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NCAA Tournament 2021: B/R Expert Predictions, Updated Results for First Round

After 15-seed Oral Roberts shocked second-seeded Ohio State on Friday night, March officially went mad. It only got crazier on Saturday. Day Two of the 2021 NCAA Tournament reads like the college basketball gods making up for the absence of last year's festivities. While projected darling Georgetown fell quickly to Colorado, several new Cinderella candidates have emerged, from Jason Preston and Ohio dethroning Virginia to Abilene Christian ending the night and round with a pulse-pounding victory over intrastate rival Texas.
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March Madness live bracket: Full schedule, scores, how to watch 2021 NCAA Tournament games

March Madness is back. Say it again, now: March Madness is back. It's different from previous iterations, surely. It won't not be as grandiose either, with fan attendance limited because of COVID-19. But for the first time in two years, the NCAA will get back to the business of crowning a national champion in the single greatest postseason in American sports.
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Most popular NCAA tournament basketball bracket picks

The NCAA tournament is approaching fast, but you still have until noon ET Friday to make your picks. More than 10 million Tournament Challenge basketball brackets have already been entered, and you know you don't want miss out on the fun. Whether you take two seconds to click "autofill" and...
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The Top Seeds To Trust — And Avoid — In The Men’s NCAA Tournament

From the outside, March 16, 2012, was the maddest day in the history of the men’s NCAA Tournament. Before that tourney, only four No. 2 seeds had ever lost their opening-round tilts against No. 15 seeds. On that day, it happened not once, but twice. The first Goliath to fall...
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2021 Women's NCAA Tournament: History says these three teams most likely to cut down the nets in San Antonio

There is just a different feeling in the air today. I've gone back and forth on why the air feels a bit different today, but the answer is simple: We. Have. A. Bracket. The anticipation and excitement over what is to come in the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament is palpable. As buzzer beaters and upsets are certainly bound to happen, the question on everyone's mind is simple: who is going to win it all?
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2021 NCAA Tournament scores: UCLA rallies to beat Michigan State to cap compelling First Four

The first four games of the 2021 NCAA Tournament featured four teams rallying from double-digit deficits with three of them closing the deal for impressive victories to advance on to first round games on Saturday. The most high-profile game of the night belonged to Michigan State and UCLA as the Bruins roared back from an 11-point halftime deficit to win 86-80 in overtime.
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NCAA Tournament 2021: BYU's Jesse Wade gets stuck in elevator at team hotel

Making the NCAA Tournament is one of the most exciting moments for many college athletes. For one BYU player though, the first night of the tournament could've went slightly better. On Thursday, Jesse Wade got stuck in an elevator while on location in Indianapolis. Wade handled what is many people's...
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2021 NCAA Tournament odds, lines, spreads, picks, predictions: Model backing Creighton to cover

Countless college basketball junkies feel the need to make up for lost time after the coronavirus pandemic wiped out the NCAA Tournament last year. The 2021 NCAA Tournament is officially on, as all 68 invitees discovered their fate Sunday and the action begins Thursday with a play-in game between Texas Southern (16-8) and Mount St. Mary's (12-10) as they get things rolling with a 5:10 p.m. ET tip-off. Later Thursday night, a couple of traditional college basketball powers find themselves in the play-in spotlight as the Michigan State Spartans (15-12) and UCLA Bruins (17-9) collide in a 10 p.m. ET tip-off. The Spartans are two-point favorites in the latest college basketball spreads from William Hill Sportsbook for the 2021 NCAA Tournament.
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Drake roars back to edge Wichita State; Norfolk State survives Appalachian State comeback

The NCAA men’s basketball tournament, after a one-year absence, is set to return Thursday with the “First Four” play-in games. Larger issues have cast a shadow over this unprecedented version of the beloved event even before the first tip-off: At least one player will miss the opening weekend after testing positive for the coronavirus, though the NCAA announced that in all only 8 of 9,100 tests of tournament players and personnel heading into the event have turned up positive. Several players in the field launched a protest on social media for greater compensation for the use of their names, images and likenesses.
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A few extra thoughts entering Alabama’s NCAA tournament

The longer-than-normal countdown continues for Alabama basketball’s date in the NCAA tournament first round. Instead of the Thursday-Friday opening arguments, things shifted to Friday-Saturday with the Crimson Tide up on Day 2. There’s obviously a different feel to this tournament trip beyond the pandemic and the bubble response. Alabama (24-6)...
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