March Madness: How to Watch the 2022 NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament Without Cable


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68 teams came to compete in a single-elimination tournament to determine the champion of the 2022 NCAA Men’s College Basketball season. The 83rd edition of the tournament saw two teams make their tournament debuts: Big South Conference champion Longwood and NEC champion Bryant.

Now, the 2022 National Championship Game is here as March Madness comes to an end. This year’s championship game and Final Four will take place at the legendary Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. This will be the sixth time The Big Easy has hosted the Final Four.

Cord cutters can find out how to watch this year’s March Madness below.

When to Watch

The 2022 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament is taking place from Tuesday, March 15 to Wednesday, April 4.

North Carolina will play Kansas on Monday at 9:20 p.m., Eastern time, for the Division I national title.

Below is the full list of dates, start times, networks, and venues for each round.

DatesRoundStart Time (ET)Network
Tuesday,
March 15
First Four6:30 p.m.truTV
Wednesday,
March 16
First Four6:30 p.m.truTV
Thursday,
March 17
First Round12:00 p.m.CBS, TBS, TNT, truTV
Friday,
March 18
First Round12:00 p.m.CBS, TBS, TNT, truTV
Saturday,
March 19
Second Round12:00 p.m.CBS, TBS, TNT, truTV
Sunday,
March 20
Second Round12:00 p.m.CBS, TBS, TNT, truTV
Thursday,
March 24
Sweet 167:00 p.m.CBS, TBS
Friday,
March 25
Sweet 167:00 p.m.CBS, TBS
Saturday,
March 26
Elite Eight6:00 p.m.TBS
Sunday,
March 27
Elite Eight2:00 p.m.CBS
Saturday,
April 2
Final Four6:00 p.m.TBS
Monday,
April 4
2022 National Championship Game9 p.m.TBS

How to Watch

Cord cutters have a few different options to watch the drama unfold and Cinderella stories get told throughout March Madness.

AntennaWeb is a great tool you can use to find out which affiliate in your area will broadcast games on your local CBS.

Paramount+: All CBS games will be available live to Paramount+ Premium subscribers for $9.99/month or $99.99/year.

Sling Blue is the cheapest option for streaming the 2022 National Championship Game, at $24.99 for the first month.

Subscribers to live TV streaming services can check out our chart below to see if your service will be streaming March Madness games.

Starting PriceCBSTBSTNTtruTV
Sling Blue$35.00
Hulu + Live TV$69.99
fubo TV $64.99
DIRECTV STREAM$69.99
YouTube TV$64.99

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