After a regular season that was like no other and a history-making tournament, March Madness is down to the final two teams. History will be made at tonight’s NCAA National Championship game between (1) Gonzaga Bulldogs and (1) Baylor Bears. Both teams are in search of their first men’s hoops title after losing their only title game appearances; ‘Zaga was defeated in 2017, and Baylor last appeared in 1948. This is also the first time since 2005 that the two top-ranked teams heading into the tournament are facing off in the championship game.
The 31-0 Gonzaga Bulldogs are trying to become the first team to go undefeated since the 1976 Indiana Hoosiers. Behind freshman Jalen Suggs, the Bulldogs escaped a would-be upset against UCLA in the Final Four after he hit the game-winning shot. The Bulldogs will have to return to form tonight against a tough Baylor team.
At 27-2, the Baylor Bears are coming off a 78-59 victory over the University of Houston in the Final Four. The Bears are going into tonight’s game as slight underdogs, but they are a battle-tested team. All hands will be on deck tonight to stop a tough Gonzaga tonight.
There will be a limited number of fans at tonight’s game in Lucas Oil Stadium; however, cord cutters can find out how to watch all of tonight’s national championship game below.
When to Watch the 2021 NCAA National Championship Game
The 2021 NCAA Division I Men’s College Basketball championship will tip-off tonight at 9:20 p.m. ET on CBS, live from Lucas Oil Stadium.
How to Watch the 2021 NCAA National Championship Game
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.
|Streaming Service||Starting Monthly Price||CBS|
|Hulu w/ Live||$64.99||X|
|fubo TV (Starter)||$64.99||X|
Check out our full guide on how to watch all of March Madness here.
Prediction: The Bears spoil Gonzaga’s season.
Early this season, Gonzaga and Baylor were ranked 1 and 2, respectively, and were going to face off on December 5, 2020; however, the game was canceled due to COVID protocols. Tonight’s game is four months in the making as the anticipation has peaked. When this game was originally scheduled, Gonzaga were slight favorites, they’re bigger favorites now, but Baylor has been playing better basketball throughout the tournament.
Baylor has won every game in the tournament by 9 points or more, with only one contest being under double-digits. Gonzaga is coming off a 3-point overtime win over UCLA, before that, they had won every tournament game by 16- points or more. With UCLA pressing Gonzaga, it shows that they aren’t as unstoppable as many think that they are, which is why Baylor will pull off a close +5-point win.
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