The Madness Returns


Jermia Green, Staff Writer

With March comes madness, and this March seems to be showing up a bit like the last. The 48 games that make up the first and second rounds of the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament will begin later than normal this year, as previously reported. Every day’s games begin at 12 p.m. On Friday, March 19 and Saturday, March 20, the first round will be held, followed by the second round on Sunday, March 21 and Monday, March 22. The games will be broadcast on CBS, TBS, TNT, and truTV. The schedule has been organized so that there will be at least one game played from noon until nearly midnight across the four days of the first two rounds. Of course, since there will be half as many games in the second round, they will be spread out a little more.

This year’s Final Four in Indianapolis will be broadcast on CBS on Saturday, April 3rd, and the national championship game will be broadcast on Monday, April 5th. The Final Four will begin with pregame coverage at 2 p.m., with the first game scheduled for 5 p.m. The championship game will begin at 9 p.m. CBS will air 24 games, while Tuner Sports will broadcast 43 games through its three networks (TBS,TNT and truTV). With all 67 games being broadcast live online, March Madness Live will once again be your home for live streaming access to this year’s NCAA Tournament.