Get your brackets ready. March Madness is about to begin
College basketball's regular season is coming to a close and by the end of Sunday, we'll know which teams are going to be competing in both the men's and women's NCAA Division I tournaments. Final selections for the men's tournament will happen at 6 p.m. ET with the women's selections following at 8 p.m. Each tournament will feature 68 teams.
March Madness then officially begins on Tuesday with the First Four round in the men's tournament. The play-in round will determine the four lowest-seeded teams in the tournament.
The pandemic is ongoing, but the tournaments are back to a more normal schedule with different rounds taking place in cities across the country instead of the entire tournament in one place.
The NCAA released COVID-19 guidelines this month outlining testing and vaccination policies.
If you're looking to get in on the fun this month, here's a schedule of the tournaments, a look at building your own brackets and more as the road to the Final Four begins.
The men's tournament
The women's tournament
Brackets, brackets, brackets
Building your personal bracket and predicting which team is going to take it all is one of the best parts of March Madness. Whether you're going in alone, putting together a group with your family and friends for bragging rights or even setting up a pool with some of your work buddies, you've got options on how to go about it.
For the men's tournament:
For the women's tournament:
Not sure where to start when building your bracket? The NCAA has some tips for making your picks.
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