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How To Watch the Final Four in 2024

Get prepped for March Madness 2024 with our NCAA men’s and women’s basketball Final Four watch guide.

There’s a reason why the Final Four is one of the best parts of March Madness. We’re always guaranteed a lineup of good games that might feature a Cinderella team on an unbelievable run or a dominant squad trying to win it all.

Now that we’re in the final week of the NCAA basketball season, it’s time to lock down your Final Four viewing plans. Here’s everything you need to know about watching this weekend’s Final Four games on TV. Sports logo featuring animated athlete with raised hands.

Want to watch the 2024 Final Four on TV?

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What channels show the NCAA Final Four?

You can watch the men’s 2024 Final Four basketball games on TBS and B/R Sports on Max. The women’s basketball games are found on ESPN and ESPN+. ESPN and TBS are commonly found on most cable and live TV streaming packages.

Men’s tournament channels:

Women’s tournament channels:

Want to watch more March Madness? Check out our main NCAA Basketball Tournament watch guide for more streaming and standard viewing tips.

2024 NCAA tournament Final Four schedule

What teams are in the Final Four? NC State and UConn’s very good March continues as both schools will be represented in the Final Four for men’s and women’s basketball. UConn remains the team to beat on the men’s side, as they’ve dominated every opponent by huge margins in March. Elsewhere, Purdue’s Zach Edey will try to keep the Boilermakers’ hot streak going, while Alabama enters the Final Four for the first time in school history.

On the women’s basketball side, Iowa returns to the Final Four after an Elite Eight win over LSU and a blistering 41-point performance from Caitlin Clark. But coach Dawn Staley’s undefeated South Carolina squad can hold off any competitor in the national championship race, and UConn poses a tough challenge for Iowa thanks to coach Geno Auriemma along with guard Paige Bueckers’ offensive fireworks.

Men’s NCAA tournament Final Four schedule

Date Game Location Time (ET) Channels
Saturday, Apr 6 (11) NC State vs. (1) Purdue Glendale, AZ 6:09 p.m. TBS, B/R Sports on Max
Saturday, Apr 6 (4) Alabama vs. (1) UConn Glendale, AZ 8:49 p.m. TBS, B/R Sports on Max

Data effective as of post date.

Women’s NCAA tournament Final Four schedule

Date Game Location Time (ET) Channels
Friday, Apr 5 (1) South Carolina vs. (3) NC State Cleveland, OH 7:00 p.m. ESPN, ESPN+
Friday, Apr 5 (1) Iowa vs. (3) UConn Cleveland, OH 9:30 p.m. ESPN, ESPN+

Data effective as of post date.

How can I watch NCAA basketball Final Four games for free?

Want to watch the Final Four for free? We’d recommend getting a live TV streaming free trial because TBS and ESPN are cable TV channels and unavailable via over-the-air antennas. For the Final Four, DIRECTV STREAM offers a free trial and carries both channels with Final Four games.

How to watch the Final Four FAQ

Who is in the Final Four?

The 2024 Final Four round features NC State, Purdue, Alabama, and UConn in the men’s tournament. NC State, South Carolina, Iowa, and UConn have reached the Final Four in the women’s competition.

When does the Final Four start?

The women’s NCAA basketball Final Four games begin on Friday, April 5. The Final Four men’s NCAA basketball games start on Saturday, April 6.

Where is the Final Four in 2024?

The men’s NCAA basketball Final Four games will be at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. The women’s NCAA basketball Final Four games will be at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland.

Why you should trust us

We analyzed this year’s NCAA March Madness schedule to break down dates, broadcast times, and more. We also cross-referenced this information with our existing streaming and TV deals coverage to ensure you get the most coverage without paying more than you need to.

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