Arch Madness refers to the annual Missouri Valley Conference men's basketball tournament. The single-elimination tournament takes place over four days in early March each year and is played at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.
MVC teams are seeded one through 10 based on their performance in conference play during the regular season. The opening day of the tournament features the No. 8 and 9 seeds and No. 7 and No. 10 seeds squaring off. The No. 1 and No. 2 seeds receive first round byes and play the winners on the second day of action, along with games between the No. 4 and 5 seeds and No. 3 and 6 seeds. The winner of the Sunday championship game receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Division I tournament.