Who is in the Final Four? Find out the teams for the March 2021 Madness finals games, the odds and more
Half of the list in the Final Four is settled, and there are two teams that didn’t make it to this stage of the NCAA Championship two decades ago.
Houston, No. 2 in the Midwest region, will host Baylor, No. 1 in the Southern Region, in a national semifinal on Saturday. The winners of Tuesday’s Elite Eight games (USC-Gonzaga and UCLA-Michigan) will meet in another semifinal on Saturday. The winners of the Final Four matches will play a national championship match – the first of the 2019-20 season.
Here’s everything you need to know about Saturday’s Final Four matches, including times, dates, location, odds, and more:
Who is in the 2021 Final Four?
- Houston (Midwest Region Champion)
- Baylor (Southern Regional Champion)
- Gonzaga or USC (Western Regional Champion)
- Michigan or UCLA (East Region Champion)
Houston was the first team to score a 67-61 victory in a four-and-a-half Final Four on Monday with a 67-61 victory. The Cougars had a 17-point lead, which was reduced to a draw before Beavers put up a hug and won by six. Baylor also had a challenge against Arkansas before the Razorbacks had a significant drought and Baylor took an 81-72 victory.
Final Four probabilities, lines, expansions
This section will be updated
Houston (No. 2, Midwest) vs. Baylor (No. 1, South)
- Scatter: Baylor -5
- Over under: 135.5
- Money: Baylor -220, Houston +180
When and where is the Final Four?
The 2021 NCAA Tournament ends with the Quarterfinals and the national championship on April 3 and 5, respectively. All games will be held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis in the two courts on the site, under the name “Equality” and “Union,” in recognition of the NCAA’s commitment to inclusion and social justice.
Below is the TV schedule for the Quarterfinals:
|The game||Time (ET)||Television|
|Game 65: Houston No. 2 and Baylor No. 1||5 p.m.||CBS, fuboTV|
|Game 66 Gonzaga / USC vs. Michigan / UCLA||8:30 p.m.||CBS, fuboTV|
How many times have you been to the Houston Quarterfinals?
The Cougars were in the Final Four five times before boarding in 2021, all before the start of the extended parenthesis period: 1967, 1968, and 1982-84. These last three were Guy V. Lewis’s famous “Phi Slama Jama” group. None of the teams won the championship, the Cougars were runners-up in 1983 and 84 respectively. The program is the closest to the Final Four since 2019, when Kelvin Sampson led the team to Sweet 16.
Below is a summary of each Cougars Final Four appearance, as well as the final result of the respective championships:
|Year||The end result|
|1967an||Houston 84, North Carolina 62 (third national game)|
|1968||Ohio State 89, Houston 85 (third national game)|
|1982an||North Carolina 68, Houston 63 (Final Four)|
|1983an||NC State 54, Houston 52 (national championship)|
|1984an||Georgetown 84, Houston 75 (national championship)|
How many times has he been to the Baylor Final Four?
Baylor will play its third Final Four on Saturday, and the 1950s will be their first. Prior to that, the only other appearance in the Group Final Four was in 1948. The bears have been approaching Sweet 16 since 2010. 2012, 2014 and 2017 and Elite Eight in 2010 and 2012.
Here’s how Baylor’s previous Four Final appearances played out:
|Year||The end result|
|1948an||Kentucky 58, Baylor 32 (national championship)|
|1950||NC State 53, Baylor 41 (third national game)|