If you’re a keen college basketball fan then no doubt you’re counting down the hours until March Madness begins this Thursday. With such intense schedule of games, following the NCAA tournament and keeping track of picks that you’ve made can be hard work. Luckily, there are a few iPhone apps that provide live coverage of the matches and give you a way of tracking the bracket. Here are three free apps that will see you safely through March Madness:
College Basketball Live! is a great tool for keeping track of matches in real time. Not only does it give you play-by-play coverage of all the March Madness games, but it keeps you updated with the latest news and blogs for your favorite teams and players. The amount of game stats and analysis is very impressive, and College Basketball Live! even lets you chat and trash talk other fans.
CBS Sports NCAA March Madness On Demand Lite gives you complete coverage of the tournament from the opening rounds to the Final Four, then the National Championship itself. The app includes a scrollable bracket that updates in real time, along with video highlights of all games, plus lots of previews, comparisons and stats. You can also use the application to manage your CBSSports.com Bracket Manager selections.
ESPN Tournament Challenge gives you access to the popular bracket game of the same name. You can fill in your bracket picks very easily within the app, simply by tapping on the team you think will get through each round. You can enter up to 10 different brackets and pit yourself against other players by entering one of the hundreds of groups. The app lets you watch live updates of games via the ESPN Mobile Gamecast.