Conference tournaments are underway in college basketball before March Madness.
A total of 31 automatic bids will be awarded for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament in 2021 with the Ivy League on hiatus, the only conference that does not have a tournament. (Normally the 68 field includes 32 self-qualifiers and 36 general offers).
Nine offers have been decided, and two more will be decided on Tuesday evening. Here’s a look at the conference tournament championship matches that have been played:
|CAA||Drexel 63, Elon 56||7 p.m.||CBSSN|
|Northeast||Mont St. Mary’s 73, Bryant 68||7 p.m.||ESPN2|
|Horizon||Cleveland State 80, Oakland 69||7 p.m.||ESPN|
|Mountain peak||Oral Roberts (15-10) v North Dakota State (15-11)||9 p.m.||ESPN2|
|Western coast||Gonzaga (25-0) vs. BYU (20-5)||9 p.m.||ESPN|
Sporting News will follow all automatic auctions for March Madness below as the range begins to fill. The rest of the automatic auctions will be decided Sunday selection, which is March 14.
Here’s a look at the full conference tournament schedule (in alphabetical order). The list below will be updated as teams score their tickets for March Madness.
March Madness bracket automatic auctions 2021
|East america||March 6-13|
|Atlantic 10||March 3 to 14|
|Atlantic Sun||Freedom (23-5)|
|Big East||March 10-13|
|Big sky||March 10-13|
|Great South||Winthrop (23-1)|
|Big ten||March 10-14|
|Large 12||March 10-13|
|Big West||March 9-13|
|USA Conference||March 9-13|
|Horizon League||Cleveland State (19-7)|
|Ivy league||No tournament|
|Average american||March 11-13|
|Missouri Valley||Loyola-Chicago (24-4)|
|West Mountain||March 10-13|
|Northeast||Mount St. Mary’s (12-10)|
|Ohio Valley||Morehead State (23-7)|
|Patriot||March 6 to 14|
|From South||UNC-Greensboro (21-8)|
|Mountain peak||March 6-9|
|Sun belt||Appalachian State (17-11)|
|SWAC||March 9, 12-13|
|Western coast||March 4-9|
Following the selection on Sunday, the first four games will end March Madness in Dayton, Ohio on March 18. The real first round will then begin, from March 19 to 20. The second round will follow from March 21 to 22.
Until final support is released, follow the predictions of SN experts in our Field of 68 projections published every week before the Sunday of the selection.
NCAA Tournament Support Predictions
Here are the latest Sporting News March Bracket Madness predictions, according to Ryan Fagan as of March 2:
No. 1 seeds
Last four in
- Boise State
- Georgia Tech
- Saint Louis
The first four out
- Michigan State
- Seton Room