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NCAA.com | March 14, 2021

2021 NCAA conference tournaments: Schedules, brackets, scores, auto bids

How to pick a 15 vs. 2 upset in the NCAA tournament — if you dare

One of the most fun aspects of March Madness happens before the tournament even starts — tracking and watching all of the conference tournaments.

This year, 31 conferences held tournaments (down one from 32 with the Ivy League not playing due to COVID-19) to earn spots in the 2021 NCAA tournament.

Conference tournaments continued until right before selection show on Sunday, March 14. On Selection Sunday, Alabama (SEC), Colgate (Patriot League) and Illinois (Big Ten) were among the winners.

You can click or tap here to get a printable bracket for the tournament.

2021 NCAA conference tournament schedules: Brackets, scores, automatic bids

CONFERENCE auto-bid SCHEDULE/RESULTS//TV SCHEDULE LOCATION
America East
(Bracket)
Hartford Playoff pods: Feb. 27 and 28
Semifinals: March 6
Championship: 11 a.m. March 13 on ESPN2
Higher seed (semis on)
American Athletic
(Bracket)
Houston First round: March 11
Quarterfinals: March 12
Semifinals: March 13
Championship: 3:15 p.m. March 14 on ESPN
Fort Worth, TX
Atlantic 10
(Bracket)
St. Bonaventure First round: March 3
Second round: March 4
Quarterfinals: March 5
Semifinals: March 6
Championship: 1 p.m. March 14 on CBS Sports
Richmond, VA
and Dayton, OH
ACC
(Bracket)
Georgia Tech First round: March 9
Second round: March 10
Quarterfinals: March 11
Semifinals: March 12
Championship: 8:30 p.m. on March 13 on ESPN
Greensboro, NC
ASUN
(Bracket)
Liberty Quarterfinals: March 4
Semifinals: March 5
Championship: 2 p.m. March 7 on ESPN
Jacksonville, FL
Big 12
(Info)
Texas First round: March 10
Quarterfinals: March 11
Semifinals: March 12
Championship: 6 p.m. March 13 on ESPN
Kansas City, MO
Big East
(Bracket)
Georgetown First round: March 10
Quarterfinals: March 11
Semifinals: March 12
Championship: 6:30 p.m. March 13 on FOX
New York, NY
Big Sky
(Bracket)
Eastern Washington First round: March 10
Quarterfinals: March 11
Semifinals: March 12
Championship: 8 p.m. March 13 on ESPNU
Boise, ID
Big South
(Bracket)
Winthrop First round: Feb. 27
Quarterfinals: March 1
Semifinals: March 4
Championship: 12 p.m. March 7 on ESPN
Higher seed
Big Ten
(Bracket)
Illinois First round: March 10
Second round: March 11
Quarterfinals: March 12
Semifinals: March 13
Championship: 3:30 p.m. March 14 on CBS
Indianapolis, IN
Big West
(Bracket)
UC Santa Barbara First round: March 9
Quarterfinal: March 11
Semifinals: March 12
Championship: 11:30 p.m. March 13 on ESPN2
Las Vegas, NV
CAA
(Bracket)
Drexel First round: March 6
Quarterfinals: March 7
Semifinals: March 8
Championship: 7 p.m. March 9 on CBSSN
Harrisonburg, VA
Conference USA
(Bracket)
North Texas Potential prelim games: March 9
First round: March 10
Quarterfinals: March 11
Semifinals: March 12
Championship: 9 p.m. March 13 on CBSSN
Frisco, TX
Horizon League
(Bracket)
Cleveland State First round: Feb. 25
Quarterfinals: March 2
Semifinals: March 8
Championship: 7 p.m. March 9
Indianapolis, IN (semis on)
MAAC
(Bracket)
Iona First round: March 8 and 9
Quarterfinals: March 10 and 11
Semifinals: Friday, March 12
Championship: 4 p.m. Saturday, March 13 on ESPNU
Atlantic City, NJ
MAC
(Bracket)
Ohio Quarterfinals: March 11
Semifinals: March 12
Championship: 7:30 p.m. March 13 on ESPN2
Cleveland, OH
MEAC
(Bracket)
Norfolk State Opening round: March 7
Quarterfinals: March 11
Semifinals: March 12
Championship: 1 p.m. March 13 on ESPN2
Norfolk, VA (semis on)
Missouri Valley
(Bracket)
Loyola Chicago First round: March 4
Quarterfinals: March 5
Semifinals: March 6
Championship: March 7 on CBS
St. Louis, MO
Mountain West
(Bracket)
San Diego State First round: March 10
Quarterfinals: March 11
Semifinals: March 12
Championship: March 13
Las Vegas, NV
Northeast
(Bracket)
Mount St. Mary's Semifinals: March 6
Championship: 7 p.m. March 9 on ESPN2
Higher seed
Ohio Valley
(Bracket)
Morehead State First round: March 3 and 4
Semifinals: March 5
Championship: 8 p.m. March 6 on ESPN2
Evansville, IN
Pac-12
(Bracket)
Oregon State First round: March 10
Quarterfinals: March 11
Semifinals: March 12
Championship: 10:30 p.m. March 13 on ESPN
Las Vegas, NV
Patriot League
(Bracket)
Colgate First round: March 3
Quarterfinals: March 6
Semifinals: March 10
Championship: 12 p.m. March 14 on CBSSN
Higher seed
SEC
(Bracket)
Alabama First round: March 10
Second round: March 11
Quarterfinals: March 12
Semifinals: March 13
Championship: 1 p.m. March 14 on ESPN
Nashville, TN
Southern
(Bracket)
UNC Greensboro First round: March 5
Quarterfinals: March 6
Semifinals: March 7
Championship: 7 p.m. March 8
Asheville, NC
Southland
(Bracket)
Abilene Christian First round: March 10
Second round: March 11
Semifinals: March 12
Championship: 9:30 p.m. March 13 on ESPN2
Katy, TX
SWAC
(Bracket)
Texas Southern Quarterfinals: March 10 and 11
Semifinals: March 12
Championship: March 13 on ESPNU
Birmingham, AL
Summit League
(Bracket)
Oral Roberts Quarterfinals: March 6 and 7
Semifinals: March 8
Championship: 9 p.m. March 9 on ESPN2
Sioux Falls, SD
Sun Belt
(Bracket)
Appalachian State First round: March 5
Quarterfinals: March 6
Semifinals: March 7
Championship: 7 p.m. March 8 on ESPN2
Pensacola, FL
West Coast
(Bracket)
Gonzaga First round: March 4
Second round: March 5
Third round: March 6
Semifinals: March 8
Championship: 9 p.m. March 9 on ESPN
Las Vegas, NV
WAC
(Bracket)
Grand Canyon Quarterfinals: March 11
Semifinals: March 12
Championship: 10 p.m. March 13 on ESPNU
Las Vegas, NV

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