NCAA tournament 2017: Sweet 16 schedule for Thursday, Friday released

by Eric Stephen

March Madness continues with eight games in four cities over two days, televised by CBS and TBS.

The first four days of the 2017 NCAA tournament have provided wall-to-wall basketball excitement, but now we are down to the nitty gritty with the Sweet 16. With the matchups set, the NCAA has released the schedule of third-round games for Thursday and Friday.

Eight games in four cities in two days will be televised by a pair of networks, CBS and TBS.

The hoops action tips off on Thursday, with a pair of No. 1 seeds in action. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are in the Sweet 16 for a third consecutive season, and a win over the No. 4 West Virginia Mountaineers in San Jose would give the Zags their 35th win of the year, matching the school record set two years ago.

The Kansas Jayhawks are in Kansas City to battle the Purdue Boilermakers, after the Jayhawks scored 190 points in their first two NCAA tournament games.

Friday is highlighted by a meeting between traditional powers, with the Kentucky Wildcats battling the UCLA Bruins in Memphis. These two teams met on Dec. 6 in Lexington, when the Bruins and their high-flying offense snapped Kentucky’s 42-game winning streak at Rupp Arena with a 97-92 triumph.

The bevy of online streaming options for these games includes March Madness Live, CBS All-Access, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Fire tablets, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch, Roku, and Microsoft Windows 10 mobile, desktop and Xbox One.

Keep track of the matchups with our live NCAA bracket, or download a copy of the PDF bracket and print it out for yourself.

Sweet 16 schedule

All times ET

Thursday

No. 3 Oregon vs. No. 7 Michigan, 7:09 p.m.
Midwest region | Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo.
TV: CBS | Announcers: Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Dan Bonner, Dana Jacobson

No. 1 Gonzaga vs. No. 4 West Virginia, 7:39 p.m.
West region | SAP Center, San Jose, Calif.
TV: TBS | Announcers: Brian Anderson, Chris Webber, Lewis Johnson

No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 4 Purdue, 9:39 p.m.*
Midwest region | Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo.
TV: CBS | Announcers: Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Dan Bonner, Dana Jacobson

No. 2 Arizona vs. No. 11 Xavier, 10:09 p.m.*
West region | SAP Center, San Jose, Calif.
TV: TBS | Announcers: Brian Anderson, Chris Webber, Lewis Johnson

Friday

No. 1 North Carolina vs. No. 4 Butler, 7:09 p.m.
South region | FedEx Forum, Memphis, Tenn.
TV: CBS | Announcers: Jim Nantz, Grant Hill, Bill Raftery, Tracy Wolfson

No. 3 Baylor vs. No. 7 South Carolina, 7:29 p.m.
East region | Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y..
TV: TBS | Announcers: Verne Lundquist, Jim Spanarkel, Allie LaForce

No. 2 Kentucky vs. No. 3 UCLA, 9:39 p.m.*
South region | FedEx Forum, Memphis, Tenn.
TV: CBS | Announcers: Jim Nantz, Grant Hill, Bill Raftery, Tracy Wolfson

No. 4 Florida vs. No. 8 Wisconsin, 9:59 p.m.*
East region | Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y.
TV: TBS | Announcers: Verne Lundquist, Jim Spanarkel, Allie LaForce

*game time is approximate