Sacramento is just three days away from hosting the Division I Men’s College Basketball Tournament for the first time in 10 years and preparations continued Tuesday with the tournament hardwood being installed at Golden 1 Center.
Following Monday night’s Kings game, crews at Golden 1 Center placed down the official March Madness court in anticipation of the first and second round games being played on March 17 and 19.
While a total of 14 courts are installed throughout the duration of the tournament across the U.S., Golden 1 Center’s features a special color specific to Sacramento and the host school Sacramento State’s logo.
The time lapse above, courtesy of Golden 1 Center, shows the complete overhaul of the arena floor – prior to final decals being installed before Friday’s opening round.
NCAA Tournament schedule in Sacramento on March 17:
(6) Creighton Bluejays vs. (11) Rhode Island Rams, 1:30 p.m.
(3) Oregon Ducks vs. (14) Iona Gaels, 11 a.m.
(6) Cincinnati Bearcats vs. (11) Kansas State Wildcats/Wake Forest Demon Deacons, 4:27 p.m.
(3) UCLA Bruins vs. (14) Kent State Golden Flashes, 6:57 p.m.