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.
Get into the D1 college basketball championship action with these fun events happening at or near military bases around the world.
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.
March 20, 6 pm – March 22 – Registration deadline March 16
DeAnza Sports Center
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.