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Updates on schedule and locations for Indiana-based NCAA Tournament released

IU’s Assembly Hall will host First-Four matchups and First Round games in the NCAA Tournament, according to an NCAA release Tuesday laying out the schedule for the event being held entirely in the state of Indiana.

Assembly Hall and Mackey Arena will split the First Four games and will also be sites for first-round matchups on March 18. On March 19 and 20, Indiana’s and Purdue’s arenas will host Round of 64 games along with Indianapolis venues Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Hinkle Fieldhouse Indiana Farmers Coliseum and Lucas Oil Stadium.

Multiple outlets have reported that Indiana, Purdue and Butler will not be able to play games in their home venues.

The four Indianapolis arenas will host Round of 32 games on March 21 and 22. Bankers Life Fieldhouse and Hinkle Fieldhouse will host Sweet 16 games on March 27 and March 28 with each game getting its own television window. The Elite Eight, Final Four and National Championship Game will all be played at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Elite Eight will be March 29 and 30. The Final Four will be April 3 and the title game will be April 5.

Selection Sunday is March 14.

In a previous release the NCAA said it is “closely monitoring the ongoing pandemic and will continue to work with local officials” on whether fans will be allowed at the men’s tournament.

While specific game times will be announced later, typical broadcast windows will be utilized, with first- and second-round games on TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV.


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