March Madness Elite 8: Free Live Stream, TV Schedule, How to Watch 2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament

Will the story of Cendrillon Saint-Pierre continue its magical course? Will Duke keep the final season of Coach K alive? With the No. 1 seed remaining, qualifying for the Final Four? We’ll find out this weekend as March Madness arrives in the Elite 8. The fourth round of the 2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament has the 68 field reduced to just four games Saturday and Sunday as we prepare to decide the Final Four in the run up to the championship game. Saturday and Sunday’s games will be televised through a combination of CBS and TBS. Meanwhile, fans can stream games through Sling on smart TVs and streaming devices. The games will also be free to stream via March Madness Live.

How to watch the NCAA Elite 8 Men’s Basketball Tournament

When are the games? What channels are they on? – The Elite 8 matches will begin at 6:09 p.m. EST on Saturday with the late match at 8:49 p.m. As for Sunday, the first match is scheduled for 2:20 p.m. EST, with the late match scheduled to begin immediately after. The games will air on CBS and TBS. Check the TV schedule below to find out which game will air on which channel.

Live streaming options: March Madness Live | Sling | Paramount+ (SCS only) | fuboTV (CBS only) – Games are free to stream online via March Madness Live. Additionally, fans can stream all games to smart TVs and streaming apps via Slingwhich offers a free trial.

Some March Madness games are also available via fuboTV. However, the platform does not carry TBS. Paramount+ only offers CBS games.

If you have cable, you can use the credentials provided by your TV provider to watch online or with a CBS app, and TBS.

March Madness Sweet 16 Games: TV Schedule, Start Time, How to Watch

Elite 8, Day 1 | Saturday, March 26 (all hours EST)

No. 2 Villanova vs. No. 5 Houston | 6:09 p.m. | Television: TBS | Direct: Sling

No. 2 Duke vs. No. 4 Arkansas | 8:49 p.m. | Television: TBS | Direct: Sling

Elite 8, Day 2 | Sunday March 27

#1 Kansas vs. #10 Miami (FL) | 2:20 p.m. | Television: CBS | Direct: Sling

No. 8 North Carolina vs. No. 15 Saint Peters | After Game 1 | Television: CBS | Direct: Sling

More coverage via The Associated Press

Something about Saint-Pierre doesn’t add up. Put aside for now how the Peacocks keep winning games. It’s hard enough to figure out what they do well.

No. 2 Kentucky couldn’t, seventh-seeded Murray State couldn’t, and at the end of their Sweet 16 matchup on Friday, No. 3 Purdue was left in the air. That’s the short answer to how the Peacocks became the first 15 seed in NCAA Tournament history to book a spot in the Elite Eight.

Saint Peter’s isn’t long on experienced players, like the mid-majors who have turned the tournament tables upside down in recent years. The Peacocks aren’t big either, which means the 6-foot-7 KC Ndefo, their best and most experienced player, often plays out of position. They don’t have a real star, much less a surefire NBA prospect.

What they do better than anyone is turn those doubts into fuel.

“What,” coach Shaheen Holloway asked after his Peacocks held off the Boilermakers for a 67-64 victory, “are they going to say now?”

‘Good luck’ would be a good start, as Saint Peter’s draw blue-blooded North Carolina – who already hold the record for most Final Four appearances (20) – in the Eastern Regional Finals of Sunday. The Tar Heels defeated UCLA 73-66, after Caleb Love tied the game and gave the go-ahead 3-pointer 37 seconds apart, then added two free throws with 7.8 seconds left to seal the win.

Love shot for 1 of 8 in the first half, and in a move likely to be commemorated in a sneaker ad as you read this, changed shoes at halftime after Eric Hoots, the team operations manager, suggested the change. Love went 10 for 16 in the second.

“I’m going to give him a raise,” Tar Heels coach Hubert Davis said, referring to Hoots, not Love.

Coach Bill Self could be in line for a raise himself after the Kansas Jayhawks, the only remaining No. 1 seed, locked up Providence on the defensive side of the floor and held on for a 66-61 win. In the deal, Kansas advanced to face No. 10 Miami, and also edged Kentucky for most wins in Division I history with 2,354.

History, however, has not been easy. Despite scoring just 17 points in the first half and trailing 13 early in the second half, the Friars roared behind Noah Horchler, who hit a pair of 3-pointers to edge closer to 41 -40 halfway through. Horchler then added a layup with 5:49 remaining to give Providence their first lead at 48-47.

“I don’t know if I’m totally 100% buying that we’re never shaken,” Self said afterwards. “But I think … our league (the Big 12) prepared us for the way you play so many close games. Every game is a fight. »

The Hurricanes beat 11th seed Iowa State 70-56 on the last drink, although the clash of two of the tournament’s most suffocating defenses was a largely one-sided affair. The Cyclones shot 32% in the second half, further undermining their own cause by turning the ball over 18 times.

Miami’s Kameron McGusty led all scorers with 27 points on 10-of-18 shooting and added six rebounds.

“At the start of the season, if we told you we were going to the Elite Eight, everyone would laugh at us and stare at us like crazy,” McGusty said. “Even three weeks into the season everyone would be staring at us like crazy.”

The Peacocks, and especially their 45-year-old coach, know the feeling. The arc of Holloway’s basketball career is worthy of a documentary, although there are likely several more chapters to be written, and the one about his time at Saint Peter’s may be almost complete.

Holloway was one of the nation’s top point guard prospects in high school, earning MVP honors in the 1996 McDonald’s All-American game against Kobe Bryant, Richard Hamilton and Mike Bibby. He rejected scholarship offers from Duke, Kansas and Syracuse to stay close to home and chose Seton Hall.

A freak ankle injury in a 2000 tournament game against Temple ended both his college career and his chance to play in the NBA. Instead of bitterness over what could have been, he went to work to prepare to become a coach. The two themes that define Holloway — loyalty and a pick-up mentality after being knocked down — proved irresistible to the collection of neglected and underrecruited people he lured to a small suburban schoolhouse in Jersey City, New Jersey. .

Ultimately, what peacocks do well depends on the night. Against Kentucky, Daryl Banks III scored 27 points. Against Purdue, he scored the tying baskets and late go-ahead, but only scored 14 overall. Clarence Rupert added 11 and battled 7-foot-4 Boilermakers Zach Edey in the paint all the way. Doug Edert added 10, including two free throws that finished Purdue.

Saint Peter’s will once again be a big underdog when they meet North Carolina. What the Peacocks won’t be is impressed.

Asked after Murray State upset the way its players handled being pushed by a bigger, more experienced team, Holloway just scoffed. His response became the Peacocks’ mantra.

“I have guys from New Jersey and New York,” he said. “Do you think we are afraid of anything?

Christy J. Olson