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 season. The 80th yearly edition of the championship began on March 13, 2018, and reasoned with the championship game on April 2 in the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
During the initial round, UMBC became the first 16-seed to conquer a 1-seed in the men’s championship by defeating Virginia 74–54.  For the first time in tournament history, not one of the four top seeded teams in a single region (the South) advanced to the Sweet 16. Also, 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 the championship, reached the Final Four. Villanova defeated Michigan in the championship match, 79–62.
Atlantic Sun Conference winner Lipscomb made 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 based in the Washington, DC metropolitan area — American, Georgetown, George Mason, George Washington, Howard, and Maryland — created the NCAA Tournament.
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