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March Madness Returns to
South Carolina March 17-19

FURMAN, Greenville Host Opening Rounds

Welcome back to South Carolina. The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament is returning to the Palmetto State for the first time in 15 years. Furman University, the Southern Conference and Greenville, S.C. will serve as hosts for the first- and second-rounds of March Madness, holding six games between March 17-19 at Bon Secours Wellness Arena.

Cheer your team to the Sweet 16. Find out why The New York Times listed our home city as one of the places to go in 2017. And visit our campus to discover what The Furman Advantage means to our community.

BY THE NUMBERS

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The NCAA Tournament is returning to South Carolina for the first time since 2002.

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South Carolina is hosting the NCAA Tournament for only the third time. This is the second time the event has been held in Greenville.

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Greenville will host six games between eight teams during the opening rounds of the NCAA Tournament.

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Greenville was listed among Southern Living’s 21 “Best College Towns” in the South.

The Hosts in the News

NCAA TOURNAMENT UPSETS? FURMAN MATH PROFESSORS CALCULATE THE ODDS

ESPN writer Peter Keating gives readers of his “Giant Killers” blog a “metrics-based forecast of the big upsets” in the early rounds of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.

NCAA tournament weekend sold out in Greenville, 42K people expected, officials say

The first and second rounds of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament in Greenville are sold out, according to the NCAA website.

UNC, Duke Are Wins For Greenville, SC Retailers

Over the next few days in Chapel Hill, NC, Little Rock AR, Milwaukee, WI, Columbia and other cities across the country, people will begin packing their bags for Greenville.

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