Eight teams make their way to Salt Lake City and Vivint Smart Home Arena March 16 and 18 for the 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship First and Second Rounds. Four first-round games take place on March 16 and two second-round games will be staged on March 18. Two teams will move on from Salt Lake City to the regional round the following weekend.
|Team Practices Open To Public – Wednesday (March 15)|
|South Dakota State||Noon-12:40 p.m.|
|Saint Mary's||4:25-5:05 p.m.|
|North Dakota||6:40-7:20 p.m.|
|First Round – Thursday (March 16)|
|1-Gonzaga vs. 16-South Dakota State||12 p.m. (TBS)|
|8-Northwestern vs. 9-Vanderbilt||2:30 p.m. (TBS) *|
|7-Saint Mary's vs. 10-VCU||5:20 p.m. (TBS)|
|2-Arizona vs. 15-North Dakota||7:50 p.m. (TBS) *|
|* Approximate game times|
|Second Round – Saturday (March 18)|
|Gonzaga vs. Northwestern||3:15 p.m.|
|Arizona vs. Saint Mary's||5:45 p.m. *|
|* Approximate game times|
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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.
This is the third 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 and the 2013 NCAA Second/Third Rounds at the facility.
Salt Lake International Airport, a Delta Airlines hub, is located just minutes from downtown west on Interstate 80 and is undergoing a $2.6 billion phased redevelopment. It offers direct flights to 84 U.S. destinations and 11 international cities. It was rated No. 2 in passenger satisfaction among the 250 busiest U.S. airports in 2016. TRAX light rail provides access to downtown Salt Lake, the University of Utah, the airport and many of the suburbs.RideUTA Uber Lyft
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