How Many Teams Will Make March Madness in 2021?By Shane R
The year of the pandemic has changed everything, even sports. College basketball played a part of the season in 2020, but had to shut down due to COVID-19. For the 2021 season, there is hope that a full season will end with a tournament and a champion. Sure, the season will not be without cancellations, postponements, and other adjustments, but the college season can progress.
There are some reports out there that the NCAA is in the works for planning tournaments of 68, 48, and 16 teams. These ideas are purely if the pandemic continues in a variety of ways. No matter the tournament style, many have the Baylor Bears taking the top seed. But, as you can imagine, things will be wild no matter the size of the tournament. That is March Madness for you, right?
Some other quality teams that will certainly make an impact include the Gonzaga Bulldogs and the Duke Blue Devils. Gonzaga brings in a juggernaut of an offense with players like Corey Kispert, Joel Ayayi, Jalen Suggs, and Drew Timme. Suggs is an intriguing player, as the top-ranked player the Bulldogs have ever seen comes to Spokane.
On the other hand, the Duke Blue Devils have some quality additions like Jalen Johnson, Jeremy Roach, Patrick Tape, and Mark Williams, while returning Wendell Moore Jr., Jordan Goldwire, and Joey Baker. They can surely win the ACC and maybe more. With Coach K at the helm, anything is possible in Durham, North Carolina. Coach K getting his sixth national championship, would be a sight to see.