2024 NCAA Tournament scores, schedule: March Madness bracket, game dates, tipoff times, TV channels, locations

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The 2024 NCAA Tournament continues its march toward crowning a national champion Thursday with four Sweet 16 games — two in the East Regional in Boston and two more in the West Regional in Los Angeles. And the top two seeds in both regions remain alive, so we could be headed for an amazing weekend of basketball.

Thursday’s Game of the Day?

That’s probably North Carolina vs. Alabama — a No. 1 vs. No. 4 game in the West Region inside crytpo.com Arena. The Tar Heels, led by All-American guard RJ Davis, made the Sweet 16 for the second time in a three-year span by beating Wagner and Michigan State by double-digits. The Crimson Tide, led by All-American guard Mark Sears, made the Sweet 16 for the third time in a four-year span by beating Charleston and Grand Canyon by double-digits.

Thursday’s tip is set for 9:39 p.m. ET on CBS.

The only game on Thursday between two top-three seeds is Iowa State-Illinois. The Cyclones are the No. 2 seed in the East. The Illini are the No. 3 seed in the East. Iowa State opened a 2.5-point favorite. If the Cyclones win, they’ll then be just one more victory away from advancing to the Final Four for the first time since 1944.

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The best way to do that is to bookmark this page and keep coming back. It will update in real time and have every Elite Eight matchup set just as soon as the games dictating them conclude.2024 NCAA Tournament scores, schedule

Sweet 16

Thursday, March 28
Crypto.com Arena — Los Angeles (Game 1, Game 3) | TD Garden — Boston (Game 2, Game 4)
* Tip time may be delayed if prior game at site ends late

7:09 p.m. (6) Clemson vs. (2) Arizona CBS (watch live)
7:39 p.m. (5) San Diego State vs. (1) UConn TBS (watch live)
30 minutes after Game 1 (4) Alabama vs. (1) North Carolina CBS (watch live)
30 minutes after Game 2  (3) Illinois vs. (2) Iowa State TBS (watch live)

Friday, March 29
American Airlines Center — Dallas (Game 1, Game 3) | Little Caesars Arena — Detroit (Game 2, Game 4)
* Tip time may be delayed if prior game at site ends late

7:09 p.m. (11) NC State vs. (2) Marquette CBS (watch live)
7:39 p.m. (5) Gonzaga vs. (1) Purdue TBS (watch live)
30 minutes after Game 1 (4) Duke vs. (1) Houston CBS (watch live)
30 minutes after Game 2  (3) Creighton vs. (2) Tennessee TBS (watch live)

Elite Eight

Saturday, March 30 — 6:09 p.m. start (TBS)
TD Garden — Boston | Crypto.com Arena — Los Angeles

Sunday, March 31 — 2:20 p.m. start (CBS)
American Airlines Center — Dallas | Little Caesars Arena — Detroit

Final Four

Saturday, April 6 — 6:09 p.m. start (TBS)
State Farm Stadium — Glendale, Arizona

National Championship

Monday, April 8 — 9:20 p.m. (TBS)
State Farm Stadium — Glendale, Arizona


First Four

Tuesday, March 19
UD Arena — Dayton

Wednesday, March 20
UD Arena — Dayton

First round

Thursday, March 21
Spectrum Center — Charlotte | CHI Health Center — Omaha | PPG Paints Arena — Pittsburgh | Delta Center — Salt Lake City

12:15 p.m. (9) Michigan State 69, (8) Mississippi State 51 Condensed game
12:40 p.m. (11) Duquesne 71, (6) BYU 67 Condensed game
1:30 p.m. (3) Creighton 77, (14) Akron 60 Condensed game
2 p.m. (2) Arizona 85, (15) Long Beach State 65 Condensed game
2:45 p.m. (1) North Carolina 90, (16) Wagner 62 Condensed game
3:10 p.m. (3) Illinois 85, (14) Morehead State 69 Condensed game
4 p.m. (11) Oregon 87, (6) South Carolina 73 Condensed game
4:30 p.m. (7) Dayton 63, (10) Nevada 60 Condensed game
6:50 p.m. (7) Texas 56, (10) Colorado State  Condensed game
7:10 p.m. (14) Oakland 80, (3) Kentucky 76 Condensed game
7:25 p.m. (5) Gonzaga 86, (12) McNeese 65 Condensed game
7:35 p.m. (2) Iowa State 82, (15) South Dakota State 65 Condensed game
9:20 p.m. (3) Tennessee 83, (15) Saint Peter’s 49 Condensed game
9:40 p.m. (11) NC State 80, (6) Texas Tech 67 Condensed game
9:55 p.m.  (4) Kansas 93, (13) Samford 89 Condensed game
10:05 p.m. (7) Washington State 66, (10) Drake 61 Condensed game

Friday, March 22

Barclays Center — Brooklyn | Gainbridge Fieldhouse — Indianapolis | FedEx Forum — Memphis | Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena — Spokane

12:15 p.m. (9) Northwestern 77, (8) FAU 65 (OT) Condensed game 
12:40 p.m. (3) Baylor 92, (14) Colgate 67 Condensed game 
1:30 p.m. (5) San Diego State 69, (12) UAB 65 Condensed game
2 p.m. (2) Marquette 87, (15) Western Kentucky 69 Condensed game
2:45 p.m. (1) UConn 92, (16) Stetson 51 Condensed game
3:10 p.m. (6) Clemson 77, (11) New Mexico 56 Condensed game
4 p.m. (13) Yale 78, (4) Auburn 76 Condensed game
4:30 p.m. (10) Colorado 102, (7) Florida 100 Condensed game
6:50 p.m. (9) Texas A&M 98, (8) Nebraska 82 Condensed game
7:10 p.m. (4) Duke 64, (13) Vermont 47 Condensed game
7:25 p.m. (1) Purdue 78, (16) Grambling State 50 Condensed game
7:35 p.m. (4) Alabama 109, (13) Charleston 96 Condensed game
9:20 p.m. (1) Houston 86, (16) Longwood 46 Condensed game
9:40 p.m. (12) James Madison 72, (5) Wisconsin 61 Condensed game
9:55 p.m. (8) Utah State 88, (9) TCU 72 Condensed game
10:05 p.m. (12) Grand Canyon 75, (5) Saint Mary’s 66 Condensed game

Second round

Saturday, March 23
Spectrum Center — Charlotte | CHI Health Center — Omaha | PPG Paints Arena — Pittsburgh | Delta Center — Salt Lake City

Sunday, March 19

Barclays Center — Brooklyn | Gainbridge Fieldhouse — Indianapolis | FedEx Forum — Memphis | Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena — Spokane



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