Eight teams make their way to Salt Lake City and Vivint Smart Home Arena March 21 and 23 for the 2019 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship First and Second Rounds. Four first-round games take place on March 21 and two second-round games will be staged on March 23. Two teams will move on from Salt Lake City to the regional round the following weekend.
|Team Practices Open To Public – Wednesday (March 20)|
|New Mexico State||11-11:40 a.m.|
|Northeastern||11:45 a.m.-12:25 p.m.|
|Fairleigh Dickinson/Prairie View A&M||4:55-5:35 p.m.|
|First Round – Thursday (March 21)|
|5-Auburn (25-9) vs. 12-New Mexico State (30-4)||11:30 a.m. MDT (TNT)|
|4-Kansas (25-9) vs. 13-Northeastern (23-10)||Approx. 2:00 p.m. MDT (TNT)|
|1-Gonzaga (30-3) vs. 16-Fairleigh Dickinson/Prairie View A&M||5:27 p.m. MDT (truTV)|
|8-Syracuse (20-13) vs. 9-Baylor (19-13)||Approx. 7:57 p.m. MDT (truTV)|
|Second Round – Saturday (March 23)|
|4-Kansas vs. 5-Auburn||Appox. 7:40 p.m. MDT (TBS)|
|1-Gonzaga vs. 9-Baylor||5:10 p.m. MDT (TBS)|
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When you’re at Vivint Smart Home Arena, know that it is within walking distance from numerous downtown restaurants and Temple Square. It is also adjacent to two malls: City Creek Center and The Gateway.
Vivint Smart Home Arena is located on the west side of downtown Salt Lake City, just minutes from team hotels and about 15 minutes from the Salt Lake International Airport. Situated at 301 West South Temple, just two blocks from the Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center, Vivint Smart Home Arena is within walking distance from numerous downtown restaurants and Temple Square. The venue underwent a $125-million dollar renovation prior to the 2017-18 season.
This is the fourth time Vivint Smart Home Arena has played host to NCAA Men's Basketball Championship games. The University of Utah previously staged the 2010 NCAA West Regional, as well as the 2013 and 2017 NCAA Second/Third Rounds at the facility.
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