2021 NCAA Tournament: March Madness TV Schedule, Live-Stream Info Revealed

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistFebruary 10, 2021

FILE - In this March 16, 2020, file photo, official March Madness 2020 tournament basketballs are displayed in a storeroom at the CHI Health Center Arena, in Omaha, Neb. The dominos started tumbling in March, when the NCAA abruptly called off March Madness, given no choice but to forgo a nearly $800 million TV payment that helps keep the entire college sports machine running. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
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The 2021 NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament Final Four and national championship game will air on CBS as part of 24 games covered by the network this postseason, the NCAA announced Wednesday.

Turner Sports, which includes TBS, TNT and truTV, will air 43 games that includes the First Four through part of the Elite Eight. A full schedule of games is available via NCAA.com.

Fans will also get a chance to stream all games online at NCAA March Madness Live.

Unlike in past years, the entire tournament will take place inside the state of Indiana in an effort to reduce travel amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Of the 67 total games, 55 will be played in Indianapolis.

Another big change this season is the weekly schedule, which features the first two rounds running from Friday through Monday instead of the usual Thursday through Sunday.

The First Four will take place on Thursday, March 18, after previously being held on Tuesday and Wednesday. The round of 64 will take place on March 19-20, with the second round beginning on Sunday, March 21 and continuing on Monday, March 22.

The tournament will continue through to the April 3 Final Four until the April 5 national championship game.

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It all begins with the Selection Show on March 14 at 6 p.m. ET on CBS.

In 2022, the Final Four and title game will be televised by Turner Sports.