IUPUI hosted NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament games inside Indiana Farmers Coliseum for the first time in the venue’s history. Fourteen teams took the court March 19 to 22 for first- and second-round games.
The historic arena played host to a Cinderella story as 15-seed Oral Roberts beat seven-seed Florida, 81-78. The Golden Eagles are Sweet 16 bound, only the second-ever 15 seed to reach the round of 16 in tournament history.
Although COVID-19 safety protocols allowed only a limited number of fans in the stands, those in attendance brought energy to the event. Here’s a snapshot of the tournament games IUPUI hosted.
Photos by Maddie Meyer, Getty ImagesPhotos by Maddie Meyer, Getty Images
”Making the Madness” is a feature series that explores the IU Bloomington and IUPUI students, staff, faculty, alumni and venues that are involved in hosting the 2021 NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament.