What channel is truTV? How do I watch NCAA tournament games? Everything to know for March Madness

It’s become a rite of spring — trying to find truTV in order to watch NCAA tournament games. We’re here to make this part of your lives a little easier with a handy list of what channel to click to find truTV on your cable or satellite provider:

  • Comcast Channel 65, Channel 841 (HD)
  • Cox Communications Channel 79, Channel 1079 (HD)
  • DIRECTV Channel 246 (HD)
  • DISH Network Channel 242 (HD), Channel 9430 (HD)
  • RCN Cable Channel 116, Channel 658 (HD)
  • Verizon FiOS Channel 183, Channel 683 (HD)

Now that you know what channel is truTV, it begs the question: What games are on truTV this week? We can help with that too, here’s this week’s tournament game schedule:

Friday, March 21

12:15 p.m., CBS, Raleigh: (3) Duke vs. (14) Mercer

12:40 p.m., truTV, San Antonio: (6) Baylor vs. (11) Nebraska

1:40 p.m., TBS, St. Louis: (7) New Mexico vs. (10) Stanford

2:10 p.m., TNT, San Diego: (1) Arizona vs. (16) Weber State

2:45 p.m., CBS, Raleigh: (6) UMass vs. (11) Iowa/Tennessee winner

3:10 p.m., truTV, San Antonio: (3) Creighton vs. (14) UL Lafayette

4:10 p.m., TBS, St. Louis: (2) Kansas vs. (15) Eastern Kentucky

4:40 p.m., TNT, San Diego: (8) Gonzaga vs. (9) Oklahoma State

6:55 p.m., TBS, Raleigh: (8) Memphis vs. (9) George Washington

7:10 p.m., CBS, St. Louis: (1) Wichita State vs. (16) Cal Poly/Texas Southern winner

7:20 p.m., TNT, San Antonio: (6) North Carolina vs. (11) Providence

7:27 p.m., truTV, San Diego: (5) VCU vs. (12) Stephen F. Austin

9:25 p.m., TBS, Raleigh: (1) Virginia vs. (16) Coastal Carolina

9:40 p.m., CBS, St. Louis: (8) Kentucky vs. (9) Kansas State

9:50 p.m., TNT, San Antonio: (3) Iowa State vs. (14) North Carolina Central

9:57 p.m., truTV, San Diego: (4) UCLA vs. (13) Tulsa

Now that your nerves have been calmed about how to watch the games, it’s time to focus on making your picks. If you’re baffled by brackets or confounded by seedings, here’s a handy guide to picking the winners.

For a little more help, D.C. Sports Bog’s Dan Steinberg stopped by to give his advice on how to pick like an expert.

And once you’ve made your picks, don’t forget to enter Warren Buffett’s billion-dollar bracket contest, though Cindy Boren says you probably won’t win.

A contest you have better odds of winning? The Post’s Bracket Challenge. You have two ways to play: You can make all your picks up front or you can make them round by round.

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