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College Basketball's March Madness

College Basketball's March Madness

When and how to watch

Every March Madness game will be broadcast on TBS, TNT, TruTV, CBS, or you can stream it on March Madness Live.

  • Selection Sunday -- Sunday, March 14th at 6 p.m.
  • First Round -- Friday, March 19th from noon to 10:30 p.m.
  • Final four -- Saturday, April 3rd at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • NCAA championship game -- Monday, April 5th at 9 p.m.

2021 March Madness: Complete schedule, dates (NCAA)

2021 Changes

There are several changes being made this year to the College Basketball National Championships. Here is a list of the biggest differences:

  • The tournament will be held in one geographic area. For men, that will mean Indiana (primarily Indianapolis). NCAA women's basketball teams also play in their own tournament and will be in Texas (primarily San Antonio).
  • The bracket is changing to an "S-curve" -- The top four seeds and the First Four will be handled the same as usual, but the bracket placement will be different, and will not take geography into account for its regions. Here is a link to what the NCAA has to say about the 2021 bracket.
  • The NCAA has announced that fans will be allowed to attend games as long as a total capacity of 25% is not exceeded and COVID-19 protocols are followed.


You can print the brackets from the NCAA website, or follow their interactive bracket as it fills out. Liam is filling ours out at the Bittersweet Branch - because everybody needs to know who’s in and who’s out!


Our librarian Deborah made this March Madness Recommended Reads page - very cool if you like to dig into a good basketball story.


We found this March Madness playlist on Freegal that is absolute gold and includes Turn Down for WhatSkillzThunderstruck… you’re just going to have to take our word for it and stream it on Freegal. Or flip through these and download up to 5 a week!

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