March Madness

March Madness TV Guide and Brackets for the 1st and 2nd Rounds

March madness TV guide


Ok, so I found it a little frustrating than when I try to find a decent March Madness TV guide and brackets last night. There’s not anything out there that just shows me what channels are showing the games. Most of what I came across was trying to tell me the 9 million reasons to sign-up for FuboTV, etc. 
So, from my experience, this guide lays out what channels are carrying which rounds of play for you during March Madness for both the men and the women’s tournaments.

That way you can choose what type of service you want to use to watch the games and so forth. It’s already been a fun men’s tournament with the women’s March Madness gearing up today. 

How Do I Know What Channels Broadcast March Madness?

So, when you’re trying to figure out what channels are showing which games today, don’t go crazy. In our experience, looking at the schedule first to see which games interest you is key. Then sort the pile on what channel you need to go find. For the 2024 NCAA Tournament, all of the men’s games are being shown on CBS, TNT, TBS, and truTV. The Women’s is on ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNU. If you like to stream your sports, Paramount + is showing the CBS games, and ESPN+ is showing some of them as well.

2024 March Madness Basketball Tournament Schedules

The Men’s tournament started yesterday and the women’s today. In total, if you count the First Four games, we’ll see 134 total games across both tournaments until the Men’s Championship on April 8th, 2024. We have included a solid listing of all of the channels for you below to check out the game action. We also have the men’s and women’s brackets for you to check out. We’ll issue another bracket update once the Sweet 16 picture is set for everyone for the men’s and women’s tournaments as well. 

2024 March Madness Women’s TV Channels

Event Start date Channels
Selection Sunday Sunday, March 17, 8PM ET ESPN
First Four Wednesday, March 20 ESPN2, ESPNU
First Round Friday, March 22 ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNews, ESPNU
Second Round Sunday, March 24 ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU
Sweet 16 Friday, March 29 ESPN, ESPN2
Elite Eight Sunday, March 31 ESPN
Final Four Friday, April 5 ESPN
NCAA Championship Game Sunday, April 7 ABC

Printable 2024 Womens Bracket

I have the March Madness Women’s Bracket for 2024 posted up here for you to view and stuff. In our experience, the best time to print a bracket is before the first game you plan to watch that day. If not, you may end up just wasting ink.  You might try poker online instead.

2024 March Madness Men’s TV Channels

Event Start date Channels
Selection Sunday Sunday, March 17, 6PM ET CBS
First Four Tuesday, March 19 truTV
First Round Thursday, March 21 CBS, TBS, TNT, truTV
Second Round Saturday, March 23 CBS, TBS, TNT, truTV
Sweet 16 Thursday, March 28 CBS, TBS
Elite Eight Saturday, March 30 CBS, TBS
Final Four Saturday, April 6 TBS
NCAA Championship Game Monday, April 8 TBS

Printable 2024 March Madness Bracket

We’ve also go the March Madness Men’s Bracket for 2024 up for you to download and print, etc. Just like the women’s bracket, I recommend that you do what you need to with it before you start watching that first game. IE don’t be like me waking up on the coach this morning what day it is! This should be a fun weekend. Enjoy all of the games. 

Rich Eisen and Team Predict the Final Four

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