March Madness Picks And Predictions: Selection Sunday Bracket Breakdown
Yesterday was our favorite day of the year, Selection Sunday, and the 10-person committee decided the seeding and bracket for this year's NCAA Tournament.
Our very own Jamie Kelton talks with handicappers Drew Martin and Adam Trigger about the bracket, who was unlucky to miss out and who has the most favorable side of the draw. They also tell us what we're all really interested in, their picks for the first round of games which will be taking place on Friday and Saturday of this week.
Watch the video below for the latest insight from our trio of experts ahead of one of the betting events of the year.
2021 March Madness Selection Sunday Bracket Breakdown
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2021 March Madness First Round Picks
Our experts have taken a look at the bracket and identified one pick each that they believe is a lock in Friday and Saturday's First Round.
Jamie Kelton's Pick
Drew Martin's Pick
Adam Trigger's Pick
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2021 March Madness: Complete Schedule, dates and bracket
First Four — Thursday, March 18
(16) Texas Southern vs. (16) Mount St. Mary's 5:10 p.m.
(11) Drake vs. (11) Wichita State 6:27 p.m.
(16) Appalachian State vs. (16) Norfolk State 8:40 p.m.
(11) UCLA vs. (11) Michigan State 9:57 p.m.
First Round — Friday, March 19
(7) Florida vs. (10) Virginia Tech 12:15 p.m.
(3) Arkansas vs. (14) Colgate 12:45 p.m.
(1) Illinois vs. (16) Drexel 1:15 p.m.
(6) Texas Tech vs. (11) Utah State 1:45 p.m.
(2) Ohio State vs. (15) Oral Roberts 3 p.m.
(1) Baylor vs. (16) Hartford 3:30 p.m.
(8) Loyola Chicago vs. (9) Georgia Tech 4 p.m.
(5) Tennessee vs. (12) Oregon State 4:30 p.m.
(4) Oklahoma State vs. (13) Liberty 6:25 p.m.
(8) North Carolina vs. (9) Wisconsin 7:10 p.m.
(2) Houston vs. (15) Cleveland State 7:15 p.m.
(4) Purdue vs. (13) North Texas 7:25 p.m.
(7) Clemson vs. (10) Rutgers 9:20 p.m.
(6) San Diego State vs. (11) Syracuse 9:40 p.m.
(3) West Virginia vs. (14) Morehead State 9:50 p.m.
(5) Villanova vs. (12) Winthrop 9:57 p.m.
First Round — Saturday, March 20
(5) Colorado vs. (12) Georgetown 12:15 p.m.
(4) Florida State vs. (13) UNC Greensboro 12:45 p.m.
(3) Kansas vs. (14) Eastern Washington 1:15 p.m.
(8) LSU vs. (9) St. Bonaventure 1:45 p.m.
(1) Michigan vs. (16) Mount St. Mary's/Texas Southern 3 p.m.
(5) Creighton vs. (12) UC Santa Barbara 3:30 p.m.
(2) Alabama vs. (15) Iona 4 p.m.
(6) USC vs. (11) Wichita State/Drake 4:30 p.m.
(2) Iowa vs. (15) Grand Canyon 6:25 p.m.
(7) UConn vs. (10) Maryland 7:10 p.m.
(4) Virginia vs. (13) Ohio 7:15 p.m.
(8) Oklahoma vs. (9) Missouri 7:25 p.m.
(1) Gonzaga vs. (16) Norfolk State/Appalachian State 9:20 p.m.
(6) BYU vs. (11) Michigan State/UCLA 9:40 p.m.
(3) Texas vs. (14) Abilene Christian 9:50 p.m.
(7) Oregon vs. (10) VCU 9:57 p.m.
Second round: 12 p.m. Sunday 21 March and Monday 22 March
Sweet 16: 2 p.m. Saturday 27 March and 1 p.m. Sunday 28 March
Elite Eight: 7 p.m. Monday 29 March and 6 p.m. Tuesday 30 March
Final Four: 5 p.m. Saturday 3 April
NCAA championship game: 9 p.m. Monday 5 April