2021 March Madness bracket, TV schedule, live stream: Watch the NCAA Tournament, tip times, announcers


Fifty-two games down, 15 left to go. 

Below, you’ll find the TV schedule with tip times, venues, channels and announcing teams for the Sweet 16 in this 2021 NCAA Tournament. The scheduling adjustments for this year continue, as next week’s regionals will start on Saturday, then the Elite Eight will be played Monday and Tuesday.

The upshot?

Every game for the remainder of this NCAA Tournament will be played in a standalone television window. Four on Saturday, starting in the 2 p.m. ET hour, then repeated again (with slightly different scheduled tip times) for Sunday’s regional semifinals. The regional finals on Monday and Tuesday will both tip in the evening (Eastern Time). 

We’ve got the wildest collective group of 16 teams ever from a seeding perspective. The average team in the Sweet 16 is seeded a 5.88 (94 total seeds divided by 16), beating the previous record of 5.56 in 1986. Underdogs/Cinderellas/big-league sleepers to follow include Loyola Chicago, Oral Roberts, Syracuse, Oregon State and UCLA. 

All games going forward move to either CBS or TBS, and all games going forward will be held in Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Hinkle Fieldhouse or Lucas Oil Stadium. March Madness wouldn’t be complete without a bracket, so be sure to grab an NCAA Tournament printable bracket before action begins on Friday.

In total, CBS will broadcast 24 games, while Turner Sports will air 43 across its three networks (TBS, TNT and truTV). March Madness Live will again be your home for live streaming access to the 2021 NCAA Tournament with all 67 games being aired live online. 

All times Eastern

2021 NCAA Tournament dates, schedule Sweet 16

Saturday, March 27

2:40 p.m.

(8) Loyola Chicago vs. (12) Oregon StateKevin Harlan / Dan Bonner // Dana Jacobson

TBS (watch live)

5:15 p.m.

(1) Baylor vs. (5) Villanova Brian Anderson / Jim Jackson // Allie LaForce

CBS (watch live)

7:25 p.m.

(3) Arkansas vs. (15) Oral Roberts Kevin Harlan / Dan Bonner // Dana Jacobson

TBS (watch live)

9:55 p.m.(2) Houston vs. (11) SyracuseBrian Anderson / Jim Jackson // Allie LaForceTBS (watch live)

Sunday, March 28 

2:10 p.m. 

(1) Gonzaga vs. (5) CreightonIan Eagle / Jim Spanarkel // Jamie Erdahl

CBS (watch live)

5 p.m. 

(1) Michigan vs. (4) Florida StateJim Nantz / Bill Raftery / Grant Hill // Tracy Wolfson 

CBS (watch live)

7:15 p.m.(2) Alabama vs. (11) UCLAIan Eagle / Jim Spanarkel // Jamie Erdahl

TBS (watch live)

9:45 p.m. (6) USC vs. (7) OregonJim Nantz / Bill Raftery / Grant Hill // Tracy Wolfson 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



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