2021 NCAA Tournament TV schedule, dates: March Madness bracket, Sweet 16 games, times, live stream, channels

The Sweet 16 field iof the NCAA Tournament is officially set as college basketball creeps closer to crowning a new national champion for the first time since 2019 after the first two rounds delivered us the excitement we had anticipated. The remaining field features both compelling underdogs like No. 15 seed Oral Roberts and a few heavyweight favorites like top overall seed Gonzaga, which is now just four wins away from a perfect season.

Perhaps the biggest surprise of all was how well the Pac-12 made out in the first two rounds. The Conference of Champions, as Bill Walton like to call it, had all five teams that made the field advance to the second round. Then, four of the five qualified for the Sweet 16 with only Colorado bowing out against Florida State. Now, the conference is guaranteed at least one Elite Eight team with Oregon taking on USC in the third round. 

Below you can find tip times and TV channels for every Sweet 16 game slated to take place this weekend. Be sure to check in often as this story will update every single time the NCAA Tournament schedule is adjusted. Games will be aired on CBS and TBS. And, as always, you can also watch every game in the tourney via March Madness Live.

So settle in, grab your remote and get ready for more March Madness. All times Eastern

2021 NCAA Tournament schedule, dates

Sweet 16

Saturday, March 27
Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Hinkle Fieldhouse

2:40 p.m.

(8) Loyola Chicago vs. (12) Oregon State

CBS (watch live)

5:15 p.m.

(1) Baylor vs. (5) Villanova

CBS (watch live)

7:25 p.m.

(3) Arkansas vs. (15) Oral Roberts

TBS (watch live)

9:55 p.m. (2) Houston vs. (11) Syracuse TBS (watch live)

Sunday, March 28
Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Hinkle Fieldhouse

2:10 p.m. 

(1) Gonzaga vs. (5) Creighton

CBS (watch live)

5 p.m. 

(1) Michigan vs. (4) Florida State 

CBS (watch live)

7:15 p.m. 

(2) Alabama vs. (11) UCLA

TBS (watch live)

9:45 p.m.  (6) USC vs. (7) Oregon TBS (watch live)

Elite Eight

Monday, March 29 — 7 p.m. start (CBS)
Tuesday, March 30 — 6 p.m. start (TBS)
Lucas Oil Stadium

Final Four

Saturday, April 3 — 5 p.m. start (CBS)
Lucas Oil Stadium

National Championship

Monday, April 5 — 9 p.m. (CBS)
Lucas Oil Stadium

First Four

Thursday, March 18 — Mackey Arena, Assembly Hall

5:10 p.m. (16) Texas Southern 60, (16) Mount St. Mary’s 52 — Recap
6:27 p.m. (11) Drake 53, (11) Wichita St. 52 — Recap
8:40 p.m. (16) Norfolk State 54, (16) Appalachian State 53 — Recap
9:57 p.m. (11) UCLA 86, (11) Michigan State 80 (OT) — Recap

First round

Friday, March 19, 2021 — Mackey Arena, Assembly Hall, Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indiana Farmers Coliseum, Lucas Oil Stadium

12:15 p.m. (7) Florida 75, (10) Virginia Tech 70 (OT) Recap
12:45 p.m. (3) Arkansas 85, (14) Colgate 68 Recap
1:15 p.m. (1) Illinois 78, (16) Drexel 49 Recap
1:45 p.m. (6) Texas Tech 65, (11) Utah State 53 Recap
3 p.m. (15) Oral Roberts 75, (2) Ohio State 72 (OT) Recap
3:30 p.m. (1) Baylor 79, (16) Hartford 55 Recap
4 p.m. (8) Loyola Chicago 71, (9) Georgia Tech 60 Recap
4:30 p.m. (12) Oregon State 70, (5) Tennessee 56 Recap
6:25 p.m. (4) Oklahoma State 69, (13) Liberty 60 Recap
7:10 p.m. (9) Wisconsin 85, (8) North Carolina 62 Recap
7:15 p.m. (2) Houston 87, (15) Cleveland State 56 Recap
7:25 p.m. (13) North Texas 78, (4) Purdue 69 Recap
9:20 p.m. (10) Rutgers 60, (7) Clemson 56 Recap
9:40 p.m. (11) Syracuse 78, (6) San Diego State 62 Recap
9:50 p.m. (3) West Virginia 84, (14) Morehead State 67 Recap
9:57 p.m. (5) Villanova 73, (12) Winthrop 63 Recap

Saturday, March 20 — Mackey Arena, Assembly Hall, Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indiana Farmers Coliseum, Lucas Oil Stadium

12:15 p.m.  (5) Colorado 96, (12) Georgetown 73 Recap
12:45 p.m. (4) Florida State 64, (13) UNC Greensboro 54 Recap
1:15 p.m. (3) Kansas 93, (14) Eastern Washington 84 Recap
1:45 p.m. (8) LSU 76, (9) St. Bonaventure 61 Recap
3 p.m. (1) Michigan 82, (16) Texas Southern 66 Recap
3:30 p.m. (5) Creighton 63, (12) UC Santa Barbara 62 Recap
4 p.m. (2) Alabama 68, (15) Iona 55 Recap
4:30 p.m. (6) USC 72, (11) Drake 56 Recap
6:25 p.m. (2) Iowa 86, (15) Grand Canyon 74 Recap
7:10 p.m. (10) Maryland 63, (7) UConn 54 Recap
7:15 p.m. (13) Ohio 62, (4) Virginia 58 Recap
7:25 p.m. (8) Oklahoma 72, (9) Missouri 68 Recap
9:20 p.m. (1) Gonzaga 98, (16) Norfolk State 55 Recap
9:40 p.m. (11) UCLA 73, (6) BYU 62 Recap
9:50 p.m. (14) Abilene Christian 53, (3) Texas 52 Recap
9:57 p.m. (7) Oregon “no-contest” over (7) VCU Story

Second Round

Sunday, March 21 — Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indiana Farmers Coliseum, Lucas Oil Stadium

12:10 p.m. (8) Loyola Chicago 71, (1) Illinois 58 Recap
2:40 p.m. (1) Baylor 76, (9) Wisconsin 63 Recap
5:15 p.m. (11) Syracuse 75, (3) West Virginia 72 Recap
6:10 p.m. (3) Arkansas 68, (6) Texas Tech 66 Recap
7:10 p.m. (2) Houston 63, (10) Rutgers 60 Recap
7:45 p.m. (15) Oral Roberts 81, (7) Florida 78 Recap
8:45 p.m. (5) Villanova 84, (13) North Texas 61 Recap
9:40 p.m.  (4) Oklahoma State vs. (12) Oregon State Recap

Monday, March 22 — Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indiana Farmers Coliseum, Lucas Oil Stadium

12:10 p.m. (7) Oregon 95, (2) Iowa 80 Recap
2:40 p.m. (1) Gonzaga 87, (8) Oklahoma 81 Recap
5:15 p.m. (11) UCLA 67, (14) Abilene Christian 47 Recap
6:10 p.m. (5) Creighton 72, (13) Ohio 58 Recap
7:10 p.m. (1) Michigan 86, (8) LSU 78 Recap
7:45 p.m. (4) Florida State 71, (5) Colorado 53 Recap
8:45 p.m. (2) Alabama 96, (10) Maryland 77 Recap
9:40 p.m.  (6) USC 85, (3) Kansas 51 Recap