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

No. 5 Colorado 96, No. 12 Georgetown 73
No. 4 Florida State 64, No. 13 UNC Greensboro 54
No. 3 Kansas 93, No. 14 Eastern Washington 84
No. 8 LSU 76, No. 9 St. Bonaventure 61
No. 1 Michigan 82, No. 16 Texas Southern 66
No. 5 Creighton 63, No. 12 UC Santa Barbara 62
No. 2 Alabama 68, No. 15 Iona 55
No. 6 USC 72, No. 11 Drake 56
No. 2 Iowa 86, No. 15 Grand Canyon 74
No. 10 Maryland 63, No. 7 UConn 54
No. 13 Ohio 62, No. 4 Virginia 58
No. 8 Oklahoma 72, No. 9 Missouri 68
No. 1 Gonzaga 98, No. 16 Norfolk State 55
No. 11 UCLA 73, No. 6 BYU 62
No. 14 Abilene Christian 53, No. 3 Texas 52
No. 7 Oregon, No. 10 VCU (no contest)

Round 2

Sunday, March 21

Game
Game 37: No. 8 Loyola Chicago 71, No. 1 Illinois 58
Game 38: No. 1 Baylor 76, No. 9 Wisconsin 63
Game 39: No. 11 Syracuse 75, No. 3 West Virginia 72
Game 40: No. 3 Arkansas 68, No. 6 Texas Tech 66
Game 41: No. 2 Houston 63, No. 10 Rutgers 60
Game 42: No. 15 Oral Roberts 81, No. 7 Florida 78
Game 43: No. 5 Villanova 84, No. 13 North Texas 61
Game 44: No. 12 Oregon State 80, No. 4 Oklahoma State 70

Monday, March 22

No. 7 Oregon 95, No. 2 Iowa 80
No. 1 Gonzaga 87, No. 8 Oklahoma 71
No. 11 UCLA 67, No. 14 Abilene Christian 47
No. 5 Creighton 72, No. 13 Ohio 58
No. 1 Michigan 86, No. 8 LSU 78
No. 4 Florida State 71, No. 5 Colorado 53
No. 2 Alabama 96, No. 10 Maryland 77
No. 6 USC 85, No. 3 Kansas 51

Sweet 16

Saturday, March 27

Game Time (ET) TV
Game 53: No. 12 Oregon State vs. No. 8 Loyola Chicago 2:40 p.m. CBS, fuboTV
Game 54: No. 5 Villanova vs. No. 1 Baylor 5:15 p.m. CBS, fuboTV
Game 55: No. 15 Oral Roberts vs. No. 3 Arkansas 7:25 p.m. TBS
Game 56: No. 11 Syracuse vs. No. 2 Houston 9:55 p.m. TBS

Sunday, March 28

Sunday, March 28

Game Time (ET) TV
Game 57: No. 5 Creighton vs. No. 1 Gonzaga 2:10 p.m. CBS, fuboTV
Game 58: No. 4 Florida State vs. No. 1 Michigan 5 p.m. CBS, fuboTV
Game 59: No. 11 UCLA vs. No. 2 Alabama 7:15 p.m. TBS
Game 60: No. 7 Oregon vs. No. 6 USC 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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