INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The NCAA says it plans to hold the entire 2021 men's college basketball tournament in one geographic location to mitigate the risks of COVID-19.
It is in talks with Indianapolis to be the host city, since the Final Four is already set to be held in Indianapolis next year.
🚨 #MarchMadness Update 🚨
The 2021 NCAA Tournament will be held in one geographic area.
— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) November 16, 2020
The association said it is relocating early-round games that had been scheduled to be played at 13 already-determined sites.
The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee said hosting all 68 teams in one place would “enhance the safety and well-being of the event.”