The 2017-2018 College Basketball National Championships will take place on Saturday, March 15th at 1:00 p.m.
ET at the Bison Arena in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The event will feature the Big Ten Championship, which will be played at 1 p.c. in New York City.
This year, the College Basketball Hall of Fame is adding its third class of finalists to the National Championship Selection Committee.
The first group of finalists was announced in 2016.
These three nominees represent the best of the best and represent the finest individual performance of the last 20 years.
In this class, we are proud to announce the 2018 finalists, including three-time NBA champion LeBron James and two-time Olympian Jessica Alba.
We are honored to welcome these three deserving finalists to this historic event, as they represent an incredible collection of talents and a truly exceptional program that will showcase the best in the nation at this time of year.
The selection committee is excited to welcome our four-time Big Ten Champion, Michigan, as our first Finalist.
The first Finalists are the 2017 Finalists, including:* LeBron James, Ohio State* James Worthy, Michigan* James Harden, Houston* Michael Jordan, OhioState* LeBron Anthony, Duke* Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers* Stephen Curry, Golden State* Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks* LaVar Ball, UCLA* Stephen Largent, Arizona State* Anthony Davis, Chicago* Andrew Wiggins, Minnesota* Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota(The first two finalists will play for their respective schools, which was the first time a Finalist had played in the NCAA Tournament for either school.
The NCAA will announce the next Finalists on March 17, 2018.
The Finalists will be awarded the NCAA Championship in New Orleans, Louisiana, on March 24.
The Big Ten Tournament Selection Committee will announce its final four teams on March 30.
The finalists will be selected at random on March 31.
The 2017 Finalist will be inducted into the Big 12 Championship Hall of Honor.
The 2017 Final Winner will be named the 2017 Big 12 Conference Coach of the Year and the 2017 Elite Eight Champion.
The 2018 Finalist is the 2017 BIG 12 Player of the Week.
The 2018 Final Winner is the 2016 Big 12 Player-of-the-Week.
The 2019 Finalist was the 2016 BIG 12 Conference Player-Of-the Week.
The 2020 Finalist has the most points in Big 12 history (23), assists in Big 10 history (13) and rebounds in Big East history (12).
The 2020 Final Winner also has the Big East’s career blocks record.
The 2020 First-Team All-Big 12, as well as the Big 8 Conference Player of The Week for the month of March, were selected by the committee.
The 2021 Finalist played in all 20 games in his career (20 starts, 10 starts/offense).
The 2021 First-team All-BIG 12, and the 2021 First Team All-NBA were selected in a tiebreaker with the 2019 Finalists.
The 2022 Finalist also played in 20 games, led all Big 12 players in scoring (13.2 ppg) and had 14 double-doubles, which ranked second in the conference.
The 2024 Finalist won a Big 12 championship, as he led the league in scoring, rebounds, steals and assists, while shooting 43 percent from the field.
He also set a school record for most assists in a season, totaling 29.
The 2024 First- Team All “Big 12 Player” was named the Big Dance MVP.
The team also had the best defensive record in the Big Eight, recording a league-best 15.3 points per game, which is fourth in the country.
The 2025 Finalist helped lead the Big 9 Conference to the league title, averaging 18.3 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 4.6 apg and 2.8 spg.
The 2021 Finalist led the Big 10 Conference in scoring and rebounding, as the team shot 45 percent from beyond the arc and ranked first in the league.
The 2021 Finalists first career All-conference honors were also earned.
The 2022 Finalist started the season averaging 19.5 ppg and 6.9 rpg.
The 2019 Final Winner finished the season with a career-high 18.5 points per contest, including a career high in assists, which ranks second in NCAA history.
The 2022 Finalists All- Big 10 Player of “Big 10” honors were awarded to the 2021 Final Winner.
The Finalist who won the 2019 NCAA Tournament MVP Award was the 2017 First-Round Pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.
The First-round pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, who will play in his first NCAA Tournament game, was the 2018 First- Round Pick in 2016 and 2017.
The First-rounder who led the nation in scoring in 2019, scored