The most exciting time of the year for basketball fans is upon us: March Madness. I mean let\u2019s be honest, this tournament is even more exciting than the NBA Playoffs, right? Every single year we get upsets, Cinderella stories, and more excitement packed into this (nearly) 3-week tournament than you think possible. And I\u2019m not just talking about the men\u2019s tournament, even though that\u2019s the one that gets all the attention. The women\u2019s NCAA tournament is just as exciting and there are just as many great story lines in it every year. If you\u2019re a college basketball fan, then the next three weeks are going to be the best part of the year.\u00a0 Will we see another surprise like the UCLA Bruins making the men\u2019s Final Four last year? Will Baylor repeat as champions? You\u2019ll have to tune in to find out. How to stream March Madness From start to finish, the entire tournament will be broadcast\u00a0by four networks: CBS, TBS, TNT, and truTV. Here\u2019s the breakdown of each round and which channel(s) will be broadcasting the games: First Four: truTV First Round: TBS, CBS, TNT, & truTV Second Round: TBS, CBS, TNT, & truTV Sweet 16: TBS & CBS Elite Eight: TBS & CBS Final Four: TBS Final: TBS If you have any basic cable TV package, you should be able to tune into just about any game of the tournament by just flipping to the right channel. But for an even better March Madness experience, you should consider a streaming service. Not only will you get to watch all the games, but you\u2019ll also have more movies and TV shows at your fingertips to binge after the tournament is over.\u00a0 While CBS is its own standalone channel in that list above, the other three (TBS, truTV, and TNT) are all part of the Turner family of networks. This actually makes it easier to stream since most of the major streaming services have access to the Turner channels as a whole.\u00a0 Here are the best streaming services available for watching the NCAA tournament this year: Hulu + Live TV \u2014 Includes all of the March Madness channels ($69.99\/month) YouTube TV \u2014 Includes all of the March Madness channels ($64.99\/month) DIRECTVstream \u2014 Includes all of the March Madness channels ($69.99\/month) Sling TV \u2014 Includes all of the Turner networks, but not CBS ($35\/month) FuboTV \u2014 Doesn\u2019t include the Turner family of networks, but does include CBS ($64.99\/month) Paramount+ \u2014 Streams all games broadcasted by CBS ($4.99\/month) March Madness free streaming While there isn\u2019t any way that you can stream the entire tournament for free from one provider since it lasts more than two weeks, you can play around with some of the free trials from a few different services to get as many games for free as possible. Just remember to cancel your subscription if you sign up for multiple free trials so that you aren\u2019t stuck paying for a bunch of services! Some of the free trials that you can sign up for to catch March Madness this year include: Hulu + Live TV \u2014 7 days YouTube TV \u2014 14 days (redeem by 3\/16) DIRECTVstream \u2014 5 days Sling TV \u2014 3 days FuboTV \u2014 7 days Paramount+ \u2014 7 days As you can see, if you time it right you can combine a couple of free trials and watch the entire tournament without spending a dime. But based on personal experience, once you try one of these top streaming services, you\u2019ll realize it\u2019s well worth the cost to just keep it! Who\u2019s playing in the NCAA tournament? With the full 68-team men\u2019s tournament being finalized on Sunday night, we know who\u2019s in and who\u2019s out. At least for the most part, except for the First Four games later this week that will narrow it down to the final 64-team bracket. Here\u2019s a quick breakdown of the 2022 First Four: March 15 (Tuesday) No. 16 Texas Southern vs. No. 16 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi \u2014 6:40pm EST on truTV No. 12 Indiana vs No. 12 Wyoming \u2014 9:10pm EST on truTV March 16 (Wednesday) No. 16 Bryant vs. No. 16 Wright State \u2014 6:40pm EST on truTV No. 11 Notre Dame vs No. 11 Rutgers \u2014 9:10pm EST on truTV Following the conclusion of these First Four games, the First Round starts right up the next day and takes place on the 17th and the 18th. The entire 32-game lineup for the Round of 64 (including what channel the game is broadcasted on and what time) is as follows: March 17 (Thursday) No. 6 Colorado State vs No. 11 Michigan \u2014 12:15pm EST on CBS No. 4 Providence vs No. 13. South Dakota State \u2014 12:40pm EST on truTV No. 8 Boise State vs No. 9 Memphis \u2014 1:45pm EST on TNT No. 1 Baylor vs No. 16 Norfolk State \u2014 2:00pm EST on TBS No. 3 Tennessee vs No. 14 Longwood \u2014 2:45pm EST on CBS No. 5 Iowa vs No. 12 Richmond \u2014 3:10pm EST on truTV No. 1 Gonzaga vs No. 16 Georgia State \u2014 4:15pm EST on TNT No. 8 North Carolina vs No. 9 Marquette \u2014 4:30pm EST on TBS No. 5 UConn vs No. 12 New Mexico State \u2014 6:50pm EST on TNT No. 2 Kentucky vs No. 15 Saint Peter\u2019s \u2014 7:10pm EST on CBS No. 5 Saint Mary\u2019s vs No. 12 Wyoming\/Indiana (First Four) \u2014 7:20pm EST on TBS No. 8 San Diego State vs No. 9 Creighton\u2014 7:27pm EST on truTV No. 4 Arkansas vs No. 13 Vermont \u2014 9:20pm EST on TNT No. 7 Murray State vs No. 10 San Francisco \u2014 9:40pm EST on CBS No. 4 UCLA vs No. 13 Akron \u2014 9:50pm EST on TBS No. 1 Kansas vs No. 16 Texas Southern\/Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (First Four) \u2014 9:57pm EST on truTV March 18 (Friday) No. 7 Ohio State vs No. 10 Loyola Chicago \u2014 12:15pm EST on CBS No. 2 Auburn vs No. 15 Jacksonville State \u2014 12:40pm EST on truTV No. 3 Texas Tech vs No. 14 Montana State \u2014 1:45pm EST on TNT No. 3 Purdue vs No. 14 Yale \u2014 2:00pm EST on TBS No. 2 Villanova vs No. 15 Delaware \u2014 2:45pm EST on CBS No. 7 Southern California vs No. 10 Miami \u2014 3:10pm EST on truTV No. 6 Alabama vs No. 11 Rutgers\/Notre Dame (First Four) \u2014 4:15pm EST on TNT No. 6 Texas vs No. 11 Virginia Tech \u2014 4:30pm EST on TBS No. 4 Illinois vs No. 13 Chattanooga \u2014 6:50pm EST on TNT No. 2 Duke vs No. 15 Cal State Fullerton \u2014 7:10pm EST on CBS No. 6 LSU vs No. 11 Iowa State \u2014 7:20pm EST on TBS No. 1 Arizona vs No. 16 Wright State\/Bryant (First Four) \u2014 7:27pm EST on truTV No. 5 Houston vs No. 12 UAB \u2014 9:20pm EST on TNT No. 7 Michigan State vs No. 10 Davidson \u2014 9:40pm EST on CBS No. 3 Wisconsin vs No. 14 Colgate \u2014 9:50pm EST on TBS No. 9 TCU vs No. 8 Seton Hall \u2014 9:57pm EST on truTV To stay up-to-date on who\u2019s playing, who\u2019s eliminated, and when the games are throughout the entire tournament, check out the NCAA\u2019s live bracket. When is the March Madness Championship Game? Once the dust settles from all the other rounds of the tournament, only two teams will be left standing. The March Madness Final will take place on April 4, 2022. It will be broadcasted live from the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans by TBS.\u00a0 NCAA women\u2019s basketball tournament I know that the mens\u2019 tournament gets all the fanfare during this time of year, but let\u2019s not forget that the women\u2019s NCAA tournament is also going down at the same time. Will the top-ranked Stanford Cardinal women\u2019s team claim the title for the second consecutive year? Or will another team emerge victoriously?\u00a0 Don\u2019t miss out on the women\u2019s tournament this year, especially with how easy it will be to switch from game to game by using one of the major streaming services. Watch a men\u2019s game, flip to a women\u2019s game, then go back. Or vice versa. Both tournaments are exciting, and the more college basketball, the better. Check out our streaming guide for the women's NCAA tournament here.