It’s that time of year again! The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is nearly upon us, and we can’t wait.
This year’s tournament looks to be as exciting as ever, with plenty of upsets and Cinderella stories in the making. So clear your schedule and get your snacks ready, because it’s going to be a wild ride.
And if you’re wondering what channels you can catch all the action on, wonder no more. We’ve got you covered
NCAA Tournament 2019: Full schedule, scores
The NCAA Tournament is nearing its end, with only four teams left vying for the title.
The first game of the Final Four will see No. 1 seed Virginia take on No. 5 Auburn at 6:09 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 6. The second game will be a rematch of last year’s championship game, as No. 2 seed Michigan State faces off against No. 3 Texas Tech at 8:49 p.m. ET.
The winners of those games will advance to the National Championship game, which will be played on Monday, April 8 at 9 p.m. ET.
Here’s the full schedule for the 2019 NCAA Tournament, with TV channel and live stream information:
Saturday, April 6 (Final Four)
No. 1 Virginia vs. No5 Auburn — 6:09 p.m., CBS (live stream)
No2 Michigan State vs No 3 Texas Tech — 8:49 p
What channels are the ncaa men’s basketball tournament on
The 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament begins on March 19 and will conclude with the National Championship game on April 8. The tournament will be broadcast on a number of networks, including CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV.
Here is the full schedule for the 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament:
First Four (March 19-20)
All games will be broadcast on truTV.
-March 19: Fairleigh Dickinson vs. Prairie View A&M (6:40 p.m. ET)
-March 19: NC Central vs. North Dakota State (9:10 p.m. ET)
-March 20: St. John’s vs. Arizona State (6:40 p.m. ET)
-March 20: Belmont vs. Temple (9:10 p.m. ET)
First Round (March 21-22)
All games will be broadcast on CBS, TBS, TNT or truTV. Specific channel information can be found here.
-March 21 (12:15 p., 2:45 p., 4:15 p., 6:45 p., 7:10 p., 9:40 p.)
-March 22 (12:40 p., 1:10 p., 3:10 p., 6:50 p., 9::20 p.)
How to watch the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament
The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is one of the most hotly anticipated annual sporting events, and this year’s edition is sure to be just as exciting as ever. If you’re looking to catch all the action, here’s everything you need to know about how to watch the tournament.
The tournament will be broadcast on a number of channels, including CBS, TBS, TNT, and truTV. You can also stream games online through the NCAA March Madness Live website or app.
If you have a cable or satellite subscription that includes these channels, you’ll be able to watch games for free. Otherwise, you’ll need to sign up for a streaming service such as Sling TV or PlayStation Vue in order to watch.
Regardless of how you choose to watch, make sure you don’t miss a single minute of the action by bookmarking our NCAA Tournament schedule and scores page, which will be updated throughout the tournament with the latest information.
NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament bracket
The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is a single-elimination tournament of 68 teams that compete in seven rounds for the national championship. The first four rounds are played at campus sites, with the lowest four seeds playing in the First Four round. The regional rounds (Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight) are played at pre-selected neutral sites. The Final Four round, consisting of the national semi-finals and final, is played at a pre-selected site.
The tournament is bisected into two parts: the First Four and the main 64-team bracket. The First Four features the lowest four seeds in the tournament playing each other in a single elimination game. The winner of each game advances to the main 64-team bracket where they play a team seeded one spot higher than them. For example, if a 16 seed beats a 1 seed in the First Four, they would then play an 8 seed in the next round.
NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament history
The NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament, also known and branded as NCAA March Madness, is a single-elimination tournament played each spring in the United States, currently featuring 68 college basketball teams from the Division I level of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), to determine the national championship. The tournament was created in 1939 by the National Association of Basketball Coaches, and was the idea of Ohio State Buckeyes coach Harold Olsen. Played mostly during March, it has become one of the most famous annual sporting events in the United States.