Live stream March Madness games today: TV channels, tip times, odds, announcers, favorites, watch 2021 NCAA Tournament first round online

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The men’s 2021 NCAA Tournament is officially underway after taking a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to PointsBet, Gonzaga is the current favorite to win it all. See below for all you need to know about the first round including start times, dates, how to watch on TV, channels, announcers, odds, favorites and more.

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How to live stream NCAA Tournament games today

For those with a valid cable login, you can watch the NCAA Tournament games live with with NCAA March Madness Live. You can download the app on many devices including your phone, laptop, Roku, Fire TV, Xbox or Apple TV. Alternate ways to watch March Madness games without cable include: YouTube TV, Sling TV, Hulu with Live TV and AT&T TV. Games specifically airing on CBS can be streamed live with fuboTV, which offers a free trial.

2021 March Madness First Round TV Schedule, Odds

Saturday, March 20

(16) Norfolk St. vs. (1) Gonzaga

  • Start time: 9:20 p.m. ET

  • TV channel: TBS

(11) UCLA vs. (6) BYU -3.5

  • Start time: 9:40 p.m. ET

  • TV channel: CBS

(14) Abilene Christian vs. (3) Texas -8.5

  • Start time: 9:50 p.m. ET

  • TV channel: truTV

Friday, March 19

TIME / TV

GAMES / ANNOUNCERS

12:15 p.m.

CBS

(10) Virginia Tech vs. (7) Florida

Jim Nantz / Bill Raftery / Grant Hill / Tracy Wolfson

12:45 p.m.

truTV

(14) Colgate vs. (3) Arkansas (-8.5)

Spero Dedes / Brendan Haywood / Lauren Shehadi

1:15 p.m.

TBS

(16) Drexel vs. (1) Illinois (-22.5)

Kevin Harlan / Dan Bonner / Dana Jacobson

1:45 p.m.

TNT

(11) Utah State vs. (6) Texas Tech (-4)

Carter Blackburn / Debbie Antonelli / Evan Washburn

3 p.m.

CBS

(15) Oral Roberts vs. (2) Ohio State (-16)

Ian Eagle / Jim Spanarkel / Jamie Erdahl

3:30 p.m.

truTV

(16) Hartford vs. (1) Baylor (-25.5)

Lisa Byington / Steve Smith / AJ Ross

4 p.m.

TBS

(9) Georgia Tech vs. (8) Loyola Chicago (-5.5)

Jim Nantz / Bill Raftery / Grant Hill / Tracy Wolfson

4:30 p.m.

TNT

(12) Oregon State vs. (5) Tennessee (-8.5)

Spero Dedes / Brendan Haywood / Lauren Shehadi

6:25 p.m.

TBS

(13) Liberty vs. (4) Oklahoma State (-7.5)

Kevin Harlan / Dan Bonner / Dana Jacobson

7:10 p.m.

CBS

(9) Wisconsin vs. (8) North Carolina (-1.5)

Ian Eagle / Jim Spanarkel / Jamie Erdahl

7:15 p.m.

truTV

(15) Cleveland State vs. (2) Houston (-20)

Carter Blackburn / Debbie Antonelli / Evan Washburn

7:25 p.m.

TNT

(13) North Texas vs. (4) Purdue (-7.5)

Tom McCarthy / Avery Johnson / AJ Ross

9:20 p.m.

TBS

(10) Rutgers vs. (7) Clemson

Spero Dedes / Brendan Haywood / Lauren Shehadi

9:40 p.m.

CBS

(11) Syracuse vs. (6) San Diego State (-3)

Jim Nantz / Bill Raftery / Grant Hill / Tracy Wolfson

9:50 p.m.

truTV

(14) Morehead State vs. (3) West Virginia (-13)

Lisa Byington / Steve Smith / AJ Ross

9:57 p.m.

TNT

(12) Winthrop vs. (5) Villanova (-6.5)

Kevin Harlan / Dan Bonner / Dana Jacobson

Saturday, March 20

TIME / TV

GAMES / ANNOUNCERS

12:15 p.m.

CBS

(12) Georgetown vs. (5) Colorado (-6.5)

Andrew Catalon / Steve Lappas / AJ Ross

12:45 p.m.

truTV

(13) UNC Greensboro vs. (4) Florida State (-10.5)

Brian Anderson / Jim Jackson / Allie LaForce

1:15 p.m.

TBS

(14) Eastern Washington vs. (3) Kansas (-10.5)

Brad Nessler / Steve Lavin / Evan Washburn

1:45 p.m.

TNT

(9) St. Bonaventure vs. (8) LSU (-1.5)

Carter Blackburn / Debbie Antonelli / Evan Washburn

3 p.m.

CBS

(16) Texas Southern vs. (1) Michigan

Ian Eagle / Jim Spanarkel / Jamie Erdahl

3:30 p.m.

truTV

(12) UC Santa Barbara vs. (5) Creighton (-7.5)

Lisa Byington / Steve Smith / AJ Ross

4 p.m.

TBS

(15) Iona vs. (2) Alabama (-17)

Andrew Catalon / Steve Lappas / AJ Ross

4:30 p.m.

TNT

(11) Drake vs. (6) USC

Brian Anderson / Jim Jackson / Allie LaForce

6:25 p.m.

TBS

(15) Grand Canyon vs. (2) Iowa (-14.5)

Brad Nessler / Steve Lavin / Evan Washburn

7:10 p.m.

CBS

(10) Maryland vs. (7) UConn (-3)

Ian Eagle / Jim Spanarkel / Jamie Erdahl

7:15 p.m.

truTV

(13) Ohio vs. (4) Virginia (-7.5)

Carter Blackburn / Debbie Antonelli / Evan Washburn

7:25 p.m.

TNT

(9) Missouri vs. (8) Oklahoma

Tom McCarthy / Avery Johnson / AJ Ross

9:20 p.m.

TBS

(16) Norfolk St. vs. (1) Gonzaga

Brian Anderson / Jim Jackson / Allie LaForce

9:40 p.m.

CBS

(11) UCLA vs. (6) BYU

Andrew Catalon / Steve Lappas / AJ Ross

9:50 p.m.

truTV

(14) Abilene Christian vs. (3) Texas (-9)

Lisa Byington / Steve Smith / AJ Ross

9:57 p.m.

TNT

(10) VCU vs. (7) Oregon (-5)

Brad Nessler / Steve Lavin / Evan Washburn

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