaheim, CA

Internet/other video


All games are expected to be streamed at NCAA.com or CBSSports.com, as in the past; with the new rights deal, NCAA.com and the game streaming is now managed by Turner Interactive. The iPhone
IPhone
The iPhone is a line of Internet and multimedia-enabled smartphones marketed by Apple Inc. The first iPhone was unveiled by Steve Jobs, then CEO of Apple, on January 9, 2007, and released on June 29, 2007...

 app which allowed streaming of games on the iPhone in previous years, and had cost about ten dollars, has received two upgrades: it is compatible with iPad
IPad
The iPad is a line of tablet computers designed, developed and marketed by Apple Inc., primarily as a platform for audio-visual media including books, periodicals, movies, music, games, and web content. The iPad was introduced on January 27, 2010 by Apple's then-CEO Steve Jobs. Its size and...

, and it is now free of charge. However, with the CBS-Turner agreement allowing all games in the tournament to be available on a national basis (see above), Mega March Madness
Mega March Madness
Mega March Madness was a pay-per-view out-of-market sports package covering games in the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship which was exclusive to DirecTV since 2002 and supplemented the coverage from CBS Sports. The charge for the package was a one-time $69 charge per year...

, a DirecTV
DirecTV
DirecTV is an American direct broadcast satellite service provider and broadcaster based in El Segundo, California. Its satellite service, launched on June 17, 1994, transmits digital satellite television and audio to households in the United States, Latin America, and the Anglophone Caribbean. ...

-only service, has been discontinued.

International

: TSN
The Sports Network
The Sports Network, commonly abbreviated as TSN, is a Canadian English language Category C specialty channel and is Canada's leading English language sports TV channel. TSN premiered in 1984, in the first group of Canadian specialty cable channels...

 acquired Canadian rights for the tournament, rights which were previously held by The Score. This is apparently the result of a larger international rights deal between the NCAA and ESPN International
ESPN International
ESPN International is a family of networks around the world. It was begun in 1989 and is operated by ESPN. It consists of:Asia: *ESPN SEA*ESPN SEA 2*ESPN China*ESPN Hong Kong*ESPN India*ESPN Malaysia...

 (which owns a minority interest in TSN). TSN had its own studio programming hosted by Dan Shulman
Dan Shulman
Daniel "Dan" Shulman is a Canadian sportscaster, currently employed with the American network ESPN as well as Canadian network TSN....

 and James Cybulski
James Cybulski
James Cybulski is a Canadian radio sportscaster currently working as a host of Cybulski and Company on TSN RADIO 1050. Cybulski also works as a television sportscaster, and a reporter for SportsCentre on TSN....

, and game coverage came from CBS and Turner. Unlike the Score, which had whiparound coverage, TSN and TSN2 showed entire games. Sometimes, both channels aired games, but on Friday of the first weekend, no games were shown due to previous programming commitments on both channels. TSN.ca also streamed first-round games to those with Canadian IP address
IP address
An Internet Protocol address is a numerical label assigned to each device participating in a computer network that uses the Internet Protocol for communication. An IP address serves two principal functions: host or network interface identification and location addressing...

es.: Basketball TV
Basketball TV
Basketball TV or BTV is a 24-hour all-basketball cable channel in the Philippines owned by the Solar Entertainment Corporation. It was launched on October 1, 2006, rebranding the Sports Plus channel....

 planned to broadcast the NCAA Tournament using the American feed.
  • Worldwide: The NCAA.com video and audio streams were available with no blackout
    Blackout (broadcasting)
    Blackout usually relates to the broadcasting of sports events, television programming, that is prohibited in a certain media market.The purpose is theoretically to generate more revenue by obliging certain actions from fans, either by making them buy tickets or watch other games on TV...

     restrictions anywhere in the world.

See also

  • 2011 NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament
    2011 NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament
    The 2011 NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament began on March 19, 2011 and concluded on April 5, 2011. The Texas A&M Aggies won the championship....

  • 2011 NCAA Men's Division II Basketball Tournament
    2011 NCAA Men's Division II Basketball Tournament
    The 2011 NCAA Men's Division II Basketball Tournament involves 64 schools playing in a single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division II college basketball as a culmination of the 2010–11 basketball season...

  • 2011 NCAA Women's Division II Basketball Tournament
    2011 NCAA Women's Division II Basketball Tournament
    The 2011 NCAA Women's Division II Basketball Tournament involves 64 schools playing in a single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of women's NCAA Division II college basketball as a culmination of the 2010–11 basketball season....

  • 2011 NCAA Men's Division III Basketball Tournament
    2011 NCAA Men's Division III Basketball Tournament
    The 2011 NCAA Mens Division III Basketball Tournament is a single-elimination tournament to determine the national champions of men's NCAA Division III Basketball. The tournament began on March 3, 2011. The tournament consists of 61 teams arranged in four sections. The top three teams earn a bye to...

  • 2011 NAIA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
    2011 NAIA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
    The 2011 Buffalo Funds - NAIA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament was held in March at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Missouri. The 74th annual NAIA basketball tournament will feature 32 teams playing in a single-elimination format....

  • 2011 National Invitation Tournament
    2011 National Invitation Tournament
    -Colorado bracket:-Boston College bracket:-Virginia Tech bracket:-NIT Final Four - NIT Semifinals and NIT Championship Game:Played at Madison Square Garden in New York City-See also:* 2011 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament...

  • 2011 College Basketball Invitational
    2011 College Basketball Invitational
    The 2011 College Basketball Invitational was a single-elimination tournament of 16 NCAA Division I teams that did not participate in the 2011 NCAA Tournament nor the 2011 National Invitation Tournament. The opening round began Tuesday, March 15...

  • 2011 CollegeInsider.com Tournament
    2011 CollegeInsider.com Tournament
    The 2011 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament was a postseason single-elimination tournament of 24 NCAA Division I teams. The CIT began with 12 first round games. Four of the teams that won first-round games advanced to the quarterfinals, while the other eight teams played for the right to...


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