NCAA Final Four 2019: With the Elite Eight now completed, we head to Minneapolis for a Final Four that features only a single 1-seed in Tony Bennett’s Virginia team, two teams in 5-seed Auburn and 3-seed Texas Tech that are making their first such trips and 2-seed Michigan State, which upset 1-seed Duke in the East Region final to earn an eighth Final Four for Tom Izzo.That said, the Final Four games of Virginia-Auburn and Michigan State-Texas Tech do represent a matchup of college basketball’s more traditional blue bloods against up-and-comers. But if we’ve learned anything through the first four rounds of March Madness, it’s this: Don’t just go with the name on the front of the jersey.
Less than two weeks ago, the 2019 NCAA Tournament tipped off with 68 teams. After a wild weekend of college basketball, we are now down to four. That’s right, the Final Four is set and we know the field. Michigan State, Texas Tech, Virginia and Auburn are headed to Minneapolis with a chance at achieving college basketball immortality. You’re going to need to know how to follow all the action remaining over the weekend.Check out the schedule and tip times for Saturday’s Final Four along with info on how to watch each game and who will be calling the games. As always, fans can also watch the tourney live online via March Madness Live until the final game.
Sporting News is here to make sure you know how to tune in to the final two rounds of March Madness. Here’s everything you’ll need to know to watch the Final Four and national championship matchups both live on TV and streaming online.
TV channels, live stream for Final Four games
The NCAA Tournament’s Final Four and national championship game will be broadcast by CBS on April 6 April 8, respectively.
The primary outlet for live-streaming 2019 NCAA Tournament games is March Madness Live, the NCAA’s digital platform available on desktop and by downloading the mobile app. You can also stream games live by signing up for fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial.
Jim Nantz, Grant Hill, Bill Raftery and Tracy Wolfson are CBS’s lead broadcast team and will call the Final Four national semifinals and championship game
When does Match Madness 2019 end?
March Madness will conclude on April 8 with the national championship
game in Minneapolis. From there, it will be roughly seven months before
college basketball starts back up again.
March Madness features from Sporting News
“40 Minutes of Hell” to Hog Heaven: Nolan Richardson’s 1993-94 Arkansas team will go down as one of the most fun SEC title-winning teams of all time. It was something he built, one minute at a time.
A barrier-breaking title: The 1961-62 Cincinnati Bearcats made history when they started four black players in their NCAA title game win over Ohio State. We remember the importance of that groundbreaking win.
An Oral History of Steph Curry’s 2008 Breakout: In 2008, a little-known, baby-faced guard from Davidson completely took over the NCAA Tournament.
Upset City: Reliving the wildest opening venue in NCAA Tournament history.
The Fagan Jinx: They’re not just upset “alerts” when Sporting News’ Ryan Fagan is in attendance. Recapping the many improbable upsets Fagan has been on hand to witness.
More than a timeout: The 1993 NCAA Tournament is more than Chris Webber’s ill-fated timeout in the national championship game against UNC.
Danny and the Miracles: Recalling Kansas’ improbable 1988 title run.
Chalmers’ shot still resonates: Mario Chalmers never gets tired talking about his 3-pointer against Memphis in 2008.
DeCourcy’s best of 30 years: Sporting News’ Mike DeCourcy ranks the best games he has witnessed from 30 years’ worth of NCAA Tournament coverage.
The thrill of victory…: Sporting News staff recall their favorite memories of the NCAA Tournament.
…And the agony of defeat: Sporting News staff recalls their most heartbreaking memories from the NCAA Tournament. Get your tissues ready.