Watch March Madness 2023: Sunday Games Live Stream on CBS, TNT, TruTV and TBS
March Madness is in full swing and we’ve already seen one of the biggest upsets of all time. The No. 16 seed Fairleigh Dickinson University, knocked out the No. 16 seed Purdue 63-58 on Friday night, marking the second time in tournament history that a No. 16 seed has beaten a No. followed by another huge upset on Thursday: No. 15 Princeton knocking out No. 2 Arizona.
Another No. 1 seed fell on Saturday when eighth-seeded Arkansas defeated defending champion Kansas.
Sunday has the potential to bring plenty of additional chaos with eight games to close out the weekend, including the No. 16 Cinderella FDU. The first contest, Pitt vs. Miami, begins at 12:10 p.m. ET on CBS with matches then continuing all day and late into the night on CBS, TNT, TBS and TruTV.
Here’s everything you need to know to participate in March Madness, from the Sweet 16 to the Final Four and the National Championship Game.
What is the March Madness TV schedule?
The schedule and channels for the second round matches this weekend are listed below (all times Eastern).
Sunday March 19
- Xavier No. 3 vs. Pitt No. 11 (12:10 p.m.) CBS
- No. 3 Kansas State vs. No. 6 Kentucky (2:40 p.m.) CBS
- Marquette No. 2 vs. Michigan State No. 7 (5:15 p.m.) CBS
- No. 4 UConn vs. No. 5 Saint Mary’s (6:10 p.m.) TNT
- No. 3 Baylor vs. No. 6 Creighton (7:10 p.m.) TBS
- No. 9 Florida Atlantic vs. No. 16 FDU (7:45 p.m.) TruTV
- Indiana No. 4 vs. Miami No. 5 (Florida) (8:40 p.m.) TNT
- Gonzaga #3 vs. TCU #6 (9:40 p.m.) TBS
Here is the remaining program, turn by turn:
- Second turn: March 18-19
- Candy 16: March 23-24
- Elite Eight: March 25-26
- Final square: April 1
- NCAA Championship Game: April 3
What does March Madness support look like now?
March Madness support and matchups were revealed on Sunday, March 12. Alabama, Houston, Kansas and Purdue were listed as the top seeds in their respective regions. In a stunning upset, Purdue was knocked out in the first round by No. 16 seed Fairleigh Dickinson on Friday, March 17. Kansas fell Saturday, March 18 to No. 8 seed Arkansas.
Full and updated support can be found on the NCAA website.
How can I watch March Madness?
As in previous years, the tournament is broadcast on four channels: CBS, TBS, TNT and TruTV. Only one remaining game is on TruTV, but it’s a big one: Sunday’s game between Florida Atlantic and Fairleigh Dickinson University, the team that eliminated Purdue.
If the last time you watched something on TruTV was last March, you might need some help finding it for this year’s tournament. Here’s a handy guide to some of the major cable or satellite TV providers:
Which channel broadcasts the Final Four?
The Final Four and National Championship Game will air on CBS and stream on Paramount Plus.
Can I stream March Madness for free?
Go to the NCAA’s March Madness Live site or use its March Madness Live app and you can watch games for free. You can watch March Madness Live on iOS and Android devices with Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV and Xbox One. The app also supports AirPlay and Chromecast.
As with most free things, there is a catch. Without proving you’re a pay-TV subscriber, you only get a three-hour preview, after which you’ll need to log in to continue watching.
What are my other streaming options?
You can use a live TV streaming service to watch March Madness. Three of the five live TV streaming services offer the four channels needed to watch every tournament match, but keep in mind that not all services carry all local networks, so check each using the links below for make sure it carries CBS in your area.
You can also use Paramount Plus to watch some, but not all, of March Madness. Only games featured on CBS are available on Paramount Plus.
YouTube TV costs $65 per month and includes CBS, TBS, TNT and TruTV. Plug your zip code into its home page to see what local networks are available in your area. Read our YouTube TV review.
Hulu with Live TV costs $70 per month and includes CBS, TBS, TNT and TruTV. Click the “See channels in your area” link on its homepage to see which local channels are offered in your postcode. Read our Hulu review with Live TV.
Paramount Plus, CNET
Paramount Plus costs $10 per month for its Premium plan and will stream March Madness games aired on CBS, including the Final Four. You cannot, however, watch the rest of the tournament broadcast on TBS, TNT or TruTV with Paramount Plus. Read our Paramount Plus review.
FuboTV’s basic package costs $75 per month and includes CBS but not TBS, TNT or TruTV. It’s not the best choice for March Madness, but it will let you watch some early round matches, the Final Four, and the Championship Game. Click here to see which local channels you get. Read our FuboTV review.
Sling TV’s $40 per month blue package includes TBS, TNT and TruTV. None of his plans include CBS, which means you can’t watch the March Madness climax on Sling. Read our Sling TV review.
All of the live TV streaming services above offer free trials, allow you to cancel at any time, and require a strong internet connection. Looking for more information? Discover our guide to live tv streaming services.