Did you catch any of March Madness in Raleigh, N.C.? The 2016 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship First and Second Rounds rolled into the area in mid-March, hosting eight teams and thousands of fans for a total of six games at PNC Arena. With highlights from blowouts to buzzer beaters, huge crowds and star players, the games in Raleigh had it all. Take a look below to see what the action looked like through our lens!

NCAA Basketball hotelsHotels in Raleigh, N.C., rolled out the red carpet for teams and fans! University of Virginia got this dressed-up welcome.

NCAA Basketball open practiceEach team held an open-to-the-public practice on Wed., ahead of the games Thurs. and Sat. North Carolina State University was the official host institution for the event.

NCAA Basketball PNC ArenaCalm before the storm at PNC Arena!

NCAA Basketball welcome signageBig signage all over the outside of PNC Arena welcomed fans and teams.

NCAA Basketball crowdLet the games begin! University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill fans filled lots of seats during this game against Florida Gulf Coast University.

NCAA Basketball big screenSome fans lingered outside at this enormous TV showing other games from around the country...

NCAA Basketball fanfest...and everybody wanted a look between sessions.

NCAA Basketball crowdThe Tar Heels and Cavaliers advanced out of Raleigh.

NCAA Basketball Court Lots of excitement! 

NCAA Basketball crowdViews like this are one of the reasons Raleigh is such a terrific host for March Madness!

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Photos by Michael Robson