Mar 13, 2024 - Sports

How to watch March Madness

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Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

March Madness (or sadness) is here.

State of play: The first round beings March 21 and tournament play ends the first weekend in April.

If you go: Tickets for the men's Final Four start at $275 and championship game at $285.

Flashback: The UConn Huskies won 76-59 against the San Diego State Aztecs in last year's men's championship game.

  • In the women's national championship game, the LSU Tigers defeated Iowa Hawkeyes 102-85 to win their first national title.

Here is the full men's tournament schedule:

  • First Four: March 19-20
  • First round: March 21-22
  • Second round: March 23-24
  • Sweet 16: March 28-29
  • Elite Eight: March 30-31
  • Final Four: April 6 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona
  • NCAA championship game: April 8 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona

And the women's tournament:

  • First Four: March 20-21
  • First round: March 22-23
  • Second round: March 24-25
  • Sweet 16: March 29-30
  • Elite Eight: March 31-April 1
  • Final Four: 7:30pm and 9pm April 5 on ESPN, hosted at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland.
  • NCAA championship game: 3pm April 7 on ABC, hosted at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland.
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