A new national champion for college basketball will be crowned on Monday night at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. After starting with 68 teams all making the journey to the Hoosier State, only No. 1 seeds Gonzaga and Baylor are left standing with the chance to claim their first championship. Both teams have had fairly easy roads to this game, save for Gonzaga’s last.
Gonzaga’s only other appearance in the Final Four or championship game came in 2017. The Zags again had one of the best records in the country — 37-1 to be exact — but came up short against No. 1 seed North Carolina in the title game. Now, coach Mark Few gets his shot at the elusive trophy in his 22nd year as coach in Spokane.
Baylor, meanwhile, is back in the national title game for the first time in over 70 years. The Bears were runners up in 1948 when they lost to Kentucky in a tournament that featured just eight teams. Now, Baylor looks to add the first title to its trophy case after years of success in conference and in the tournament, but just without ever being able to break through.
Below, the tip times for the rest of the NCAA Tournament, including national semifinals and title game that will air on CBS.
March Madness wouldn’t be complete without a bracket, so be sure to grab an NCAA Tournament printable bracket.
March Madness Live will again be your home for live streaming access to the 2021 NCAA Tournament.
All times Eastern
2021 NCAA Tournament dates, schedule National Championship
Monday, April 5 — 9 p.m. (CBS)Lucas Oil Stadium
Time (ET)MatchupTV9:20 p.m.(1) Gonzaga vs. (1) BaylorJim Nantz / Bill Raftery / Grant Hill // Tracy Wolfson CBS (watch live)