NCAA College Basketball Tournament: Schedule, Locations, Television Info

With just one week left in the college basketball regular season, teams are fighting for postseason seeds in their favor.

Here is a look at the upcoming schedule for the postseason

  • Selection Sunday — 6 p.m. ET March 14
  • 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

Games will be played:

  • Lucas Oil Stadium (2 courts, only one used at a time)
  • Bankers Life Fieldhouse
  • Hinkle Fieldhouse
  • Indiana Farmers Coliseum
  • Mackey Arena in West Lafayette
  • Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington
  • Teams will practice at the Indiana Convention Center with multiple courts set up inside the venue.
  • All teams will be housed on dedicated hotel floors, with physically distanced meeting and dining rooms, as well as secure transportation to and from competition venues.

CBS Sports and Turner Sports will continue to show all 67 games of the tournament across TBS, CBS, TNT, truTV and their digital platforms, including March Madness Live.

2021 March Madness: Complete schedule, dates

ROUND DATES LOCATIONS
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

 

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David Keech
Author: David Keech

David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]