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NCAA.com | March 12, 2019

CBS Sports and Turner Sports Announce 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship Programming Schedule

Coaches take us back to their earliest March Madness memories

For the ninth consecutive year, Turner Sports and CBS Sports will provide live coverage of all 67 games from the 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship across four national television networks – TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV – with all games streamed on NCAA March Madness Live.

CBS will televise the NCAA Final Four® National Semifinals on Saturday, April 6, and then the National Championship on Monday, April 8, from Minneapolis, Minn. This marks the fourth time that Minneapolis will host the Final Four and the first time since 2001.

March Madness 2019 dates, schedule, live streams and TV networks

Game Livestream Time (ET) TV Site
First Four, Tuesday, March 19        
Prairie View vs. Farleigh Dickinson March Madness Live 6:30 pm truTV Dayton, OH
Temple vs. Belmont  March Madness Live 9:00 pm TruTV Dayton, OH
First Four, Wednesday, March 20        
NC Central vs. North Dakota State March Madness Live  6:30 pm truTV Dayton, OH
St. John's vs. Arizona State March Madness Live 9:00 pm truTV Dayton, OH
First round, Thursday, March 21        
Minnesota vs. Louisville March Madness Live 12:00 pm CBS Des Moines, IA
Yale vs. LSU March Madness Live 12:30 pm truTV Jacksonville, FL
New Mexico St. vs. Auburn March Madness Live  1:20 pm TNT Salt Lake City, UT
Vermont vs. Florida St. March Madness Live 1:50 pm TBS Hartford, CT
Bradley vs. Michigan St. March Madness Live  2:30 pm CBS Des Moines, IA
Belmont/Temple vs. Maryland March Madness Live 3:00 pm truTV Jacksonville, FL
Northeastern vs. Kansas March Madness Live 3:50 pm TNT Salt Lake City, UT
Murray St. vs. Marquette March Madness Live 4:20 pm TBS Hartford, CT
Florida vs. Nevada March Madness Live 6:45 pm TNT Des Moines, IA
Abilene Christian vs. Kentucky March Madness Live 7:00 pm CBS Jacksonville, FL
Saint Mary's vs. Villanova March Madness Live 7:15 pm TBS Hartford, CT
Farleigh Dickinson/ Prairie View vs. Gonzaga March Madness Live 7:15 pm truTV Salt Lake City, UT
Montana vs. Michigan March Madness Live 9:15 pm TNT Des Moines, IA
Seton Hall vs. Wofford March Madness Live 9:30 pm CBS Jacksonville, FL
Old Dominion vs. Purdue March Madness Live 9:45 pm TBS Hartford, CT
Baylor vs. Syracuse March Madness Live 9:55 pm truTV Salt Lake City, UT
First round, Friday, March 22        
Iowa vs. Cincinnati March Madness Live 12:00 pm CBS Columbus, OH
Oklahoma vs. Mississippi March Madness Live 12:30 pm truTV Columbia, SC
Northern Kentucky vs. Texas Tech March Madness Live 1:20 pm TNT Tulsa, OK
UC Irvine vs. Kansas St. March Madness Live 1:50 pm  TBS San Jose, CA
Colgate vs. Tennessee March Madness Live 2:30 pm CBS Columbus, OH
Gardner-Webb vs. Virginia March Madness Live 3:00 pm truTV Columbia, SC
Arizona St./St. John's vs. Buffalo March Madness Live 3:50 pm TNT Tulsa, OK
Oregon vs. Wisconsin March Madness Live 4:20 pm TBS San Jose, CA
Washington vs. Utah St. March Madness Live 6:45 pm TNT Columbus, OH
NC Central/ North Dakota St. vs. Duke March Madness Live 7:00 pm CBS Columbia, SC
Georgia St. vs. Houston March Madness Live 7:15 pm TBS Tulsa, OK 
Liberty vs. Mississippi St. March Madness Live 7:15 pm truTV San Jose, CA
Iona vs. North Carolina March Madness Live 9:15 pm TNT Columbus, OH
UCF vs. VCU March Madness Live 9:30 pm CBS Columbia, SC
Ohio St. vs. Iowa St. March Madness Live 9:45 pm TBS Tulsa, OK
Saint Louis vs. Virginia Tech March Madness Live  9:55 pm truTV San Jose, CA
Second round, Saturday, March 23        
TBD March Madness Live 12:00 pm CBS  
TBD March Madness Live 2:30 pm CBS  
TBD March Madness Live 5:00 pm CBS  
TBD March Madness Live 6:00 pm TNT  
TBD March Madness Live 7:00 pm TBS  
TBD March Madness Live 7:30 pm CBS  
TBD March Madness Live 8:30 pm TNT  
TBD March Madness Live 9:30 pm TBS  
Second round, Sunday, March 24        
TBD March Madness Live 12:00 pm CBS  
TBD March Madness Live 2:30 pm CBS  
TBD March Madness Live 5:00 pm CBS  
TBD March Madness Live 6:00 pm CBS  
TBD March Madness Live 7:00 pm TBS  
TBD March Madness Live 7:30 pm truTV  
TBD March Madness Live 8:30 pm TNT  
TBD March Madness Live 9:30 pm TBS  
March 28-31        
South Regional March Madness Live March 28/30   Louisville, KY
West Regional March Madness Live March 28/30   Anaheim, CA
East Regional March Madness Live March 29/31   Washington, D.C.
Midwest Regional March Madness Live March 29/31   Kansas City, MO
Saturday, April 6        
Final Four March Madness Live 6:00 pm CBS Minneapolis, MN
Final Four March Madness Live 8:30 pm CBS Minneapolis, MN
Monday, April 8        
National Championship March Madness Live 9:00 pm CBS Minneapolis, MN

On-site Final Four studio coverage airing on CBS on Saturday will begin with At the Final Four presented by Infiniti from 3-4 p.m. ET, followed by the Final Four Show from 4-6 p.m. The Capital One Championship Central pregame show will air at 8:30 p.m., leading into the National Championship game on Monday.

The Regional Final games will once again be split by TBS and CBS. TBS will air the games on Saturday, March 30, beginning at 6 p.m., while CBS will televise the games on Sunday afternoon, March 31, starting at 2 p.m.

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Coverage of the 2019 Division I Men’s Basketball Championship will begin with a one-hour Selection Show on Sunday, March 17, from 6-7 p.m. on CBS.  Host Greg Gumbel will be joined by analysts Clark Kellogg and Seth Davis.

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NCAA Tournament game action will tip off with the NCAA First Four™ on truTV, Tuesday, March 19 and Wednesday, March 20, with coverage beginning at 6 p.m. both nights.

Additional highlights (complete telecast schedule attached):

  • Turner will air 43 game telecasts across its three networks (TBS, TNT and truTV);
  • CBS will broadcast 24 games throughout the tournament including the National Championship, Final Four Semifinals, Elite 8®, Sweet 16® and first and second rounds;
  • TBS will televise 18 contests including the Elite 8®, Sweet 16® and first and second round games;
  • truTV will air a total of 13 games, including the First Four™ and the first and second rounds;
  • TNT will televise 12 games including first and second round match-ups.

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Turner Sports and CBS Sports will also return March Madness Confidential, providing exclusive, behind-the-scenes access of select NCAA Tournament teams, with features airing during studio coverage and on NCAA.com, chronicling their Tournament journeys.

CBS and Turner will again present integrated game and studio productions with pregame, halftime, bridge and postgame shows from studios in New York City and Atlanta. Studio shows will include The Road to the Final Four® and Infiniti NCAA Tip-Off pregame shows, AT&T at the Half, Capital One Tournament Central and the Inside March Madness® presented by Buick postgame show.

Accompanying the live television presentation, NCAA March Madness Live will once again be the ultimate digital destination for direct access to all 67 games of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.  Additionally, social integrations will include the latest highlights, behind the scenes content and news updates across the official March Madness Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat accounts for companion content throughout the tournament.

Turner will televise the NCAA Final Four National Semifinals and National Championship in 2020, with the events alternating between CBS and Turner each year throughout the partnership.

Follow us on Twitter: @MarchMadnessTV and NCAA.com for schedule updates and the latest NCAA Tournament broadcast news and information.