March Madness live bracket: Full schedule, scores, how to watch 2019 NCAA Tournament games

Tantalizing possibilities await all four regions of the 2019 NCAA Tournament.

In the East, former ACC rivals Maryland and Duke could meet in the Sweet 16, and the Blue Devils could get an entertaining showdown with Michigan State in the Elite Eight. In the West, two of the competition’s best individual performers in Murray State’s Ja Morant and Marquette’s Markus Howard will face off in the first round.

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In the South, a balanced murderer’s row of talented teams, including Virginia, Purdue, Villanova, Kansas State and Tennessee, should produce several memorable games. In the Midwest, blue bloods North Carolina, Kentucky and Kansas are set up to clash.

Here’s everything to know about watching March Madness, including a full schedule plus how to watch games live on TV and stream online.

You can also follow Sporting News’ live blog for Day 1 scores and updates from the first round of the tournament.

March Madness live bracket: How to watch, stream

The NCAA Tournament will be broadcast across several stations, including truTV, CBS, TNT and TBS. TruTV will broadcast the First Four (March 19-20). CBS, truTV, TNT and TBS will all broadcast portions of the first- and second-round games from March 21-24. From there, the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight (March 28-31) will be covered exclusively by CBS and TBS. CBS hold broadcast rights for the Final Four (April 6) and national championship game (April 8).

MORE: What channel is truTV?

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.

Download a printable NCAA Tournament bracket (PDF) above.

2019 NCAA Tournament schedule, scores

First Four

Tuesday, March 19

Wednesday, March 20

First Round

Thursday, March 21

Friday, March 22

Second Round

Saturday, March 23

Sunday, March 24

Sweet 16

Thursday, March 28

Friday, March 29

Elite Eight

Saturday, March 30

Sunday, March 31

Final Four

Saturday, April 6

National championship

Monday, April 8

National championship

Monday, April 8

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.

How to stop Zion Williamson: Opposing coaches dish on their strategies to deal with Duke’s freshman phenom and, with some luck, beat the Blue Devils.

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.

Top 80 upsets in March Madness history :  It’s not March Madness until there’s an upset. Ranking the best we ever saw:

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