2014 March Madness by Region

March Madness is about to be in full effect as the college basketball regular season and conference tournaments come to a close. The very best 68 teams will be seeded in the NCAA tournament creating one of the most exciting times in sports on a yearly basis, as teams will go head to head in a sudden death scenario: win and move on to the next round, lose and your season is over. It creates an aura of incredible excitement and amazingly close basketball games on a repeated, almost hourly basis. The way the tournament breaks down, there are four mini brackets within the entire tournament, creating different regionals that are based on geographical locations around the United States. These regionals consist of the Midwest regional, the South Regional, the East regional and the March Madness west regional. Some are better than others each year, as some yield more upsets than others on a yearly basis.

West Regional

The March Madness west regional often tends to be one of the most exciting in the NCAA tournament each year and will probably prove to be that again this year. One of the best teams in the nation over the course of the season is Arizona and at this point, they will probably be the number one seed in the West, with Duke and Michigan State in the bracket, at least according to Joe Lunardi. Of course, these seedings and teams won’t be locked down until selection Sunday after all of the conference tournaments are over, so the March Madness west regional may look completely different.

Regardless of who is seeded where in the March Madness west regional, it will undoubtedly be an excellent bracket as part of the larger tournament, all of which you can watch on DISH Network when you order a package with all of the CBS channels. The great thing about DISH Network is that they will give you access to a large number of channels all showing different games, so you can turn your home television into your own personal sports bar with a massive sports package. It will also all be broadcast in the highest quality HD and for as low a monthly price as any offered by a cable or satellite provider out there.

East Regional

You can begin watching the East Regional March Madness games on March 25th and the 27th on CBS.

Midwest Regional

ESPN will broadcast the 2014 March Madness Midwest Regional Tournament straight from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. When the region’s best teams face off on March 28 and March 30, it will mark the midwestern city’s 19th time as a Division I tournament host. Before that, both ESPN and CBS will cover the second-third round games on March 21 and 23 from the Scottrade Center, in the Midwest’s very own St. Louis, Missouri.

Last year’s tournament was one of the most surprising yet, with top-seed teams eliminated early on, and carefully-crafted brackets crumbling long before the Final Four teams were decided. The Midwest had an interesting Sweet Sixteen celebration of its own last year; the #12 Oregon Ducks defeated both the Oklahoma State Cowboys (#5) and the St. Louis Billikens (#4); in fact, their only March Madness loss was to the team that went on to win the national prize. In the year’s biggest upset, the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles were ranked #15 but made it all the way to the Sweet Sixteen after eliminating the Georgetown Hoyas (#2) in Round 1 and the San Diego State Aztecs (#7) in Round 2.

South Regional

It has been speculated by Jim Boheim that this season of March Madness is probably the best that college basketball has ever been. There is no need to spend big bucks on complicated March Madness specialty packages with other satellite companies; because DISH provides you with just want you want. You Southern Regional tournaments and we have that for you. CBS Sports on DISH has all of the Southern Regional action you are looking for with none of the extra fluff being offered by some other companies. If you want to simply watch your favorite teams battle their way to victory, DISH Network can hook you up this March Madness Season.

So if you want to watch the Madness and the action that goes along with March Madness every year, sign up for DISH Network today. This will ensure you won’t miss a minute!