March Madness Live Stream: How To Watch The 2022 Sweet 16 From Anywhere Tonight

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The Peacocks are still dancing. After stunning No. 2 Kentucky in the first round and beating No. 7 Murray State in the second round, tiny Saint Peter’s College of Jersey City, New Jersey is just the third No. 15 seed ever to make it into the NCAA’s second week. -tournament. Saint Peter’s takes on No. 3 Purdue on Friday.

Three other double-digit seeds have made it to the Sweet Sixteen. No. 11 Michigan faces No. 2 Villanova and No. 11 Iowa St. and No. 10 Miami square off on Friday.

Despite the setbacks in the first two rounds of the tournament, many big name schools managed to advance to the Sweet Sixteen. Top seeds Gonzaga, Arizona and Kansas are still playing, as are No. 2 Duke in Coach K’s farewell tour. We’ll also be treated to a classic Friday game between No. 8 North Carolina and No. 4 UCLA, two of the most storied programs in college basketball history.

Here’s everything you need to know to watch the Sweet Sixteen and beyond, with or without cable.

Saint Peter’s will look to continue its Cinderella run against Purdue on Friday.

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March Madness FAQ

Where can I see the March Madness bracket?

You can check out all the regions, results and remaining matchups from the NCAA tournament bracket here.

What is the schedule for the Sweet Sixteen?

Here’s the schedule for the next round starting Thursday (all times ET):

thursday 24 march

No. 4 Arkansas vs. No. 1 Gonzaga, 7:09 PM on CBS No. 11 Michigan vs. no. 2 Villanova, 19:29 on TBS no. 3 Texas Tech vs. no. 2 Duke, 9:39 p.m. on CBSNo. 5 Houston vs. No. 1 Arizona, 9:59 PM on TBS

Friday 25 March

no. 15 Saint Peter’s vs. no. 3 Purdue, 7:09 PM on CBSNo. 4 Providence vs. no. 1 Kansas, 7:15 p.m. on TBSNo. 8 North Carolina vs. No. 4 UCLA, 21:39 on CBSNo. 11 Iowa St. vs. No. 10 Miami, 9:59 PM on TBS

You can check out the full March Madness program here.

Where will the Final Four take place and what channel is it on?

The Final Four and National Championship Game will take place in New Orleans at the Caesars Superdome and will be broadcast on TBS.

Which channels will broadcast March Madness games?

The Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight games will air on CBS and TBS. Three of the streaming services — YouTube TV, Hulu Plus Live TV, and DirecTV Stream — both offer the channels needed to watch the rest of March Madness.

You can also stream the matches live with NCAA March Madness Live. There is a free 3-hour preview, but then you have to log in to a TV provider to prove that you are a pay TV subscriber. You can also watch the games on CBS with Paramount Plus… but that’s not ideal, because this year’s Final Four games and the national championship game will be shown on TBS, not CBS.

Can I watch for free?

Yes, that’s possible. There are two ways, but neither will get you through the rest of the tournament alone.

The March Madness Live app and website offer a free 3-hour preview, after which you must prove that you are a pay TV subscriber.

The other way is to sign up for a live TV streaming service. Each of the five main services offers a free trial. YouTube TV, Hulu With Live TV and FuboTV offer seven-day trials, while DirecTV Stream gives you five days and Sling TV has the shortest trial at three.

Best options for streaming without cable

YouTube TV costs $65 a month and includes CBS and TBS to watch the rest of March Madness. Enter your zip code on the welcome page to see which live, local networks are available where you live. Read our YouTube TV review.

Hulu With Live TV costs $70 per month and includes CBS and TBS. Click the “See all channels in your area” link on the welcome page to see which local channels are offered in your zip code. Read our Hulu With Live TV review.

DirecTV Stream’s basic package, $70 per month, includes CBS and TBS. You can use the channel lookup tool to see if you’re getting a live feed from CBS and the other local networks in your zip code. Read our DirecTV Stream review.

Sling TV is a bad choice for watching March Madness because CBS isn’t in it. The $35-per-month Blue plan includes TBS for half of the Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight games, as well as both games of the Final Four and then the National Championship. Read our Sling TV review.

FuboTV costs $65 per month and includes CBS, but not TBS. With the Final Four games and the national championship game on TBS, FuboTV is not a good choice for basketball fans. Click here to see which local channels you get. Read our FuboTV review.

You can stream any March Madness match on the NCAA’s March Madness Live site or app. You can watch 3 hours for free, but then you have to log in to prove that you have a pay TV subscription with the channels broadcasting the tournament. It should be noted that in addition to cable and satellite providers, you can also use a YouTube TV, Hulu With TV, DirecTV Stream, or Sling TV subscription to access March Madness Live. (FuboTV is the only exception among the live TV streaming services because it doesn’t offer any of Turner’s stations.)

Latency is an issue with any streaming service and especially with live sports where you might also follow along on Twitter and see a final score before the game actually ends. The NCAA says this year’s streams will offer a 20% latency improvement over last year’s. While that’s welcome, March Madness Live streams will likely still be behind cable and satellite TV and can also follow streams from YouTube TV and the other live TV services.

All the above live TV streaming services offer free trials so you can cancel anytime and need a solid internet connection. Looking for more information? View our guide to live tv streaming services



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