The 2018 NCAA Tournament Field Has Been Paired Down from 68 to the Sweet 16!

Now the real fun begins, as March Madness heats up at four sights around the country this weekend.  The focus in Boston is on Villanova, Purdue, Texas Tech, and West Virginia who will all be in town for the NCAA Tournament East Region this Friday and Sunday at a sold-out TD Garden.  The first matchups are Villanova-West Virginia and Purdue-Texas Tech, with the winners of both playing against each other for their ticket to the Final Four on Sunday.  This series promises to be three amazing games, with the sole victor advancing to the Final Four in San Antonio the following weekend.

Below is the schedule for the entire 2018 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 with TV listings:

Thursday, March 22

South Region – Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA
(7) Nevada vs. (11) Loyola-Chicago, 7:07 p.m. (CBS)
(1) Kentucky vs. (9) Kansas State, 9:37 p.m. (CBS)

West Region – Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
(3) Michigan vs. (7) Texas A&M, 7:37 p.m. (TBS)
(4) Gonzaga vs. (9) Florida State, 10:07 p.m. (TBS)

Friday, March 23

East Region – TD Garden, Boston, MA
(1) Villanova vs. (5) West Virginia, 7:37 p.m. (TBS)
(2) Purdue vs. (3) Texas Tech, 10:07 p.m. (TBS)

Midwest Region – CenturyLink Center, Omaha, NE
(1) Kansas vs. (1) Clemson, 7:07 p.m. (CBS)
(2) Duke vs. (11) Syracuse, 9:37 p.m. (CBS)

While the teams are in town for their Sweet 16 games, their fans are hunkering down at some area bars.  Want to get out and party with these college basketball team fans? Stop by any of the venues below:

West Virginia at The Greatest Bar, 262 Friend Street, Boston, MA 02114,

Villanova at The Harp, 85 Causeway Street, Boston, MA 02114,

Purdue at Sports Grille Boston, 132 Canal Street, Boston, MA 02114,

Texas Tech at Beer Works, 112 Canal Street, Boston, MA 02114,

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