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Sweet 16 Begins Today—How to watch: Dates, Times, Network and Streaming

By on March 28th, 2019 in Basketball, News 2 Comments »

Bryce Brown (2) and Jared Harper (1) will lead No.5 Auburn against No.1 seed North Carolina Friday night in Kansas City. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

This is the week that March Madness really starts to get national attention. The Sweet 16 begins today with Gonzaga taking on Florida State in Anaheim, California. The SEC is represented by four teams: Kentucky, Tennessee, LSU and Auburn. The Tigers play No. 1 seed North Carolina in the Midwest Regional Friday in Kansas City, Missouri.

Almost all pundits recognize Auburn (28–9) as the current hottest team in the NCAA Tournament. The Tigers have won 10 straight games, including the SEC Tournament title game against Tennessee. However, North Carolina is also pretty hot, having won 10 of its last 11 games.

While Auburn is the underdog, many see the two teams as mirror images. Both like to play fast and shoot from transition. The difference may be Auburn’s ability to neutralize power forward Luke Maye. The big man owns the North Carolina record for rebounds (743) in consecutive seasons. He had 14 against Washington last week while scoring 20 points.

Mave is 6-8 and five other players on Carolina’s team are over 6-9. Rebounding battle will be huge in this game. Auburn has to play fast, hit 3’s, and win the battle of the boards.

For your convenience, we’ve listed the schedule below on how to watch the Sweet 16. Acid Reign will be at the keyboard doing an Open Thread of Auburn’s contest with North Carolina. So why not check back here tomorrow evening  and participate in the discussion as the game unfolds. War Eagle and …

Beat the Heels!

Sweet 16 schedule (all times Central):

West Region  – Honda Center | Anaheim, Calif.
Date: Thursday, March 28

No. 1 Gonzaga vs. No. 4 Florida State at 6:09 p.m. on CBS
No. 2 Michigan vs. No. 3 Texas Tech at 8:39 p.m. on CBS

South Region
– KFC Yum! Center | Louisville, Ky.
Date: Thursday, March 28

No. 2 Tennessee vs. No. 3 Purdue at 6:29 p.m. on TBS
No. 1 Virginia vs. No. 12 Oregon at 8:59 p.m. on TBS

East Region – Capital One Arena | Washington, D.C.
Date: Friday, March 29

No. 2 Michigan State vs. No. 3 LSU at 6:09 p.m. on CBS
No. 1 Duke vs. No. 4 Virginia Tech at 8:39 p.m. on CBS

Midwest Region – Sprint Center | Kansas City, Mo.
Date: Friday, March 29

No. 1 North Carolina vs. No. 5 Auburn at 6:29 p.m. on TBS
No. 2 Kentucky vs. No. 3 Houston at 8:59 p.m. on TBS

The games will also be streamed on March Madness Live.


  1. Im4Auburn says:

    Thanks for the schedule ATM. I will be watching as much as I can the next two days,

  2. “Auburn has to play fast, hit 3’s, and win the battle of the boards.” And I would add play solid defense, scoring more points off of winning the turnover battle.

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