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Last year, the coronavirus robbed us of having the NCAA Tournament. March has now returned in 2021, so let the Madness begin. 

As the NCAA notes, "the 2021 NCAA DI men's basketball tournament will be unlike any March Madness that has come before. All games will be played in Indiana, with most in Indianapolis."

Here is the quick basic schedule rundown for how 2021 March Madness will go: 
Selection Sunday — 6 p.m. ET March 14 on CBS
First Four — 4 p.m. start on Thursday, March 18
First round — 12 p.m. start on Friday, March 19, and Saturday, March 20
Second round — 12 p.m. start on Sunday, March 21, and Monday, March 22
Sweet 16 — 2 p.m. start on Saturday, March 27, and 1 p.m. start on Sunday, March 28
Elite Eight — 7 p.m. start on Monday, March 29, and 6 p.m. start on Tuesday, March 30
Final Four — 5 p.m. start on Saturday, April 3
NCAA championship game — 9 p.m. Monday, April 5

NCAA March Madness 2021 Bracket

Below is a blank NCAA Tournament March Madness bracket so you can compete in a pool with your friends or coworkers. CLICK HERE to download and print this bracket. 

NCAA March Madness 2021 Complete Schedule & Dates

ROUNDDATESLOCATIONS
Selection SundaySunday, March 14 
First FourThursday, March 18Mackey Arena, Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall
First RoundFriday, March 19 and Saturday, March 20Mackey Arena, Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall, Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indiana Farmers Coliseum, Lucas Oil Stadium
Second RoundSunday, March 21 and Monday, March 22Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indiana Farmers Coliseum, Lucas Oil Stadium
Sweet 16Saturday, March 27 and Sunday, March 28Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Hinkle Fieldhouse
Elite EightMonday, March 29 and Tuesday, March 30Lucas Oil Stadium
Final FourSaturday, April 3 and Monday, April 5Lucas Oil Stadium

NCAA March Madness 2021 TV Schedule

ROUNDTIME, DATESTV CHANNELS
Selection Show6 p.m. Sunday, March 14CBS
First Four4 p.m. coverage start on Thursday, March 18truTV, TBS
First Round12 p.m. coverage start on Friday, March 19
and Saturday, March 20
TBS, CBS, TNT, truTV
Second Round12 p.m. starts on Sunday, March 21
and Monday, March 22
TBS, CBS, TNT, truTV
Sweet 162 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 27 and 1 p.m.
and 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 28
CBS (afternoon games), TBS (primetime games)
Elite Eight7 p.m. start on Monday, March 29 and 6 p.m.
coverage start on Tuesday, March 30
CBS (Monday) and TBS (Tuesday)
Final FourGames start 5 p.m. Saturday, April 3CBS
National Championship9 p.m. Monday, April 5CBS

NCAA March Madness Future Sites & Dates

FINAL FOUR DATESHOSTSCITY, STATEFACILITY
April 2/4, 2022Tulane UniversityNew Orleans, LAMercedes-Benz Superdome
April 1/3, 2023Rice University, University of Houston, 
Houston Baptist University, Texas Southern University
Houston, TXNRG Stadium
April 6/8, 2024Arizona State UniversityPhoenix, AZState Farm Stadium
April 5/7, 2025University of Texas at San Antonio, University of the Incarnate WordSan Antonio, TXAlamodome
April 4/6, 2026Horizon League, IUPUIIndianapolis, INLucas Oil Stadium

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