2021 NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament

John Kelly

Born Gambler
Staff member
#41
The N.C.A.A. announced on Friday that it would welcome fans — tens of thousands of them — to Indianapolis and San Antonio, where the entire men’s and women’s basketball tournaments are to be held this season, in a move that will generate millions in ticket revenue but risk further spread of the coronavirus to and from far-flung regions of the country.

The 68-team men’s tournament, which begins on March 18, will be played in Indianapolis before crowds of up to 25 percent capacity at sites ranging from the quaint 9,100-seat Hinkle Fieldhouse, where the movie “Hoosiers” was filmed, to the cavernous Lucas Oil Fieldhouse, which in a normal year could hold up to 70,000 fans for the regional finals and the Final Four.

The 64-team women’s tournament, which begins on March 21, will allow up to 17 percent capacity from the regional semifinals through the championship final in San Antonio. Those games will be played at the Alamodome, which has a 31,900-seat capacity for basketball. (Crowds at the first- and second-round games, some of which will be played in small arenas, will be limited to several hundred friends and family members.) The capacity limits were decided after consultation with local health authorities, the N.C.A.A. said.


Source: The New York Times
 
#42
Typical double talk from NYT. In small arenas, friends and family. What about the larger sites. Is that 25% Inclusive. Oh. And of course, this can be a super spreader event of all events. Burn the fish warp.
 

FairWarning

Bells Beer Connoisseur
#46
Typical double talk from NYT. In small arenas, friends and family. What about the larger sites. Is that 25% Inclusive. Oh. And of course, this can be a super spreader event of all events. Burn the fish warp.
THe friends and family was in reference to the womens tourney. The mens will be up to 25% throughout.
 

FairWarning

Bells Beer Connoisseur
#49
i suggest 4 regional sites hosting 16 teams.. Pandemic is over
You’re correct

First weekend:

North - East Chicago, Gary, South Bend, Valpo
West - Merrillville, Greencastle, Terre Haute, Crawfordsville,
East - Fort Wayne, Marion, Anderson, Richmond
South - Vincennes, Seymour, Evansville, New Albany

Second weekend:

North - Kokomo
West - West Lafayette
East - Muncie
South - Bloomington

Final 4 weekend - Indy
 

John Kelly

Born Gambler
Staff member
#51
Michigan St. making a statement today over #4. Team faulted with the c19 stuff, yet they appear to be growing up.

Illinois led 5-0 and it was all Michigan State after that.

I thought the game said more about Illinois than Michigan State.

Ayo Dosunmu looked disinterested or out of sorts.
 

John Kelly

Born Gambler
Staff member
#57
INDIANAPOLIS — The 2021 National Invitation Tournament will feature 16 teams with all games being played in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. The decision to conduct the NIT in one geographic location was made with the interests of having a safe and healthy environment for all participants.

Conference USA and the University of North Texas will serve as hosts for the 83rd NIT, and specific venues for each round are being finalized. Games will be played at Comerica Center in Frisco, Texas and at UNT Coliseum on the campus of North Texas in Denton, Texas. First-round games will be played Wednesday, March 17, through Saturday, March 20. Quarterfinals also will take place Thursday, March 25. The semifinals and championship will take place Saturday and Sunday, March 27 and 28. 2021 also will feature a third-place game Sunday, March 28, which hasn’t been played at the NIT since 2003. All 16 games of the 2021 NIT will be televised on ESPN or ESPN2.


Source: ncaa.com
 
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