NCAA Tournament 2021 Sweet 16 Bracket Results: Scores, Odds, Schedule

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The 2021 NCAA Tournament continues Sunday, March 28, with four more Sweet 16 games.

On Saturday, Oregon State shocked Loyola-Chicago, Baylor handled Villanova in the second half, Arkansas survived a buzzer-beater against Oral Roberts, and Houston took care of business against Syracuse.

Here’s an updated 2021 NCAA Tournament bracket, schedule for this Sunday and national title odds entering the Sweet 16.

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2021 NCAA Tournament Bracket

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NCAA Tournament Schedule

Saturday, March 27

All times ET.

Underdog Favorite Time TV
Oregon State Loyola 2:40 pm CBS
Villanova Baylor 5:15 pm CBS
Oral Roberts Arkansas 7:25 pm TBS
Syracuse Houston 9:55 pm TBS

Sunday, March 28

Underdog Favorite Time TV
Creighton Gonzaga 2:10 pm CBS
Florida State Michigan 5 pm CBS
UCLA Alabama 7:15 pm TBS
Oregon USC 9:45 pm TBS

NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 Odds

Saturday, March 27

Underdog Favorite Spread Total
Villanova Baylor -6.5 140
Oregon State Loyola -7 127
Oral Roberts Arkansas -10.5 159.5
Syracuse Houston -6 140

Sunday, March 28

Underdog Favorite Spread Total
Creighton Gonzaga -13.5 158.5
Florida State Michigan -3 145
UCLA Alabama -5.5 142.5
Oregon USC -1.5 140

NCAA Tournament Title Odds & Probabilities

Team Odds
Gonzaga +155
Baylor +350
Michigan +750
Houston +900
Alabama +1100
Loyola-Chicago +1300
Florida State +1500
Arkansas +2000
USC +2500
Oregon +3300
Villanova +3300
Creighton +4000
UCLA +4000
Oregon State +5000
Syracuse +6000
Oral Roberts +10000

The top of the NCAA Tournament odds board has mostly remained the same through two rounds, since teams like Gonzaga, Michigan and Baylor were expected to reach this point — that was already baked into the price.

The Zags have about a 40% chance to win the national title based on these odds, even though they’ve looked unstoppable through two games. Winning four games against the best teams in the country, from a probabilistic sense, is never going to be easy.

Unbeaten 2015 Kentucky, which ultimately lost in the Elite Eight to Wisconsin, entered the NCAA Tournament at about even money. So the betting market saw them as slightly better than this undefeated Gonzaga team.

At the bottom of the board, there has been some significant movement. Oral Roberts is down to 100-1, still the longest shot given that the Eagles are a 10-point underdog this weekend, and will be a double-digit underdog again the rest of the way if they can pull off another upset.

Using moneylines and converting them to probabilities, we know that Oral Roberts’ chances are actually more like 400-1 to 500-1 to win it all, not 100-1.

Loyola-Chicago has made one of the biggest jumps, because it pulled off probably the most significant upset of the weekend, in terms of bracket-busting potential. The Ramblers knocked off top-seeded Illinois and went from about 40-1 to 13-1, making them the sixth-favorite despite their No. 8 seed.

Scores & Results So Far

First Round

Winner Loser Score
(7) Florida (10) Virginia Tech 75-70
(3) Arkansas (14) Colgate 85-68
(1) Illinois (16) Drexel 78-49
(6) Texas Tech (11) Utah State 65-53
(15) Oral Roberts (2) Ohio State 75-72 (OT)
(1) Baylor (16) Hartford 79-55
(8) Loyola Chicago (9) Georgia Tech 71-60
(12) Oregon State (5) Tennessee 70-56
(4) Oklahoma State (13) Liberty 69-60
(9) Wisconsin (8) North Carolina 85-62
(2) Houston (15) Cleveland State 87-56
(13) North Texas (4) Purdue 78-69 (OT)
(10) Rutgers (7) Clemson 60-56
(11) Syracuse (6) San Diego State 78-62
(3) West Virginia (14) Morehead State 84-67
(5) Villanova (12) Winthrop 73-63
(5) Colorado (12) Georgetown 96-73
(4) Florida State (13) UNC Greensboro 64-54
(3) Kansas (14) Eastern Washington 93-84
(8) LSU (9) St. Bonaventure 76-61
(1) Michigan (16) Texas Southern 82-66
(5) Creighton (12) UC Santa Barbara 63-62
(2) Alabama (15) Iona 68-55
(6) USC (11) Drake 72-56
(2) Iowa (15) Grand Canyon 86-74
(10) Maryland (7) UConn 63-54
(13) Ohio (4) Virginia 62-58
(8) Oklahoma (9) Missouri 72-68
(1) Gonzaga (16) Norfolk State 98-55

The first round of the NCAA Tournament brought us a bevy of upsets, including Oral Roberts over Ohio State, Ohio over Virginia, North Texas over Purdue and Oregon State over Tennessee.

Those were the games with point spreads of at least six points — No. 10 seed Rutgers topping No. 7 seed Clemson doesn’t count as an upset in our eyes because the Scarlet Knights were actually favored.

Second Round

Winner Loser Score
(8) Loyola Chicago (1) Illinois 71-58
(1) Baylor (9) Wisconsin 76-63
(11) Syracuse (3) West Virginia 75-72
(3) Arkansas (6) Texas Tech 68-66
(2) Houston (10) Rutgers 63-60
(15) Oral Roberts (7) Florida 81-78
(5) Villanova (13) North Texas 84-61
(12) Oregon State (4) Oklahoma State 80-70
Winner Loser Score
(7) Oregon (2) Iowa 95-80
(1) Gonzaga (8) Oklahoma 87-71
(11) UCLA (14) Abilene Christian 67-47
(5) Creighton (13) Ohio 72-58
(1) Michigan (8) LSU 86-78
(4) Florida State (5) Colorado 71-53
(2) Alabama (10) Maryland 96-77
(6) USC (3) Kansas 85-51

The second round also featured a handful of thrillers and upsets, with USC smacking Kansas, Oral Roberts again pulling off a big win (this time over Florida), and Oregon taking it to Iowa.

Oregon State continue its magical March run with a win over Oklahoma State and likely No. 1 NBA Draft pick Cade Cunningham.

Houston fended off Rutgers with a furious comeback in the final few minutes, Michigan and LSU went toe to toe for much of Monday night and Arkansas survived another great game against Texas Tech.

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