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March Madness live bracket: Full schedule, scores, how to watch 2021 NCAA Tournament games

March Madness is back. Say it again, now: March Madness is back.

It’s different from previous iterations, surely. It won’t not be as grandiose either, with fan attendance limited because of COVID-19. But for the first time in two years, the NCAA will get back to the business of crowning a national champion in the single greatest postseason in American sports.

And that year off is going to make all the difference when the ball tips off in Indiana; as the saying goes, you don’t realize how much you’ll miss something till it’s gone.

MORE: Watch select NCAA Tournament games with fuboTV (7-day free trial)

Storylines and enticing matchups abound in the 2021 NCAA Tournament, which will take place entirely — appropriately, even — in the state of Indiana. There’s a lot to unpack, but Sporting News is here to make sure you know everything there is to know about March Madness. That includes full schedule, TV and streaming info, dates, site information and more:

March Madness live bracket

For live updates of the tournament bracket and information on how to watch March Madness, check out the links below.

Live March Madness bracket | Full TV schedule

Printable 2021 NCAA Tournament bracket

 

You can get an updated, printable NCAA Tournament bracket here to fill out. SN will update the bracket throughout March Madness.

2021 NCAA Tournament schedule, scores

First Four

Thursday, March 18

Game
No. 16 Texas Southern 60, No. 16 Mount St Mary’s 52
No. 11 Drake 53, No. 11 Wichita State 52
No. 16 Norfolk State 54, No. 16 Appalachian State 53
No. 11 UCLA 86, No. 11 Michigan State 80 (OT)

Round 1

Friday, March 19

No. 7 Florida 75, No. 10 Virginia Tech 70 (OT)
No. 3 Arkansas 85, No. 14 Colgate 68
No. 1 Illinois 78, No. 16 Drexel 49
No. 6 Texas Tech 65, No. 11 Utah State 53
No. 15 Oral Roberts 75, No. 2 Ohio State 72 (OT)
No. 1 Baylor 79, No. 16 Hartford 55
No. 8 Loyola Chicago 71, No. 9 Georgia Tech 60
No. 12 Oregon State 70, No. 5 Tennessee 56
No. 4 Oklahoma State 69, No. 13 Liberty 60
No. 9 Wisconsin 85, No. 8 North Carolina 62
No. 2 Houston 87, No. 15 Cleveland State 56
No. 13 North Texas 78, No. 4 Purdue 69 (OT)
No. 10 Rutgers 60, No. 7 Clemson 56
No. 11 Syracuse 78, No. 6 San Diego State 62
No. 3 West Virginia 84, No. 14 Morehead State 67
No. 5 Villanova 73, No. 12 Winthrop 63

Saturday, March 20

Game
Time (ET)
TV
Game 21: No. 12 Georgetown vs. No. 5 Colorado
12:15 p.m.
CBS, fuboTV
Game 22: No. 13 UNC Greensboro vs. No. 4 Florida State
12:45 p.m.
truTV
Game 23: No. 14 Eastern Washington vs. No. 3 Kansas
1:15 p.m.
TBS
Game 24: No. 9 St. Bonaventure vs. No. 8 LSU
1:45 p.m.
TNT
Game 25: No. 16 Texas Southern vs. No. 1 Michigan
3 p.m.
CBS, fuboTV
Game 26: No. 12 UC Santa Barbara vs. No. 5 Creighton
3:30 p.m.
truTV
Game 27: No. 15 Iona vs. No. 2 Alabama
4 p.m.
TBS
Game 28: No. 11 Drake vs. No. 6 USC
4:30 p.m.
TNT
Game 29: No. 15 Grand Canyon vs. No. 2 Iowa
6:25 p.m.
TBS
Game 30: No. 10 Maryland vs. No. 7 UConn
7:10 p.m.
CBS, fuboTV
Game 31: No. 13 Ohio vs. No. 4 Virginia
7:15 p.m.
truTV
Game 32: No. 9 Missouri vs. No. 8 Oklahoma
7:25 p.m.
TNT
Game 33: No. 16 Norfolk State vs. No. 1 Gonzaga
9:20 p.m.
TBS
Game 34: No. 11 UCLA vs. No. 6 BYU
9:40 p.m.
CBS, fuboTV
Game 35: No. 14 Abilene Christian vs. No. 3 Texas
9:50 p.m.
truTV
Game 36: No. 10 VCU vs. No. 7 Oregon
9:57 p.m.
TNT

Round 2

Sunday, March 21

Game
Time (ET)
TV
Game 37: No. 8 Loyola Chicago vs. No. 1 Illinois
12:10 p.m.
CBS, fuboTV
Game 38: No. 9 Wisconsin vs. No. 1 Baylor
2:40 p.m.
CBS, fuboTV
Game 39: No. 11 Syracuse vs. No. 3 West Virginia
5:15 p.m.
CBS, fuboTV
Game 40: No. 6 Texas Tech vs. No. 3 Arkansas
6:10 p.m.
TNT
Game 41: No. 10 Rutgers vs. No. 2 Houston
7:10 p.m.
TBS
Game 42: No. 15 Oral Roberts vs. No. 7 Florida
7:45 p.m.
truTV
Game 43: No. 13 North Texas vs. No. 5 Villanova
8:45 p.m.
TNT
Game 44: No. 12 Oregon State vs. No. 4 Oklahoma State
9:40 p.m.
TBS

Monday, March 22

Monday’s second-round tip times will be announced after Saturday’s games.

Game
Time (ET)
TV
Game 45
Noon
CBS, fuboTV
Game 46
2:30 p.m.
CBS, fuboTV
Game 47
5 p.m.
TBS
Game 48
6 p.m.
TNT
Game 49
7 p.m.
CBS, fuboTV
Game 50
7:30 p.m.
TBS
Game 51
8:30 p.m.
TNT
Game 52
9:30 p.m.
CBS, fuboTV

Sweet 16

Saturday, March 27

Game
Time (ET)
TV
Game 53
2:30 p.m.
CBS, fuboTV
Game 54
5 p.m.
CBS, fuboTV
Game 55
7:15 p.m.
TBS
Game 56
9:45 p.m.
TBS

Sunday, March 28

Game
Time (ET)
TV
Game 57
2 p.m.
CBS, fuboTV
Game 58
4:45 p.m.
CBS, fuboTV
Game 59
7 p.m.
TBS
Game 60
9:45 p.m.
TBS

Elite Eight

Monday, March 29

Game
Time (ET)
TV
Game 61
7 p.m.
CBS, fuboTV
Game 62
9:45 p.m.
CBS, fuboTV

Tuesday, March 30

Game
Time (ET)
TV
Game 63
7 p.m.
TBS
Game 64
9:45 p.m.
TBS

Final Four

Saturday, April 3

Game
Time (ET)
TV
Game 65
5 p.m.
CBS, fuboTV
Game 66
8:30 p.m.
CBS, fuboTV

NCAA Tournament national championship

Monday, April 5

Game
Time (ET)
TV
Game 67
9 p.m.
CBS, fuboTV

How to watch, stream March Madness games

The NCAA Tournament will broadcast across several stations: CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV. The primary outlet for live-streaming 2021 NCAA Tournament games is March Madness Live. You can also stream games live by signing up for fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial.

Below is a round-by-round breakdown of what stations will broadcast games:

Round
TV channel
Live stream
First Four
TBS, truTV
NCAA March Madness Live
Round 1
CBS, TBS, TNT, TruTV
NCAA March Madness Live, fuboTV
Round 2
CBS, TBS, TNT, TruTV
NCAA March Madness Live, fuboTV
Sweet 16
CBS, TBS
NCAA March Madness Live, fuboTV
Elite Eight
CBS, TBS
NCAA March Madness Live, fuboTV
Final Four
CBS
NCAA March Madness Live, fuboTV
National championship
CBS
NCAA March Madness Live, fuboTV

NCAA Tournament sites 2021

Below is a full rundown on the sites and locations of the NCAA Tournament, which will take place entirely in Indiana:

*Indicates venue will host only first-round games

Round
Date
Location
Site
First Four
March 18
West Lafayette, Ind.
Mackey Arena
 
 
Bloomington, Ind.
Assembly Hall
Rounds 1-2
March 19-22
West Lafayette, Ind.
Mackey Arena*
 
 
Bloomington, Ind.
Assembly Hall*
 
 
Indianapolis
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
 
 

Hinkle Fieldhouse
 
 

Indiana Farmers Coliseum
 
 

Lucas Oil Stadium
Sweet 16
March 27-28
Indianapolis
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
 
 

Hinkle Fieldhouse
Elite Eight
March 29-30
Indianapolis
Lucas Oil Stadium
Final Four
April 3
Indianapolis
Lucas Oil Stadium
National championship
April 5
Indianapolis
Lucas Oil Stadium

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