March Madness 2017: What time is the Men’s NCAA Championship game; what channel; live-stream

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March Madness 2017: What time is the Men’s NCAA Championship game; what channel; live-stream

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Gonzaga players celebrate after the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament against South Carolina, Saturday, April 1, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. Gonzaga won 77-73. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

The madness will come to an end for this year on Monday when the 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship Game is played.

The game, expected to be watched by millions, pits No. 1 seeds the University of North Carolina against Gonzaga University.

Here’s what you need to know about the game.

What time does it start: Tip-off is set for 9:20 p.m. ET

Where: The game is being played at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

What channel: The game is being broadcast on CBS stations.

Coaches: Roy Williams coaches North Carolina. Mark Few coaches Gonzaga.

How did they get there: The tournament began on March 16 with 68 teams in the bracket. On Saturday, Gonzaga beat the University of South Carolina 77-73 in the first game of the Final Four contests. In the second game, North Carolina, despite missing four free throws in the final moments of the game, beat the Oregon Ducks 77-76.

This is the first time Gonzaga has reached the National Championship game. North Carolina has five national championships. UNC was runner-up five times and have played in 20 Final Four games.

Gonzaga has lost only one game this year.

Have they ever played each other before: Yes, twice. North Carolina is 1-1 all-time against Gonzaga. UNC won the last meeting. It was during the 2009 tournament.

The schools: Gonzaga University is a private Roman Catholic school in Spokane, Washington. Enrollment for 2016-2017 is 7,572. The University of North Carolina is a public university in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The 2016-2017 enrollment at UNC is 29,084.

Nicknames: The nickname for Gonzaga (pronounced “Gon-zag-a”) is the Zags; their mascot is Spike the bulldog. North Carolina’s nickname is the Tar Heels. Its mascot is Ramses, a ram.

Colors: Gonzaga’s colors are blue and red. North Carolina’s are blue and white. The color blue in North Carolina’s uniform is called “Carolina blue.”

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