/March Madness bracket 2021: Printable NCAA Tournament bracket, Elite Eight schedule, predictions, games, dates
NCAA bracket 2021: Printable March Madness bracket, NCAA Tournament Sweet 16, predictions, games, dates

March Madness bracket 2021: Printable NCAA Tournament bracket, Elite Eight schedule, predictions, games, dates

Before the much-anticipated return of March Madness following a one-year hiatus, so much hype was created it was almost getting out of control. But it’s safe to say the 2021 NCAA Tournament has done more than just make up for lost time. We’ve been treated to one of the most volatile first three rounds in history, with the highest seed-total ever to advance to the Sweet 16, since college basketball fans didn’t experience the hysteria of March a year ago. And in the Sweet 16, the surprises kept on coming.

No. 11 seed UCLA defeated No. 2 Alabama on Sunday, he day after No. 12 seed Oregon State, who needed to win the Pac-12 Tournament just to make the field of 68, upset No. 8 seed Loyola Chicago. The Beavers have been playing lights out for the last month and could advance to their first Final Four since 1963 with one more win.

But there’s also been a steadying presence to make the quarterfinals as well in No. 1 seed Baylor. The Bears took down No. 5 seed Villanova to advance to their first Elite Eight since 2012 and the fifth in school history. One more win for Baylor would put them in their first Final Four since 1950.

And now we wait to the next stage, which is arguably the best stage because it has a combination of really good teams and still plenty of games for the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight. If you’d still like to have that bracket in your life to print, we’re still here for you. Do with it what you please. CBS Sports always has your bracket back.

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