Where to watch the Sweet Sixteen on TV during March Madness

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The Sweet Sixteen begins their two days worth of action on Thursday, March 28th at around 7 PM Eastern Time, so what channels are broadcasting the NCAA tournament games? You’ve come to the right place, we have your March Madness tv schedule below.

The first game pits the #1 seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. the #4 Florida State Seminoles. That game will be broadcast on CBS. Approximately 20 minutes later, another Sweet 16 match up will commence when #3 Purdue goes up against #2 Tennessee in Louisville on TBS. Here’s the full television schedule for the Sweet Sixteen round of games on Thursday.

Sweet Sixteen Television Schedule
Date Day Time (ET) Match Up Location Watch on
March 28 Thurs 7:09 PM Florida State vs. Gonzaga Anaheim CA CBS
March 28 Thurs 7:29 PM Purdue vs. Tennessee Louisville KY TBS
March 28 Thurs 9:39 PM Texas Tech vs. Michigan Anaheim CA CBS
March 28 Thurs 9:57 PM Oregon vs. Virginia Louisville KY TBS

The two final match ups are #3 Texas Tech vs #2 Michigan and #1 UVA taking on the lowest seed in the tournament, the #12 ranked Oregon Ducks.

Sweet Sixteen Friday TV Schedule

Following the same time schedule as Thursday’s games, the first game starts at 7:09 (ET) with #3 LSU taking on the #2 Michigan State Spartans. On CBS at 7:29 PM, the #1 seeded North Carolina Tar Heels will compete against the #5 Auburn Tigers to move on to the Elite Eight.

Sweet Sixteen Television Schedule
Date Day Time (ET) Match Up Location Watch on
March 29 Fri 7:09 PM LSU vs. Michigan State Washington D.C. CBS
March 29 Fri 7:29 PM Auburn vs. North Carolina Kansas City MO TBS
March 29 Fri 9:39 PM Virginia Tech vs. Duke Washington D.C. CBS
March 29 Fri 9:57 PM Houston vs. Kentucky Kansas City MO TBS

The final two games of the night begins with #1 Duke vs #4 Virginia Tech at 9:39 PM on CBS followed closely by the commencement of the 9:57 PM start time of the #3 Houston vs #2 Kentucky game. To see how these eight games and sixteen teams look in a bracket, go ahead and check out this post that provides printable brackets for this third stage of the NCAA March Madness Tournament.

As mentioned, the winners that come out victorious will move on to play on Saturday and Sunday in the Elite Eight. From there, the four teams that survive the weekend will come together in Minneapolis, Minnesota and play the following weekend in the 2019 Final Four on April 6th, 2019 to see who plays on Monday, April 9th in the championship match.

The games in the final few days of play will be televised on CBS.

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