NCAA basketball tournament at Fiserv Forum

The NCAA college basketball tournament is back in Milwaukee for the first time in five years.Fiserv Forum will play host to first- and second-round games on Friday and Sunday.Games:Session 1: FridayNo. 14 Yale vs. No. 3 Purdue at 1 pmNo. 11 Virginia Tech vs. No. 6 Texas at 3:30 pmSession 2: FridayNo. 11 Iowa St. vs. No. 6 LSU at 6:20 pmNo. 14 Colgate vs. No. 3 Wisconsin at 8:50 pmSession 3: SundayTBDPreparations are already underway in the Deer District to host thousands of fans from all over the country.”We couldn’t be more thrilled to make this Wisconsin’s place to be this next week,” said Michael Belot, Bucks senior vice president of business ventures.Crews on Monday laid down the court for the tournament.”It’s been about a year in the planning with Marquette University,” said Katelyn Bogrand, Bucks vice president of event operations.It’s the first time Fiserv Forum has hosted games.The last time the tournament was in Milwaukee was 2017.Those games were played at the Bradley Center. “We’re just thrilled to welcome everyone back here,” Belot said. “This is gonna feel like to the closest thing to a Bucks playoff experience that we’ve had since the finals anyone who has a ticket is definitely going to have a tremendous experience inside Fiserv Forum but what I think is cool is you’re also going to be able to have that experience outside.”Hotels are already sold out and restaurant reservations are quickly being filled.Tickets are still available.The Wisconsin Badgers will hit the practice floor at Fiserv at 4:10 pm Thursday.All team practices are free and open to the public. Iowa State, whose head coach TJ Otzelberger is a graduate of St. Thomas More High School, will practice at 4:55 pm Wisconsin’s opponent, the Colgate Raiders, follow at 5:40 pm

The NCAA college basketball tournament is back in Milwaukee for the first time in five years.

Fiserv Forum will play host to first- and second-round games on Friday and Sunday.

Games:

Session 1: Friday
No. 14 Yale vs. No. 3 Purdue at 1 pm
No. 11 Virginia Tech vs. No. 6 Texas at 3:30 pm

Session 2: Friday
No. 11 Iowa St. vs. No. 6 LSU at 6:20 pm
No. 14 Colgate vs. No. 3 Wisconsin at 8:50 pm

Session 3: Sunday
TBD

Preparations are already underway in the Deer District to host thousands of fans from all over the country.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to make this Wisconsin’s place to be this next week,” said Michael Belot, Bucks senior vice president of business ventures.

Crews on Monday laid down the court for the tournament.

“It’s been about a year in the planning with Marquette University,” said Katelyn Bogrand, Bucks vice president of event operations.

It’s the first time Fiserv Forum has hosted games.

The last time the tournament was in Milwaukee was 2017.

Those games were played at the Bradley Center.

“We’re just thrilled to welcome everyone back here,” Belot said. “This is gonna feel like to the closest thing to a Bucks playoff experience that we’ve had since the finals anyone who has a ticket is definitely going to have a tremendous experience inside Fiserv Forum but what I think is cool is you’re also going to be able to have that experience outside.”

Hotels are already sold out and restaurant reservations are quickly being filled.

Tickets are still available.

The Wisconsin Badgers will hit the practice floor at Fiserv at 4:10 pm Thursday.

All team practices are free and open to the public.

Iowa State, whose head coach TJ Otzelberger is a graduate of St. Thomas More High School, will practice at 4:55 pm

Wisconsin’s opponent, the Colgate Raiders, follow at 5:40 pm

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