The calendar has finally flipped to March, so that can only mean March Madness 2021. We’re kicking off the greatest month of the year for basketball fans. With apologies to the National Basketball Association, the best basketball is played in March.
March Madness 2021
That’s right, March Madness 2021 is right around the corner, and there is some additional excitement for the event this year. The 2020 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament was canceled due to COVID-19, leaving basketball fans sad throughout the country.
There have been some minor setbacks during the 2020-21 NCAA men’s basketball season. But none of that will matter when the tournament kicks off in just a few short weeks. Sixty-eight teams will be competing for a shot to cut down the nets in Indianapolis. They also want to cement their legacy as one of the best teams of all time.
March Madness is a three-week sprint of basketball. Teams just need to play their best basketball of the season for six games to be crowned the champion. The annual tradition of playing “One Shining Moment” at the conclusion of the tournament will be even sweeter this year.
There will be brackets to be filled out and plenty of games to bet on along the way. Cinderella teams will be popping up throughout the bracket. They’ll be looking to continue their magical run as far as their momentum can take them.
There is simply nothing better than March Madness, and this 2021 version is coming at the most perfect time. Sports fans have been waiting nearly a year for some sense of normalcy. That will all return as soon as the brackets are revealed on Selection Sunday.
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Conference Tournaments Come First
Before the NCAA Tournament field can be announced, teams need to earn a spot in the NCAA Tournament. There are a number of teams that already have a strong enough resume to be included in the field. But there are many schools that need to win the automatic qualifying bid to get in.
These automatic bids are given out to conference tournament champions throughout the country. The madness really begins during these tournaments.
The thrill of watching a mid-major team celebrate punching its ticket to the NCAA Tournament will never get old.
If you are looking for something to get you pumped up for March Madness, look no further than conference tournament action.
The Road to the Final Four
The Road to the Final Four is typically a three-week journey that spans across the country. This year’s tournament will still be a three-week event. But the Road to the Final Four will be more like a crosswalk.
The NCAA has announced that all games will be played in Indianapolis or the surrounding area. Indianapolis was supposed to host the Final Four. Instead, it will also get all 68 teams for the entire tournament.
Fans will be allowed to attend the games, but it will be on a very limited basis. Not having fans in the stands will take away from some of the excitement. But the action on the court will still be just as good.
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