Clemson Men's Basketball: When does March Madness Start? Selection show, tipoff dates, NIT

The Tigers appear positioned well to snag an invite for the 2024 men's tournament. Here are the dates and locations for the NCAA tournament as well as info for the re-vamped NIT.

Dec 6, 2023; Clemson, South Carolina, USA
Dec 6, 2023; Clemson, South Carolina, USA / Ken Ruinard-USA TODAY Sports

Clemson Men’s Basketball hosts Florida State this Saturday and then has four more games before they enter the ACC Championship. The Tigers have positioned themselves well for the NCAA Tournament this season but they must finish the season as strong as they can to leave no doubt.

The NCAA Tournament Selection Show will happen on Sunday, March 17th. It will be televised on CBS at 6:00 PM Eastern time. All 68 programs that qualify will be announced.

The First Four games will be held in their traditional venue, the UD Arena in Dayton, Ohio. Two games will be played on Tuesday, March 19th, and two more the next night.

The first round will be March 21st & 22nd, and the second round will be March 23rd & 24th. The first and second-round sites will be Brooklyn, NY, Charlotte, NC, Indianapolis, IN, Memphis, TN, Omaha, NE, Pittsburgh, PA, Salt Lake City, UT, and Spokane, WA.

The East and West Regionals will be contested on March 28th and 30th in Boston, MA, and Los Angeles, CA, respectively. The Midwest and South Regionals will be on March 29th and 31st in Detroit, MI, and Dallas, TX, respectively.

The Final Four will be held on April 6th and the championship game will be on April 8th. Both will be held at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

For the men’s programs who do not qualify for the NCAA Tournament, the NIT will return this season with a full 64-team field. The field will be announced later in the evening of March 17th following the conclusion of the NCAA Selection show.

Conference regular season champions who do not win their tournaments will not receive automatic bids as they have in recent years. Now the NIT guarantees the top two programs in the NET from six conferences – the ACC, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, PAC-12, and SEC – will get automatic bids and host first-round games.

Games will start on Tuesday, March 19th. This season’s NIT finals will be held in Indianapolis, IN.