March Madness Schedule 2021

09 March 2020

Last updated: 19 February 2021 at 4:15 am

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The best sports month of the season is upon us and we’ve been blessed with the upcoming March Madness schedule 2021. We won’t know what college basketball teams will be taking place until Selection Sunday on March 15th, 2021.

That is when each team will be seeded and they will figure out who they will be playing against. This is an exciting time for Division I men’s basketball bettors as the best time of the year is only a few days away.

The NCAA March Madness schedule has some changes this season, the biggest of which moving the first two rounds from Friday to Monday from Thursday to Sunday. This will create some discussion amongst fans, but it won’t matter at the end of the day.

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Where Does March Madness 2021 Take Place?

The NCAA Championship will take place in Lucas Oil Stadium with the tournament games being played in surrounding areas. Those include Assembly Hall in Bloomington and Mackey Arena in West Indiana.

The March Madness locations are set to be safe, though still have the amenities needed. With COVID affecting so much, the NCAA has attempted to create a bit of a bubble. It won’t be perfect but the hope is that it will be enough to allow the NCAA Tournament to go on as planned.

When Does March Madness Start?

The 2021 NCAA Tournament is set to start on March 18th as the first four games of the tournament will be played. These are play-in games, meaning the winner of these games will receive a spot in the 64-team tournament.

This happens four days after Selection Sunday and just one day before the start of the First Round. The First and Second rounds last a combined four days and give you some of the best sports entertainment in the world.

The First and Second round truly give March Madness their nickname. It’s 48 total games compressed into four days. It’s fair to say about 25 of those games will end up being extremely entertaining with the others being blowouts.

The NCAA tournament is always a wild card and incredibly tough to bet on. The NCAA Basketball Tournament 2021 is sure to be a great one and you will want to be on the correct side of things.

March Madness Schedule

RoundTime/Day (ET)Date
Selection Sunday6 P.M. on SundayMarch 14
First Four4 P.M. on ThursdayMarch 18
Second round12 P.M. on Sunday/MondayMarch 21-22
Sweet 162 P.M. on Saturday/SundayMarch 27-28
Elite Eight7 P.M. on Monday/TuesdayMarch 29-30
Final Four5 P.M. on SaturdayApril 3
NCAA Championship game9 P.M. on MondayApril 5

NCAA Basketball Promos

You can count on sportsbooks bringing the heat for March Madness. From the First Round to the Sweet 16 all the way to the Final Four, you will keep seeing new promos. This is one of the most popular events to wager on in the United States and sportsbooks will be eager for your business.

The Division I Men’s Basketball Championship is the second biggest betting event after the NFL Super Bowl. Make sure to check out some of these NCAA Tournament promos as they will be ones you will not want to miss out on.

How to watch March Madness?

While the majority of 2021 NCAA Tournament games can be watched on the television, there are some that can’t be. There are also circumstances where you will want to watch two games at once.

Nothing is better than having one game on the TV and the other on the CPU screen. There will often be more than one March Madness game going on at a time and it can be a hassle to pick just one to watch.

There are a multitude of different ways to watch the 2021 NCAA Tournament online and we have dedicated an entire article to just that. Make sure to check out how to watch March Madness online here as we will breakdown every option you have when tuning into this game.

What are the Dates for March Madness 2021?

The NCAA Tournament’s engine will get started on March 15th during Selection Sunday. This is a television show that reveals which teams will take part in the bracket and where each team will be seeded.

We also find out who plays who, and this is when folks start to get their brackets together. We all know how fun that can be, and how sad it can be after just a few games tip-off.

Cutting to the chase, the Final Four kicks off on Saturday, April 3rd. These will be the four best teams – one from each region of the bracket. This is also technically the Semifinals and the winners of the Final Four will face off for the NCAA Championship on April 5th at 9 P.M.

When does March Madness end?

March Madness ends when just one team is left standing. The NCAA Tournament Championship will take place on Monday, April 5th at 9 P.M.

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