2016 NCAA tournament coverage

From the announcement of the 68-team field on Selection Sunday until the champion cuts down the nets at the Final Four in Houston, stay with ESPN for all your 2016 NCAA men's basketball tournament news, information and more.

National championship: Villanova edges North Carolina

How Kris Jenkins' 3 happened and why it perfectly explains Villanova

Villanova's title keeps hope alive for underdogs

Villanova's national championship, Kris Jenkins' heroics product of instant title classic

Tar Heels fall short of dream ending, national championship

Marcus Paige, North Carolina haunted by 4.7 seconds

How Villanova's sharp shooting delivered a national title

Has Jay Wright earned an NBA call-up?

National championship preview

North Carolina counting on two posts to equal a sixth title

Villanova's hot streak started before Saturday's eye-opening rout

Can Tar Heels, Wildcats save an NCAA tournament that has gone downhill?

National semifinal: North Carolina over Syracuse

Doubters light a fire under UNC in win over Syracuse

North Carolina follows Justin Jackson's advice, finishes Syracuse

Final Four photo gallery

National semifinal: Villanova over Oklahoma

Seemingly imperfect Villanova played the perfect game

Oklahoma star Buddy Hield shouldn't be defined by final game

Villanova scorches Oklahoma in record-breaking Final Four win

Inside the romp: Villanova overwhelms with amazing shooting

Final Four preview

What to watch for in Saturday's national semifinals

Ranking every NCAA tournament championship team

Villanova's Wright needed to fall before returning to Final Four

How Buddy Hield's game grew in the Bahamas

Thirteen years later, familiar obstacle blocks Roy Williams' path to national title

Ochefu more than the odd man out for Villanova

Syracuse charmed to have third crack at North Carolina

Oklahoma says Villanova not the only team that's grown since December matchup

Quiz: Who should you root for in the Final Four?

The eight numbers that will define this Final Four

Jim Boeheim, Roy Williams and the NCAA cloud that hangs over this Final Four

Giant Killers: George Mason forged the path for Syracuse, others

Best of Buddy Hield as told by teammates and opponents

How the Golden State Warriors made their mark on the Final Four

Ranking the Final Four's 30 best players

After close call, OU's Cousins made Norman his new home

Why each Final Four team will (and why they won't) cut down the nets

True to this wild season, Final Four favorite is a mystery

The one moment that made each Final Four team a Final Four team

Final Four matches Oklahoma star Hield and starless Villanova

Regional finals

Syracuse's Final Four run defies expectation, explanation

Roy Williams, North Carolina seniors enjoy reward four years in the making

Buddy system: Oregon can't solve Hield puzzle

Villanova no longer haunted by the ghost of tournaments past

Tournament Essentials

The schedule: Tournament dates, locations and more

The bracket: Check out the field

Printable brackets: GIF | PDF

Insider tools: All your tourney needs! | Cheat sheet

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The Sweet 16: Best of Friday

Virginia stifles Iowa State's comeback hopes | Video analysis

Four-minute flurry lifts Notre Dame to Elite Eight | Video analysis

Syracuse's strange season, built on twists and turns, nets Sweet 16 win | Video analysis

Marcus Paige gives North Carolina the motor it needs | Video analysis

The Sweet 16: Best of Thursday

Oklahoma, Villanova prove one thing: No. 2 seeds are for real

Oregon making its point clear: Ducks deserved No. 1 seed

Kansas veterans Perry Ellis, Wayne Selden provide key punch to knock out Maryland | Video analysis

Villanova takes the fight to Miami and into the Elite Eight | Video analysis

Buddy Hield has plenty of help as Oklahoma drills Texas A&M | Video analysis

Previewing the Sweet 16

Understanding the Zen of the Syracuse zone

Welcome to a delightfully chalky Sweet 16

The guide to finding a new team to root for in the NCAA tournament

Reseeding the Sweet 16 field with a new overall No. 1

How these Sweet 16 coaches win (and how they lose)

How each team got to the Sweet 16

Second round: Best of Sunday

Welcome to the Sweet 16, presented by the ACC

Trying to make sense of Texas A&M's improbable comeback | Video analysis

Wisconsin's Koenig finds his stroke, makes unforgettable shot to beat Xavier | Video analysis

Second-chance bucket keeps Notre Dame's season going | Video analysis

The Buddy Hield show rolls on as Oklahoma advances | Video analysis

Second round: Best of Saturday

Duke's win over Yale shows what makes Devils so good, but so vulnerable | Video analysis

Miami proves it has the right combo for March | Video analysis

Yale vs. Duke for all the preppy glory

Hoosiers deliver in the clutch to bury Kentucky in heavyweight battle | Video analysis

Iowa State's Monte Morris silences Little Rock's Josh Hagins, Cyclones advance | Video analysis

Malcolm Brogdon's shut-down defense helps Virginia move past Butler into the Sweet 16 | Video analysis

Kansas sharpens its aim early in dispatching UConn to reach Sweet 16 | Video analysis

Gonzaga embarrasses Utah and advances to Sweet 16 | Video analysis

Small lineup lifts North Carolina past Friars | Video analysis

First Round: Best of Friday

Brennan: Fatal flaws define Friday's upsets

Middle Tennessee upsets popular title pick Michigan State | Video analysis

Middle Tennessee shocks the world, but not itself, by beating Michigan State | Video analysis

Inside Paul Jesperson's miracle heave that lifted UNI over Texas

Maryland unravels late, but manages to hang on for a narrow win | Video analysis

VCU weathers Oregon State flurry, holds on for win | Video analysis

13-seed Hawaii upsets undermanned Cal | Video analysis

Sluggish Sooners manage to advance to second round | Video analysis

Stephen F. Austin has no problems against "Press Virginia" | Video analysis

Offense carries Notre Dame, but defense closes it out | Video analysis

Behind the split second that saved St. Joe's season and ended Cincinnati's | Video analysis

First Round: Best of Thursday's action

Brennan: Day 1 upsets remind us to beware the underseeded

Giant Killers: Four Cinderellas who have their sights set on Sweet 16

Yale turns in tourney's first upset, beating No. 5 Baylor | Video analysis

Josh Hagins' heroics push Little Rock past Purdue in 2 OTs | Video analysis

Sabonis, Gonzaga stymie Seton Hall | Video analysis

Wichita State digs in defensively, stymies Arizona | Video analysis

Getting Started

Top 10 players in each class in this year's NCAA tournament

Numbers to know for all 68 teams

Tournament superlatives: From clutch players to tough mascots

Jay Bilas' More-Than-5-Minute Bracket
Some experts will hand you a Final Four and champion. That's not Jay Bilas' style. He goes big. Wingspan big. The Bilastrator went through the field and broke down every game. You're welcome.

10 bold NCAA tournament predictions

Breaking down every NCAA tournament team from 68 to 1
The field is set. Take a first look at the 2016 NCAA tournament college basketball teams. We give a comprehensive look at the full field and provide some answers.

Winners and losers from Selection Sunday

The 10 hottest and 10 coldest teams in the NCAA tournament

Tournament guide: In-depth look at every team from Lunardi & Co.

Lunardi: The selection committee got so much wrong

Bracket Predictor: Evaluate each of the 63 games

Game Predictor: Compare any two tournament teams

PickCenter: Get consensus picks, predicted scores and more

Region Breakdowns

South: Plenty of roadblocks in Kansas' way | Giant Killers
West: Oregon faces tough road | Giant Killers
East: North Carolina has its work cut out | Giant Killers
Midwest: Virginia looks to justify another top seed | Giant Killers