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The final plans for the 2021 NCAA Tournament set to be held in Downtown Indianapolis and around the Hoosier State are signed, sealed, and about to be delivered.

With the announcement this afternoon from the NCAA on game dates, locations, and what’s to come all of March, it’s hard not to be pumped. This is a game changing event for our city, state, and community.

And you can bet the Baylor Bears will be one of the headliners when things get going in the 317.

Scott Drew’s team is fresh off a 77-69 win over #9 Kansas. Baylor, who is currently ranked #2, will absolutely have a number one seed in their future if they keep up this pace. The Butler alum Drew was kind enough to hop on The Dan Dakich Show today and talked with DD about this wild season.

“From a coaching standpoint it’s been very challenging with the protocols having people going out and coming back,” Drew said. “It’s like running a marathon where you’re in stride and going, but if you stop you feel the bumps. With that being said, I’ve thought the quality of play has been phenomenal.”

For the 68 teams that will end up in the Circle City, it’s a race to the finish trying to be as safe and competitive as possible. Here’s how the tournament will be situated:

  • First Four – March 18 – Mackey Arena and Assembly Hall
  • First Round –  March 19 & 20 – Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indiana Farmers Coliseum, Lucas Oil Stadium, Mackey Arena, and Assembly Hall
  • Second Round – March 21 & 22 – Indianapolis sites only
  • Sweet Sixteen – March 27 & 28 – Bankers Life Fieldhouse and Hinkle Fieldhouse exclusively
  • Elite Eight – March 29 & 30 – Lucas Oil Stadium
  • Final Four – April 3 & 5 – Lucas Oil Stadium

March Madness is on its way. We’re ready to go.

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