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When is Selection Sunday for 2021 March Madness

We go over when the March Madness selection committee will select and rank teams for the 2021 NCAA Men’s basketball tournament.

A view of the March Madness logo prior to the game between the Duke Blue Devils and the North Dakota State Bison during the first round of the 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Colonial Life Arena on March 22, 2019 in Columbia, South Carolina. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

The 2021 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is fast approaching. The First Four tips off on Thursday, March 18 and then the first round takes place Friday the 19th and Saturday 20th. The tournament will air across TBS, CBS, TNT, and truTV.

Before we get to the tournament, however, the bracket will need to be set. That happens on Selection Sunday during the annual Selection Show on CBS. That will air on Sunday, March 14 from 6 to 7 p.m. ET.

The show will unveil the 68 team field and where they have each been assigned. There will be four “regions” in the bracket, but teams will not be traveling across the country to their various pods. Due to COVID-19, the tournament is taking place entirely in Indiana, with most of the games in Indianapolis.

Here is a rundown of the dates and locations for each round of the 2021 NCAA men’s basketball tournament.

First Four: Thursday, March 18 — Mackey Arena, Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall

First Round: Friday, March 19 & Saturday, March 20 — Mackey Arena, Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall, Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indiana Farmers Coliseum, Lucas Oil Stadium

Second Round: Sunday, March 21 & Monday, March 22 — Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indiana Farmers Coliseum, Lucas Oil Stadium

Sweet 16: Saturday, March 27 & Sunday, March 28 — Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Hinkle Fieldhouse

Elite Eight: Monday, March 29 & Tuesday, March 30 — Lucas Oil Stadium

Final Four: Saturday, April 3 & Monday, April 5 — Lucas Oil Stadium