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The 2021 March Madness tournament comes down to this: Baylor takes on Gonzaga Monday, as the top two college basketball teams in the country face off for a chance to take home the 2021 National Championship trophy.
The annual NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament has been full of unpredictable swings and shifts, but Gonzaga and Baylor are both No. 1 seeds this year and still in the mix, with one of them poised to take home the title. The University of Virginia Cavaliers are the reigning champions, hoisting the trophy in 2019 (the 2020 tournament was cancelled due to Covid).
How to Get Tickets to March Madness
This year’s tournament is taking place in Indianapolis, and a limited number of single-game tickets are available if you want to catch the action in person. All of the venues will be operating at reduced capacity, due to Covid precautions, with social distancing in effect at all of the games. You can select your seats through Ticketmaster, or get March Madness tickets online at re-sale sites like Vivid Seats and Stubhub.
What TV Channel is March Madness On?
As in previous years, CBS is the official home to March Madness on TV. If you have a cable package, you’ll be able to watch Baylor vs. Gonzaga live on CBS. The March Madness championship game airs April 5, 2021 and the broadcast starts at 9:20pm EST.
If you don’t have cable, pick up a digital TV antenna like this $30 option from Amazon, which will get you CBS (and all the major networks) in full HD for free. This mini antenna tucks in discreetly behind your TV and gets you up to 200 miles of range to pick up all your local stations. Buy the antenna once and use it to watch March Madness basketball on CBS for free.
How to Watch Baylor vs. Gonzaga Online Free
If you’ve cut the cord and want to watch the March Madness finale online, there are three easy ways to do so. All of these streaming services are offering free trials, which you can time to the tournament to watch March Madness games for free.
1. Stream March Madness on Hulu + Live TV
If you want to watch all the March Madness games in one place, your best bet is to sign up for Hulu. Hulu is now offering live TV channels through their Hulu + Live TV deal, and their lineup includes CBS, TBS, TNT and TruTV. In other words, you’ll get instant access to live stream all the March Madness games online. Get a 7-day free trial to Hulu + Live TV to check out the service. The price goes up to $64.99/month afterwards.
2. Stream March Madness on fuboTV
One of the best streaming services for live sports is fuboTV. They’re currently offering a 7-day free trial that gets you access to CBS, along with post-game coverage on channels like ESPN, ESPN U, FS1, NBCSN, PAC 12 Network and more. Use this deal to get a week of free streaming on fuboTV, then sign up for a plan to get more than 100 live TV channels starting at just $64.99/month.
3. Stream March Madness on Paramount+
You can stream all the CBS games with a free trial to Paramount+. The new streaming service (formerly known as CBS All-Access) will let you watch March Madness on CBS through your phone, computer or connected TV, and the free trial lasts for 30 days, so you can use it to watch all of Paramount+’s content even after the tournament is over.
All of these streaming services are accessible through your Amazon Fire TV device. In addition to watching the game, you can ask Alexa for March Madness information. I.e. “Alexa, who is the top seed for March Madness?” or “Alexa, where can I watch March Madness?” For daily news and updates on all the games just ask, “Alexa, what’s my March Madness update?”