TruTV Channel Info and Complete NCAA Coverage Schedule

Wes ODonnell@wesodonnellFeatured ColumnistMarch 11, 2012

DETROIT - APRIL 06:  Head coach Roy Williams of the North Carolina Tar Heels celebrates as he is interviewed by CBS's Jim Nantz after defeating the Michigan State Spartans 89-72 during the 2009 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship game at Ford Field on April 6, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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The NCAA tournament doesn't technically get started until Thursday, but tonight's selection special is the real start.

The unveiling of the bracket shapes everything. Sixty-eight teams will be in the nation's most exciting postseason tournament, but come April 2, only one can win.

The madness that will ensue between the opening tip and the final buzzer can all be seen live across a number of channels.

Here's a breakdown of when and where to watch.

Selection Special (March 11) - CBS

Play-in Games (March 13-14) - truTV

First Round (March 15-16) - CBS, TBS, TNT, truTV

Second Round (March 17-18) - CBS, TBS, TNT, truTV

Regionals (March 22-25) - CBS, TBS

Final Four (March 31) - CBS

Championship Game (April 2) - CBS

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Channels: Comcast - Ch. 58, Direct TV - Ch. 246, Time Warner Cable - Ch. 779(HD) Ch. 79, AT&T U-Verse - Ch. 164, Verizon - Ch. 683(HD) Ch. 183, DISH - 204. Check local listings.

According to the press release, there will also be live streaming:

NCAA® March Madness® Live will provide live streaming video of every broadcast for the 2012 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship starting with the NCAA Basketball Selection Show on Sunday, March 11, and continuing through the Men’s Final Four® and National Championship Game from New Orleans on March 31 and April 2.

The tournament never fails to excite, and with more coverage than ever before, more people than ever before will be watching.

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