College Hoops Season Tips Off on Halloween
The 2007-2008 College Basketball season is only a couple of weeks away now. The teams are already practicing, and the first non-conference games of the season start on/around Halloween.
The first two months of the year are the non-conference portion of the schedule. This gives the teams a chance to tune up their squads, play some unique opponents, and participate in tournaments around the country. Then once January rolls around it’s time for each team to play their regular season conference games. The next couple of months, until March, lead up to the conference tournaments. (Buy Conference Tournament Tickets.) And then it’s time to “go dancing”.
Sunday, March 16th, 2008 is “Selection Sunday” where the NCAA Tournament selection committee and CBS will announce the 65 teams in the field for the 2008 Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament. Those teams will compete to earn a spot in the NCAA Final Four in San Antonio.
Click here to see the 2008 NCAA Tournament schedule.
The NCAA Final Four is being played in San Antonio, Texas on Saturday, April 5th and Monday, April 7th. It will feature the four teams that win their regions during the NCAA Tournament. There will be two semi-final games on Saturday, and the Championship game on Monday night.
The top teams for the 2007-2008 are likely to come from the following group:
North Carolina Tar Heels
Texas A&M Aggies
Duke Blue Devils
Mississippi State Bulldogs
Read some of ESPN’s Andy Katz predictions here.
The NCAA Women’s Final Four is being held at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa. The Women’s Final Four will be played on Sunday, April 5th and Tuesday, April 7th, 2008. Buy NCAA Women’s Final Four Tickets.