Only 16 teams remain in the 2022 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament, and three of the most popular picks to win the whole thing will tip off on Thursday.
The Sweet 16 will begin with some of the most highly anticipated matchups of the bracket to date with the West’s No. 1 Gonzaga taking on No. 4 Arkansas, and No. 2 Duke facing No. 3 Texas Tech. The South region will have its Elite Eight teams picked out as No. 2 Villanova will play No. 11 Michigan before No. 1 Arizona will matchup with No. 5 Houston.
Thursday will be a major day of games not only for college basketball fans, but bettors and those in bracket pools — who still have a shot. Gonzaga, Arizona, Duke and Villanova were among the top seven picks to win a national title at the beginning of the bracket selections, per the NCAA. From that list of top seven, Kansas is the only other team still playing as both No. 2 Kentucky and No. 1 Baylor have been eliminated.
The Sporting News has you covered with everything you need to watch the first day’s slate of Sweet 16 action on Thursday, including a full TV schedule and live stream information for the games.
March Madness live scores
Keep track of the latest scores, results and highlights from every game with The Sporting News’ live March Madness bracket.
What channel is March Madness on today?
- TV channels: CBS, TBS
- Live streams: NCAA March Madness Live, Sling TV
The four March Madness games on Thursday will be broadcasted by CBS and TBS, as will the remaining four Sweet 16 games on Friday.
Canadian fans can watch Thursday’s game on TSN1, TSN4, tsn.ca, and TSN Direct.
Thursday, March 24
How to live stream NCAA Tournament games
College basketball fans can watch every tournament game live with NCAA March Madness Live, but there will be other streaming options to tune into the games as well.
Sling TV features the best value to watch games on TBS, TNT and TruTV as it will have access to 49 of the 67 total games during March Madness. New subscribers can sign up for a $25 special rate to Sling TV’s blue bundle. After the trial period, it is a $35 per month cost.
The remaining 18 games can be streamed with a Paramount+ premium subscription for $9.99 to watch the matchups on CBS. That, combined with Sling TV, will be the cheapest option to stream every game.
|Sling Blue & Paramount+||YouTube TV||fuboTV||Hulu + Live||DirecTV Stream|
|Price||$34.99 (first month)||$64.99||$64.99||$69.99||$69.99|
March Madness schedule 2022
Thursday, March 17
Friday, March 18
Saturday, March 19
Sunday, March 20
Thursday, March 24
Friday, March 25
|No. 3 Purdue vs. No. 15 Saint Peter’s||7 p.m.||CBS|
|No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 4 Providence||7:15 p.m.||TBS, Sling TV|
|No. 4 UCLA vs. No. 8 North Carolina||After Game 1||CBS|
|No. 10 Miami vs. No. 11 Iowa State||After Game 2||TBS, Sling TV|
Saturday, March 26
|No. 2 Villanova vs. No. 5 Houston||6:09 p.m.||TBS, Sling TV|
|No. 2 Duke vs. No. 4 Arkansas||8:49 p.m.||TBS, Sling TV|
Sunday, March 27
|TBD vs. TBD||2 p.m.||CBS|
|TBD vs. TBD||TBD||CBS|
Saturday, April 2
Monday, April 4
|TBD vs. TBD||9 p.m.||TBS, Sling TV|
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