With fans primed for bracket-busters, buzzer-beaters, and major upsets, TSN delivers complete multi-platform coverage of NCAA® MARCH MADNESS®. TSN and TSN Direct subscribers have access to every game of both the men’s and women’s tournaments, with coverage airing on TSN’s five national television feeds, and through live streaming on TSN.ca and the TSN app. TSN’s complete NCAA® MARCH MADNESS® broadcast schedules are available at TSN.ca/NCAA.
TSN’s coverage of the men’s tournament begins with the play-in games on Thursday, March 18 at 6 p.m. ET, featuring teams vying to qualify for the remaining four spots in the tournament, and continues all the way to the championship game on Monday, April 5 at 9 p.m. ET, live from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
TSN’s coverage of the women’s tournament begins with the First Round on Sunday, March 21 at 11 a.m. ET, and continues all the way to the championship game on Sunday, April 4 at 6 p.m. ET, live from Alamodome in San Antonio.
TSN’s Kate Beirness and Kayla Grey host the network’s NCAA® MARCH MADNESS® coverage from the TSN studio alongside analyst Jack Armstrong and two-time NCAA® women’s basketball champion and point guard for the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury Kia Nurse. Providing extensive pre-game, halftime, and post-game analysis on both the men’s and women’s tournaments, the panel delivers breaking news, bracket busters, and Canadians participating in this year’s tournament. Matthew Scianitti also provides updates for SPORTSCENTRE, including reoccurring segments with Nurse, “3 Point Play” and “AND 1”.
NCAA® MARCH MADNESS® Programming on TSN
Leading up to the tournaments, TSN primes fans with a slate of ESPN preview programming, breaking down the key matchups with College Game Night: Bracketology, beginning Sunday, March 14 at 7 p.m. ET on TSN2. The WOMEN’S SELECTION SPECIAL airs Monday, March 15 at 7 p.m. ET as well as the TOURNAMENT CHALLENGE MARATHON available on TSN.ca and the TSN app. On Tuesday, March 16, TSN’s complementary NCAA® MARCH MADNESS® programming also features the WOMEN’S BRACKET SPECIAL (7:30 p.m. ET on TSN5) followed by ESPN’s Jay Bilas: My Bracket is Better than Your Bracket (9 p.m. ET on TSN5).
SPORTSCENTRE is Canada’s home for game analysis, daily bracket updates, features, and tournament-wide coverage throughout NCAA® MARCH MADNESS®. The show profiles key Canadians playing in the tournament including:
- Andrew Nembhard with the undefeated Gonzaga Bulldogs
- Aaliyah Edwards with the Big East Champion UConn Huskies who have only lost one game this season
- Laeticia Amihere with South Carolina Gamecocks, who secured their sixth SEC title in seven years
Throughout both the men’s and women’s tournaments, hoops fans can keep an eye on the many Canadian players on the court. Featured in the men’s tournament are Nembhard as well as Joshua Primo with Alabama, Zach Edey with Purdue, Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe with Oklahoma State, Gabe Osabuohien with West Virginia, and Eugene Omoruyi and Chris Duarte with Oregon.
The women’s tournament is highlighted by Edwards and Amihere as well as Shaina Pellington with Arizona, Hailey Brown with Michigan, Alyssa Jerome with Stanford, Rebecca Demeke with North Carolina State, Merissah Russell with Louisville, and Brynn Masikewich with UCLA, who has not played this season due to injury.
Through ongoing collaborations with Universal Music Canada, seven hit songs will be featured throughout TSN’s March Madness broadcast coverage across the network’s linear and digital platforms. Songs featured in TSN’s March Madness coverage include “Get Back” by Ludacris, “We Right Here” by DMX, “Holy Water” by Lil Mosey, “Bruuuh” by JID ft. Denzel Curry, “Time Today” by Moneybagg Yo, “Trip” by Boslen, and “In Da Way” by Zach Zoya.
- Up-to-the-minute breaking news, scores, in-game highlights, video analysis, and Top 5 plays of each round
- Armstrong and Nurse highlight key Canadian storylines
- Access for TSN and TSN Direct subscribers to the network’s NCAA® MARCH MADNESS® Multiplex video player, allowing fans to watch multiple tournament games at once
- TSN’s official social media platforms, including Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, sharing photos, videos, and more from NCAA® MARCH MADNESS®
- BarDown.com rounds up all the best social reactions and viral moments
TSN’s NCAA® MARCH MADNESS® sponsors include Coors Seltzer, Gatorade, and Expedia.ca. All sponsors will be featured prominently across TSN platforms throughout the tournaments.