RICHMOND, Ind. -- The 2020-21 River States Conference Men's Basketball Championship Bracket was announced on Wednesday, Feb. 17 during the live broadcast of the RSC Basketball Championship Pairings Show. A double-randomized draw seeded teams into the bracket and pairings. The pairings show was hosted by and broadcast live from Indiana University East.
The RSC Men's Basketball Championship will feature all 12 teams that elected to participate in the playoffs this year. The first round will be Feb. 22 with the quarterfinals on Feb. 24, the semifinals on Feb. 27 and the championship final on March 2.
The randomized bracket drawing first selected the position on the bracket and then selected the team that would be in that bracket position. Each of the 12 positions on the bracket were assigned a number.
Odd-numbered teams will host their first game of the championship while those receiving a bye will be home or away depending on the team that advances to play them. For teams that have a bye into the quarterfinals, they will be at home if the home team advances and away if the away team advance.
The RSC Championship winner and runner-up will both advance to the NAIA Men's Basketball National Championship as the conference's two automatic bids to nationals.
2020-21 RIVER STATES CONFERENCE MEN'S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
Monday, Feb. 22 -- First Round
No. 2 Asbury (Ky.) at No. 3 Ohio Christian, 6 p.m.
No. 6 IU Southeast at No. 5 Rio Grande (Ohio), 8 p.m.
No. 8 Oakland City (Ind.) at No. 9 IU Kokomo, 7 p.m.
No. 12 Brescia (Ky.) at No. 11 Alice Lloyd (Ky.), time TBA
Wednesday, Feb. 24 -- Quarterfinals
No. 2 Asbury/No. 3 Ohio Christian winner vs. No. 1 Point Park (Pa.) (Location TBA)
No. 6 IU Southeast/No. 5 Rio Grande winner vs. No. 4 Midway (Ky.) (Location TBA)
No. 8 Oakland City/No. 9 IU Kokomo winner vs. No. 7 WVU Tech (Location TBA)
No. 12 Brescia/No. 11 Alice Lloyd winner vs. No. 10 Carlow (Pa.) (Location TBA)
Saturday, Feb. 27 -- Semifinals
Remaining teams -- No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Remaining teams -- No. 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Tuesday, March 2 -- Finals
Fan attendance and spectator policies for all games of the RSC Championship will be that of the host school of each individual games. Check the school website of the host school for information on that campus' attendance policy.
The RSC Game Central presented by Stretch Internet will broadcast all games of the RSC Men's Basketball Championship. Log on to RiverStatesConference.com/Stretch to watch live.