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2018 College Basketball Events at Military Bases

By - Posted on March 7, 2018

The Division 1 college basketball championship tournament runs from March 13 through April 2 and everyone is getting into the excitement. From game viewings and battle of the brackets contests to local tournaments, there are happenings all around the world in celebration of the Big Dance. Come off the bench and get into the hoops action with these events taking place at or near military bases.

United States


Fort Hunter Liggett

Battle of the brackets contest

Starting March 7

Recreation Center, Fort Hunter Liggett Bldg.

 Stop by the recreation center to pick up your bracket and make your college basketball predictions for a chance to win a prize!  Sign up no later than March 10.


Basketball Tournament

March 20, 6 pm – March 22 – Registration deadline March 16

DeAnza Sports Center

Cost: Free

Military and civilians ages 14 and over can enter a team in the annual basketball tournament. Games will be played under NCAA rules and the top two teams will be awarded medals.


Fort Knox

3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

March 3, 9 am

Cost: $60 per team,

Natcher Physical Fitness Center

 Be part of the madness and join or watch the 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament. There will be 48 teams and 1 champion. Prizes for winners and giveaways and raffles for fans and participants.


Devers March Madness

March 16, 3 pm

Cost: Free

Devers Middle School and Teen Center

Visit Devers MSTC and view four college basketball games at the same time, plus enjoy food and contests.  Dress to support your favorite team for a chance to win prizes.


Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst

3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

March 16, 8 am – 5 pm

FSS Garden Terrace Youth Center

Cost:  $10 per person, you may bring a guest

This 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament is presented by Youth Programs and any FSS/MWR eligible military/civilian dependent youth ages 13-18 years can play or watch.


Naval Base San Diego

Basketball Tournament, NBSD

March 19-23

Cost:  Free

Admiral Proud Field House Gym

League is open to active duty, retirees, and NBSD ID cardholders.


Naval Air Station. Oceana

Battle of the brackets and tournament viewing

March 12 & 13

Great Escape

Visit Great Escape to make your bracket selections and a chance to win a prize. You can also stop by to watch the tournament



United States Army Garrison Wiesbaden

Army Emergency Relief (AER) Donate & Dunk 3-vs.-3 Basketball Tournament and AER Three-Point Shooting Contest

March 16

Wiesbaden Sports, Fitness and Outdoor Recreation Center

Cost: Voluntary donations

The Donate & Dunk 3-vs.-3 Basketball Tournament and the Three-Point Shooting Contest are part of the Army Emergency Relief campaign.  This annual campaign raises money for the AER, a group that helps soldiers and their families during times of unforeseen financial distress.




Anderson Air Force Base

Basketball Tournament

March 17-24

Coral Reef Fitness Center

The greatest local and military basketball teams of the Pacific region battle it out for the title. The opening ceremony takes place on Saturday, March 17 at 9:30 am. The tournament runs until the March 24th championship game.



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