How to Watch March Madness 2021

March Maddnes 2021

  • Dates and times for Selection Sunday and each round of the NCAA Tournament have been announced.
  • March Madness returns after being canceled during the 2020 season, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Cable subscribers and online viewers have a myriad of options to watch March Madness!

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Tip-off times for the upcoming NCAA Men’s Basketball post-season tournament have been announced. As expected, every match from the Elite Eight to the Final has received primetime television slots. Of course, the traditional Selection Sunday show where the official bracket is revealed has been announced as well. American television broadcast channels will be CBS, TBS, TNT, and truTV.

The Selection Show is scheduled to air on Sunday, March 14th at 6:00 PM EST on CBS if you’re in the United States.

March Madness Schedule 2021

Tournament Date and Time
First Four Sunday, March 14th, 5:00 PM EST
Elite Eight Monday, March 29th, 7:00 PM EST and Tuesday, March 30, 6:00 PM EST
Final Four Saturday, April 3rd, 9:00 PM EST

The First Four, a play-in tournament for those not automatically qualified for the tournament, will be held on Sunday, March 14th with 5:00 PM EST and 6:20 PM EST tip-offs.

Matches for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament generally tip-off at the earliest at noon each day. The First Round will begin on Friday, March 19th, and conclude on Saturday, March 20th. The Second Round will follow quickly, as it is scheduled for Sunday, March 21st, and Monday, March 22nd.

Matches in the first two rounds will be played from noon until almost midnight through the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament. Second-round games will receive more of a break between matches, due to the smaller pool of schools left in the tournament.

The Elite Eight will begin on Monday, March 29th, and conclude on Tuesday, March 30th. Games will tip-off at 7:00 PM EST on Monday and 6:00 PM EST on Tuesday.

The Final Four is scheduled to commence on Saturday, April 3rd, while the 2021 NCAA Tournament Final or March Madness 2021 Final is scheduled for Monday, April 5th at 9:00 PM EST.

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How to Live Stream March Madness 2021

While March Madness is readily available on cable for most Americans, online options are also available to those within or outside of the United States as well.

Can I watch March Madness on ESPN+?

ESPN+ has the streaming rights to a number of smaller conference tournaments and March Madness internationally, but streaming rights for March Madness are held by Turner networks in the United States.

The most popular way to stream March Madness is the CBS Sports website, which allows free streaming of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament so long as you are located in the United States. The same can be said about the March Madness Live app.

Do Any Betting Websites Live Stream March Madness?

There are a number of betting websites that are expected to provide live streaming options for the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament. bet365 and William Hill are two outlets that regularly provide live streaming options. A perfect choice for those looking to manage their bets and watch the game at the same time. An official announcement regarding their availability is yet to be made.

Make sure you check our March Madness betting guide!

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