Introducing the College Basketball Crown: March Madness for the Underrated

Introducing the College Basketball Crown: March Madness for the Underrated
Introducing the College Basketball Crown: March Madness for the Underrated

A new postseason college basketball tournament will hit the floor next year.

Fox Sports and AEG announced that the College Basketball Crown will tip-off on March 31, 2025, and run through April 6, 2025, in Las Vegas at the end of next season. The games will take place at the MGM Garden Arena and T-Mobile Arena.

Teams that didn’t make the field of 68 for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament will be eligible to qualify. The Big Ten, Big 12 and Big East Conferences will each have automatic entries into the 16-team tournament with additional teams being selected by a committee.

"Postseason college basketball is one of the most exciting times of year and Fox Sports is proud to be at the forefront of efforts to evolve and elevate the sport," said Jason Bazant, Fox Sports EVP.

"Alongside AEG and the Big Ten, Big 12 and Big East, we are thrilled to provide more opportunities for student-athletes to compete in high quality postseason college hoops and for viewers to enjoy the chase for the College Basketball Crown."

The College Basketball Crown is expected to be the closest competitor to the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) – the oldest major postseason tournament in college basketball.

The College Basketball Invitational and the Postseason Tournament are among the others.

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