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2021 NCAA Men’s Tournament Viewing Guide: The Final Four

Typically, the national semifinals tip off a little after 6 p.m. Eastern. Thanks to the unique circumstances and requirements of 2021, they start one hour earlier this time around.

2021 NCAA Men’s Tournament Viewing Guide: Elite Eight Tuesday

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?

2021 NCAA Men’s Tournament Viewing Guide: Elite Eight Monday

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.

2021 NCAA Men’s Tournament Viewing Guide: Sweet Sixteen Sunday

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).

2021 NCAA Men’s Tournament Viewing Guide: Sweet Sixteen Saturday

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.

2021 NCAA Men’s Tournament Viewing Guide: Second Round Monday

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.

2021 NCAA Men’s Tournament Viewing Guide: Second Round Sunday

For the first time, 15 of the 16 seeds will be represented in this round with 14 taking the court today alone.

2021 NCAA Men’s Tournament Viewing Guide: First Round Saturday Evening

The round of 64 ends tonight with eight contests, including No. 1 overall seed Gonzaga’s 2021 tournament debut.

2021 NCAA Men’s Tournament Viewing Guide: First Round Saturday Afternoon

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.

2021 NCAA Men’s Tournament Viewing Guide: First Round Friday Evening

Start your weekend with a lot of college basketball.

2021 NCAA Men’s Tournament Viewing Guide: First Round Friday Afternoon

Pretend it’s a Thursday.

2021 NCAA Tournament Viewing Guide: The First Four

Typically, this round takes place over two nights and at the University of Dayton Arena. In 2021, it’s two venues over one night.

College Basketball Viewing Guide for Selection Sunday, March 14, 2021

The final five automatic bids of 2021 will be awarded today. Can Cincinnati burst one last bubble?

College Basketball Viewing Guide for Saturday, March 13, 2021

After three days without a championship game, you’ll see 15 of them today. Bubble trouble lurks in a pair of them.

College Basketball Viewing Guide for Friday, March 12, 2021

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.

College Basketball Viewing Guide for Thursday, March 11, 2021

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.

College Basketball Viewing Guide for Wednesday, March 10, 2021

While conference tournament action is ramping up, there are precious few games with at-large implications on today’s schedule.

College Basketball Viewing Guide for Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Tonight’s schedule will see the last automatic bids handed out (five) before Saturday’s flood of invitations.

College Basketball Viewing Guide for Monday, March 8, 2021

Barring any late scheduling changes, it’s all-elimination action between tonight and the National Championship game. Two bids are on the line tonight.

College Basketball Viewing Guide for Sunday, March 7, 2021

Selection Sunday is one week away! Today’s slate features several intriguing regular-season finales from the American, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12, and SEC, along with three conference title games, where two automatic bids will go out.

College Basketball Viewing Guide for Saturday, March 6, 2021

It’s a day full of regular-season finales, including some makeup games, and plenty of conference tournament action.

College Basketball Viewing Guide for Friday, March 5, 2021

While most of your attention (and this post’s) will go toward conference tournaments, there are still some important regular season games on the Friday slate.

College Basketball Viewing Guide for Thursday, March 4, 2021

Late additions to the Big 12 and Big Ten schedules and six conferences’ worth of tournament action make this a particularly intriguing first Thursday of March.

College Basketball Viewing Guide for Wednesday, March 3, 2021

The first Wednesday schedule for March isn’t as loaded as the first Tuesday’s, but there are still plenty of intriguing matchups and more early conference tournament contests available to partake in.

College Basketball Viewing Guide for Monday, March 1, 2021

WELCOME TO THE MONTH OF MADNESS!

College Basketball Viewing Guide for Saturday, February 27, 2021

Major conference play is building to a boil, while two more conference tournaments tip off today.

College Basketball Viewing Guide for Thursday, February 25, 2021

Thursday’s slate features a top-five showdown in the Big Ten, crucial Mountain West and Pac-12 matchups, another very late non-conference game, and the first four Championship Fortnight games of the season.

College Basketball Conference Tournaments Viewing Guide For Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Just one auto bid is up for grabs tonight, with bubble action taking up the rest of the spotlight. For a more traditional look at today’s college basketball schedule, visit MattSarzSports.com.

College Basketball Conference Tournaments Viewing Guide For Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Five bids are up for grabs tonight, though one has already been unexpectedly rewarded before those games even tip off. For a more traditional look at today’s college basketball schedule, visit MattSarzSports.com.

College Basketball Conference Tournaments Viewing Guide For Monday, March 9, 2020

Bubble trouble could lurk in the SoCon championship and WCC semifinals. For a more traditional look at today’s college basketball schedule, visit MattSarzSports.com.

College Basketball Viewing Guide For Sunday, March 8, 2020

Selection Sunday is a week away, which means it’s the final day of the regular season in the American and Big Ten. Plus, three more bids go out. For a more traditional look at today’s college basketball schedule, visit MattSarzSports.com.

College Basketball Viewing Guide For Saturday, March 7, 2020

1. It’s the penultimate day of the regular season, so there are a ton of quality matchups. 2. The first two tickets to the 2020 NCAA Tournament will be handed out this evening (East Coast bias). For a more traditional look at today’s college basketball schedule, visit MattSarzSports.com.