March 2021 2021 schedule: times, channels, scores for Thursday’s first four games of the NCAA Championship
The First Four give the NCAA Championship its official start. Unlike previous years, the game will be held in a single evening.
So buy it for basketball fans: March Madness is finally back.
It all starts with a four-game board between the top four teams, with four automatic seedings for the lowest seed and four offers for the lowest seed. The winner on Thursday will have a chance to qualify for the 2021 NCAA Championship.
Here’s everything you need to know about watching the first four games of the NCAA Tournament, including the full schedule, TV channels, and start times.
March Madness programming
Thursday, March 18th
|The game||Time (ET)||Television|
|Game 1: Mount St Mary’s No. 16 vs. No. 16 in southern Texas Southern||5:10 p.m.||truTV|
|Game 2: Wichita State No. 11 vs. Drake No. 11||18:27||TBS|
|Game 3: Norfolk State No. 16 vs. Appalachian State No. 16||20:40||truTV|
|Game 4: Michigan State No. 11 vs. UCLA No. 11||21:57||TBS|
How to broadcast live The first four games
The wiring can watch all the First Four matches for free via NCAA March Madness Live. For those who have already subscribed to a service, however, the following streaming sites will also have the first four games on Thursday:
NCAA Championship results, first four game results
|Mount St Mary’s No. 16 vs. No. 16 in southern Texas Southern|
|Wichita State No. 11 vs. Drake No. 11|
|Norfolk State No. 16 vs. Appalachian State No. 16|
|Michigan State No. 11 vs. UCLA No. 11|