The 2021 NCAA men's basketball tournament will come to a close on Monday

By Lindsay Kimble
April 03, 2021 11:25 PM
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March is over, and soon the Madness will be too.

The 2021 NCAA men's basketball tournament's championship matchup has been set: Gonzaga will play Baylor University at Lucas Oil Stadium on Monday at 9 p.m. ET.

Baylor, a No. 1 seed, defeated the No. 2 ranked University of Houston, scoring 78-59.

Meanwhile No. 11 UCLA fell to No. 1 ranked Gonzaga University after a buzzer-beater loss in overtime by Jalen Suggs.

The tournament's conclusion comes after numerous upsets, including UCLA even making it to the Final Four. The California team was the first team since 2011 to advance from the First Four, the tournament's play-in games, to the Final Four, ESPN previously reported.

Last year, March Madness was canceled following the rise of the coronavirus pandemic. The decision came after the college championships leading up to the NCAA Tournament, including the Ivy League, ACC and SEC, were also canceled.

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For the 2021 tournament, the NCAA hosted every game in Indiana, with the majority of the tournament's matchups taking place in Indianapolis. There has been "limited" fan attendance at games, with arenas allowed to let in up to 25 percent of their typical capacity and enforce social distancing guidelines.