It’s the time of year when basketball fans become obsessed with bracketology and give up all social functions other than March Madness viewing parties. The highlight of the basketball season is here and you can watch all the games on CBS and the networks of Turner Sports.
This year, the Men’s Division 1 NCAA March Madness college basketball tournament will start out with 68 teams. All of the games are played as single elimination, which means that a single loss knocks a team out of the tournament.
March Madness will launch from more platforms than ever before, including NCAA March Madness Live. More than 150 hours of programming will be available on TV, online and via apps from the App Store, Google Play and the Windows Store.
The First Four starts March 18-19 at the University of Dayton arena in Dayton, Ohio. The second and third rounds will take place March 20-23 at several arenas throughout the country.
From there it gets more interesting as the Sweet 16 and Elite 8 games are played March 27 through March 31. The Southern region games will be held at FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tenn., while the Western region games will be held at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. The other games will be played at Madison Square Garden in New York (East Region) and Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind. (Midwest Region).
If your team has managed to clear all the hurdles by sheer strength or attained “Cinderella Team” status by pulling off an upset or two against higher-ranking teams, the Final Four and Championship games will be played in Arlington, Texas, on April 5 and 7.
As in previous years, the games will be broadcast on KBNZ-CBS and the Turner Sports networks (TNT, TBS and TruTV).
CBS: Channels 6 and 606 in HD (All tiers)
TBS: Channels 16 and 616 in HD (Essentials and Preferred tiers)
TNT: Channels 17 and 617 in HD (Essentials and Preferred tiers)
TruTV: Channel 142 and 742 in HD (Essentials and Preferred tiers)