A regularly updated list of the 2021-22 men’s college basketball season’s non-exempt neutral-site games and other special events that are not tournaments. (You’ll find tournament info on this page.) If you have any additions (non-Rothstein tweets, I already see those), email them to bloggingthebracket at gmail dot com or tweet them to me @ChrisDobbertean.
A regularly updated list of the 2021-22 men’s college basketball season’s conference challenge series, including TV information (when available).
Your one-stop shop for 2021 NCAA Division I men’s basketball conference tournament brackets, schedules, TV info, and final scores.
You’re an April fool if you don’t check out today’s show.
Don’t turn to CBS looking for tonight’s doubleheader. It’s on TBS instead. Saturday will feature a Southwest Conference reunion with Houston and Baylor advancing to one national semifinal. Might we get an all-Pac-12 matchup in the other? Or will top seeds Gonzaga and Michigan conspire to prevent it?
I would imagine that if ratings are decent for this experiment, we’ll see more weeknight regional finals in the future. First up, the Midwest and South on CBS.
As on Saturday, CBS will carry the first two games of the day (both of which feature No. 1 seeds), while TBS gets the night session (which is Pac-12 heavy).
In another first, each regional semifinal game will be broadcast in its own telecast window. Note that the first two games of the schedule for both today and Sunday will be on CBS, with TBS picking up the night contests.
With the South and Midwest second round in the books, it’s time for the East and West regions to set their matchups for next weekend.
For the first time, 15 of the 16 seeds will be represented in this round with 14 taking the court today alone.
The round of 64 ends tonight with eight contests, including No. 1 overall seed Gonzaga’s 2021 tournament debut.
First-round Friday saw the ninth 15-over-2 upset ever and 13-over-4, 12-over-5, and 11-over-6 wins, along with three overtime games. Usually, when one first-round day is thrilling, the other ends up being a bore. Hopefully, that won’t be the case on this Saturday.
Start your weekend with a lot of college basketball.
Pretend it’s a Thursday.
Typically, this round takes place over two nights and at the University of Dayton Arena. In 2021, it’s two venues over one night.
Plus, a look at the regions and pods based on the NET and seed list.
We have a bracket! And, naturally, we have controversy!
Yesterday, nearly everything that could go wrong did go wrong for bubble teams. Well, other than Houston holding off Memphis in the second American Athletic semifinal.
The final five automatic bids of 2021 will be awarded today. Can Cincinnati burst one last bubble?
The Hoyas just claimed the Big East’s automatic bid with a resounding win over Creighton. That knocked some unlucky team out.
Welcome to the bubble, Shockers.
While Drake, Louisville, and Syracuse can breathe a bit easier now, a pair of unexpected conference title matchups tonight means they’re not yet out of danger.
There are still two Mountain West teams ranked among the "Last Four In." That might not be the case at around 6 p.m. Mountain Time.
After three days without a championship game, you’ll see 15 of them today. Bubble trouble lurks in a pair of them.
It’s semifinal Friday for 14 of the 15 conferences that will crown champions on Saturday, while three of the five leagues that wait until Selection Sunday itself will play their quarterfinals.
While there are still three Mountain West teams in the field, the identity of one has changed. As for the ACC, its postseason gathering has turned into a mess.
Despite Syracuse’s loss to Virginia, the Orange hang on for now. In the Big East, Seton Hall and St. John’s switch quartets.
There are a whopping 57 56 elimination game on today’s slate, so action will begin in the late morning on the East Coast and end long after midnight.
Guess who’s back ... Back again ... Back for now
The last time I tried to write one of these, it ended up being lost to the mists of 2020. Of course, CoVID is still a major factor in our lives one year later, as one bubble team discovered this morning.