March Madness sees sixty-four teams enter the NCAA Men’s College Basketball tournament, where the last two teams remaining will do battle for the ultimate prize in men’s college basketball, the Division 1 National Championship. This year’s tournament could easily see a new champion, with Gonzaga and Baylor two of the best chances heading in, while three-time winner Kansas heads the list of favourites.
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 at home on your TV or streaming the games to a mobile device using the options listed here.
NCAA 2020 Championship TV 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. The tournament sees matchups between future NBA stars and utilises a win or go home format, with the best teams progressing through each round until the “Final Four” before the tournament culminates in the Championship game, which will this year take place on the 6th of April (Sydney time) at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.
The format means there is always plenty to play for and upsets are rife, as we saw in 2018 when UMBC became the first number 16 seed to beat the top seed in tournament history, blowing out Virginia 74-54 in an incredible win. The Final Four games bring an enormous number of fans through the gates, with over 72,000 basketball enthusiasts attending each one of the National semifinals and the National Championship game in Minneapolis last year.
** 2020 NCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament Cancellation Notice **
The NCAA have announced that effective immediately the 2020 Men’s and Women’s College Basketball Championship Tournament will be cancelled for the rest of the season. The reason for this is due to the COVD-19 coronavirus, and concerns that the games and arenas may expose players and fans to this community health concern. If any significant new details about NCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball are made available, this notice will include them and the TV fixtures will be updated.
NCAA Tournament Schedule (Sydney time)
|Rounds 1 and 2||20-23 March||Cancelled|
|Sweet Sixteen||26-27 March||Cancelled|
|Elite Eight||28-29 March||Cancelled|
|Final Four||4 April||Cancelled|
|Championship Game||6 April||Cancelled|
A well-rounded Kansas team, led by guard Devon Dotson on offence and boasting arguably the best defence in the country, will head into the tournament as favourites, but there are a raft of teams who will consider themselves a chance. Gonzaga’s dominant offence gives them a great chance of winning an inaugural National Championship, while the Baylor Bears’ group of talented guards will likewise have them dreaming of a maiden title. Elsewhere, Obi Toppin has helped craft Dayton into a legitimate contender in a season which has seen him rise into lottery projections for the 2020 NBA draft, while two-time winners Michigan Stage and five-time winners Duke will also be in the mix.
Watch NCAA March Madness Live Online
While you won’t find the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament on free to air in Australia, ESPN (Foxtel/Kayo) will deliver the most complete LIVE TV coverage, including pre-game shows, weekly roundups and replays of the biggest events.
So if you’re a resident of Australia and don’t have access to ESPN you may wish to review the 10 day Foxtel Now trial, which offers college basketball fans an opportunity to watch the NCAA Championship online with compatible internet connected devices. Eligible platforms include PC, Mac, iOS or Android mobile devices, as well as Telstra TV, the Google Chromecast, Playstation 4 and more. Foxtel Now can also be renewed month-to-month, requires no set-up fees and can be accessed instantly.
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Stream Men’s NCAA Basketball Live
Alternatively, Kayo Sports have a 14 day free trial for new customers. With the Kayo trial you will have access to these same college basketball broadcasts as ESPN, and can stream NCAA Mens basketball live using eligible mobile devices. Devices include select PC and Macs, iOS and Android phones and tablets, Apple and Telstra TV, Google Chromecast, as well as Safari, Firefox, Chrome and Microsoft Edge browsers.
Kayo also has no lock-in contract or equipment fees, which means you can cancel anytime if you’re no longer using it. For fans who want to catch up on the action, Kayo Minis provide a 10-20-minute recap after play has concluded. Other game changing features include Interactive Graphics, SplitView, NoSpoilers and Key Moments, which provide highlights throughout the matches in real-time.
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NCAA Men’s Tournament LIVE TV (Sydney time)
|Friday, 20 March||LIVE: First Round||3.00am – 3.00pm||Foxtel/Kayo|
|Saturday, 21 March||LIVE: First Round||3.00am – 3.00pm||Foxtel/Kayo|
Shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. March Madness replays to be available daily across ESPN and ESPN 2 of Australia.