College Basketball General Info

What are the Dates of the 2021 College Basketball Contest?

Brackets Open - March 14, 2021

The brackets will be populated with teams and be open for picks the evening of March 14, 2021.

First game - Friday, March 19, 2021

You may enter your picks for the 64 team bracket until the scheduled tip-off of the first game of the First Round of the tournament.

3-in-1 Bracket Games

The 16 Team Bracket will be open for picks on Monday, March 22 (after the last game of Round 2) and close on Saturday, March 27, 2021 (before the first game of Round 3).

The 4 Team Bracket will be open for picks on Tuesday, March 30 (after the last game of Round 4) and close on Saturday, April 3, 2021 (before the first game of Round 5).

Round Dates (Times ET)

Round 1: 12 p.m. start on Friday, March 19, and Saturday, March 20
Round 2: 12 p.m. start on Sunday, March 21, and Monday, March 22
Round 3: 2 p.m. start on Saturday, March 27, and 1 p.m. start on Sunday, March 28
Round 4: 7 p.m. start on Monday, March 29, and 6 p.m. start on Tuesday, March 30
Round 5: 5 p.m. start on Saturday, April 3
Round 6 (Championship Game): 9 p.m. Monday, April 5

3-in-1 Bracket Reminder Mail Schedule

64 Team Bracket - March 15 at 8am EST

16 Team Bracket - March 23 at 8 am EST

4 Team Bracket - March 31 at 8 am EST

Championship Game - April 5, 2021