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Start time, TV channel for National Championship Game in 2021 NCAA men’s basketball tournament

The National Championship Game of the NCAA Tournament is set to kick off Monday, April 5. Here, we have the full schedule of events and where to watch.

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Why Gonzaga-Baylor is a can’t miss game

In what should be a highly-rated national championship game, the Baylor Bears will face the Gonzaga Bulldogs on Monday night to determine the 2021 NCAA men’s basketball champion.

Gonzaga has gone wire to wire as the top team in the country, but needed overtime and a buzzer-beater to get past UCLA. Jalen Suggs hit a three as time expired, banking it in for a wild win in the Final Four. They’ll face a Baylor team that crushed Houston in the other semifinal. Baylor has dominated their way through the tournament, and was the No. 2 team in the AP Poll for most of the 2021 season behind Gonzaga. It’s rare that the two best teams in college basketball actually matchup in the national championship game, but that’s what we get in Monday’s national championship game.

The national title game will all air on CBS. You’ll be able to view them via live stream at March Madness Live or through Paramount+. If you don’t have a cable login to access CBS for a live stream, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV.

National Championship Game TV schedule

Monday, April 5

9:20 p.m. ET — No. 1 Baylor vs. No. 1 Gonzaga — CBS

Odds from DraftKings Sportsbook

Gonzaga -4.5
Total 159.5