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NCAA preliminary rounds of March Madness at Golden 1 go on sale Saturday

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Tickets to the first- and second-round NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament games at Golden 1 Center go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The 2017 NCAA Tournament games will be played March 17 and 19 at the Kings’ new downtown arena. Sacramento State is the host school, the NCAA said. Fans wishing to buy tickets to the first round in Sacramento or at any other sites hosting tournament games can go to www.NCAA.com/

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“From major markets to smaller cities, there’s a great chance that America’s best sporting event is going to be played reasonably close to any fan in the country,” said Dan Gavitt, the NCAA vice president of men’s basketball championships.

Tickets are sold at 10 a.m. Saturday based on the local time of each host city.

The men’s tournament begins March 14-15 with the First Four – four preliminary-round games in Dayton, Ohio.

First- and second-round games March 16 and 18 will be played in Buffalo, N.Y., Milwaukee, Orlando, Fla., and Salt Lake City. In addition to Sacramento, other first- and second-round games March 17 and 19 will be in Greenville, S.C., Indianapolis and Tulsa, Okla.

On March 23 and 25, Kansas City, Mo., will host the Midwest Regional and San Jose the West Regional. On March 24 and 26, Memphis, Tenn., will host the South Regional and New York the East Regional.

The Final Four will be held April 1 and 3 in Glendale, Ariz., at University of Phoenix Stadium. Final Four tickets are available at www.NCAA.com/VIP.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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