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Will the 'year of the underdog' continue in the Sweet 16?

The regional semifinals are full of double-digit seeds. How many Cinderellas will remain at the 2021 NCAA tournament ball?


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To understand Jalen Suggs' astonishing rise to stardom, from the ice to the gridiron to his electric freshman season at Gonzaga, we spoke to those who know him best: his former teammates and coaches -- and the defenders who tried to stop him.

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Can anyone trip up the top seeds? Coaches we consulted say the answer to that question is a resounding yes.

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Yes, Gonzaga's a popular pick. But a number of non-chalky selections also show up in ESPN's choices for the Final Four and national title.


Cade Cunningham, Luka Garza and Gonzaga -- which has three starters in the top 10 -- headline the updated rankings for March Madness.

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The 2021 NCAA tournament field will be announced on Selection Sunday, March 14. The Final Four will take place in Indianapolis from April 3 to 5.


The Memphis Tigers are on the rise in Joe Lunardi's latest projection, with national champ Baylor among those dropping.

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The Baylor Bears' win over the Gonzaga Bulldogs sparked reactions across the sports world.


Monday was not Gonzaga's night. But the Zags will be back, and the rise of a program that nearly dropped to Division III in the '90s remains astonishing.

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Paige Bueckers joins SportsCenter as she reacts to winning the John R. Wooden Award and shares her motivation for UConn's next season.


Dick Vitale, Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman discuss why this year's NCAA women's basketball tournament showed the depth of talent in the sport beyond mainstays like UConn.


Gonzaga's magical run nearly came to an end Saturday night. Does Baylor's dominant performance versus Houston make the Bears the title pick?


Experience the excitement and relive the biggest moments of the women's NCAA tournament as Stanford goes all the way to become the 2021 champion.


Stanford holds off Arizona late as Wildcats guard Aari McDonald's shot is off the mark, and the Cardinal win the national title.


Stanford took home the national title after beating Arizona. Another amazing game from Aari McDonald wasn't enough for the Wildcats to overcome the No. 1 seed Cardinal. Here's all the reaction.


Gonzaga and Baylor are a combined 115-8 over the past two years. They'll meet for the national title on Monday night.


Sixty-six teams have been eliminated from the NCAA tournament. We ranked them in order of the eliminations that brought the most pain.


The Gonzaga Bulldogs' win over the UCLA Bruins might have been one of the greatest games in NCAA tournament history. Here's how LeBron James and others reacted.

Arizona pulls off the upset of UConn to make it an all-Pac-12 title game against Stanford.


Stanford and South Carolina battle in the final minute, as the Gamecocks miss out on a buzzer-beating winner by inches.


A one-site NCAA tournament? Games scheduled on the fly? The end of handshake lines? Some necessities of the season of COVID-19 could be adopted full time.

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What makes these Final Four teams click? We asked the coaches who faced them this season for insight.

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In the most unusual NCAA tournament ever, college basketball's two 2020-21 mainstays will offer a dose of the familiar.


When March Madness begins, everyone's a college basketball aficionado. But ESPN has its own experts. Nobody picked UCLA or Houston, and most of the love was for Gonzaga and Baylor.



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Houston players celebrate after beating Rutgers in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Sunday.

(Mark Humphrey / Associated Press)

INDIANAPOLIS — Quentin Grimes scored 22 points, Tramon Mark converted a soaring three-point play with 24 seconds left, and Houston beat Rutgers 63-60 on Sunday night to reach the Sweet 16.

DaJon Jarreau overcame a series of bumps and bruises to score a key bucket down the stretch and finished with 17 points for second-seeded Houston (26-3). The Cougars play No. 11 seed Syracuse next weekend for a spot in the Midwest Region finals.

The 10th-seeded Scarlet Knights (16-12) still had a chance after Mark’s free throws, but Geo Baker turned the ball over and Marcus Sasser made two more to extend the lead. Rutgers rushed back up the floor and Ron Harper Jr. let fly a potential tying 3 from the wing that clanked off the side of the rim as the final buzzer sounded.

Baker finished with 14 points for Rutgers but was holding back tears following his late turnover. Montez Mathis also had 10 points for the Scarlet Knights, who failed to advance to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1976.

The difference in the program pedigrees was evident by the very way they hit the floor of Lucas Oil Stadium.

The Cougars had the swagger of a school that knew it belonged: five trips to the Final Four, the halcyon days of Guy V. Lewis and rebirth under Kelvin Sampson, and the Phi Slama Jama teams of the Dream, the Glide and the Silent Assassin.

The Scarlet Knights bounced out moments later as if riding pogo sticks, boundless joy and energy borne of the fact that they had already done something Rutgers hadn’t accomplished in 38 years: win a single NCAA tourney game.

Their showdown for the Sweet 16 was physical enough it made sense to play it in a football stadium.

Caleb McConnel hit the deck a half-dozen times for Rutgers. Houston big man Reggie Chaney was ready to throw down with anybody wearing red. By the time the first half ended, and the Scarlet Knights had forged a 30-27 lead, Rutgers and Houston each had two regulars mired in foul trouble.

Chaney took a seat with his fourth with 15:45 left and the Scarlet Knights went on the attack. Paul Mulcahy and Jacob Young rattled in 3-pointers. Baker hit a jumper and a 3 of his own. And by the time there was 10 minutes to go, the Scarlet Knights had meticulously built a 50-40 lead.

Even worse for the Cougars? The sight of Jarreau, the body blows having taken their toll, clutching his hip as he headed to the bench. Trainers spent several minutes working on the do-everything guard before he returned to the game.

Good thing he made it back to the floor.

The Cougars were slowly chipping away at their deficit when Jarreau hit a 3-pointer to get them within 58-53 with just over 4 minutes left. Grimes added a 3-pointer of his own a couple minutes later, and both of them hit free throws, before Mark’s soaring three-point play gave Houston the lead and set up the frantic finish.

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And then there were eight. The Elite 8.

Four more teams -- Gonzaga, USC, Michigan and UCLA -- stayed alive in the NCAA tournament on Sunday.

The Elite 8 round begins Monday night. Oregon State faces Houston at 7:15 p.m. and Baylor takes on Arkansas at 9:57 p.m. Both games are on CBS.

Below are an updated March Madness bracket and a schedule for this week’s regional finals, including television channels.

2021 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Bracket


Monday, March 29

7:15 p.m.: (12) Oregon State vs. (2) Houston, CBS, Lucas Oil Stadium

9:57 p.m.: (1) Baylor vs. (3) Arkansas, CBS, Lucas Oil Stadium

Tuesday, March 30

7:15 p.m.: (1) Gonzaga vs. (6) USC, TBS, Lucas Oil Stadium

9:57 p.m.: (1) Michigan vs. (11) UCLA, TBS, Lucas Oil Stadium


Saturday, April 3

5 p.m.: Teams TBD, CBS, Lucas Oil Stadium Unity

8:30 p.m.: Teams TBD, CBS, Lucas Oil Stadium Unity


Monday, April 5

9 p.m.: Teams TBD, CBS, Lucas Oil Stadium Unity


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March Madness Update: FULL recap from NCAA Tournament First Four games - CBS Sports HQ

March Madness live bracket: Full schedule, scores, how to watch 2021 NCAA Tournament games



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

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 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

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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