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March Madness season is here. With 68 teams playing in 67 live games across the country from Dayton, Ohio to New York City, there’s plenty to do next month, starting with tonight’s first four games: Pittsburgh Panthers vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs.
If you want to tune in in time for tip off, here’s what you need to know:
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How to watch Pittsburgh vs MS State
No. 11 Pitt vs. No. 11 Mississippi St. kicks off tonight at 9:10 ET. You can watch the Panthers vs. Bulldogs showdown on truTV. Our recommendations for watching tonight’s game? SlingTV.
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How to Watch First Four NCAA March Madness Live 2023
The men’s NCAA bracket is over and the first March Madness Games begin on Tuesday, March 14, in Dayton, OH. The first four games will be broadcast on truTV, which you can stream via Sling or Hulu + Live TV. Here are the first four teams’ schedules for NCAA March Madness Live 2023 starting Tuesday, March 14.
Tuesday, March 14 (all times Eastern)
No. 16 SE Missouri State vs. No. 16. Texas A&M CC | 6:40 pm | truTVNo 11 Pitt vs. No. 11 Mississippi St | 9:10 pm | truTV
Wednesday, March 15 (First Four in Dayton, Ohio. Always Eastern)
No. 16 Fairleigh Dickinson vs. No. 16 Texas Southern | 6:30 pm | truTVNo. 11 Nevada vs. No. 11 Arizona State | 9 pm truTV
March Madness Round of 64 Schedule:
Keep up with the March Madness schedule. CBS Essentials knows where you can watch the upcoming Round of 64 games.
Thursday, March 16 (Round of 64. Always Eastern)
No. 9 West Virginia vs. No. 8 Maryland | Noon CBS No. 13 Furman vs. No. 4 Virginia 12:30 pm | truTV No. 10 Utah St. vs. No. 7 Missouri | 1:20 pm | TNT No. 16 Howard vs. No. 1 Kansas | 1:50 pm | TBSNo 16 SE Missouri St./Texas A&M CC vs. No. 1 Alabama | 2:30 pm | CBS No. 12 College of Charleston vs. No. 5 San Diego St. | 3 pm truTVNo. 15 Princeton vs. No. 2 Arizona | 3:50 pm | TNT No. 9 Illinois vs. No. 8 Arkansas | 4:20 pm | TBS No. 9 Auburn vs. No. 8 Iowa | 6:45 pm | TNT No. 12 Oral Roberts vs. No. 5 Duke | 7 pm CBS No. 15 Colgate vs. No. 2 Texas | 7:15 pm | TBSNo 10 Boise St. v. No. 7 North-West | 7:25 pm truTVNo. 16 Northern Kentucky vs. No. 1 Houston | 9:15 pm | TNT No. 13 Louisiana vs. No. 4 Tennessee | 9:30 p.m CBS No. 10 Penn State vs. No. 7 Texas A&M | 9:45 pm | TBSNo 15 UNC Asheville vs. No. 2 UCLA | 9:55 pm | truTV
Friday, March 17 (Round of 64. Always Eastern)
No. 10 USC vs. No. 7 Michigan State | Noon |CBSNo. 14 Kanes St. vs. No. 3 Xavier | 12:30 pm | truTVNo 14 UC Santa Barbara Vs. No. 3 Baylor | 1:20 pm | TNT No. 12 VCU vs. No. 5 St. Mary’s | 1:50 pm | TBSNo 15 Vermont vs No 2 Marquette 2:30 pm | CBS No. 11 Mississippi State/Pitt vs. No. 6 Iowa State | 3 pm truTVNo 11 NC State vs. No. 6 Creighton | 3:50 pm | TNT No. 13 Iona vs. No. 4 UConn | 4:20 pm | TBSNo 16 Texas Southern/Fairleigh Dickinson vs No 1 Purdue | 6:45 pm | TNT No. 11 Providence vs. No. 6 Kentucky | 7 pm CBS No. 12 Drake vs. No. 5 Miami | 7:15 pm | TBSNo 14 Grand Canyon vs No 3 Gonzaga | 7:25 pm truTV No. 9 Florida Atlantic vs. No. 8 Memphis | 9:15 pm | TNT No. 14 Montana St. vs. No. 3 Kansas St. | 9:30 p.m CBS No. 13 Kent State vs. No. 4 Indiana | 9:45 pm | TBSNo 11 Arizona St./Nevada vs. No. 6 TCU | 9:55 pm | truTV
You can watch the full men’s bracket on CBS Sports. Here’s how to watch upcoming games on CBS, TNT, ESPN and more.
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An affordable way to stream basketball is with a Sling TV subscription. Right now, there’s a special deal — Sling TV is offering $20 off your first month. (Sling TV typically costs $40 and up per month for plans with live sports.) There’s no long-term contract, so you can sign up to stream only March Madness basketball games and cancel if you want.
To catch most March Madness games, you’ll need Sling TV’s Orange and Blue plans, which start at $30 for your first month and $60 monthly thereafter. Sling Orange and Blue will give you access to games on TBS, TNT, truTV and ESPN. Notably, it won’t get you the games on CBS, so you’ll need access to your local CBS channel via a digital TV antenna or Paramount+ subscription for full coverage of the 2023 tournament.
New customers can also enter to win freebies during the month of February LG TV Through the sling. Sling TV also offers NBA TV through its sports add-on. For $11 extra per month, you can get NBA TV, NHL Network, MLB Network, Tennis Channel and more.
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Hulu + Live TV
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A subscription to Hulu Live TV offers access to all the major channels broadcasting the 2023 March Madness Games, including your local CBS channel, TBS, TNT and TruTV. Plus, Hulu+ Live TV can now be bundled with ad-supported Disney+ and ESPN+, giving you access to every 2023 March Madness game. You also get access to over 65 other live and on-demand channels, including live sports, news and entertainment.
Hulu + Live TV, $70 per month and up
Watch local CBS with an amplified HDTV antenna
Most March Madness games will be broadcast on local CBS affiliates, so if you don’t have a cable or streaming subscription, a digital antenna is a great option to watch the game. This HDTV antenna, an Amazon best seller, claims a 200-mile range and comes with a 17-foot-long coaxial cable. Rated 4 stars by Amazon reviewers.
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Where to stream March Madness 2023: Paramount+
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All March Madness games broadcast on CBS will be available to stream simultaneously with a Paramount+ Premium Tier subscription. Paramount+ has two plans: the ad-supported Essential plan for $5 per month and the ad-free Premium plan for $10 per month. You can also try the Paramount+ tier for free for 7 days.
Paramount+, $5 per month and up
On which channel is this year’s March Madness?
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While CBS serves as the official cable TV home for this year’s Men’s March Madness tournament, live NCAA basketball games will also air on TBS, TNT and truTV.
The 2023 women’s tournament will be broadcast on ESPN.
Who is playing in NCAA March Madness 2023?
68 Division I college basketball teams will play in this year’s NCAA March Madness tournament.
To see the complete bracket of teams, visit our sister site, CBS Sports.
2023 March Madness Timeline:
2023 March Madness Schedule (Men):
March 12: Election Sunday
March 14-15: First Four
March 16-17: First round
March 18-19: Second round
March 23-24: Sweet 16
March 25-26: Elite Eight
April 1: Final Four
April 3: NCAA Championship Game
2023 March Madness Schedule (Women):
March 15-16: First Four
March 17-18: First round
March 19-20: Second round
March 24-25: Sweet 16
March 26-27: Elite Eight
March 31: Final Four
April 2: Women’s NCAA Championship Game
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