The 2020-21 NCAA Division I men's college basketball season will begin on Wednesday, Nov. 25. Members of the NCAA DI Council approved the start date during a meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 16.
Originally, the season was scheduled to start on Thursday, Nov. 10. But it was pushed back because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Council also provided more specifics on the upcoming season:
- Teams were allowed to begin practicing on Wednesday, Oct. 14
- No exhibitions or scrimmages will be played
- The maximum number of contests was reduced by four
- The Council recommended a minimum of four non-conference games
- Teams may play no more than 27 regular-season games
The AAC, ACC, America East, Atlantic 10, Big 12, Big East, Big South, Big Ten, Horizon League, MAAC, Mountain West, Pac-12, SEC, SoCon, Summit League, SWAC and WCC have all released their conference schedules.
The Ivy League announced the cancelation of all winter sports, including men's and women's basketball, on Thursday, Nov. 12.
This page will be updated as more information becomes available. Once schedules have been finalized, television info and games times can be found here.
NCAA.com has also broken down some key dates to remember for the 2020-21 season.
On Monday, Nov. 16, the NCAA announced it is in talks with the state of Indiana and the city of Indianapolis to host the entire 2021 tournament. Below is the tournament schedule by round.
2021 March Madness schedule
Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all dates below are subject to change.
|Selection Sunday||March 14|
|First Four||March 16-17|
|First Round||March 18-19|
|Second Round||March 20-21|
|Sweet 16||March 25-26|
|Elite Eight||March 27-28|
|Final Four||April 3|
|National Championship||April 5|
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