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March Madness is back. Say it again, now: March Madness is back.

It's different from previous iterations, surely. It won't not be as grandiose either, with fan attendance limited because of COVID-19. But for the first time in two years, the NCAA will get back to the business of crowning a national champion in the single greatest postseason in American sports.

And that year off is going to make all the difference when the ball tips off in Indiana; as the saying goes, you don't realize how much you'll miss something till it's gone.

MORE: Watch select NCAA Tournament games with fuboTV (7-day free trial)

Storylines and enticing matchups abound in the 2021 NCAA Tournament, which will take place entirely — appropriately, even — in the state of Indiana. There's a lot to unpack, but Sporting News is here to make sure you know everything there is to know about March Madness . That includes full schedule, TV and streaming info, dates, site information and more:

March Madness live bracket

For live updates of the tournament bracket and information on how to watch March Madness, check out the links below.

Live March Madness bracket | Full TV schedule

Printable 2021 NCAA Tournament bracket

You can get an updated, printable NCAA Tournament bracket here to fill out. SN will update the bracket throughout March Madness.

2021 NCAA Tournament schedule, scores

First Four

Thursday, March 18

Game
No. 16 Texas Southern 60 , No. 16 Mount St Mary's 52
No. 11 Drake 53 , No. 11 Wichita State 52
No. 16 Norfolk State 54 , No. 16 Appalachian State 53
No. 11 UCLA 86 , No. 11 Michigan State 80 (OT)

Round 1

Friday, March 19

No. 7 Florida 75, No. 10 Virginia Tech 70 (OT)
No. 3 Arkansas 85, No. 14 Colgate 68
No. 1 Illinois 78, No. 16 Drexel 49
No. 6 Texas Tech 65, No. 11 Utah State 53
No. 15 Oral Roberts 75, No. 2 Ohio State 72 (OT)
No. 1 Baylor 79, No. 16 Hartford 55
No. 8 Loyola Chicago 71, No. 9 Georgia Tech 60
No. 12 Oregon State 70, No. 5 Tennessee 56
No. 4 Oklahoma State 69, No. 13 Liberty 60
No. 9 Wisconsin 85, No. 8 North Carolina 62
No. 2 Houston 87, No. 15 Cleveland State 56
No. 13 North Texas 78, No. 4 Purdue 69 (OT)
No. 10 Rutgers 60, No. 7 Clemson 56
No. 11 Syracuse 78, No. 6 San Diego State 62
No. 3 West Virginia 84, No. 14 Morehead State 67
No. 5 Villanova 73, No. 12 Winthrop 63

Saturday, March 20

No. 5 Colorado 96, No. 12 Georgetown 73
No. 4 Florida State 64, No. 13 UNC Greensboro 54
No. 3 Kansas 93, No. 14 Eastern Washington 84
No. 8 LSU 76, No. 9 St. Bonaventure 61
No. 1 Michigan 82, No. 16 Texas Southern 66
No. 5 Creighton 63, No. 12 UC Santa Barbara 62
No. 2 Alabama 68, No. 15 Iona 55
No. 6 USC 72, No. 11 Drake 56
No. 2 Iowa 86, No. 15 Grand Canyon 74
No. 10 Maryland 63, No. 7 UConn 54
No. 13 Ohio 62, No. 4 Virginia 58
No. 8 Oklahoma 72, No. 9 Missouri 68
No. 1 Gonzaga 98, No. 16 Norfolk State 55
No. 11 UCLA 73, No. 6 BYU 62
No. 14 Abilene Christian 53, No. 3 Texas 52
No. 7 Oregon, No. 10 VCU (no contest)

Round 2

Sunday, March 21

Game
Game 37: No. 8 Loyola Chicago 71, No. 1 Illinois 58
Game 38: No. 1 Baylor 76, No. 9 Wisconsin 63
Game 39: No. 11 Syracuse 75, No. 3 West Virginia 72
Game 40: No. 3 Arkansas 68, No. 6 Texas Tech 66
Game 41: No. 2 Houston 63, No. 10 Rutgers 60
Game 42: No. 15 Oral Roberts 81, No. 7 Florida 78
Game 43:No. 5 Villanova 84, No. 13 North Texas 61
Game 44:No. 12 Oregon State 80, No. 4 Oklahoma State 70

Monday, March 22

No. 7 Oregon 95 , No. 2 Iowa 80
No. 1 Gonzaga 87, No. 8 Oklahoma 71
No. 11 UCLA 67, No. 14 Abilene Christian 47
No. 5 Creighton 72, No. 13 Ohio 58
No. 1 Michigan 86, No. 8 LSU 78
No. 4 Florida State 71, No. 5 Colorado 53
No. 2 Alabama 96, No. 10 Maryland 77
No. 6 USC 85, No. 3 Kansas 51

Sweet 16

Saturday, March 27

Game 53: No. 12 Oregon State 65, No. 8 Loyola Chicago 58
Game 54: No. 1 Baylor 62, No. 5 Villanova 51
Game 55: No. 3 Arkansas 72, No. 15 Oral Roberts
Game 56: No. 2 Houston 62, No. 11 Syracuse 46

Sunday, March 28

Game 57: No. 1 Gonzaga 83, No. 5 Creighton 65
Game 58: No. 1 Michigan 76, No. 4 Florida State 58
Game 59: No. 11 UCLA 88, No. 2 Alabama 78 (OT)
Game 60: No. 6 USC 82, No. 7 Oregon 68

Elite Eight

Monday, March 29

Game 61: No. 2 Houston 67, No. 12 Oregon State 61
Game 62: No. 1 Baylor 81, No. 3 Arkansas 72

Tuesday, March 30

Game 63: No. 1 Gonzaga 85, No. 6 USC 66
Game 64: No. 11 UCLA 51, No. 1 Michigan 49

Final Four

Saturday, April 3

Game 65: No. 1 Baylor 78, No. 2 Houston 59
Game 66: No. 1 Gonzaga 93, No. 11 UCLA 90 (OT)

NCAA Tournament national championship

Monday, April 5

Game 67: No. 1 Baylor 86, No. 1 Gonzaga 70

How to watch, stream March Madness games

The NCAA Tournament will broadcast across several stations: CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV. The primary outlet for live-streaming 2021 NCAA Tournament games is March Madness Live . You can also stream games live by signing up for fuboTV , which offers a free seven-day trial.

Below is a round-by-round breakdown of what stations will broadcast games:

RoundTV channelLive stream
First FourTBS, truTVNCAA March Madness Live
Round 1CBS, TBS, TNT, TruTVNCAA March Madness Live,fuboTV
Round 2CBS, TBS, TNT, TruTVNCAA March Madness Live,fuboTV
Sweet 16CBS, TBSNCAA March Madness Live,fuboTV
Elite EightCBS, TBSNCAA March Madness Live,fuboTV
Final FourCBSNCAA March Madness Live,fuboTV
National championshipCBSNCAA March Madness Live,fuboTV

NCAA Tournament sites 2021

Below is a full rundown on the sites and locations of the NCAA Tournament, which will take place entirely in Indiana:

*Indicates venue will host only first-round games

RoundDateLocationSite
First FourMarch 18West Lafayette, Ind.Mackey Arena
Bloomington, Ind.Assembly Hall
Rounds 1-2March 19-22West Lafayette, Ind.Mackey Arena*
Bloomington, Ind.Assembly Hall*
IndianapolisBankers Life Fieldhouse
Hinkle Fieldhouse
Indiana Farmers Coliseum
Lucas Oil Stadium
Sweet 16March 27-28IndianapolisBankers Life Fieldhouse
Hinkle Fieldhouse
Elite EightMarch 29-30IndianapolisLucas Oil Stadium
Final FourApril 3IndianapolisLucas Oil Stadium
National championshipApril 5IndianapolisLucas Oil Stadium

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The Bracket

Stars (✴️) indicate new entrants, while arrows (⬆️ ⬇️) indicate movement up and down the seed list since Tuesday.

IN (5): Abilene Christian (Southland), UConn, Furman (SoCon), Georgia Tech, Michigan State
OUT: Drake, Indiana, Sam Houston State (Southland), Stanford, UNCG (SoCon)

Last Four Byes: Seton Hall, VCU, North Carolina, Duke
Last Four IN: Michigan State, Louisville, Xavier, Georgia Tech
First Four OUT: Drake, Richmond, Stanford, Colorado State
Next Four OUT: Indiana, Minnesota, Utah State, Ole Miss

Bids by Conference

*: auto bid holder

One-bid conferences: 21

Big Ten (9): 1. Michigan*, 1. Ohio State, 2. Illinois, 2. Iowa, 5. Purdue, 5. Wisconsin, 8. Rutgers, 9. Maryland, 11. Michigan State (First Four)
ACC (8): 3. Florida State*, 4. Virginia, 6. Clemson, 7. Virginia Tech, 11. North Carolina, 11. Duke, 11. Louisville (First Four, switched to a 12), 12. Georgia Tech (First Four, switched to an 11)
Big 12 (7): 1. Baylor*, 3. West Virginia, 4. Kansas, 4. Oklahoma, 5. Texas, 6. Texas Tech, 6. Oklahoma State
SEC (6): 2. Alabama*, 4. Arkansas, 6. Tennessee, 7. Missouri, 7. Florida, 8. LSU
Big East (5): 2. Villanova*, 3. Creighton, 10. UConn, 10. Seton Hall, 11. Xavier (First Four, switched to a 12)
Pac-12 (4): 5. USC, 7. Colorado, 8. UCLA*, 9. Oregon
American (2): 3. Houston, 12. Wichita State*
Atlantic 10 (2): 10. St. Bonaventure*, 11. VCU
Mountain West (2): 9. San Diego State*, 10. Boise State
West Coast (2): 1. Gonzaga*, 8. BYU

Reminders of the different NET groupings are in the table below.

NET Quadrants

A game falls under this quadrantFor the home team when the visiting team ranks betweenFor the visiting team when the home team ranks between
11–301–75
231–7576–135
376–160136–240
4161–353241–353

All NET rankings are from the NCAA’s website and reflect games played against D1 opposition only through Thursday, February 25, 2021. Records reflect all games played through the same date.

All times are Eastern. All times and broadcast information is CoVID-dependent. For a more complete schedule, including games without tournament/at-large impact, visit MattSarzSports.com’s daily schedule.

Top 30 at Top 75

26. Purdue (15-8, 10-6 Big Ten) at 41. Penn State (8-12, 5-11), 7 p.m. (FS1)

Once again, Penn State’s uncanny ability to play close Big Ten games might help out an opponent in the Quad 1 win department.

31–75 at Top 75

52. Richmond (13-5, 6-3 A 10) at 50. Saint Louis (11-5, 4-4), 7 p.m. (ESPN2)

Consecutive losses to Dayton and VCU have pushed the Billikens out of the field. They’ll try to do the same to the Spiders, who have won two in a row to get right back to the cusp of the field.

76–160 at Top 75

104. Nevada (14-7, 9-5 MW) at 55. Utah State (14-7, 11-4), 9 p.m. (FS1)

While the Aggies still have a chance at finishing in a top-three seed, these two squads might very well meet in the Mountain West Tournament’s 4 vs. 5 quarterfinal.

31–75 at 136–240

34. Drake (23-2, 14-2 MVC) at 171. Bradley (11-14, 5-11), 8 p.m. (FS Midwest/NBCS Chicago Plus/ESPN+ ($))

Drake cannot avoid a slip-up against the two-time defending Arch Madness champions lest the Bulldogs slip further down the bubble pecking order.

161–353 at Top 75

228. George Washington (4-10, 3-4 A 10) at 35. St. Bonaventure (12-3, 10-3), 6 p.m. (ESPN+ ($))
235. Southern Illinois (11-11, 5-11 MVC) at 10. Loyola Chicago (19-4, 14-2), 9 p.m. (CBSSN)

While both the Bonnies and Ramblers are safely in for the moment, that will change with home Quad 4 losses tonight.

Sours: https://www.bloggingthebracket.com/2021/2/26/22302811/bracketology-2021-college-basketball-ncaa-tournament-duke-michigan-state-georgia-tech-north-carolina

2021 NCAA Tournament bracket: Gonzaga, Baylor, Illinois, Michigan are top seeds

Gonzaga, Baylor, Michigan and Illinois are the four No. 1 seeds for the men’s 2021 NCAA Tournament.

The Bulldogs, who enter the tournament undefeated at 26-0, are a No. 1 seed for the fourth time and the overall No. 1 seed for the first time in school history. Gonzaga is the first team to enter the NCAA Tournament undefeated since Kentucky in 2015.

A printable tournament bracket is available here.

Baylor (22-2) won the Big 12 regular-season title before it was eliminated in the conference tournament semifinals on Friday. The Bears, a No. 1 seed for the first time, are trying to make their first Final Four since 1950.

Illinois (23-6) is making its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2013 and is a No. 1 seed for the first time since 2005, when it reached the national title game before losing to North Carolina. The Illini enter the tournament having won 13 of their last 14 games, including the Big Ten tournament final on Sunday.

Michigan (20-4) captured the Big Ten’s regular-season title and is a No. 1 seed for the first time since the “Fab Five” squad earned a top seed in 1993. The Wolverines lost in the Big Ten tournament semifinals on Saturday.

Michigan State, UCLA, Wichita State and Drake were the last four teams in, with Louisville, Colorado State, Saint Louis and Ole Miss the first four out. The latter four will serve as replacement teams in the event that any NCAA Tournament team has to withdraw due to COVID-19 issues. Louisville is one of several teams that opted out of the National Invitational Tournament after missing the NCAA tourney field, including Duke and Xavier.

Sours: https://theathletic.com/news/2021-ncaa-tournament-bracket-gonzaga-baylor-michigan-illinois-are-top-seeds/TFMXC7jLQFXp

Bracket ncaa 2021

Now that all brackets have been busted, it’s time to sit back and enjoy Cinderella teams like No. 15 seed Oral Roberts and No.12 seed Oregon State. The Sweet 16 round of March Madness gets underway Saturday, March 27. Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the next round of the 2021 NCAA men’s basketball tournament:

What does the 2021 Sweet 16 bracket look like?

What is the Sweet 16 schedule?

Saturday, March 27 

Sunday, March 28 

How can I watch the Sweet 16? 

Every game for the rest of March Madness will be played during one television window. Four games will take place on Saturday starting during the 2 p.m. ET hour, then repeated again for Sunday’s regional semifinals. The Elite 8 will begin on Monday, March 29.  All games going forward move to either CBS or TBS. You can go to March Madness Live to live stream the remainder of the 2021 NCAA tournament.

How many No. 15 seeds have made the Sweet 16?

Oral Roberts became just the second No. 15 seed in NCAA tournament history to advance to the Sweet 16 after upset wins over No. 2 seed Ohio State and No. 7 seed Florida in the first and second rounds. In 2013, Florida Gulf Coast became the first No. 15 seed in the history of March Madness to reach the Sweet 16.

What is the Sweet 16 breakdown by conference?

The Conference of Champions proved everyone wrong and have completely dominated the 2021 NCAA men’s basketball tournament in Indiana. Here is the full list of sweet 16 teams by conference in alphabetical order:

Pac-12: USC, Oregon, UCLA, Oregon State

ACC: Florida State, Syracuse

American: Houston

Big East: Creighton, Villanova

Big Ten: Michigan

Big 12: Baylor

MVC: Loyola Chicago

SEC: Alabama, Arkansas

Summit: Oral Roberts

WCC: Gonzaga

Who are the top NBA draft prospects left in the 2021 NCAA men's basketball tournament?

Jalen Suggs, Gonzaga

Bulldog teammate Corey Kispert is one of five finalists for the 2021 John R. Wooden Award but it is Suggs who sits atop most NBA mock drafts. Drew Timme joins both Kispert and Suggs on this year’s Wendy's All American Team giving Mark Few’s team three of the nation’s 10 best players.

Evan Mobley, USC

Cade Cunningham is likely the No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 NBA draft but Mobley has made a strong case for himself as the draft’s second best player this March Madness. The 7-foot center and his brother Isaiah Mobley have the Trojans on a collision course with Gonzaga in the Elite 8 that would feature two of the top 5 prospects in the 2021 NBA draft.

Franz Wagner, Michigan

Hunter Dickinson earned a spot on the Wendy’s All American team but it’s Wagner -- the younger brother of the Boston Celtics’ Moe Wagner -- who will draw a lot of attention come NBA draft time. A big time shooter and legitimate versatile defender, Wagner is the Wolverines’ most essential player heading into the Sweet 16.

Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, Villanova

It’s March so that means Jay Wright’s Villanova Wildcats are making headlines. Robinson-Earl has helped carry the offensive torch after the team lost Collin Gillespie. A finalist for the All-American team, the 6-foot-9 forward has a bright future in the NBA.

Jared Butler, Baylor

Baylor stands in the way of Villanova and another Elite 8 berth. Butler is one of two Wooden Award finalists still playing for this year’s national championship (the other being Kispert). The Bears go-to scorer will be coveted by many GM’s at the next level.

Chris Duarte, Oregon

The Ducks’ senior leader might have to wait a while to hear his name called on draft night but his career in Eugene will be remembered for decades.

Max Abmas, Oral Roberts

Luka Garza and Ayo Dosunmu might have gotten more praise during the regular season but it was Abmas who led the nation in scoring. The sophomore guard has led the Golden Eagles from Summit League play to their historic March Madness run. Next up is a collision with the Arkansas Razorbacks and NBA-bound Moses Moody. 

Sours: https://www.nbcsports.com/bayarea/march-madness-2021-sweet-16-guide-updated-bracket-schedule
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2021 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament

American collegiate basketball competition in 2021

The 2021 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament was a single-elimination tournament of 68 teams to determine the men's National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division Icollege basketball national champion for the 2020–21 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The 82nd edition of the tournament began play on March 18, 2021 in sites around the state of Indiana,[1] and concluded with the championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on April 5, with the Baylor Bears defeating the previously undefeated Gonzaga Bulldogs 86–70 to earn the team's first ever title.

For logistical considerations surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic (which resulted in the cancellation of the previous year's tournament), the NCAA announced in January 2021 that all tournament games would be held in Indiana rather than at sites across the country. This was the first time in the history of the tournament that a single state has hosted it in its entirety.[2]

This marked the first time since 1976 that neither Duke nor Kentucky qualified for the tournament.[3]America East champion Hartford and WAC champion Grand Canyon made their NCAA Tournament debuts.

The tournament was marked by many upsets, with Yahoo Sports journalist Pete Thamel calling it "one of the most dizzying NCAA men's tournaments in history". With only half of the 16 second-round games having been played, there had been 11 upsets to that point, using the NCAA's definition of "upset" as a win by a team seeded five or more lines below its defeated opponent. This had already broken the record for most upsets prior to the round of 16; after this story was published, this number went up to 12. In addition, at least one 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15 seed won a first-round game for the fourth time ever, and the first time since 2016. Also, a record four teams seeded 13 or lower won first-round games.[4] Another notable mark set during the tournament was a record-breaking 14 upsets throughout the event, breaking the original record of 13 upsets from the 1985 and 2014 tournaments.

The Final Four game between UCLA and Gonzaga (the first semifinal game to go into overtime since 1998) saw a game-winning buzzer-beater by Jalen Suggs to take Gonzaga into the championship game, the first buzzer-beater in a national semifinal since 1977. By defeating Gonzaga in the championship game, the Baylor Bears became the second consecutive first-time NCAA champions, following the Virginia Cavaliers in 2019. The last time this happened was in 2002 and 2003, when the Maryland Terrapins and Syracuse Orange (then nicknamed Orangemen) won their first titles in their respective years. Baylor also joined Texas Western (now known as the University of Texas at El Paso) as the only two teams from the state of Texas to have won an NCAA Division I Basketball championship, the Miners having done so in 1966.

Tournament procedure[edit]

Further information: NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament § Current tournament format

A total of 68 teams entered the 2021 tournament, with 31 of them (down from 32, due to the Ivy League having canceled all winter semester sports due to COVID-19)[5] having received an automatic bid by winning their conference's tournament. The remaining 37 bids were "at-large", with selections extended by the NCAA Selection Committee. Teams met sport sponsorship requirements and were considered for NCAA championship selection if they played 13 games, which represented a 50 percent reduction of the current minimum. For NCAA championship consideration, all 13 games had to be against other Division I opponents. Teams could also play 12 regular-season games against Division I opponents and one conference tournament game to be eligible for tournament consideration.[6]

The Selection Committee seeded the entire field from 1 to 68. The four lowest-seeded automatic qualifiers and the four lowest-seeded at-large teams played in the First Four round: for the 2021 tournament, the games were played between the overall 65th and 66th seeds, the 67th and 68th seed, and the last four at-large seeds.[7]

The top four teams outside of the ranking (commonly known as the "first four out" in pre-tourney analyses) acted as standbys in the event a school was forced to withdraw from the tournament due to COVID-19 protocols.[8][9] However, if a team withdrew within 48 hours of the tournament's commencement, they would not be replaced; the bracket was not reseeded, and the affected team's opponent would automatically advance to the next round.[10]

Schedule and venues[edit]

2021 NCAA tournament venues

On January 4, 2021, the NCAA announced that due to logistical considerations associated with the COVID-19 pandemic (which prompted the cancellation of the 2020 tournament), the entirety of the tournament would be conducted at sites within the Indianapolis metro area and central Indiana, rather than across the country.[11] Players stayed at hotels near the Indiana Convention Center, which served as the main practice facility.[12]

On February 19, it was announced that all venues would operate at a maximum of 25% capacity. As this capacity includes staff and players, the exact number of spectators varied by venue.[13][14]Artificial crowd noise was used at all venues to augment the limited in-person attendance.[15]

This tournament marked the first time ever that Indiana Farmers Coliseum was a tournament venue, the first time since 2017 that Bankers Life Fieldhouse was a tournament venue, the first time since 1940 that Hinkle Fieldhouse was a tournament venue, the first time since 1980 that Mackey Arena was a tournament venue, and the first time since 1981 that Assembly Hall was a tournament venue.

First Four:

First and Second Rounds:

  • Friday, March 19 and Saturday, March 20
    • Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, Indiana
    • Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall, Bloomington, Indiana
    • Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana (Host: Ball State University)
    • Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana (Host: Butler University)
    • Indiana Farmers Coliseum, Indianapolis, Indiana (Host: IUPUI)
    • Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana (two courts) (Host: Horizon League)
  • Sunday, March 21 and Monday, March 22
    • Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
    • Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
    • Indiana Farmers Coliseum, Indianapolis, Indiana
    • Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana (two courts)

Regional Semifinals and Finals (Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight):

  • Saturday, March 27 and Sunday, March 28
    • Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
    • Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Monday, March 29 and Tuesday, March 30
    • Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

National Semifinals and Championship (Final Four and Championship):

  • Saturday, April 3 and Monday, April 5
    • Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

Original 2021 NCAA Tournament schedule and venues[edit]

2021 First Four (orange) and first and second rounds (green) as originally selected.

2021 Regionals (blue) and Final Four (red) as originally selected.

The following sites were originally selected to host each round of the 2021 tournament;[16] with the exceptions of Boise and Minneapolis, all cities and venues listed are scheduled to host tournament games after 2021:

First Four

First and Second Rounds

  • March 18 and 20
  • March 19 and 21

Regional Semifinals and Finals (Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight)

  • March 25 and 27
  • March 26 and 28

National Semifinals and Championship (Final Four and Championship)

Qualification and selection[edit]

Further information: 2021 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament: qualifying teams

Automatic qualifiers[edit]

Tournament seeds[edit]

The tournament seeds and regions were determined through the NCAA basketball tournament selection process.

In contrast to previous years, the S-Curve used to establish overall seeds will also be used as primary determinant of the tournament bracket; this was made possible by the relatively condensed locations of this year's tournament making geographic concerns irrelevant. However, rules that can modify pairings to avoid early rematches and to distribute top conference representatives to different regions will remain in effect.[17][18]

*See First Four

Tournament bracket[edit]

* – Denotes overtime period

Note: Unlike past tournaments, teams are not grouped as pods. Second round games will match teams that played at different venues in the first round.

First Four – Bloomington and West Lafayette[edit]

West Regional[edit]

West Regional Final[edit]

#6 USC Trojans 66, #1 Gonzaga Bulldogs85
Scoring by half: 30–49, 36–36
Pts:I. Mobley, 19
Rebs: I. Mobley, 7
Asts: I. Mobley, E. Mobley, 3
Pts:D. Timme, 23
Rebs:J. Suggs, 10
Asts: J. Suggs, 8

Lucas Oil Stadium – Indianapolis, Indiana
Attendance: 6,166
Referees: Randy McCall, Doug Shows, Bert Smith, Tony Henderson [20]

West Regional all tournament team[edit]

East Regional[edit]

East Regional Final[edit]

#11 UCLA Bruins51, #1 Michigan Wolverines 49
Scoring by half: 27–23, 24–26
Pts:J. Juzang, 28
Rebs: J. Bernard, 9
Asts:J. Jaquez Jr., 4
Pts:H. Dickinson, 11
Rebs:C. Brown Jr., 9
Asts:E. Brooks, M. Smith, 4

Lucas Oil Stadium – Indianapolis, Indiana
Attendance: 7,515
Referees: Bo Boroski, Verne Harris, Lee Cassell

East Regional all tournament team[edit]

South Regional[edit]

South Regional Final[edit]

#3 Arkansas Razorbacks 72, #1 Baylor Bears81
Scoring by half: 38–46, 34–35
Pts: D. Davis, J. Notae, 14
Rebs:J. Smith, D. Davis, D. Sills, 6
Asts: D. Sills, 4
Pts:M. Teague, 22
Rebs:J. Tchamwa Tchatchoua, 6
Asts:D. Mitchell, 6

Lucas Oil Stadium – Indianapolis, Indiana
Attendance: 7,519
Referees: Terry Oglesby, Jeff Clark, Paul Szelc

South Regional all tournament team[edit]

Midwest Regional[edit]

Sours: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2021_NCAA_Division_I_Men%27s_Basketball_Tournament

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