2017 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship Returns to Orlando’s Amway Center This Week

2017 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship Returns to Orlando’s Amway Center

The 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship brings the first and second rounds of play to the Amway Center March 15, 16 & 18.

Game play kicks off on Thursday, March 16, with the following game schedule:

Session 1
Game 1: 12:40pm – University of Virginia v UNC Wilmington
Game 2: 3:10pm (Estimated Start) – University of Florida v East Tennessee State University

Session 2
Game 3: 6:50pm – University of Maryland v Xavier
Game 4: 9:30pm (Estimated Start) – Florida State University v Florida Gulf Coast University


Tickets are still available starting at $50 per session, and are available at amwaycenter.com, Ticketmaster, or the venue box office.


Get into the spirit on March 15, which is Open Practice Day. All of the teams will host practices that are open to the public and start every half hour starting at noon:

12p – 12:40p: University of North Carolina Wilmington
12:45p – 1:25p: East Tennessee State University
1:30p – 2:10p: University of Virginia
2:15p – 2:55p: University of Florida
4:25p – 5:05p: University of Maryland
5:10p – 5:50p: Florida State University
5:55p – 6:35p: Xavier University
6:40p – 7:20p: Florida Gulf Coast University

Admission to practices is FREE and free parking is available in the GEICO Garage next to the Amway Center. Visit amwaycenter.com for more details.

About Michelle Snow

Michelle is the owner and editor of CitySurfing Orlando. She also owns Zengrrl.com, is a freelance writer specializing in travel and entertainment, and has authored/co-authored four guidebooks on Orlando and Florida. She lives in Orlando near Disney, and hears Magic Kingdom fireworks every night.
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