This year's NCAA Men's Basketball Championship will be one unlike any other, as it will be played entirely in Indiana, with 55 of the tournament's 67 games in Indianapolis. Since it is in a bubble, and the teams do not need to travel, the schedule has also been changed up.
The coverage of the tournament tips off with the Selection Show on Sunday, March 14, from 6-7 p.m. on CBS.
March Madness tips off on Thursday, March 18 at 4 pm. with the First Four, with all four games airing on truTV and TBS.
The First Round will take place on Friday, March 19, and Saturday the 20th, with coverage beginning each day at noon. The Second Round will follow on Sunday, March 21 and Monday the 22nd, and both of those days begin at noon. (yes, that's right the there will be basketball all day that Monday for the first time ever.) Games on these four days will be broadcast on CBS, TBS, truTV, and TNT.
The Regional Semifinals will air on TBS and CBS, with each of the Sweet 16 games airing in its own television window on Saturday, March 27 and Sunday the 28th. CBS will handle the action in the afternoon, with tip off on Saturday starting at 2 p.m. and on Sunday at 1 pm. TBS will air two games in primetime each night starting at 7 p.m.
The Regional Final games, commonly known as the Elite Eight, will be played in primetime. CBS will air a doubleheader on Monday, March 29 at 7 pm., while TBS ais a pair of game on Tuesday the 30th at 6 p.m.
CBS will televise the Final Four this year. The National Semifinals will be on Saturday, April 3, with pregame coverage starting at 2 p.m. and the first game of the night tipping off at 5 p.m.
The National Championship will be on Monday, April 5 at 9 p.m. on CBS. It will be held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
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