What time does the NCAA championship start? TV schedule, channel for 2024 college basketball title game

Top-seeded Connecticut is looking to become the first team to repeat as NCAA champions since Florida in 2007 when the Huskies battle National Player of the Year Zach Edey and Purdue in the title game on Monday night in Glendale, Ariz.

The Huskies advanced with a 86-72 win over Alabama in the Final Four on Saturday night. Connecticut extended its program-record 11-game winning streak in the NCAA Tournament and has won each of those games by double-figures – an NCAA record

Freshman Stephon Castle had 21 points for UConn, which is shooting for the sixth national title in program history. Donovan Clingan scored 18 points to go with five rebounds and four blocks, while Alex Karaban and Cam Spencer each finished with 14 points and eight rebounds.

Edey scored 20 points and had 12 rebounds as the Boilermakers emerged with a 63-50 win over N.C. State in their Final Four matchup.

Edey is the first Purdue player to earn back-to-back consensus first-team All-America honors since Rick Mount in 1969 and 1970. Edey, Mount and Terry Dischinger (1961, 1962) are the only two-time consensus first-team All-Americans in school history.

After losing in first round of last year’s NCAA Tournament, the Boilermakers have been on a mission to capture the national title. 

Here is everything you need to know about Purdue vs. UConn, including TV and streaming options for the national championship game.

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What time does the NCAA championship game start?

  • Date: Monday, April 8
  • Time: 9:20 p.m. ET
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Purdue vs. UConn will tip off at 9:20 p.m. ET at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. 

What channel is UConn vs. Purdue on today?

  • TV channel: TBS, TNT, truTV
  • Live stream: Sling

Purdue vs. UConn will air on TBS, TNT and truTV. Ian Eagle, Bill Raftery, Grant Hill and Tracy Wolfson will call the game.

Fans looking to stream the NCAA championship game can watch live on Sling.

UConn vs. Purdue tickets

Tickets to the 2024 NCAA men’s basketball national championship are still available on StubHub. For a complete seating chart for all of the games, check out the link below. 

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UConn NCAA Tournament 2024 record

Date Round Opponent Result
Saturday, March 22 First round Stetson 91-52, W
Monday, March 24 Second round Northwestern 75-58, W 
Saturday, March 28 Sweet 16 San Diego State 82-52, W
Monday, March 20 Elite Eight Illinois  77-52, W
Saturday, April 6 Final Four Alabama 86-72, W

Purdue NCAA Tournament 2024 record

Date Round Opponent Result
Friday, March 22 First round Grambling State 78-50, W
Sunday, March 24 Second round Utah State 106-67, W 
Friday, March 29 Sweet 16 Gonzaga 80-68, W
Sunday, March 31 Elite Eight Tennessee 72-66, W
Saturday, April 6 Final Four N.C. State 63-50, W


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