March Madness is considered one of the most significant, thrilling, and enjoyable sports activities. The men's basketball tournament in Division I NCAA has 68 teams competing for the national championship in seven rounds. The last round is called the fourth final, where only four teams are left.

The tournament was founded in 1939 thanks to Ohio State coach Harold Olsen and it was produced by the National Basketball Coaches Association. The championship includes champions from 32 Division I conferences and 36 awarded teams.

UCLA has the record 11 national championship titles, with 10 of them won by John Wooden. Take a look at everything you need to know about the 2021 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament.

March Madness 2021 Schedule

The 2021 March Madness, which consists of the First Four, Round 1 and Round 2, Sweet 16, Elite Eight, Final Four, and the National Championship game, will begin on Thursday, 18 March and will end on Monday, April 5.

Round Date
First Four March 18
Round 1 March 19-20
Round 2 March 21-22
Sweet 16 March 27-28
Elite Eight March 29-30
Final Four April 3
National Championship game April 5

March Madness 2021 Bracket

The 2021 March Madness brackets. (NCAA)

For the first time ever, the NCAA hosts the entire tournament at one venue. The tournament this year will take place exclusively in Indiana due to the pandemic, thus the seeding of the bracket has been slightly changed. The four top seeds and the First Four will be done the same but the modifications of the brackets will be next. 

The teams' position in the bracket depends solely on rankings without the traditional geographical considerations. Using the "s-curve" the bracket is then being filled. 37 (one more than regularly) and 31 automatic qualifications will be made (one fewer than ordinary).

March Madness 2021 Dates

The March Madness 2021 will be unlike any other. Every game is played in Indiana and most of them in Indianapolis. Check out all the dates.

– Sunday, March 14, 6:00 PM (ET): Selection Sunday

– Thursday, March 18: First Four

– Friday, March 19 and Saturday, March 20: Round 1

– Sunday, March 21 and Monday, March 22: Round 2

– Saturday, March 27 and Sunday, March 28: Sweet 16

– Monday, March 29 and Tuesday, March 30: Elite Eight

– Saturday, April 3: Final Four

– Monday, April 5: NCAA Championship Game

How to watch March Madness 2021 in the U.S.

The 2021 March Madness, to be played from March 14 to April 5, in Indiana, will be broadcasted on CBS, TNT, truTV, TBS in the United States.

March Madness 2021 Predictions

Three teams have a realistic chance of winning the trophy, but there are also many other teams who should never be ruled out of the race. The bookmakers see Gonzaga as the favorites to win the 2021 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament. DraftKings have given them +250 odds to become the March Madness champions. In second are Baylor with +275 odds, while a Michigan triumph would result in a +450 payout.

  DraftKings
Gonzaga +250
Baylor +275
Michigan +450
Alabama +1300
Iowa +1300
Ohio State +1500
Illinois +1700
Texas +1700
Florida +2000
Houston +2000
Kansas +2000
Oklahoma State +2000
Villanova +2000
Virginia +2000
West Virginia +2000
Creighton +2500
Oklahoma +2500
Texas Tech +2500