NCAA in Indiana will sponsor the 2021 men’s basketball championship. A majority of the tournament’s 67 games will take place in Indianapolis.
On March 14th, Selection Sunday on the schedule. The plans are to still have the Final Four on April 3rd and 5th. The exact preliminary round dates are to come.
NCAA and Tournament Structure
A historic moment for NCAA members and the state of Indiana is taking place, said Mark Emmert, NCAA president. The organization has worked tirelessly to reevaluate a tournament structure that maintains our distinctive championship opportunity for college athletes. In fact, the reality of today’s announcement goes to the enormous leadership of our membership, local authorities, and staff.
Ball State, Butler, the Horizon League, Indiana, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, and Purdue will host the tournament. All colleges will be providing their facilities and staffs for tournament operations.
A practice facility, the Indiana Convention Center will have multiple courts set up inside the venue. In fact, most of the tournament teams will get housing at Marriott properties. Moreover, held in a controlled environment. On dedicated hotel floors, with physically distant meeting and dining rooms, is where all teams will be housed. There will be secure transportation to and from competition venues.
Inside Lucas Oil Stadium, as well as for Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indiana Framers Coliseum, Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, and Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington, is where the games will be played. Moreover, at Lucas Oil Stadium, is where only one game at a time will be played.
The Organization Creates a Collaborative Effort to Deliver a Positive Outcome For Basketball
Acknowledging this is going to be complex and difficult, the NCAA organization said there is no question about it. In fact, we are thankful for the joint attempt among the Men’s Basketball Committee and staff. Moreover, our hosts and local organizers, the staff at each practice and competition venue, and our broadcast and corporate partners. We will all pull together and stage a fantastic national championship,” said Dan Gavitt, NCAA senior vice president of basketball.