Heads up, hoops fans! The best month of the year is finally here, with the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament set to start this week.
Games officially begin tonight with the First Four, and the tournament gets underway in earnest later this week, with 32 games on Thursday and Friday. If you haven’t already, print the bracket and make your picks.
The Final Four is scheduled for March 31, and a national champion will be crowned April 2. Here’s a full schedule of the games. And below is a roundup of the different ways you can keep up with the action.
WATCH ON TV
All games will be broadcast on CBS and the Turner family of networks (TNT, TBS and TruTV), with TBS carrying the Final Four games and the national championship game.
Here’s where BendBroadband customers can find each of those channels:
CBS: Channels 6 and 606 HD (all tiers)
TBS: Channels 16 and 616 HD (Essentials and Preferred tiers)
TNT: Channels 17 and 617 HD (Essentials and Preferred tiers)
TruTV: Channels 142 and 742 HD (Essentials and Preferred tiers)
On the Internet, March Madness Live is the NCAA’s one-stop shop for streaming the games. All games broadcast on CBS are free to watch for anyone. Games on TBS, TNT and TruTV require customers with the Essentials or Preferred package to log in using their BendBroadband password. However, everyone can enjoy a free trial that will allow you to watch for 3 hours.
March Madness Live will live stream all 67 games across 16 platforms, including iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, Android handset, Android tablet, Amazon Echo family of devices, Amazon Fire tablets, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Samsung Gear VR and Google Daydream, mobile web, Roku players, Roku TV models, web and Xbox One. Read all about the various streaming options.
Now that you know when, where and how to watch the games … let the madness begin!