The 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament was a single-elimination championship of 68 teams to determine the men’s National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college basketball national champion for its 2017–18 year old. The 80th yearly edition of this tournament started on March 13, 2018, and reasoned with the championship match on April 2 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
During the first round, UMBC became the initial 16-seed to defeat a 1-seed from the men’s championship by defeating Virginia 74–54.  For the first time in tournament history, none of the four top seeded teams in one area (the South) advanced to the Sweet 16. Additionally, the tournament featured the first regional final matchup of a 9-seed (Kansas State) and also an 11-seed (Loyola-Chicago).
Villanova, Michigan, Kansas, and Loyola-Chicago, the”Cinderella team” of this championship, reached the Final Four. Villanova defeated Michigan in the championship match, 79–62.
Atlantic Sun Conference champion Lipscomb created its NCAA tournament debut.
The 2018 tournament was the first time since 1978 that not one of the six Division I college basketball-playing schools located in the Washington, DC metropolitan region — American, Georgetown, George Mason, George Washington, Howard, and Maryland — created the NCAA Tournament.
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