NCAA March Madness is one of the most important sport events for the state’s folks and basketball fans around the world. Here is the relevant information that you need to know about March Madness 2021.
Where is March Madness 2021?
The NCAA March Madness 2021 First and Second round games take place in various locations: Mackey Arena, Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall, Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indiana Farmers Coliseum, Lucas Oil Stadium. Meanwhile, the First Four games will take place in Mackey Arena, Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. There will be various venues involved for the event. So, it is advisable to follow the schedule so that you won’t miss the specific game that you want to watch.
When does NCAA March Madness 2021 start
The NCAA March Madness, specifically Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, will happen on Sunday, March 15, from 6-7 p.m. This event will begin with the one-hour Selection Show.
Then, the Tournament will start with NCAA First Four that takes place on Tuesday, March 17, and Wednesday, March 18. Both events start to take place at 6 p.m.
When is Selection Sunday 2021?
The Selection Sunday, as the name suggests, will take place on Sunday, March 15 2020.
As you’ve probably known, Selection Sunday is an important moment to start the March Madness. March Madness always begins with the Selection Sunday. It also takes place when the officials release the full field of sixty eight for the Division one Men’s Basketball tournament.
Happening on March 15, NCAA Selection Sunday will start from 6 p.m. ET. You can watch this full show on CBS. So, don’t hesitate to tune into the respective channel to catch up with the important moments.
March Madness 2021 schedule
Here is the March Madness 2021 schedule that you need to follow:
- First Four: Tuesday and Wednesday, March 17-18, 2020.
- NCAA Tournament Round 1: Thursday, March 19, Friday, March 20, 2020.
- NCAA Tournament Round 2: Saturday, March 21, Sunday, March 22, 2020.
- Sweet 16: Thursday, March 26, and Friday, March 27, 2020.
|Selection Sunday||Sunday, March 14|
|First Four||Thursday, March 18||Mackey Arena, Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall|
|First Round||Friday, March 19 and Saturday, March 20||Mackey Arena, Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall, Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indiana Farmers Coliseum, Lucas Oil Stadium|
|Second Round||Sunday, March 21 and Monday, March 22||Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indiana Farmers Coliseum, Lucas Oil Stadium|
|Sweet 16||Saturday, March 27 and Sunday, March 28||Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Hinkle Fieldhouse|
|Elite Eight||Monday, March 29 and Tuesday, March 30||Lucas Oil Stadium|
|Final Four||Saturday, April 3 and Monday, April 5||Lucas Oil Stadium|
2021 March Madness TV schedule
|Round||Time, Dates||TV channels|
|Selection Show||6 p.m. Sunday, March 14||CBS|
|First Four||4 p.m. coverage start on Thursday, March 18||truTV, TBS|
|First Round||12 p.m. coverage start on Friday, March 19|
and Saturday, March 20
|TBS, CBS, TNT, truTV|
|Second Round||12 p.m. starts on Sunday, March 21|
and Monday, March 22
|TBS, CBS, TNT, truTV|
|Sweet 16||2 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 Eight||7 p.m. start on Monday, March 29 and 6 p.m.|
coverage start on Tuesday, March 30
|CBS (Monday) and TBS (Tuesday)|
|Final Four||Games start 5 p.m. Saturday, April 3||CBS|
|National Championship||9 p.m. Monday, April 5||CBS|
When is the First Four?
The First Four will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 17 and 18, 2020.
Fans need to circle the calendar so that they won’t miss the chance to watch the First Four event.
When is the Final Four?
The Final Four will take place on April 4 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. Meanwhile, the National Championship will happen on April 6.
2021 March Madness TV Channels and Coverage
There are multiple channels that involve this spectacle. However, it is important to know that each channel has its own specialty.
For instance, you could tune into the CBS Sports and Turner Sports to watch all 67 games of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.
But these two channels will also provide the full live coverage across four national TV networks including CBS, TBS, TNT, as well as truTV. Depending on what TV cable you are subscribing, you will want to pick your option to live stream the games at your place.
How to Watch 2021 March Madness Live Online?
NCAA March Madness is quite a spectacle. You don’t want to regret not watching the games from your place. The breath-taking spectacle will start from March 15. CBS Sports provides most of the content and relevant information. But here is more detailed information.
NCAA officials are working well together with the live streaming and channels to present the fantastic games with all of the fans.
If you have pay provider credentials, you will be able to watch the entire event at NCAA March Madness Live Site or the free apps. March Madness Live apps are available for both iOS and Android. Whether you are using your laptop, PC, Mac, smartphone, or iOS device, you can get the free access using your pay provider credentials.
The other channels that you can pick to watch March Madness are CBS, CBS All Access, TNT, TBS, and TruTV. Keep in mind to see the schedule of the coverage’s at the specific channels’ official site you choose. There’s a possibility that the live coverage time is different from one channel to another. If you are not sure, you could search on their official sites and see if your local area is available in service. For local airings, you need to know about your zip code so that their internal search engine can search the visibility for you.
If you are ditching your cable, you don’t need to worry since there are some live streaming services that provide the coverage of March Madness. They are Roku, Google Play, Apple TV, as well as Amazon. Reach them out to see if you are able to use their service in your area.
NCAA March Madness FAQ:
March Madness is the other name of NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament. It is a single-elimination tournament which involves sixty eight teams to compete in the seven rounds. It is to pursue the national championship as the conclusion. The round is known as the Final Four, where only four best teams are left.
March Madness even begins before the tournament with Selection Sunday. Selection Sunday happens when the Selection Committee unveils the tournament bracket to the public. In the bracket, there are all teams and all seeds. As the name suggests, Selection Sunday always happens on Sunday.
Back then in March Madness 2019, Virginia met Texas Tech in the final. Virginia came out as winner after winning over Texas Tech with an impressive finish: 85-77. That was also the first time that Virginia won the Men’s National Basketball Title.
March Madness first took place in 1939. The name “March Madness” first appeared in the IHSA’s Magazine “Illinois Interscholastic”. There has been speculation about where the “March Madness” word comes from. But the most accurate prediction came from newspapermen, because they were the distributing party. During the Golden Era of the tournament in the 40s and 50s, March Madness became more significant in fame. Since then, folks have been using this phrase to promote, share, or discuss the actual event.
The Selection Committee is a ten-member basketball committee that consists of athletic directors and conference commissioners. They are significant to Division I men and women athletics. The gender-based tournaments are handled by the separate committees.
First things first, the selection committee has the responsibility to decide the participating teams. Then 32 teams receive automatic bids by winning the conference tournament. The selection committee will select the teams who have large bids.
Prime Sport is the official ticket seller for the 2021 NCAA Tournament. You will be able to buy or sell the tickets there.
The date is around the corner. As the March Madness begins, there will be no reason to get away from your seat. Buckle up and pick your way to watch this spectacle. Enjoy!