NCAA March Madness 2021: Schedule, channel and how to watch Elite Eight on TV today

March Insanity is again and it is time for the Elite Eight. After the pandemic precipitated final 12 months’s event to be canceled, the NCAA males’s basketball bonanza returned in 2021 with upsets and surprises through the first two rounds, whereas the Candy 16 video games this weekend had been a bit extra predictable. The Oregon State Beavers and UCLA Bruins each managed upsets, however all the No. 1 seeds superior. 4 extra video games will decide who goes on to the Closing 4 subsequent weekend.

Here is what it’s worthwhile to know concerning the 2021 males’s event. 

Ethan Thompson of the Oregon State Beavers

As a No. 12 seed, Oregon State is the largest underdog left within the event. The Beavers play No. 2 Houston tonight for a berth among the many Closing 4.


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What’s the schedule for the Elite Eight video games? 

Here is the entire schedule for the Elite Eight video games. Try the scores for in-progress and accomplished video games at NCAA.com.

Monday, March 29

  • (2) Houston vs. (12) Oregon State, 7:15 p.m. ET (four:15 p.m. PT) on CBS
  • (1) Baylor vs. (three) Arkansas, 9:57 p.m. ET (6:57 p.m. PT) on CBS

Tuesday March 30

  • (1) Gonzaga vs. (6) USC, 7:15 p.m. ET (four:15 p.m. PT) on TBS
  • (1) Michigan vs. (11) UCLA, 9:57 p.m. ET (6:57 p.m. PT) on TBS

When is the Closing 4 and the NCAA Championship? 

As in previous years, you may want entry to CBS to observe the Closing 4 and the championship sport. Here is the remaining record of dates.

  • Closing 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 had been the highest seeds within the event, every No. 1 seed of their respective areas, and solely Illinois has been eradicated up to now. The complete bracket could be discovered at a lot of areas together with on the NCAA’s website

Can I watch reside on TV and not using a cable subscription? 

Sure you may.

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

It’s also possible to get CBS with an antenna or with Paramount Plus, the brand new title for CBS All Entry, a streaming service that runs $6 per thirty days. 

Video games will likely be out there to stream on the NCAA’s March Insanity Reside web site and app, with the CBS-broadcasted video games out there without spending a dime while not having to first authenticate with a cable supplier. Watching the video games which might be broadcast on TBS, nevertheless, would require you to first log in together with your cable supplier’s credentials.

YouTube TV prices $65 a month and consists of 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 consists of CBS and TBS. Click on the “View all channels in your space” hyperlink on its welcome page to see which native channels are supplied in your ZIP code. 

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

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

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

The NCAA took a lot of precautions to guard gamers, coaches and followers and to scale back the potential for COVID-19 to disrupt play. Normally the event is unfold all throughout the nation in numerous venues, however this 12 months, to scale 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

Wherein venues will the video games happen? 

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

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

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