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 Phil Ellsworth/ESPN Images 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 Phil Ellsworth/ESPN Images 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 Bob Donnan/USA TODAY Sports 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 Harry How/Getty Images 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 Follow: College basketball blog The Sweet 16: Best of Friday Streeter Lecka/Getty Images 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 Aaron Doster/USA TODAY Sports 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 AP Photo/Nati Harnik 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 Mark D. Smith/USA TODAY Sports 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 No. 15 Middle Tennessee shocked one of the tourney's favorites in No. 2 Michigan State on Friday. Jeff Curry/USA TODAY Sports 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 Yale's win over Baylor was the first major upset of the NCAA tournament. Mark L. Baer/USA TODAY Sports 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