The NCAA tournament that we lost last season has been found – and will be unlike any other such event.
The reality of the coronavirus pandemic means that the 2021 NCAA tournament will be held in a single destination – the state of Indiana – with multiple venues used customary tournament schedule adjusted. The Final Four is expected to take place at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 3rd and 5th, but uncertainty will continue to prevail after a regular season marked by numerous cancellations and postponements throughout college basketball.
It is expected that the selection of a field with 68 teams will remain known. This is where Joe Lunardi comes in. Joey Brackets will continue the bracket math, making projections on the field through selection Sunday on March 14th. For a closer look, visit the NCAA tournament bubble John Gasaway’s Bubble Watch (ESPN +) . – ESPN college basketball staff
The top line of the bracket has shuffled for the first time in several weeks, with Michigan slipping ahead of Baylor to second overall and two other Big Ten teams – Illinois and Ohio State – swapping places for fourth No. 1 starting place. That race is far from over, however, as Illinois will visit both Michigan and the state of Ohio to end the regular season. One win over the Buckeyes is likely enough for the Illinois to be a top seed as best we can.
On the bladder
The last four byes
The last four In
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68 team bracket
New team in brackets
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