March Madness 2019: Sweet 16 start times & TV channels


The first weekend of the 2019 NCAA men’s basketball tournament is over, and the Sweet 16 matchups are set.

The tournament has been mostly chalk so far, with only two teams seeded below four in the Sweet 16 — No. 5 Auburn in the Midwest Region, and No. 12 Oregon in the West. Regional semifinal games will be played in Washington D.C. (East), Anaheim, Calif. (West), Kansas City, MO (Midwest) and Louisville (South).

Thursday features West Region No. 1 seed Gonzaga taking on Florida State (7:09 p.m. ET, CBS), with South Region top dog Virginia battling either No. 12 Oregon or No. 13 UC Irvine, the lowest seed remaining in the tournament (9:59 p.m., TBS).

On Friday we get No. 1 Duke, fresh off surviving a second-round upset scare from UCF, battling No. 4 Virginia Tech in an East Region matchup (9:39 p.m., CBS). Fellow ACC No. 1 seed North Carolina matches up with No. 5 Auburn in the Midwest Region (7:29 p.m., TBS).

CBS and TBS will televise the games of the Sweet 16, with March Madness Live and fuboTV providing online streaming.

All times ET

Thursday, March 28

West: No. 1 Gonzaga vs. No. 4 Florida State, 7:09 p.m. (CBS)

South: No. 2 Virginia vs. No. 3 Purdue, 7:29 p.m. (TBS)

West: No. 2 Michigan vs. No. 3 Texas Tech, 9:39 p.m.* (CBS)

South: No. 1 Virginia vs. No. 12 Oregon/13 UC Irvine, 9:59 p.m.* (TBS)

Friday, March 29

East: No. 2 Michigan State vs. No. 3 LSU, 7:09 p.m. (CBS)

Midwest: No. 1 North Carolina vs. No. 5 Auburn, 7:29 p.m. (TBS)

East: No. 1 Duke vs. No. 4 Virginia Tech, 9:39 p.m.* (CBS)

Midwest: No. 2 Kentucky vs. No. 3 Houston/No. 11 Ohio State, 9:59 p.m.* (TBS)

*start time is approximate, following earlier game


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