The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament selection committee will determine who makes the 68-team field and will compete for the Division I championship between the end of March and early April.
While the committee will announce the field Sunday, some teams have already clinched automatic bids in the tournament because they have won their conference tournaments.
Below is a list of the schools that won their conference tournaments this season. There are 31 automatic bids, as the Ivy League elected not to have a basketball season over coronavirus concerns. There are still tournaments that need to be played out.
The men’s tournament will be held in a bubble environment in Indiana with the Final Four being played at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
The tournament will begin with the First Four on March 18. The first games will be played at the Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington and the Mackey Arena in Lafayette. The championship will be held on April 5.
Virginia won the title in 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Virginia is the defending champion.
Atlantic Sun: Liberty
Big South: Winthrop
Horizon: Cleveland State
Ivy: No season
Missouri Valley: Loyola
Loyola of Chicago’s Keith Clemons (5) and teammate Lucas Williamson (1) celebrate following a 75-65 victory over Drake in the championship game of the NCAA Missouri Valley Conference men’s basketball tournament Sunday, March 7, 2021, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Northeast: Mount St. Mary’s
Ohio Valley: Morehead State
Southern: UNC Greensboro
Summit: Oral Roberts
Sun Belt: Appalachian State
West Coast: Gonzaga