NCAA Gives Updates Ahead of the 2021 March Madness Tournament

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: MAR 04 Villanova at Seton Hall
NEWARK, NJ – MARCH 04: Villanova Wildcats head coach Jay Wright during the second half of the college basketball game between the Seton Hall Pirates and the Villanova Wildcats on March 4, 2020 at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire)

Indianapolis: We are 29 days away from the start of the 2021 NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament. The March Madness tourney  will be held in Indianapolis not as a bubble, but in the central location.

March Madness venues

As mentioned, the tournament will be held in a central location, but not as a bubble. The following venues will be used for the NCAA Tournament in Indianapolis:

  • Lucas Oil Stadium
  • Bankers Life Fieldhouse
  • Hinkle Fieldhouse
  • Indiana Farmers Coliseum
  • Mackey Arena in West Lafayette
  • Assembly Hall in Bloomington.

On Saturday, the NCAA announced a couple of updates about the tournament. They also gave a preview of what the selection committee has for the top 16 seeds so far leading into Selection Sunday on March 14.

Updates on the NCAA Tournament:

The NCAA VP of Basketball Dan Gavitt would explain what will happen if a team arrives in Indianapolis with a positive COVID19 case, would they be eliminated  

Will there be fans?

Now the next thing is if there be fans allowed in the venues for the upcoming NCAA Tournament. As explained in the video below:

“We’re optimistic and hopeful, we been communicating with local health officials in Indianapolis about it & we’re already sure that we will have player guests at all 67 games. And we’re hopeful here in short order to announce limited capacity for fans as well.”

Villanova could be a top dog

The NCAA Selection Committee unveiled who the top 16 seeds would be right now if the season ended today.

Villanova comes in as the Number 2 seed in region 4

On the season, Villanova is currently ranked number five in the nation. Sitting with a 13-5 record, the Wildcats will be one of the team’s to beat this March. As of February 8th’s rankings, Rutgers University is also amongst the top 25. The Scarlett Knights will look to make a run during this tournament as well.

Make sure to stay posted with more NCAA updates as the tournament gets closer.

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