We're getting ready for March Madness — which officially starts on Tuesday — but things will be a little different this year.
Games will still be spread across CBS and cable channels TBS, TNT and truTV, but the big BIG change this year is that the Final Four game and the NCAA Championship game on April 2 will not be played on CBS. Those games will be played on TBS.
That means cord-cutters better get a plan ready (and we'll help you with all that, too).
Here's everything we know so far about the schedules and channels for all of the games — including streaming options if you don't have cable. ACC games and games with N.C. teams are marked by an asterisk.
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We'll update the schedule often. Please note that tip times for later games are subject to change.
FIRST ROUND — Friday, March 16
12:15 p.m., CBS: No. 7 Texas A&M vs. No. 10 Providence
12:40 p.m., truTV: No. 2 Purdue vs. No. 15 Cal State Fullerton
1:30 p.m., TNT: No. 4 Wichita State vs. No. 13 Marshall
2 p.m., TBS: No. 2 Cincinnati vs. No. 15 Georgia State
*2:45 p.m., CBS: No. 2 North Carolina vs. No. 15 Lipscomb
3:10 p.m., truTV: No. 7 Arkansas vs. No. 10 Butler
4 p.m., TNT: No. 5 West Virginia vs. No. 12 Murray State
4:30 p.m., TBS: No. 7 Nevada vs. No. 10 Texas
6:50 p.m., TNT: No. 8 Creighton vs. No. 9 Kansas State
7:10 p.m., CBS: No. 3 Michigan State v. No. 14 Bucknell
7:20 p.m., TBS: No. 1 Xavier vs. Texas Southern
7:27 p.m., truTV: No. 4 Auburn vs. No. 13 Charleston
*9:20 p.m., TNT: No. 1 Virginia vs. No. 16 UMBC (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)
*9:40 p.m., CBS: No. 6 Texas Christian vs. Syracuse
*9:50 p.m., TBS: No. 8 Missouri vs. No. 9 Florida State
*9:57 p.m., truTV: No. 5 Clemson vs. No. 12 New Mexico State
SECOND ROUND — Saturday, March 17
12:10 p.m., CBS: No. 1 Villanova vs. No. 9 Alabama
2:40 p.m., CBS: No. 2 Duke vs. No. 7 Rhode Island
5:15 p.m., CBS: No. 5 Kentucky vs. No. 13 Buffalo
6:15 p.m., TNT: No. 3 Tennessee vs. No. 11 Loyola-Chicago
7:10 p.m., TBS: No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 8 Seton Hall
7:45 p.m., CBS: No. 4 Gonzaga vs. No. 5 Ohio State
8:40 p.m., TNT: No. 3 Texas Tech vs. No. 6 Florida
9:40 p.m., TBS: No. 3 Michigan vs. No. 6 Houston
SECOND ROUND — Sunday, March 18
Noon, CBS: TBA
2:30 p.m., CBS: TBA
5 p.m., CBS: TBA
6 p.m., TNT: TBA
7 p.m., TBS: TBA
7:30 p.m., truTV: TBA
8:30 p.m., TNT: TBA
9:30 p.m., TBS: TBA
WHERE'S THAT CHANNEL?
"What the heck is truTV!?" Come on, truTV is great — it's the home of "At Home with Amy Sedaris," featuring Raleigh's own Amy Sedaris. But if you only watch some of these channels during March Madness, here's some help.
CBS — Locally, that's WNCN. You can get that channel without cable with an over-the-air antenna (channel 17). If you have cable: channels 6 and 1203 on Spectrum (formerly Time Warner Cable); channel 6 on Google Fiber TV; channel 390 on DirecTV; and channel 17 and 1017 on AT&T U-verse.
TBS — Channels 34 and 104 on Spectrum (formerly Time Warner Cable); channel 284 on Google Fiber TV; channel 139 on DISH; channel 247 on DirecTV; and channel 112 and 1112 on AT&T U-verse.
TNT — Channels 26 and 103 on Spectrum (formerly Time Warner Cable); channel 285 on Google Fiber TV; channel 138 on DISH; channel 245 on DirecTV; and channel 108 and 1108 on AT&T U-verse.
truTV — Channels 44 and 112 on Spectrum (formerly Time Warner Cable); channel 297 on Google Fiber TV; channel 242 on DISH; channel 246 on DirecTV; and channel 164 and 1164 on AT&T U-verse.
HOW CAN I STREAM GAMES?
You're not going to get everything you want in one place — one of the costs of cord-cutting.
To make it work, you're going to need YouTube Live TV or an antenna to get CBS. Or add CBS All-Access to whatever situation you have going.
Here's a rundown of popular streaming services if you don't already have one, and please note that all of these allow for free trials. Most of these services are available to stream through Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast and Amazon Fire devices (meaning you can watch them on your TV), as well as Android and iOS apps, so you can watch on your phone or tablet.
YouTube TV: A sharp reader alerted me that I was mistaken about no CBS here – you do get CBS with YouTube TV. They also have TBS, TNT and truTV. Cost: $35 per month. Info: tv.youtube.com .
Playstation Vue: Vue has TBS, TNT and truTV, but no CBS in this market. Cost: $40-$75 per month. Info: playstation.com/en-us/network/vue.
Hulu: Stop me if you've heard this one ... No CBS, but TBS, TNT and truTV are available. Cost: $39.99 per month. Info: hulu.com/live-tv.
March Madness Live: You can watch all of the games here online, but you'll need authentication — which means you'll have to sign in with your cable or satellite password — to see the TBS, TNT and truTV games. If you're watching on your computer, the CBS games are free. If you want to stream over Roku or a similar device, you'll need CBS All-Access. Not a solution for cord-cutters, but handy if you're not at home (and if you're watching from work, there's a handy "Boss Button" that will quickly switch your screen to a power point or spreadsheet). Info: ncaa.com/march-madness-live/watch.