Your 10 Best March Madness Apps!

What time is it? March Madness Time! That’s right, basketball fans, it’s that time of year again, time for the NCAA basketball tournament, a favorite for fans of basketball and office pools.

If you’ve got a smartphone, iPad or a Kindle Fire, you’re in luck. You can enjoy NCAA action on the go!

1. NCAA March Madness Live lets you fill out your NCAA bracket and track it during the tournament. You can follow live scores and player stats and get alerts for upsets, overtime games, close games and your favorite team.

NCAA March Madness Live is not currently available in the iTunes App Store.

2. CBS Sports gives you the latest scores and stats for the NCAA Tournament, along with comprehensive coverage of every game. This app is available for free in the iTunes App Store for the iPad.

3. College Basketball Scoreboard up-to-the-minute college basketball scores, schedules and all the latest news stories. College Basketball Scoreboard is available free for the iPad/iPhone and iPod Touch in the iTunes App Store.

4. Yahoo! Sportacular gives you breaking news, player stats, TV programming information and much more. Yahoo! Sportacular is a free app for the iPad in the iTunes App Store.

5. ESPN ScoreCenter is an app that brings you breaking news and live reports of scores during the game. You can customize this app to follow your favorite teams. ESPN Score Center is available for free for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch in the iTunes App Store.

6. Think you’re an expert on March Madness? Check out the NCAA March Madness Trivia App that will quiz you all about the NCAA tournament. The faster you answer, the higher your score! This app is not currently available.

7. Bleacher Report/Team Stream brings you breaking news about your favorite team from top sports news sources. Team Stream is a free app from Bleacher Report for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch in the iTunes App Store.

8. Slam Dunk Basketball is a game that makes you feel as if you’re part of the action on the court. Try to sink as many baskets as possible within 90 seconds. You get extra time for scoring clean shots. Compare your score with others on the leader board and try to get into the Hall of Fame.

Slam Dunk Basketball is available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch for free in the iTunes App Store with in-app purchases available.

9. SportCaster  is a fun app if you’re not just a basketball fan, but a Twitter fan as well. Easily follow the live tweets of your favorite team or for the entire tournament. Follow journalists, coaches, players or follow hashtags to make sure you don’t miss a tweet about your team.

SportCaster Pro: Twitter is available for free for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch in the iTunes App Store with an in-app purchase available for the Pro version (ad-free) for $4.99.

10. TheScore Mobile is both a sports news source and the definitive authority on stats. Follow the breaking news on your favorite team and easily access in-depth stats to satisfy your curiosity. TheScore Mobile is free for the iPhone iPad and iPod Touch in the iTunes App Store.

Do you enjoy the NCAA tournament? Do you use apps to follow along? Let us know in the Comments section below!


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  1. Hajra says

    Apps for the sports crazy! We don’t have much sports this end during the month of March because it has got a little warm and most of the sports just ended recently! Also, I ain’t so much of a sport person! :(

    • says

      Hi Hajra, It’s funny, here in the US there are certain sporting events that even non-sports fans enjoy: the Super Bowl (US football), World Series (baseball) and NCAA tournament (basketball).

      Thanks so much for stopping by and adding to the conversation even though you’re not a basketball fan! :-)

  2. says

    Interesting indeed Carolyn!

    Though I am not a fans of basketball and office pools, nor do I have a smartphone, iPad or a Kindle Fire, but I loved all that you shared as that’s knowledge for me- just in case I pick up anything in the near future. :)

    But yes, I will be sharing the post around with friends who may be interested in the March Magic. :)

    Thanks for sharing , and hope you had a wonderful trip and are back rejuvenated. :)
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    • says

      Hi Harleena, Thanks, I had a great trip, a mother/daughter getaway with my oldest girl.

      Thanks so much for sharing this article and adding a comment even though you’re not a basketball fan, Harleena! :-)

  3. says

    Hi Carolyn,

    I used to watch basketball all the time, but that’s a while ago. Now I don’t think I have a TV channel where I can watch college basketball (not NBA either, but there’s always It’s awesome that we have the Internet. I remember when I played basketball in the 80’s and we could watch NBA once in a while, because one of my friends had a relative in the US that would record the games and send the tapes to us. We would be watching games that were months old, but we didn’t care :)
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    • says

      Hi Jens, Yes, I would think most of the NCAA games would be when you are asleep in Norway, so it wouldn’t make a lot of sense for the TV stations to show live games there.

      I can understand if you’re a basketball fan how watching months-old games could be fun because the level of play was so high! People with a passion for basketball can really have a fun time with these apps. :-)

  4. John says

    The iPhone offers a wide variety of multiplayer games that make good use of the platforms using WiFi and 3G functions.

    • says

      Hello John, Welcome to The Wonder of Tech! You’re right, people might be more interested in playing games on their iPhone than watching them on TV, especially if they aren’t fans of basketball! :-)