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The NCAA Tournament was notably absent from the sports landscape last year as the COVID-19 pandemic put a halt to what some would call the greatest event in sports. Well, it’s time to rejoice because the Big Dance has returned and the 2021 NCAA Tournament has done a fantastic job of giving college basketball fans all the madness they crave in the month of March. 

We ended up getting a little bit of everything between a first-ever no-contest, a rare No. 15 seed over a No. 2 seed upset and plenty of other surprising results. But now we’re on to the second weekend, and with four marathon days of action behind us, all that’s left standing is 16 teams.

No. 12 seed Oregon State, who needed to win the Pac-12 Tournament just to make the field of 68, is heading to the national quarterfinals after an upset of No. 8 seed Loyola Chicago. The Beavers have been playing lights out for the last month and could advance to their first Final Four since 1963 with one more win. Oregon State is also just the second No. 12 seed to ever advance to the Elite Eight.

But there’s also been a steadying presence to make the quarterfinals as well in No. 1 seed Baylor. The Bears took down No. 5 seed Villanova to advance to their first Elite Eight since 2012 and the fifth in school history. One more win for Baylor would put them in their first Final Four since 1950.

As the home of March Madness, CBS Sports will be tracking every game and every score as we keep you apprised of notable developments in our continuously updating live NCAA Tournament Bracket with matchup analysis for every game. And the schedule? It’s hard to keep up with on that printable bracket of yours. So we’ve got you covered on that front right here with an easy-to-digest version featuring viewing information for each game.

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2021 NCAA Tournament bracket, scores

West

First Four (Thursday)

  • (11) Drake 53, (11) Wichita State 52 — Recap
  • (16) Norfolk State 54, (16) Appalachian State 53 — Recap

First round (Saturday)

  • (1) Gonzaga 98, (16) Norfolk State 55 — Recap
  • (8) Oklahoma 72, (9) Missouri 68 — Recap
  • (5) Creighton 63, (12) UC Santa Barbara 62 — Recap
  • (13) Ohio 62, (4) Virginia 58  — Recap
  • (6) USC 72, (11) Drake 56 — Recap
  • (3) Kansas 93, (14) Eastern Washington 84 — Recap
  • (7) Oregon vs. (10) VCU declared “no contest” — Story
  • (2) Iowa 86, (15) Grand Canyon 74 — Recap

Second round (Monday)

  • (1) Gonzaga 87, (8) Oklahoma 71 — Recap
  • (5) Creighton 72, (13) Ohio 58 — Recap
  • (6) USC, 85, (3) Kansas 51 — Recap
  • (7) Oregon 95, (2) Iowa 80 — Recap

Sweet 16 (Sunday)

  • (5) Creighton vs. (1) Gonzaga — 2:10 p.m. | CBS (watch live)
  • (7) Oregon vs. (6) USC — 9:45 p.m. | TBS (watch live)

East

First Four (Thursday)

  • (11) UCLA 86, (11) Michigan State 80 — Recap
  • (16) Texas Southern 60, (16) Mount St. Mary’s 52 — Recap

First round (Saturday)

  • (1) Michigan 82, (16) Texas Southern 66 — Recap
  • (8) LSU 76, (9) St. Bonaventure 61 — Recap
  • (5) Colorado 96, (12) Georgetown 73 — Recap
  • (4) Florida State 64, (13) UNC Greensboro 54 — Recap
  • (11) UCLA 73, (6) BYU 62 — Recap
  • (14) Abilene Christian 53, (3) Texas 52 — Recap
  • (10) Maryland 62, (7) UConn 54 — Recap
  • (2) Alabama 68, (15) Iona 55 — Recap

Second round (Monday)

  • (1) Michigan 86, (8) LSU 78 — Recap
  • (4) Florida State 71, (5) Colorado 53 — Recap
  • (11) UCLA 67, (14) Abilene Christian 47 — Recap
  • (2) Alabama 96, (10) Maryland 77 — Recap

Sweet 16 (Sunday)

  • (4) Florida State vs. (1) Michigan — 5 p.m. | CBS (watch live)
  • (11) UCLA vs. (2) Alabama — 7:15 p.m. | TBS (watch live)

South

First round (Friday)

  • (1) Baylor 79, (16) Hartford 55 — Recap
  • (9) Wisconsin 85, (8) North Carolina 62  — Recap
  • (5) Villanova 73, (12) Winthrop 63 —  Recap
  • (13) North Texas 78, (4) Purdue 69 (OT) — Recap
  • (6) Texas Tech 65, (11) Utah State 53 — Recap
  • (3) Arkansas 85, (14) Colgate 68 — Recap
  • (7) Florida 75, (10) Virginia Tech 70 (OT) — Recap
  • (15) Oral Roberts 75, (2) Ohio State 72 (OT)– Recap

Second round (Sunday)

  • (1) Baylor 76, (9) Wisconsin 63 — Recap
  • (5) Villanova 84, (13) North Texas 61 — Recap
  • (3) Arkansas 68, (6) Texas Tech 66 — Recap
  • (15) Oral Roberts 81, (7) Florida 78 — Recap

Sweet 16 (Saturday)

  • (1) Baylor 62, (5) Villanova 51 — Recap
  • (3) Arkansas vs. (15) Oral Roberts — 7:25 p.m. | TBS (watch live)

Midwest

First round (Friday)

  • (1) Illinois 78 vs. (16) Drexel 49 — Recap
  • (8) Loyola Chicago 71, Georgia Tech 60 — Recap
  • (12) Oregon State 70, (5) Tennessee 56 — Recap
  • (4) Oklahoma State 69, (13) Liberty 60 — Recap
  • (11) Syracuse 78, (6) San Diego State 62 — Recap
  • (3) West Virginia 84, (14) Morehead State 67 — Recap
  • (10) Rutgers 60, (7) Clemson 56 — Recap
  • (2) Houston 87, (15) Cleveland State 56 — Recap

Second round (Sunday)

  • (8) Loyola Chicago 71, (1) Illinois 58 — Recap
  • (12) Oregon State 80, (4) Oklahoma State 70 — Recap
  • (11) Syracuse 75, (3) West Virginia 72 — Recap
  • (2) Houston 63, (10) Rutgers 60 — Recap

Sweet 16 (Saturday)

  • (12) Oregon State 65, (8) Loyola Chicago 58 — Recap
  • (11) Syracuse vs. (2) Houston — 9:55 p.m. | TBS (watch live)

2021 NCAA Tournament schedule

Elite Eight

Monday, March 29 — 7 p.m. start (CBS)
Tuesday, March 30 — 6 p.m. start (TBS)
Lucas Oil Stadium

Final Four

Saturday, April 3 — 5 p.m. start (CBS)
Lucas Oil Stadium

National Championship

Monday, April 5 — 9 p.m. (CBS)
Lucas Oil Stadium

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