When is March Madness? Complete March Madness TV Schedule & Streaming Guide

when is march madness

One of the most exciting tournaments in sports kicks off this month: March Madness is upon us!

When is March Madness? This year’s tournament runs Tuesday, March 15, through Monday, April 4, and for cord-cutters, no worries; there are plenty of free and low-cost opportunities to stream games online.

Here’s the complete March Madness TV schedule for this year’s tournament, including site locations, which channels are broadcasting those games and how you can watch those games online, without a cable subscription.


Upcoming March Madness TV Schedule


Thursday, March 24

7:10 p.m. Miami vs Villanova (CBS)

7:37 p.m. Texas A&M vs Oklahoma (TBS)

9:40 p.m. Maryland vs Kansas (CBS)

9:55 p.m. Duke vs Oregon (TBS)

Friday, March 25

7:10 p.m. Iowa State vs Virginia (CBS)

7:27 p.m. Wisconsin vs Notre Dame (TBS)

9:40 p.m. Gonzaga vs Syracuse (CBS)

9:57 p.m. Indiana vs North Carolina (TBS)

Sweet 16 and Elite Eight

• West Regional: Thursday, March 24, and Saturday, March 26, at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.

• South Regional: Thursday, March 24, and Saturday, March 26, at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

• Midwest Regional: Friday, March 25, and Sunday, March 27, at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.

• East Regional: Friday, March 25, and Sunday, March 27, at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Channels: TBS and CBS

How to stream:

  • Sling TV for TBS games
  • CBS or NCAA app for CBS games.


Final Four, National Championship

• Saturday, April 2, and Monday, April 4, at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.

Channel: TBS (alternate, homer coverage on TNT and truTV for each team)

How to stream:

  • Note: This is the first national championship game on a cable network. The NCAA has agreed to alternate between TBS and CBS every year through 2024.
  • With that being said, you’ll need Sling TV to watch this game online.


Now that you got the answer to your question, “When is March Madness?” you’re all set to enjoy the action!

Have any questions about how to watch March Madness online? Comment below and we’ll help! And don’t forget to check out our full guide on how to watch NCAA basketball online.



Andrew Dodson

Andrew Dodson

Andrew Dodson is a journalist from Michigan who writes for MLive.com, the state's top online news source. He previously worked as the technology editor for TVNewsCheck.com, a trade publication that covers the broadcasting industry, where he frequently wrote about cord cutting and taking advantage of over-the-air television. He's married to his wife Erin and is a proud Mini Cooper owner.
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