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How To Watch the NCAA Basketball National Championship Game 2024

We break down schedules and more for the men’s and women’s NCAA basketball National Championship Game.

March Madness feels like it comes sooner every year, and in a few weeks, it’ll be time for another NCAA basketball national championship game. The 2024 regular season’s been full of great games and updates, but we’ve got a few more weeks to go until the 2024 March Madness bracket gets set.

Still want to get ready ahead of schedule? Here’s what you need to know about the 2024 men’s and women’s NCAA basketball national championship game.

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How do I watch the national championship game?

March Madness games are broadcast on channels including CBS, TBS, and TNT. If you want to stream the national championship game, we recommend Hulu + Live TV because it covers both channels with the women’s and men’s basketball games.

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When is the NCAA basketball national championship game?

NCAA basketball national championship games

Game Date Time (ET) Channel Details
Women's NCAA Championship Game (TBD) Sunday, April 7 3:00 p.m. ABC, ESPN+ Get Hulu + Live TV
Men's NCAA Championship Game (TBD) Monday, April 8 TBD TBS Get Hulu + Live TV

Watch 2024 NCAA basketball championship game for free

Want to watch the men’s or women’s national championship game for free? You can watch games broadcast on ABC for free by connecting an over-the-air (OTA) antenna to your TV. If you want to stream either college basketball national championship game this year, we’d recommend getting a free trial for DIRECTV STREAM, which carries ABC and TBS.

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DIRECTV STREAM $69.99–$159.99/mo. 5-day free trial View plans

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Fubo $32.99–$99.99/mo. 7-day free trial View plans

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Hulu + Live TV $76.99–$89.99/mo. 7-day free trial View plans

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Paramount+ $5.99–$11.99/mo. or $59.99–$119.99/yr. 7-day free trial View plan

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YouTube TV $72.99/mo. Trial length varies View plans

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How to watch the NCAA basketball national championship game FAQ

Where will the championship basketball game be played?

The 2024 NCAA women’s basketball national championship game will be played on Sunday, April 7 at 3:00 p.m. ET at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio.

The 2024 NCAA men’s basketball national championship game will be played on Monday, April 8 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The game time has not been set yet.

Can I watch March Madness for free?

Yes, you can watch select March Madness games for free using a digital antenna. Some games in the men’s tournament will air on CBS, while ABC will broadcast parts of the women’s tournament. In 2024, the two antenna channels will show the men’s and women’s championship games.

Where can I watch the NCAA Final?

CBS and TBS alternate annually as the exclusive broadcasters of the men’s Final Four and NCAA Championship Game. TBS gets the even years while CBS has the odd ones—meaning TBS will air this season’s final rounds come April 2024. The Women’s National Championship Game will air on ABC in 2024.

Is there an app to watch March Madness?

Yes, the NCAA March Madness Live app has every tournament game plus replays. But after a free three-hour preview, you’ll need to log in with your cable, satellite, or live TV streaming provider info. The app is available on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast with Google TV, and Roku devices.

Who won the men's NCAA basketball championship?

UConn won the 2023 NCAA men’s basketball national championship over San Diego State in a 76–59 game.

Who won the women's NCAA basketball championship?

LSU won the 2023 NCAA women’s basketball national championship by beating Iowa in a 102–85 game.

Can you watch March Madness on HBO Max?

No, HBO Max won’t stream any parts of the NCAA Tournament in 2024. While the streaming service recently teamed up with TNT to stream live sports, it won’t factor into this year’s March Madness broadcasting plan.

Are there fantasy leagues for March Madness?

Yes, many fantasy sports outlets offer bracket challenges during the men’s and women’s NCAA Basketball Tournaments. ESPN Fantasy Sports, DraftKings, and Yahoo Fantasy Sports are the more popular fantasy platforms, but you can also sign up for different challenges and pick’em games on the NCAA’s website.

When is Selection Sunday?

For the men’s basketball Final Four, Selection Sunday will be on Sunday, March 17. For the women’s basketball Final Four, Selection Sunday will be at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 17 on ESPN.

Methodology

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.

Check out our How We Rank page to learn more about our methods.

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