Selection Sunday is here, Bruins fans!
Your No. 11-seed men’s basketball team (17-9) will take on the Michigan State Spartans (15-12) in the “first four” of this year’s NCAA tournament. The play-in games will take place this Thursday ahead of the opening round which will take place across this Friday and Saturday.
The Bruins are headed to the 2021 NCAA Tournament!— UCLA Men’s Basketball (@UCLAMBB) March 14, 2021
No. 11-seed UCLA (17-9) will take on No. 11-seed Michigan State (15-12) in the "First Four" this Thursday.#GoBruins | #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/rQlI7PGRKQ
If the Bruins manage to top the Spartans in the play-in game, they will move on to play No. 6 BYU (20-6) in the Round of 64. Should they get past the Cougars, they’ll face the winner of No. 3 Texas (19-7) and No. 14 Abilene Christian (23-4).
For those who want a quick look at the entire March Madness bracket, we’ve got that right here:
The full 2021 NCAA Tournament bracket. pic.twitter.com/2TwL4cr6Q5— David Cunningham (@therealdcunna) March 14, 2021
The entire NCAA tournament schedule is as follows:
- Round of 64: March 19-20
- Round of 32: March 21-22
- Sweet 16: March 27-28
- Elite 8: March 29-30
- Final Four: April 3
- National Championship: April 5