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March Madness 2019: Live scores, TV channel, schedule, stream for NCAA First Four games | NCAA Basketball

The 2019 NCAA Tournament bracket has been released and the first round is fast approaching. But before we get there, a few more games still have to be played.

The First Four schedule includes four play-in games — two between 11 seeds and two involving 16 seeds — for the chance to join the rest of the field in the Round of 64. Tuesday features Prairie View A&M vs. Fairleigh Dickinson (6:40 p.m. ET) and Temple vs. Belmont (9:10 p.m. ET). N.C. Central vs. North Dakota State (6:40 p.m. ET) and Arizona State vs. St. John’s (9:10 p.m. ET) play Wednesday.

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History shows that winning a First Four game could be a sign of good things to come. Since the field expanded to 68 teams in 2011, at least one First Four winner has advanced past the first round each year. Most notably, No. 11 VCU made it all the way to the Final Four in 2011. Syracuse, also an 11-seed, was the lone First Four team to advance out of the first round last year. It wound up falling in the Sweet Sixteen.

Here is everything you need to know about the 2019 First Four games, including where to find the truTV television channel and how to live-stream the games online.

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March Madness 2019 live scores

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First Four TV schedule, live stream

The NCAA Tournament’s First Four games will all be broadcast on truTV, beginning at 6:40 p.m. ET Tuesday and Wednesday. What channel is truTV? We’re glad you asked.

For cord cutters and those on the go, the primary outlet for live-streaming 2019 NCAA Tournament games is March Madness Live, the NCAA’s digital platform available on desktop and by downloading the mobile app. That includes the First Four games.

You can also stream games live by signing up for fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial.

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Tuesday, March 19

Matchup Time TV
Prairie View A&M vs. Fairleigh Dickinson 6:40 p.m. ET truTV/fuboTV
Temple vs. Belmont 9:10 p.m. ET truTV/fuboTV

Wednesday, March 20

Matchup Time TV
N.C. Central vs. North Dakota State 6:40 p.m. ET truTV/fuboTV
Arizona State vs. St. John’s 9:10 p.m. ET truTV/fuboTV

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No. 16 Prairie View A&M (22-12) vs. No. 16 Fairleigh Dickinson (20-13)

The SWAC champions will face the winner of the NEC to kick off the NCAA Tournament. The winner has a date with No. 1 Gonzaga in the West Region

  • Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2019
  • Time: 6:40 p.m. ET
  • TV: truTV
  • Live stream: March Madness Live/fuboTV

No. 11 Belmont (26-5) vs. No. 11 Temple (23-9)

Tuesday’s mini-slate concludes with a pair of teams that ended up on the right side of the bubble going head-to-head for the right to face No. 6 Maryland in the East Region.

  • Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2019
  • Time: 9:10 p.m. ET
  • TV: truTV
  • Live stream: March Madness Live/fuboTV

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No. 16 North Carolina Central (18-15) vs. No. 16 North Dakota State (18-15)

Sure, the winner will get to play another game, but it’s unlikely to come out on the winning side of a matchup with Zion Williamson and No. 1 overall seed Duke.

  • Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
  • Time: 6:40 p.m. ET
  • TV: truTV
  • Live stream: March Madness Live/fuboTV

No. 11 Arizona State (22-10) vs. No. 11 St. John’s (21-12)

The Sun Devils are the only team to appear in the First Four for the second consecutive year. This game will pit two highly-decorated former college basketball players Bobby Hurley and Chris Mullin against each other. Buffalo awaits the winner. 

  • Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
  • Time: 9:10 p.m. ET
  • TV: truTV
  • Live stream: March Madness Live/fuboTV



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