2017 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament (aka March Madness) – the 68 teams: map, with team locations & 2015-16 average attendances listed
By Bill Turianski on 12 March 2017; twitter.com/billsportsmaps.
-From the FiveThirtyEight, The NCAA Is Modernizing The Way It Picks March Madness Teams
For 40 years, the selection process relied way too much on strength of schedule. Now the league is ready to rethink that system (by Neil Paine on February 15 2017 at fivethirtyeight.com).
Below: articles on the five teams in 2017 that have qualified for March Madness for the first time (Jacksonville State, North Dakota, Northern Kentucky, Northwestern, UC-Davis)…
-From AL.com, Jacksonville State headed to NCAA tournament for first time after 66-55 win over UT-Martin (by Creg Stephenson on March 11 2017 at al.com).
-From the Grand Forks Herald, VIDEO: UND headed to Big Dance after OT win in Big Sky title game (by Wayne Nelson on March 12 2017 at grandforksherald.com/sports).
-From Deadspin.com, Northern Kentucky Makes NCAA Tournament In First Season Of Eligibility (by Patrick Redford on March 8 2017 at deadspin.com).
-From SI.com, Watch: Northwestern fans react to first-ever NCAA tournament bid (March 12 at si.com).
-From the Sacramento Bee, UC Davis men’s basketball team earns first trip to NCAA Tournament (by Joseph D’Hippolito on March 11 2017 at sacbee.com/sports).
- Teams which qualified for the 2017 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament [aka March Madness]
Listed by: Name. Conference. Location of arena(s)…
Arizona Wildcats. Pac-12. Tucson, AZ.
Arkansas Razorbacks. SEC. Fayetteville, AR.
Baylor Bears. Big 12. Waco, TX.
Bucknell Bison. Patriot League. Lewisburg, PA.
Butler Bulldogs. Big East. Indianapolis, IN.
Cincinnati Bearcats. American Athletic. Cincinnati, OH.
Creighton Bluejays. Big East. Omaha, NE.
Dayton Flyers. Atlantic 10. Dayton, OH.
Duke Blue Devils. ACC. Durham, NC.
East Tennessee State Buccaneers. Southern. Johnson City, TN.
Florida Gators. SEC. Gainesville, FL.
Florida Gulf Coast Eagles. Atlantic Sun. Ft. Myers, FL.
Florida State Seminoles. ACC. Tallahassee, FL.
Gonzaga Bulldogs. West Coast. Spokane, WA.
Iona Gaels. Metro Atlantic (MAAC). New Rochelle, NY.
Iowa State Cyclones. Big 12. Ames, IA.
Jacksonville State Gamecocks. Ohio Valley. Jacksonville, FL.
Kansas Jayhawks. Big 12. Lawrence, KS.
Kansas State Wildcats. Big 12. Manhattan, KS.
Kent State Golden Flashes. Mid-American. Kent, OH.
Kentucky Wildcats. SEC. Lexington, KY.
Louisville Cardinals. ACC. Louisville, KY.
Marquette Golden Eagles. Big East. Milwaukee, WI.
Maryland Terrapins. Big Ten. College Park, MD.
Miami Hurricanes. ACC. Coral Gables, FL.
Michigan Wolverines. Big 10. Ann Arbor, MI.
Michigan State Spartans. Big 10. East Lansing, MI.
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders. Conference-USA. Murfreesboro, TN.
Minnesota Golden Gophers. Big Ten. Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN.
Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers. Northeast. Emmitsburg, MD.
Nevada Wolf Pack. Mountain West. Reno, NV.
New Mexico State Aggies. WAC. Las Cruces, NM.
New Orleans Privateers. Southland. New Orleans, LA.
North Carolina Tar Heels. ACC. Chapel Hill, NC.
North Carolina Central Eagles. MEAC. Durham, NC.
North Dakota Fighting Hawks. Big Sky. Grand Forks, ND.
Northern Kentucky Norse. Horizon. Highland Heights, KY.
Northwestern Wildcats. Big Ten. Evanston, IL.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish. ACC. Notre Dame, IN.
Oklahoma State Cowboys. Big 12. Stillwater, OK.
Oregon Ducks. Pac-12. Eugene, OR.
Princeton Tigers. Ivy League. Princeton, NJ.
Providence Friars. Big East. Providence, RI.
Purdue Boilermakers. Big Ten. West Lafayette, IN.
Rhode Island Rams. Atlantic-10. Kingston, RI.
St. Mary’s Gaels. WCC. Moraga, CA.
Seton Hall Pirates. Big East. East Orange, NJ/Newark, NJ.
South Carolina Gamecocks. SEC. Columbia, SC.
South Dakota State Jackrabbits. Summit. Brookings, SD.
Southern Methodist University [SMU] Mustangs. American Ath. Conf. Dallas, TX.
Texas Southern Tigers. SWAC. Houston, TX.
Troy Trojans. Sun Belt. Troy, AL.
UNC-Wilmington Seahawks. Colonial (CAA). Wilmington, NC.
UC-Davis Aggies. Big West. Davis, CA.
UCLA Bruins. Pac-12. Los Angeles, CA.
USC Trojans. Pac-12. Los Angeles, CA.
Vanderbilt Commodores. SEC. Nashville, TN.
Vermont Catamounts. America East. Burlington, VT.
Villanova Wildcats. Big East. Villanova, PA / Philadelphia, PA.
Virginia Cavaliers. ACC. Charlottesville, VA.
Virginia Commonwealth University [VCU] Rams. Atlantic 10. Richmond, VA.
Virginia Tech Hokies. ACC. Blacksburg, VA.
Wake Forest Demon Deacons. ACC. Winston-Salem, NC.
West Virginia Mountaineers. Big 12. Morgantown, WV.
Wichita State Shockers. Missouri Valley. Wichita, KS.
Winthrop Eagles. Big South. Rock Hill, SC.
Wisconsin Badgers. Big Ten. Madison, WI.
Xavier Musketeers. Big East. Cincinnati, OH.
Thanks to AMK1211 for blank map of USA, ‘File:Blank US Map with borders.svg”>File:Blank US Map with borders.svg‘ (commons.wikimedia.org).
Thanks to the contributors to the pages at en.wikipedia.org, ‘2016 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament’.
Thanks to NCAA for attendance figures, from 2016 NCAA MEN’S BASKETBALL ATTENDANCE (For All NCAA Men’s Varsity Teams) [pdf].