March Madness 2021 streaming: Game times and how to watch the Sweet 16 today

March Insanity is again with pleasure and upsets galore. After the pandemic induced final 12 months’s NCAA match to be canceled, the NCAA males’s basketball match returned in 2021 with the wildly unpredictable basketball that followers sorely missed — even when it ruined their brackets. Upsets dominated the primary two rounds of the tourney, and continued on Saturday when the Oregon State Beavers took down the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers within the first sport of the Candy 16. Within the second sport the primary seed Baylor Bears beat the Villanova Wildcats.

This is what you have to know concerning the 2021 males’s match. 


Ethan Thompson #5 of the Oregon State Beavers celebrates after a breakaway dunk towards the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers. 

Jamie Squire/Getty Photographs

Who’s taking part in within the Candy 16 video games? 

This is the remaining schedule for the Candy 16 video games. Try the scores for in-progress and accomplished video games at

Saturday, March 27

  • (three) Arkansas vs. (15) Oral Roberts, 7:25 p.m. ET (four:25 p.m. PT) on TBS
  • (2) Houston vs. (11) Syracuse, 9:55 p.m. ET (6:55 p.m. PT) on TBS

Sunday, March 28

  • (1) Gonzaga vs. (5) Creighton, 2:10 p.m. ET (11:10 a.m. PT) on CBS
  • (1) Michigan vs. (four) Florida State 5:00 p.m. ET (2:00 p.m. PT) on CBS
  • (2) Alabama vs. (11) UCLA, 7:15 p.m. ET (four:15 p.m. PT) on TBS
  • (6) USC vs. (7) Oregon, 9:45 p.m. ET (6:45 p.m. PT) on TBS

When is the Ultimate 4 and the remainder of the match? 

As with previous years, you will want entry to CBS and TBS to catch all of the motion from this level onward. This is the remaining checklist of dates to bear in mind, in addition to which networks can have protection. 

  • Candy 16: Saturday, March 27 and Sunday, March 28 on CBS (afternoon video games) and TBS (primetime video games)
  • Elite Eight: Monday, March 29 and Tuesday, March 30 on CBS (Monday) and TBS (Tuesday)
  • Ultimate 4: Saturday, April three on CBS
  • Nationwide Championship: Monday, April 5 on CBS

Who’re the highest seeds, the place can I discover the bracket? 

Gonzaga, Baylor, Michigan and Illinois have been the highest seeds within the match, every No. 1 seed of their respective areas. The complete bracket will be discovered at numerous places together with on the NCAA’s website

Can I watch and not using a cable subscription? 

You possibly can, although due to the varied networks it might get slightly difficult.

Reside TV streaming providers similar to YouTube TV, Hulu Plus Reside TV and AT&T TV provide each channels you will must catch the motion, however they begin at $65 per 30 days ($70 per 30 days for AT&T). Cheaper streaming providers like Sling TV’s $35 per 30 days Orange and Blue packages have TBS however lack CBS. FuboTV has CBS however lacks TBS. 

You can too get CBS with an antenna or with Paramount Plus, the brand new identify for CBS All Entry, a streaming service that runs $6 per 30 days. 

Video games shall be accessible to stream on the NCAA’s March Insanity Reside web site and app, with the CBS-broadcasted video games accessible totally free with no need to first authenticate with a cable supplier. Watching the video games which are broadcast on TBS, nonetheless, would require you to first log in together with your cable supplier’s credentials.

YouTube TV prices $65 a month and contains CBS and TBS. Plug in your ZIP code on its welcome page to see what reside, native networks can be found the place you reside.

Hulu With Reside TV prices $65 a month and contains CBS and TBS. Click on the “View all channels in your space” hyperlink on its welcome page to see which native channels are provided in your ZIP code. 

Each of Sling TV’s packages provide TBS, however not CBS, for $35 per 30 days. 

FuboTV prices $60 a month and contains CBS, however not TBS. Click here to see which native channels you get.

Outdoors the US? Think about using a VPN: CNET editors select the most effective VPN

How does the pandemic have an effect on the 2021 match? 

The NCAA took numerous precautions to guard gamers, coaches and followers and to cut back the potential for COVID-19 to disrupt play. Normally the match is unfold all throughout the nation in varied venues, however this 12 months, to cut back journey, all 67 males’s video games are happening in Indiana with the majority of the motion occurring in Indianapolis. Groups are additionally required to quarantine upon arrival, and in-person attendance by followers is limited to 25% capacity to permit bodily distancing.

COVID-19 additionally has impacted some video games, with Oregon advancing past VCU in the first round due to the Rams’ having multiple positive tests

During which venues will the video games happen? 

Per the NCAA, this 12 months’s video games shall be performed two courts inside Lucas Oil Stadium (house of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts) plus Bankers Life Fieldhouse (house of the NBA’s Indiana Pacers), Hinkle Fieldhouse (Butler’s stadium), Indiana Farmers Coliseum (house of the IUPUI Jaguars), Mackey Enviornment in West Lafayette (Purdue’s area) and Simon Skjodt Meeting Corridor in Bloomington (house of the Indiana Hoosiers). 

The NCAA says that just one sport will happen at Lucas Oil Stadium at a time, whereas groups will apply on the Indiana Conference Middle. Devoted resort flooring will home every workforce. 

On March 1, the NCAA tweeted out photos of this 12 months’s flooring structure for Lucas Oil Stadium in addition to a number of the different venues.