How to Watch March Madness 2021: Final Four on April 3

After starting with 68 teams, March Madness is down to the Final Four, as the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Tournament Semi-Final Round approaches. History will be made when these four teams faceoff at a chance to become National Champions. The stakes are high as some teams will try to return to their glory days of yesteryear; meanwhile, others are looking to establish themselves as a true national powerhouse. There will be a limited number of spectators at the games; however, cord cutters can find out how to watch all of the Final Four below.

The Games – Start Times and Channel

On Saturday, April 3, both games of the NCAA Final Four will be broadcasted live from Lucas Oil Stadium on CBS. 

GameTimeChannel
(2) Houston Cougars vs. (1) Baylor Bears5:14 p.m. ETCBS
(11) UCLA Bruins vs. (1) Gonzaga Bulldogs8:34 p.m. ETCBS

The first game will tip-off at 5:14 p.m. ET, between the winners of the South and Midwest regions, Baylor Bears and Houston Cougars, respectively. The 28-3 Cougars are coming off of a 67-61 thriller against Oregon State. At 26-2, the Bears are coming off of a big victory over 81-72 Arkansas.

The late-game will tip-off at 8:34 p.m. ET, between the winners of the West and East regions, Gonzaga Bulldogs and UCLA Bruins. At 30-0, the Bulldogs blew out USC, 86-66, in the Elite Eight. The Bulldogs are trying to complete the first undefeated season since the 1975-76 season. As the only First Four team remaining, the Bruins have done the impossible as the 22-9 team defeated (1) Michigan 51-49 in the Elite Eight.

How to Watch the Final Four

AntennaWeb is a great tool you can use to see what CBS channel is available in your area with an antenna. Pairing your devices with Tablo DVR or HDHomeRun will allow viewers to never miss a moment of March Madness by recording streaming programming.

March Madness Live: By using your subscription TV login credentials streamers can gain unlimited access to every live game from their phone, tablet, PC, or any device with March Madness Live.

Locast: Viewers in one of the 30 markets served by Locast will also be able to watch on their local CBS stations for free with the service.

Paramount+ is the home of all of CBS networks content for only $6/month.

Cord cutters can watch every single moment of each game of March Madness with Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, or any compatible devices by subscribing to any one of these live TV streaming services.

Men’s Tournament


Starting Monthly PriceCBSTBSTNTtruTV
Hulu w/ Live$64.99XXXX
fubo TV (Starter)$64.99X


Sling TV (Blue + Orange)$50
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YouTube TV$64.99XXXX

Check out our full guide on how to watch all of March Madness here.

Predictions: The Cinderella story continues.

In the Texas-size throwdown between Houston and Baylor, U of H will advance to the National Championship game. Expect Quentin Grimes to have a big game, as the shooting guard has been playing some of the best basketball of his career. Baylor is the favorite; however,  Houston is on an 11-game winning streak, which is the second-longest streak in the tournament. The Cougars will advance to the title game after escaping the Final Four with a double-digit win.

UCLA will do the improbable with an upset over Gonzaga. The Bruins are the only First Four team remaining in the tournament and defeated Michigan in the Elite Eight, so they have experience defeating a 1-seed. The Bulldogs are heavily favored, as they’re led by Jalen Suggs, but the Bruins have shown that they can hang with anyone. The Bruins will advance to their 13th national championship with a victory of fewer than 6 points.