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Tuesday / September 22.
  • Where are the 2021 and ’22 Final Fours?

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    The 2020 Final Four would have happened this past weekend in Atlanta, with the national semifinals on Saturday and the NCAA championship game Monday night at Mercedes Benz Stadium.

    Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s NCAA Tournament never happened, so it’s time to look ahead to 2021 and ’22.

    Where are the Final Fours the next two years?

    Indianapolis and New Orleans.

    Via NCAA.com, here’s the rundown of the schedule, including dates for each round and location of the 2021 NCAA tournament.

    RoundDateCity
    Selection SundayMarch 14N/A
    First FourMarch 16-17Dayton, Ohio
    First/SecondMarch 18 and 20Boise, Idaho
    First/SecondMarch 18 and 20Dallas, Texas
    First/SecondMarch 18 and 20Detroit, Michigan
    First/SecondMarch 18 and 20Providence, Rhode Island
    First/SecondMarch 19 and 21Lexington, Kentucky
    First/SecondMarch 19 and 21Raleigh, North Carolina
    First/SecondMarch 19 and 21San Jose, California
    First/SecondMarch 19 and 21Wichita, Kansas
    Sweet 16/Elite EightMarch 25 and 27Denver, Colorado
    Sweet 16/Elite EightMarch 25 and 27Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Sweet 16/Elite EightMarch 26 and 28Brooklyn, New York
    Sweet 16/Elite EightMarch 26 and 28Memphis, Tennessee
    Final FourApril 3 and 5Indianapolis
    And below are all the locations for the 2022 NCAA tournament:

    ROUNDDATECITY
    Selection SundayMarch 13N/A
    First FourMarch 15-16Dayton, Ohio
    First/SecondMarch 17 and 19Buffalo, New York
    First/SecondMarch 17 and 19Cincinnati, Ohio
    First/SecondMarch 17 and 19Fort Worth, Texas
    First/SecondMarch 17 and 19Portland, Oregon
    First/SecondMarch 18 and 20Greenville, South Carolina
    First/SecondMarch 18 and 20Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    First/SecondMarch 18 and 20Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    First/SecondMarch 18 and 20San Diego, California
    Sweet 16/Elite EightMarch 24 and 26San Antonio, Texas
    Sweet 16/Elite EightMarch 24 and 26San Francisco, California
    Sweet 16/Elite EightMarch 25 and 27Chicago, Illinois
    Sweet 16/Elite EightMarch 25 and 27Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Final FourApril 2 and 4New Orleans


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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.