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2021 NCAA bracket: Printable March Madness bracket .PDF

Right here is the official and printable NCAA bracket for the 2020-21 NCAA Division I males’s basketball match, also called March Insanity. Baylor beat Gonzaga to win the nationwide championship.

The 2022 NCAA match is scheduled to start out with the First 4 on March 15 and 16.

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NCAA bracket 2021: Printable March Insanity bracket

Right here is the entire schedule for the match, together with instances, hyperlinks to dwell streams and TV networks:

2021 NCAA TOURNAMENT RESULTS LOCATION
First 4 — Thursday, March 18  
(16) Texas Southern 60, (16) Mount St. Mary’s 52 Simon Skjodt Meeting Corridor
(11) Drake 53, (11) Wichita State 52 Mackey Enviornment
(16) Norfolk State 54, (16) Appalachian State 53  Simon Skjodt Meeting Corridor
(11) UCLA 86, (11) Michigan State 80 Mackey Enviornment
First Spherical — Friday, March 19  
(7) Florida 75, (10) Virginia Tech 70 (OT) Hinkle Fieldhouse
(3) Arkansas 85, (14) Colgate 68 Bankers Life Fieldhouse
(1) Illinois 78, (16) Drexel 49 Indiana Farmers Coliseum
(6) Texas Tech 65, (11) Utah State 53 Simon Skjodt Meeting Corridor
(15) Oral Roberts 75, (2) Ohio State 72 (OT) Mackey Enviornment
(1) Baylor 79, (16) Hartford 55 Lucas Oil Stadium Unity (South)
(8) Loyola Chicago 71, (9) Georgia Tech 60 Hinkle Fieldhouse
(12) Oregon State 70, (5) Tennessee 56 Bankers Life Fiieldhouse
(4) Oklahoma State 69, (13) Liberty 60 Indiana Farmers Coliseum
(9) Wisconsin 85, No. 8 North Carolina 62 Mackey Enviornment
(2) Houston 87, (15) Cleveland State 56 Simon Skjodt Meeting Corridor
(13) North Texas 78, (4) Purdue 69 (OT) Lucas Oil Stadium Equality (North)
(10) Rutgers 60, (7) Clemson 56 Bankers Life Fieldhouse
(11) Syracuse 78, (6) San Diego State 62 Hinkle Fieldhouse
(3) West Virginia 84, (14) Morehead State 67 Lucas Oil Stadium Unity (South)
(5) Villanova 73, (12) Winthrop 63 Indiana Farmers Coliseum
First Spherical — Saturday, March 20  
(5) Colorado 96, (12) Georgetown 73 Hinkle Fieldhouse
(4) Florida State 64, (13) UNC Greensboro 54 Bankers Life Fieldhouse
(3) Kansas 93, (14) Eastern Washington 84 Indiana Farmers Coliseum
(8) LSU 76, (9) St. Bonaventure 61 Simon Skjodt Meeting Corridor
(1) Michigan 82, (16) Texas Southern 66 Mackey Enviornment
(5) Creighton 63, (12) UC Santa Barbara 62 Lucas Oil Stadium Unity (South)
(2) Alabama 68, (15) Iona 55 Hinkle Fieldhouse
(6) USC 72, (11) Drake 56 Bankers Life Fieldhouse
(2) Iowa 86, (15) Grand Canyon 74 Indiana Farmers Coliseum
(10) Maryland 63, (7) UConn 54 Mackey Enviornment
(13) Ohio 62, (4) Virginia 58 Simon Skjodt Meeting Corridor
(8) Oklahoma 72, (9) Missouri 68 Lucas Oil Stadium Equality (North)
(1) Gonzaga 98, (16) Norfolk State 55 Bankers Life Fieldhouse
(11) UCLA 73, (6) BYU 62 Hinkle Fieldhouse
(14) Abilene Christian 53, (3) Texas 52 Lucas Oil Stadium Unity (South)
(7) Oregon vs. (10) VCU — NO-CONTEST DUE TO COVID-19 PROTOCOLS
Second Spherical — Sunday, March 21  
(8) Loyola Chicago 71, (1) Illinois 58 Bankers Life Fieldhouse
(1) Baylor 76, (9) Wisconsin 63 Hinkle Fieldhouse
(11) Syracuse 75, (3) West Virginia 72 Bankers Life Fieldhouse
(3) Arkansas 68, (6) Texas Tech 66 Hinkle Fieldhouse
(2) Houston 63, (10) Rutgers 60 Lucas Oil Stadium Unity (South)
(15) Oral Roberts 81, (7) Florida 78 Indiana Farmers Coliseum
(5) Villanova 84, (13) North Texas 61 Bankers Life Fieldhouse
(12) Oregon State 80, (4) Oklahoma State 70 Hinkle Fieldhouse
Second Spherical — Monday, March 22  
(7) Oregon 95, (2) Iowa 80 Bankers Life Fieldhouse
(1) Gonzaga 87, (8) Oklahoma 71 Hinkle Fieldhouse
(11) UCLA 67, (14) Abilene Christian 47 Bankers Life Fieldhouse
(5) Creighton 72, (13) Ohio 58 Hinkle Fieldhouse
(1) Michigan 86, (8) LSU 78 Lucas Oil Stadium Unity (South)
(4) Florida State 71, (5) Colorado 53 Indiana Farmers Coliseum
(2) Alabama 96, (10) Maryland 77 Bankers Life Fieldhouse
(6) USC 85, No. 3 Kansas 51 Hinkle Fieldhouse
Candy 16 — Saturday, March 27  
(12) Oregon State 65, No. 8 Loyola Chicago 58 Bankers Life Fieldhouse
(1) Baylor 62, (5) Villanova 51 Hinkle Fieldhouse
(3) Arkansas 72, (15) Oral Roberts 70 Bankers Life Fieldhouse
(2) Houston 62, (11) Syracuse 46 Hinkle Fieldhouse
Candy 16 — Sunday, March 28  
(1) Gonzaga 83, (5) Creighton 65 Hinkle Fieldhouse
(1) Michigan 76, (4) Florida State 58 Bankers Life Fieldhouse
(11) UCLA 88, (2) Alabama 78 (OT) Hinkle Fieldhouse
(6) USC 82, (7) Oregon 68 Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Elite Eight — Monday, March 29  
(2) Houston 67, (12) Oregon State 61 Lucas Oil Stadium Equality (North)
(1) Baylor 81, (3) Arkansas 72 Lucas Oil Stadium Equality (South)
Elite Eight — Tuesday, March 30
(1) Gonzaga 85, (6) USC 66 Lucas Oil Stadium Equality (North)
(11) UCLA 51, (1) Michigan 49 Lucas Oil Stadium Equality (South)

We tracked verifiable perfect brackets from all main bracket video games all through your complete match. The final excellent ones busted on Saturday. Nobody got here inside shouting distance this season of Gregg Nigl, who picked the primary 49 video games accurately in 2019 earlier than his first miss.

2022 March Insanity: Full schedule, dates

Listed here are the dates, areas and match data for every spherical, together with Choice Sunday:

ROUND DATE CITY/SITE VENUE
Choice Sunday March 13 N/A N/A
First 4 March 15 and 16 Dayton, Ohio UD Enviornment
First/Second March 17 and 19 Buffalo, New York KeyBank Heart
First/Second March 17 and 19 Indianapolis, Indiana Bankers Life Fieldhouse
First/Second March 17 and 19 Fort Price, Texas Dickies Enviornment
First/Second March 17 and 19 Portland, Oregon Moda Heart
First/Second March 18 and 20 Greenville, South Carolina Bon Secours Wellness Enviornment
First/Second March 18 and 20 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Fiserv Discussion board
First/Second March 18 and 20 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania PPG Paints Enviornment
First/Second March 18 and 20 San Diego, California Viejas Enviornment
Candy 16/Elite Eight March 24 and 26 San Antonio, Texas AT&T Heart
Candy 16/Elite Eight March 24 and 26 San Francisco, California Chase Heart
Candy 16/Elite Eight March 25 and 27 Chicago, Illinois United Heart
Candy 16/Elite Eight March 25 and 27 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Wells Fargo Heart
Closing 4 April 2 and 4 New Orleans Mercedes-Benz Superdome

2021 NCAA Basketball Match Bracket

This is a fast information to how groups earn a spot within the NCAA match.

How are March Insanity groups chosen?

There are two ways in which a workforce can earn a bid to the NCAA match. The 32 Division I conferences all obtain an automated bid (there have been 31 in 2021), which they every award to the workforce that wins the postseason convention match. No matter how a workforce carried out throughout the common season, if they’re eligible for postseason play and win their convention match, they’re chosen to obtain a bid to the NCAA match. These groups are referred to as automated qualifiers.

The second avenue for an invite is an at-large bid. The choice committee (extra on them in a second) convenes on Choice Sunday, in spite of everything common season and convention match video games are performed, and decides which 36 groups (37 in 2021) that aren’t automated qualifiers have the pedigree to earn an invite to the match.

What’s the March Insanity choice committee?

The ten-member NCAA Males’s Division I Basketball Committee is chargeable for deciding on, seeding and bracketing the sector for the NCAA Match. College and convention directors are nominated by their convention, serve five-year phrases and symbolize a cross-section of the Division I membership.

How do they resolve which groups get an at-large bid?

There are a large number of stats and rankings that the Choice Committee takes into consideration, however there isn’t any set system that determines whether or not a workforce receives an at-large bid or not.

What’s this factor referred to as the NCAA analysis device?

The NCAA Analysis Software, or NET, is a device for the committee to judge the power of particular person groups. It replaces the RPI and was authorised after months of session with the Division I Males’s Basketball Committee, the Nationwide Affiliation of Basketball Coaches, prime basketball analytics specialists and Google Cloud Skilled Companies. It contains sport outcomes, power of schedule, sport location, scoring margin (capped at 10 factors per sport), and web offensive and defensive effectivity.

What’s the significance of seeding in March Insanity?

The boys’s school basketball match is made up of 68 groups. On Choice Sunday, earlier than any match sport is performed, these groups are ranked 1 by 68 by the Choice Committee, with the most effective workforce in school basketball — based mostly on common season and convention match efficiency — sitting at No. 1. 4 of these groups are eradicated within the opening spherical of the match (referred to as the First 4), leaving us with a area of 64 for the primary spherical.

These 64 groups are cut up into 4 areas of 16 groups every, with every workforce being ranked 1 by 16. That rating is the workforce’s seed.

With a purpose to reward higher groups, first-round matchups are decided by pitting the highest workforce within the area towards the underside workforce (No. 1 vs. No. 16). Then the following highest vs. the following lowest (No. 2 vs. No. 15), and so forth. In concept, because of this the 1 seeds have the simplest opening matchup to win within the bracket.

 

What’s a Cinderella?

Very similar to the titular character from the fairy story, a Cinderella workforce is one that’s far more profitable than anticipated. Examples in March can be Villanova’s 1985 championship run, when the eighth-seeded Wildcats turned the bottom seeded workforce to ever win the title, knocking off the heavy favourite Georgetown.

Who has gained each NCAA match?

Thirty-six completely different groups have gained a championship, however no workforce has gained greater than UCLA, which has 11, 10 of which got here a span of 12 years from 1964 to 1975.

Earlier March Insanity winners

Right here is the record of each males’s basketball nationwide championship for the reason that NCAA match started in 1939:

YEAR CHAMPION (RECORD) HEAD COACH SCORE RUNNER-UP SITE
2021 Baylor (28-2) Scott Drew 86-70 Gonzaga Indianapolis, Ind.
2020 Canceled (COVID-19) N/A N/A N/A Atlanta, Ga.
2019 Virginia (35-3) Tony Bennett 85-77 (OT) Texas Tech Minneapolis, Minn.
2018 Villanova (36-4) Jay Wright 79-62 Michigan San Antonio, Tex.
2017 North Carolina (33-7) Roy Williams 71-65 Gonzaga Phoenix, Ariz.
2016 Villanova (35-5) Jay Wright 77-74 North Carolina Houston, Texas
2015 Duke (35-4) Mike Krzyzewski 68-63 Wisconsin Indianapolis, Ind.
2014 Connecticut (32-8) Kevin Ollie 60-54 Kentucky Arlington, Texas
2013 Louisville (35-5)* Rick Pitino 82-76 Michigan Atlanta, Ga.
2012 Kentucky (38-2) John Calipari 67-59 Kansas New Orleans, La.
2011 Connecticut (32-9) Jim Calhoun 53-41 Butler Houston, Texas
2010 Duke (35-5) Mike Krzyzewski 61-59 Butler Indianapolis, Ind.
2009 North Carolina (34-4) Roy Williams 89-72 Michigan State Detroit, Mich.
2008 Kansas (37-3) Invoice Self 75-68 (OT) Memphis San Antonio, Texas
2007 Florida (35-5) Billy Donovan 84-75 Ohio State Atlanta, Ga.
2006 Florida (33-6) Billy Donovan 73-57 UCLA Indianapolis, Ind.
2005 North Carolina (33-4) Roy Williams 75-70 Illinois St. Louis, Mo.
2004 Connecticut (33-6) Jim Calhoun 82-73 Georgia Tech San Antonio, Texas
2003 Syracuse (30-5) Jim Boeheim 81-78 Kansas New Orleans, La.
2002 Maryland (32-4) Gary Williams 64-52 Indiana Atlanta, Ga.
2001 Duke (35-4) Mike Krzyzewski 82-72 Arizona Minneapolis, Minn.
2000 Michigan State (32-7) Tom Izzo 89-76 Florida Indianapolis, Ind.
1999 Connecticut (34-2) Jim Calhoun 77-74 Duke St. Petersburg, Fla.
1998 Kentucky (35-4) Tubby Smith 78-69 Utah San Antonio, Texas
1997 Arizona (25-9) Lute Olson 84-79 (OT) Kentucky Indianapolis, Ind.
1996 Kentucky (34-2) Rick Pitino 76-67 Syracuse East Rutherford, N.J.
1995 UCLA (31-2) Jim Harrick 89-78 Arkansas Seattle, Wash.
1994 Arkansas (31-3) Nolan Richardson 76-72 Duke Charlotte, N.C.
1993 North Carolina (34-4) Dean Smith 77-71 Michigan New Orleans, La.
1992 Duke (34-2) Mike Krzyzewski 71-51 Michigan Minneapolis, Minn.
1991 Duke (32-7) Mike Krzyzewski 72-65 Kansas Indianapolis, Ind.
1990 UNLV (35-5) Jerry Tarkanian 103-73 Duke Denver, Colo.
1989 Michigan (30-7) Steve Fisher 80-79 (OT) Seton Corridor Seattle, Wash.
1988 Kansas (27-11) Larry Brown 83-79 Oklahoma Kansas Metropolis, Mo.
1987 Indiana (30-4) Bob Knight 74-73 Syracuse New Orleans, La.
1986 Louisville (32-7) Denny Crum 72-69 Duke Dallas, Texas
1985 Villanova (25-10) Rollie Massimino 66-64 Georgetown Lexington, Ky,
1984 Georgetown (34-3) John Thompson 84-75 Houston Seattle, Wash.
1983 North Carolina State (26-10) Jim Valvano 54-52 Houston Albuquerque, N.M.
1982 North Carolina (32-2) Dean Smith 63-62 Georgetown New Orleans, La.
1981 Indiana (26-9) Bob Knight 63-50 North Carolina Philadelphia, Pa.
1980 Louisville (33-3) Denny Crum 59-54 UCLA Indianapolis, Ind.
1979 Michigan State (26-6) Jud Heathcote 75-64 Indiana State Salt Lake Metropolis, Utah
1978 Kentucky (30-2) Joe Corridor 94-88 Duke St. Louis, Mo.
1977 Marquette (25-7) Al McGuire 67-59 North Carolina Atlanta, Ga.
1976 Indiana (32-0) Bob Knight 86-68 Michigan Philadelphia, Pa.
1975 UCLA (28-3) John Picket 92-85 Kentucky San Diego, Calif.
1974 North Carolina State (30-1) Norm Sloan 76-64 Marquette Greensboro, N.C.
1973 UCLA (30-0) John Picket 87-66 Memphis State St. Louis, Mo.
1972 UCLA (30-0) John Picket 81-76 Florida State Los Angeles, Calif.
1971 UCLA (29-1) John Picket 68-62 Villanova Houston, Texas
1970 UCLA (28-2) John Picket 80-69 Jacksonville Faculty Park, Md.
1969 UCLA (29-1) John Picket 92-72 Purdue Louisville, Ky.
1968 UCLA (29-1) John Picket 78-55 North Carolina Los Angeles, Calif.
1967 UCLA (30-0) John Picket 79-64 Dayton Louisville, Ky.
1966 UTEP (28-1) Don Haskins 72-65 Kentucky Faculty Park, Md.
1965 UCLA (28-2) John Picket 91-80 Michigan Portland, Ore.
1964 UCLA (30-0) John Picket 98-83 Duke Kansas Metropolis, Mo.
1963 Loyola (Ailing.) (29-2) George Eire 60-58 (OT) Cincinnati Louisville, Ky.
1962 Cincinnati (29-2) Ed Jucker 71-59 Ohio State Louisville, Ky.
1961 Cincinnati (27-3) Ed Jucker 70-65 (OT) Ohio State Kansas Metropolis, Mo.
1960 Ohio State (25-3) Fred Taylor 75-55 California Daly Metropolis, Calif.
1959 California (25-4) Pete Newell 71-70 West Virginia Louisville, Ky.
1958 Kentucky (23-6) Adolph Rupp 84-72 Seattle Louisville, Ky.
1957 North Carolina (32-0) Frank McGuire 54-53 (3OT) Kansas Kansas Metropolis, Mo.
1956 San Francisco (29-0) Phil Woolpert 83-71 Iowa Evanston, Ailing.
1955 San Francisco (28-1) Phil Woolpert 77-63 LaSalle Kansas Metropolis, Mo.
1954 La Salle (26-4) Ken Loeffler 92-76 Bradley Kansas Metropolis, Mo.
1953 Indiana (23-3) Department McCracken 69-68 Kansas Kansas Metropolis, Mo.
1952 Kansas (28-3) Phog Allen 80-63 St. John’s Seattle, Wash.
1951 Kentucky (32-2) Adolph Rupp 68-58 Kansas State Minneapolis, Minn.
1950 CCNY (24-5) Nat Holman 71-68 Bradley New York, N.Y.
1949 Kentucky (32-2) Adolph Rupp 46-36 Oklahoma A&M Seattle, Wash.
1948 Kentucky (36-3) Adolph Rupp 58-42 Baylor New York, N.Y.
1947 Holy Cross (27-3) Doggie Julian 58-47 Oklahoma New York, N.Y.
1946 Oklahoma State (31-2) Henry Iba 43-40 North Carolina New York, N.Y.
1945 Oklahoma State (27-4) Henry Iba 49-45 NYU New York, N.Y.
1944 Utah (21-4) Vadal Peterson 42-40 (OT) Dartmouth New York, N.Y.
1943 Wyoming (31-2) Everett Shelton 46-34 Georgetown New York, N.Y.
1942 Stanford (28-4) Everett Dean 53-38 Dartmouth Kansas Metropolis, Mo.
1941 Wisconsin (20-3) Bud Foster 39-34 Washington State Kansas Metropolis, Mo.
1940 Indiana (20-3) Department McCracken 60-42 Kansas Kansas Metropolis, Mo.
1939 Oregon (29-5) Howard Hobson 46-33 Ohio State Evanston, Ailing.

*Louisville’s participation within the 2013 match was later vacated by the Committee on Infractions.

https://www.ncaa.com/information/basketball-men/mml-official-bracket/ncaa-bracket-printable-march-madness-bracket-pdf

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