March Madness NCAA Tournament

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Men's Basketball | First Round
Washington State
L 61-66
March 21 (Thu) / Time: 9:05 p.m. CDT
Omaha, NE / CHI Health Center
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Women's Basketball | First Round
University of Colorado
L 72-86
March 22 (Fri) / Time: 6:00 p.m. CDT
Manhattan, KS / Bramlage Coliseum

Host a NCAA Tournament Watch Party

Calling all Bulldogs! Do you want to cheer on Drake in the NCAA Tournament with alumni, parents, friends, and fans in your area? Consider hosting a watch party. Learn more about requirements/steps for hosting a watch party below.

Watch Party Hosting Requirements/Steps

  1. Contact Drake's Office of Alumni Relations at or at 515-271-3152.
  2. Find a bar or restaurant in your area willing to host a group of Drake fans. You don't need a private room, just a commitment that they will show the game and have audio of it. All attendees will be on their own to purchase food and drink.
  3. Send Watch Party details (Location/Time) to
  4. The Drake Alumni office will promote your watch party to alumni in your area through email and social media.
  5. Share a photo of your group during the watch party on social media. Don’t forget to tag #DrakeAlumni and #DSMHometownTeam.

Other Events

Hoops & Hops 2024

7th Annual Hoops & Hops

Presented by Willis Nissan | Cowles Commons, Downtown Des Moines, IA

All ages are welcome. Support your teams by wearing your school colors. Learn more about this event here.

  • Thursday, March 21 | 11:00 a.m. - through the end of the Drake game
  • Friday, March 22 | 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 23 | 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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