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03.04.2021

CBS SPORTS TIPS OFF MARCH WITH 12 AUTOMATIC BIDS AWARDED DURING CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT ACTION

 

Big Ten, Mountain West, Atlantic 10 & Missouri Valley Men’s Conference Championship Games Broadcast on CBS Television Network

 

CBS Sports Network Will Air Men’s Championship Games From Conference USA, Colonial Athletic Association, and Patriot League and Women’s Championship Games From Mountain West, Mid-American, Conference USA, Patriot League and Southland Conference

 

As March begins, CBS Sports will showcase conference tournament coverage with 34 games across 14 tournaments. In total, 12 automatic bids will be awarded across both CBS and CBS Sports Network with seven automatic bids to the 2021 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship and five automatic bids to the Women’s Basketball Championship.

 

Conference crowns will be awarded to the men’s champions in the Big Ten, Mountain West, Atlantic 10 and Missouri Valley on the CBS Television Network, which will also broadcast the Big Ten Men’s semifinals, with all CBS games also streaming on Paramount+. CBS Sports Network will televise the men’s championship games for the Conference USA, Colonial Athletic Association and Patriot League during the nine-day “Bracket Week Presented by Kubota.”

 

On the women’s side, conference title games for the Mountain West, Mid-American, Conference USA, Patriot League, and Southland Conference will air throughout the nine-day run on CBS Sports Network.

 

In addition to the championship games, CBS will broadcast the Big Ten semifinals while CBS Sports Network will televise early round action from the Mountain West Men’s conference tournament and Atlantic 10 Men’s and Women’s tournaments. Bracket Week also includes coverage of the Missouri Valley Men’s semifinal round and the aforementioned Conference USA, Colonial Athletic Association, Mid-American, Patriot League and Southland conferences.

 

Additional college basketball coverage including daily bracketology and postgame bubble watch shows will be available on CBS Sports HQ, the 24/7 streaming sports news network available for free across digital platforms. Fans will also be able to select conference tournament champions on CBSSports.com and the CBS Sports app through the CBS Sports Conference Bracket Challenge presented by Hertz.

 

 

2021 CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT SCHEDULES

(ALL TIMES EASTERN)

 

Big Ten Men’s Conference Tournament

 

Saturday, March 13

Big Ten Men’s Semifinal #1

Big Ten Men’s Semifinal #2

 

1:00 PM

3:30 PM

 

CBS

 

Sunday, March 14

Big Ten Men’s Championship

3:30 PM

CBS

 

 

Mountain West Conference Tournaments

 

 

Wednesday, March 10

 

Mountain West Women’s Championship

 

 

11:00 PM

 

CBSSN

Thursday, March 11

Mountain West Men’s Quarterfinal #1

Mountain West Men’s Quarterfinal #2

 

Mountain West Men’s Quarterfinal #3

Mountain West Men’s Quarterfinal #4

3:00 PM

5:30 PM

 

9:00 PM

11:30 PM

CBSSN

 

 

Friday, March 12

 

Mountain West Men’s Semifinal #1

Mountain West Men’s Semifinal #2

 

9:30 PM

MIDNIGHT

 

CBSSN

 

Saturday, March 13

 

Mountain West Men’s Championship

 

6:00 PM

 

CBS

 

 

Atlantic 10 Conference Tournaments

 

Saturday, March 6

Atlantic 10 Men’s Semifinal #1

Atlantic 10 Men’s Semifinal #2

 

6:00 PM

9:00 PM

 

CBSSN

 

Saturday, March 13

Atlantic 10 Women’s Semifinal #1

Atlantic 10 Women’s Semifinal #2

1:00 PM

4:00 PM

CBSSN

 

 

Sunday, March 14

 

Atlantic 10 Men’s Championship

 

1:00 PM

 

CBS

 

 

Missouri Valley Men’s Conference Tournament

 

Saturday, March 6

Missouri Valley Men’s Semifinal #1

Missouri Valley Men’s Semifinal #2

1:00 PM

4:00 PM

CBSSN

 

Sunday, March 7

Missouri Valley Men’s Championship

2:00 PM

CBS

 

 

Colonial Athletic Association Men’s Conference Tournament

 

Monday, March 8

Colonial Athletic Assn. Men’s Semifinal #1

Colonial Athletic Assn. Men’s Semifinal #2

 

6:00 PM

9:30 PM

 

CBSSN

 

Tuesday, March 9

Colonial Athletic Assn. Men’s Championship

7:00 PM

CBSSN

 

 

Patriot League Conference Tournaments

 

Wednesday, March 10

Patriot League Men’s Semifinal #1

Patriot League Men’s Semifinal #2

 

5:30 PM

7:30 PM

 

CBSSN

 

Sunday, March 14

Patriot League Men’s Championship

12:00 NOON

CBSSN

 

Patriot League Women’s Championship

4:00 PM

CBSSN

 

 

Conference USA Conference Tournaments

 

Friday, March 12

Conference USA Men’s Semifinal #1

Conference USA Men’s Semifinal #2

 

12:00 NOON

3:00 PM

 

CBSSN

 

Saturday, March 13

Conference USA Women’s Championship

6:00 PM

CBSSN

 

Conference USA Men’s Championship

9:00 PM

CBSSN

 

 

Mid-American Conference Tournaments

 

Friday, March 12

Mid-American Men’s Semifinal #1

Mid-American Men’s Semifinal #2

 

5:00 PM

7:30 PM

CBSSN

 

Saturday, March 13

Mid-American Women’s Championship

11:00 AM

CBSSN

 

 

Southland Women’s Conference Tournament

 

Sunday, March 14

Southland Women’s Championship

2:00 PM

CBSSN

 

 

 

Press:

Randall Liu
212-975-5936
randall.liu@cbs.com

Walt Scher
212-975-4772
walt.scher@cbs.com