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 the 2021 NCAA tournament will be held in a single destination – the state of Indiana – using multiple venues and adjusting the usual tournament schedule. 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 John Gasaway’s Bubble Watch (ESPN +) inside the NCAA tournament bubble. – ESPN college basketball staff
One down, another 67. A strange year got a little stranger when Liberty got the ASUN automatic bid before he even played the conference championship game. The Flames will face North Alabama on Sunday, a Division I transition program that has not yet qualified for NCAA championships and are the league’s automatic qualifiers to win or lose. In the meantime, the most successful games on Saturday could be the Atlantic 10 semi-finals. All four teams – St. Bonaventure versus Saint Louis, VCU versus Davidson – are in general talk if they fail to win the automatic bid.
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