March is one of the most electrifying times to be in Las Vegas. The weather is fabulous, the dayclubs and pools are opening, the always-stacked entertainment calendar is on fire and … there’s this little basketball tournament that the nation goes wild for. The NCAA is at home in Las Vegas—aside from the 2028 Final Four being held in the destination, Las Vegas currently plays host to several conference championships leading up to the Big Dance.


Teams battling it out on the hardwood here in Vegas, paired with countless viewing opportunities, means that March is going to offer all kinds of mania—in the very best sense of the word. Here’s where and when to catch the action, whether it’s live or on the screen.

NCAA College Basketball Tournaments in Las Vegas

Las Vegas offers basketball fans opportunities to watch the future NBA and WNBA stars on the court throughout March with countless NCAA matches.

Visitors can catch four of the current AP Top 25 Women’s College Basketball teams take the court during the Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament, which will take place at MGM Grand Garden Arena at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino from Wednesday, March 6 through Sunday, March 10. 

Featuring high-ranked teams like Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s, the Credit Union 1 WCC Basketball Championship will take place at Orleans Arena at The Orleans Hotel & Casino from Thursday, March 7 through Tuesday, March 12.

Vegas is home to UNLV, so it’s no surprise that the Mountain West Conference Basketball Championship will take place in the destination. Catch the hometown teams (and another that made it all the way to the men’s national championship just last year) at Thomas & Mack Center from Sunday, March 10 through Saturday, March 16.

Just a short drive from the Strip, the Hercules Tires Big West Basketball Championships will take place at Lee's Family Forum from Wednesday, March 13 through Saturday, March 16.

Coinciding with the Big West tournament is the Hercules Tires WAC Basketball Tournament, also taking place at Orleans Arena at The Orleans Hotel & Casino from Wednesday, March 13 through Saturday, March 16.

And visitors can close out their NCAA hoops viewing on the Strip with some popular bracket picks (looking at you, Arizona) during the Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament. The tourney will take place at T-Mobile Arena from Wednesday, March 13 through Saturday, March 16.

March Mania Watch Parties and More—During the Big Dance

If your team is playing elsewhere or you can’t get tickets for an in-person experience, Vegas has plenty of fantastic basketball viewing venues. 

Flanker Kitchen + Sports Bar at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino presents multiple viewing parties for the occasion: Big 12 beginning March 13, as well as its Madness at the Bay starting on March 17. The promotion is centered around the venue’s 30-foot LED wall and 50-plus TVs, with advanced game sound also available.

Perfectly primed for game day happenings, Tailgate Social Sports Bar & Grill at Palace Station Hotel & Casino offers viewing options with over 30 HDTVs, from March 21 through March 24, at its Buckets & Brews. Visitors can also enter its “pop a shot” challenge, wherein guests will get two chances to make one shot—and receive giveaway items and free drinks!

Possibly one of the most unique March Mania events, Stadium Swim at Circa Resort & Casino, in Downtown, presents its Mania Under the Sun celebration starting March 20 and running through April 8. Visitors can watch all the action on the rooftop venue’s 143-foot high-definition screen—all while splashing in the venue’s pools.

The all-new Fontainebleau Las Vegas introduces Bleau Buckets, a luxury college basketball tournament viewing experience, from March 21 through March 23. Located inside the resort’s fully customizable BleauLive Theater, visitors will feel like they are courtside at the event—it’s complete with a 70-foot-wide LED screen, an on-site satellite sportsbook and classic arcade games.

The STRAT Hotel, Casino & Tower presents its March Festival of Hoops at PT’s Wings & Sports from March 21 through March 23. Game day bites, reserved seating and raffle giveaways are all part of the equation.

The Venetian Resort Las Vegas presents its Brackets at The Stadium event from March 21 through March 23. With plush stadium-style seating and unobstructed views of a 9-foot-by-16-foot screen (plus more than 100 TVs), visitors will feel like they’re at the actual event.

Gatsby’s Cocktail Lounge at Resorts World Las Vegas is hosting Tipping Off, a series of viewing parties from March 21 to March 24. The celebrations are complete with game day bites from Junior’s, beverages and more.

If you want to watch the games poolside, Palms Casino Resort is putting on a viewing party, Basketball Bonanza from March 21 to March 24. Consider adding a fabulous upgrade with cabanas, couches, lily pads and more.

Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas Resorts will offer several Hoops on the Strip specials and packages from March 19 through April 8. Game day views, betting stations, drink packages and more will be available at a number of venues.

As long as you’re watching the action in Vegas, it won’t matter where you end up—the mania and mayhem is going to be memorable. In between taking in the games, treat yourself to some fantastic live music or explore some hidden gems with spectacular entertainment.