March Madness has begun! Here’s how to follow the NCAA games on Android
NCAA Tournament brackets have been picked, and games start on Tuesday. It’s a great time for fans, and with the help of a few Android apps, you’ll never miss a minute of it. We've got apps for keep tabs on scores, stats, players, teams, news, and video of the action. There's even a game tossed in just so you can stay in the spirit between matches.
NCAA March Madness Live
The first stop is the obvious: the official NCAA March Madness app. You can mark your favorite teams for score notifications, make your picks in the official Bracket Challenge, and catch up on news and video replays. The catch is that in order watch all of the live streaming video of the games, you need to have a paid TV subscription with access to TNT, TruTV, TBS, or CBS. Games that show up on CBS don’t require a paid subscription, at least. Also, if you’re outside of the U.S., you won’t be able to download the app
Download NCAA March Madness (Free)
For the rest of us, theScore is by far the best way to keep tabs on scores across many sports, basketball included. They’ve updated to include a lot of new features for NCAA. One is an upset tracker, so you can find out when a lower-ranked team is about to bust your bracket. You can get a full bracket view to figure out who’s playing who next. As always, you can mark teams and players you care about, and catch up on the latest news.
Download theScore (Free)
Yahoo Fantasy Sports
If you’re into the fantasy sports thing, Yahoo’s Android app can help you keep tabs on your picks, results, and the latest NCAA news. You can manage your draft, negotiate trades, and deal with injured players whereever you are with the Yahoo Fantasy sports app.
For more casual watching, you can keep tabs on what’s happening in NCAA with what’s already baked into your phone. Google Now can be enabled to provide final score and game reminders in the notification tray. Just hold down your home button, drag your finger up to the Google icon that pops up, and release. Scroll down to the bottom, tap the magic wand at the bottom in the middle tap Sports teams, and tap Add a team at the bottom. Rince and repeat to keep adding the NCAA teams you’re interested in.
Download Google Now Launcher (Free)
Okay, so it’s not NCAA, but NBA Jam is a fast and fun two-on-two basketball game that should keep you pumped for the next game. Local and online multiplayer are supported, along with quick one-off single-player games and a long-term career mode. NBA Jam is an over-the-top classic that basketball fans will have trouble putting down.
Download NBA Jam ($2.49)
How are you following NCAA basketball on Android?
Those are our top picks for NCAA Android apps, but what how are you guys keeping track of everything? Who are you rooting for?