Sixty-four teams will enter the NCAA Men’s College Basketball tournament, where the last two remaining sides will do battle for the ultimate prize in men’s college basketball, the Division 1 National Championship. This year’s tournament features number one seeds Virginia, Villanova, Xavier and Kansas.
Australian fans will be able to catch a great number of games at a good hour, with the last tip-off of each day broadcast at nearly 1pm Sydney time, and you won’t miss a minute of this exciting collegiate basketball action when watching live on a standard or HD TV, or streaming matches to a mobile device with a Free trial.
NCAA 2018 Championship Preview
March Madness is the elimination tournament that sorts out the contenders from the pretenders when it comes to College Basketball in the United States. It’s win or go home format makes every match a spectacular sight, as it progresses through each round until the “Final Four” is held, leaving just two survivors to contest the Championship, where future NBA stars will collide.
Every year sees something new, whether it’s a major upset of one of the top seeds by one of the teams outside the range of thirty-two, which happened last year when Villanova (1) was supplanted by Wisconsin (8) for a trip to the final four, or an exciting win in the championship game, where North Carolina put together a remarkable performance in taking down Gonzaga last year.
NCAA Tournament Schedule (Sydney time)
First Round 16-17 March: 3.00am – 3.00pm
Second Round 18-19 March: 3.00am – 3.00pm
Sweet Sixteen 23-24 March: 10.00am – 3.00pm
Elite Eight 25-26 March: 9.00am – 2.00pm
Final Four starts April 1
Championship Game April 3
Here in 2018, Virginia returns with the burden of high expectations as the number one overall ranked Men’s team, it’s 21st appearance in the tournament since inception. Virginia will be up against traditional powerhouses Duke, North Carolina and Kansas. You can be sure the Cavaliers will be extra motivated go deeper into the tournament than their second round exit last year. Another team that is anxious to redeem itself are Gonzaga, who ended 2018 ranked fifth in the county after playing in the championship game in last year’s tournament.
NCAA Men’s Live Australian TV Fixtures
Tuesday April 3: Michigan (3) v Villanova (1) at 11.20 am (AEST)
Shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. March Madness replays to be daily across ESPN and ESPN 2.
NCAA Men’s Live Streaming
While you won’t find the NCAA Men’s Championship on Free to Air, ESPN will provide Australian fans complete Live coverage of this exciting event.
So if you’re a resident of Australia you may wish to consider the Foxtel Now Free live TV trial, which will telecast this must see action and other popular sports online*, as well as offering live NCAA championship streaming to eligible mobile devices through the Foxtel Go app within just minutes of getting started.
EAST – BOSTON
WEST – LOS ANGELES
MIDWEST – OMAHA
SOUTH – ATLANTA