March Madness bracket: Full list of automatic bids to 2019 NCAA Tournament | NCAA Basketball
College basketball’s conference championship week is here, and a few tournaments are already under way to determine the automatic berths in the 2019 NCAA Tournament.
A total of 32 teams get automatic bids to the March Madness field, starting with Murray State of the Ohio Valley Conference. That sets up one final week of basketball in the conference tournaments before Selection Sunday on March 17.
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Sporting News will track all of those automatic bids to the 2019 NCAA Tournament below as the bracket starts to fill out.
Here is a look at the full conference tournament schedule (in alphabetical order):
2019 NCAA Tournament bracket: Automatic bids
|America East||March 9-16|
|American Athletic||March 14-17|
|Atlantic 10||March 13-17|
|Atlantic Sun||March 4-10|
|Big 12||March 13-16|
|Big East||March 13-16|
|Big Sky||March 11-16|
|Big South||March 5-10|
|Big Ten||March 13-17|
|Big West||March 14-16|
|Colonial Athletic||March 9-12|
|Conference USA||March 13-16|
|Horizon League||March 5-12|
|Ivy League||March 16-17|
|Metro Atlantic Athletic||March 7-11|
|Mid Eastern Athletic||March 11-16|
|Missouri Valley||March 7-10|
|Mountain West||March 13-16|
|Ohio Valley||Murray State (27-4)|
|Southwestern Athletic||March 12-16|
|Summit League||March 9-12|
|Sun Belt||March 12-17|
|West Coast||March 13-16|
After Selection Sunday, the First Four games will tip off March Madness in Dayton, Ohio, on Tuesday, March 19, and Wednesday, March 20. The real first round begins after that on March 21-22, with the second round following on March 23-24.
You can get a blank, printable NCAA Tournament bracket here to fill out during the Selection Sunday show. Sporting News will update the bracket with tournament teams following the show. Here is Sporting News’ latest NCAA Tournament bracket projection.