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March Madness brings the best of College basketball to ESPN

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Australian and New Zealand hoops fans are primed for a massive month of basketball, as March Madness lights up ESPN Australia New Zealand.

ESPN will broadcast 62 live matches across the Men’s and Women’s Tournament.
 
ESPN’s coverage of the NCAA Tournament will begin on Friday March 19 and continue until Tuesday April 6.
 
Coverage will include the First Round, Second Round, Sweet 16, Elite 8, Final Four and Men’s and Women’s NCAA Tournament Final matches, across both ESPN and ESPN2.
 
Friday March 19 will see coverage of the First Four portion of the tournament, beginning at 8am AEDT.
 
The First Four consists of eight teams – the four lowest-seeded automatic qualifiers, and the four lowest seeded at-large teams.
 
Friday’s broadcast will cover Texas Southern vs Mount St Mary’s, Drake vs Wichita State, Appalachian State vs Norfolk State and UCLA vs Michigan State.
 
ESPN will provide Whiparound Coverage through each day of the First Round and Second Round; ensuring fans witness every big moment and heart-stopping highlight.
 
Following the day’s Whiparound Coverage, replays of the individual games will also be available on both ESPN and ESPN2.

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The First Round coverage begins on Saturday March 20 at 3am AEDT on ESPN, through until Monday.
 
Saturday will see Hartford vs Baylor, Oregon State vs Tennessee, Wisconsin vs North Carolina, Syracuse vs San Diego State featured.
 
In action on Sunday is Georgetown vs Colorado, Grand Canyon vs Iowa and Iona vs Alabama.
 
The NCAA Women’s First Round begins on Monday March 22 at 6am AEDT as Idaho State take on Kentucky on ESPN2.
 
North Carolina vs NC State, Mercer vs South Carolina and High Point vs UConn will follow back to back live on ESPN2.
 
The Men’s Second Round will also begin on Monday March 22 at 3am AEDT on ESPN.
 
Further broadcast information will follow for the Sweet 16 phase of the tournament, which starts Sunday March 28.

March Madness Schedule on ESPN

First Round Coverage
 
Friday March 19
 
8am AEDT, First Four: Whiparound Coverage, ESPN
 
3.30pm AEDT, Texas Southern vs Mount St Mary’s, ESPN2 (Replay)
 
5pm AEDT, Drake vs Wichita State, ESPN2 (Replay), ESPN2
 
6.30pm AEDT, Appalachian State vs Norfolk State (Replay), ESPN2
 
9pm AEDT, UCLA vs Michigan State (Replay), ESPN


Saturday March 20
 
3am AEDT, First Round Whiparound Coverage, ESPN
 
5.30am AEDT, First Round Whiparound Coverage, ESPN
 
7.30am AEDT, First Round Whiparound Coverage, ESPN
 
10am AEDT, First Round: Whiparound Coverage, ESPN
 
12.30pm AEDT, First Round: Whiparound Coverage, ESPN
 
4pm AEDT, Hartford vs Baylor (Replay) ESPN2
 
6.30pm AEDT, Oregon State vs Tennessee (Replay) ESPN2
 
9pm AEDT, Wisconsin vs North Carolina (Replay) ESPN2
 
11pm AEDT, Syracuse vs San Diego State (Replay) ESPN2


Sunday March 21
 
3am AEDT, First Round Whiparound Coverage, ESPN
 
5.30am AEDT, First Round: Whiparound Coverage, ESPN
 
7.30am AEDT, First Round: Whiparound Coverage, ESPN
 
10am AEDT, First Round: Whiparound Coverage, ESPN
 
12.30pm AEDT, First Round: Whiparound Coverage, ESPN
 
3pm AEDT, Georgetown vs Colorado (Replay), ESPN
 
6pm AEDT, Grand Canyon vs Iowa (Replay), ESPN2


Monday March 22
 
12am AEDT, Iona vs Alabama (Replay), ESPN
 
3am AEDT, Second Round: Whiparound Coverage, ESPN
 
5.30am AEDT, Second Round: Whiparound Coverage, ESPN
 
6am AEDT, Women’s NCAA: Idaho State vs Kentucky, ESPN2
 
7am AEDT, Women’s NCAA: North Carolina vs NC State, ESPN2
 
7.30am AEDT, Second Round: Whiparound Coverage, ESPN
 
9am AEDT, Women’s NCAA: Mercer vs South Carolina, ESPN2
 
10am AEDT, Second Round: Whiparound Coverage, ESPN
 
11am AEDT, High Point vs UConn, ESPN2
 
12.30pm AEDT, Second Round: Whiparound Coverage, ESPN


Tuesday March 23
 
3am AEDT, Second Round: Whiparound Coverage, ESPN
 
3am AEDT, Women’s NCAA: North Carolina vs Alabama, ESPN2
 
5am AEDT, Women’s NCAA: Wright State vs Arkansas, ESPN2
 
5.30am AEDT, Second Round: Whiparound Coverage, ESPN
 
7am AEDT, Women’s NCAA: Mount St Mary’s vs Maryland, ESPN2
 
7.30am AEDT, Second Round: Whiparound Coverage, ESPN
 
9am AEDT, Women’s NCAA: Michigan State vs Iowa State, ESPN2
 
10am AEDT, Second Round: Whiparound Coverage, ESPN
 
11am AEDT, Women’s NCAA: Marist vs Louisville, ESPN2
 
12.30pm AEDT, Second Round: Whiparound Coverage, ESPN
 
*All times listed are AEDT

ESPN and ESPN2 are available on Foxtel, Kayo Sports, Fetch TV and Sky NZ.

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