NCAA Basketball National Championship Game: Start Time, TV Channel Info

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Written By Matt Burke | Last Updated
National Championship Title Game What Time Does Start TV Channel UConn San Diego State FAU Miami

The 2023 NCAA men’s basketball tournament will come to a close Monday night. Here we will look at what time does the National Championship game start and end for college basketball. We will also look at what TV channel is the NCAA title game on as well as odds for that game. The college basketball National Title game will feature UConn versus San Diego State.

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What time does the National Championship game start for college basketball?

Here we deliver the 411 on what time does the National Championship game start for college basketball? Those on the East Coast may want to get a mid-afternoon nap in because the NCAA basketball title game traditionally starts late. The college basketball National Championship game will start at 9:20 p.m. ET. 

San Diego State vs. UConn: 9:20 p.m. ET

Here is a look at the National title game start times by time zone.

  • National Title Game Start Time Eastern: 9:20 p.m. ET
  • National Title Game Start Time Midwest: 8:20 p.m. ET
  • National Title Game Start Time Mountain: 7:20 p.m. ET
  • National Title Game Start Time Pacific: 6:20 p.m. ET

Expect the NCAA basketball National Championship Game to end around 11:45 p.m. ET on Monday night.

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What channel is the NCAA basketball National Title game on?  

Here is the information for what channel is the NCAA basketball National Title game on this year. TBS has been broadcasting the National semi-final games and National Championship game in recent years but it goes back to its traditional home on CBS in 2023.

NCAA National Title Game TV Channel: CBS

Jim Nantz, Bill Raftery, Grant Hill and Tracy Wolfson will be on the call for the National Championship Game. It will be the last college basketball final called by Nantz. Ian Eagle will take over lead play-by-play duties for NCAA basketball on CBS next season.

College Basketball National Title Game odds

College basketball National Title game odds will soon be made available by sportsbooks. If UConn advances to the National Championship Game, expect the Huskies to be sizable spread favorites. Dan Hurley’s team was around a -5.5 favorite heading into their game against Miami on Saturday.

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