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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.

How Greenville came to host the Big Dance

It’s been 15 years since March Madness last swept through Greenville and gave the host city its chance to shine on one of the nation's largest sports stages.

Uptick in sales, hotel stays expected as Greenville 'rolls out the red carpet' for NCAA Tournament

The months of March, April and May generally mean big business for restaurants and hotels in the greater Greenville area.

Plenty to do while NCAA tournament is in Greenville

The wait is over, March Madness fans.

Eight NCAA Division I men's basketball teams will arrive in town in a few days. And, in less than a week, about 14,000 fans will be watching first and second round NCAA tournament games in Greenville's Bon Secours Wellness Arena.

Tournament fans bring financial boost to SC

Thousands of fans who attended the SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena also enjoyed spending time in downtown Greenville, VisitGreenvilleSC President Chris Stone said Sunday.

Thousands of basketball fans to visit Greenville

Twice in March, Greenville will welcome thousands of visitors as the city hosts the 2017 SEC Women's Basketball Tournament March 1-5 and first and second round games of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball tournament March 17-19.

Greenville replaces Greensboro as 2017 NCAA tournament men's site

Greenville, South Carolina, will host first- and second-round games of the NCAA men's basketball tournament in March, seizing the games away from Greensboro, North Carolina, as the state of South Carolina benefited from a ban of championship events from the state of North Carolina.


Furman University and the Southern Conference will serve as co-hosts of NCAA Tournament First/Second Round games, scheduled for March 17 & 19, 2017, at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in downtown Greenville.