2021 Men's Basketball Tournament: Seeds and Match ups

The 68 teams for the 2021 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament are set after Sunday's selection show. As projected, the top overall seed is Gonzaga. The Bulldogs will be the top seed in the West Region. The other No. 1 regional seeds are Baylor, Michigan and Illinois.

The tournament starts this Thursday with the First Four games. The first round of the tournament starts on Friday, March 19, and the second round begins two days later.

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The Texas Longhorns celebrate after defeating the Oklahoma State Cowboys 91-86 to win the Big 12 Basketball Tournament championship game at the T-Mobile Center on March 13, 2021. Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Here are the First Four match ups this Thursday:
No. 11 Wichita State vs No. 11 Drake
No. 11 Michigan State vs No. 11 UCLA
No. 16 Norfolk State vs No. 16 Appalachian State
No. 16 Mount St. Mary's vs No. 16 Texas Southern

The positioning of the other 60 teams are also set. TV times and game sites are still being worked on by the committee. Here are the regions and seeds:

West Region (First round on Saturday)
No. 1 Gonzaga (26-0) vs No. 16 Norfolk St./Appalachian St winner
No. 8 Oklahoma (15-10) vs No. 9 Missouri (16-9)
No. 5 Creighton (20-8) vs No. 12 UC Santa Barbara (22-4)
No. 4 Virginia (18-6) vs No. 13 Ohio (16-7)
No. 6 USC (22-7) vs No. 11 Wichita St/Drake winner
No. 3 Kansas (20-8) vs No. 14 Eastern Washington (16-7)
No. 7 Oregon (20-6) vs No. 10 VCU (19-7)
No. 2 Iowa (21-8) vs No. 15 Grand Canyon (17-6)

South Region (First round on Friday)
No. 1 Baylor (22-2) vs No. 16 Hartford (15-8)
No. 8 North Carolina (18-10) vs No. 9 Wisconsin (17-12)
No. 5 Villanova (16-6) vs No. 12 Winthrop (23-1)
No. 4 Purdue (18-9) vs No. 13 North Texas (17-9)
No. 6 Texas Tech (17-10) vs No. 11 Utah State (20-8)
No. 3 Arkansas (22-6) vs No. 14 Colgate (14-1)
No. 7 Florida (14-9) vs No. 10 Virginia Tech (15-6)
No. 2 Ohio State (21-9) vs No. 15 Oral Roberts (16-10)

Midwest Region (First round on Friday)
No. 1 Illinois (23-6) vs No. 16 Drexel (12-7)
No. 8 Loyola-Chicago (24-4) vs No. 9 Georgia Tech (17-8)
No. 5 Tennessee (18-8) vs No. 12 Oregon State (17-12)
No. 4 Oklahoma State (20-8) vs No. 13 Liberty (23-5)
No. 6 San Diego State (23-4) vs No. 11 Syracuse (16-9)
No. 3 West Virginia (18-9) vs No. 14 Morehead State (23-7)
No. 7 Clemson (16-7) vs No. 10 Rutgers (15-11)
No. 2 Houston (24-3) vs No. 15 Cleveland State (19-7)

East Region (First round on Saturday)
No. 1 Michigan (20-4) vs No. 16 Mount St. Mary's/Texas Southern winner
No. 8 LSU (18-9) vs No. 9 St. Bonaventure (16-4)
No. 5 Colorado (22-8) vs No. 12 Georgetown (13-12)
No. 4 Florida State (16-6) vs No. 13 UNC Greensboro (21-8)
No. 6 BYU (20-6) vs No. 11 Michigan State/UCLA winner
No. 3 Texas (19-7) vs No. 14 Abilene Christian (23-4)
No. 7 UCONN (15-7) vs No. 10 Maryland (16-13)
No. 2 Alabama (24-6) vs No. 15 Iona (12-5)

The last four teams to get into the tournament with at-large bids were:
Drake, Michigan State, UCLA, Wichita State

The first four teams out were:
Louisville, Colorado State, Saint Louis, Ole Miss

The Sweet 16 and Elite 8 will be the weekend of March 25-28, with the Final Four and national championship the weekend after that.

All games will be played in Indianapolis or surrounding areas in Indiana. The brackets will be unveiled Sunday, and here's how to watch them live.