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2017 NCAA Tournament: Sweet 16 TV schedule, game times, and online viewing options

Friday is going to have to work hard to be better than Thursday.

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The first night of the Sweet 16 pretty sufficiently summed up this entire tournament. Not too many upsets, but a whole lot of close games. Excluding the Kansas Jayhawks mashing of the Purdue Boilermakers, the three other contests on Thursday were decided by one possession.

Gonzaga by three, Xavier by two, and Oregon by one. Hard to get better than that.

There are still plenty of great games on Friday to be played. Can the No. 8 Wisconsin Badgers continue their unexpected run against the No. 4 Florida Gators? What is going to break first, the defense of the No. 2 Kentucky Wildcats or the offense of the No. 3 UCLA Bruins? Can the Butler Bulldogs put the brakes on the North Carolina Tar Heels? Does South Carolina’s offense have enough juice to push past the Baylor Bears?

All of that and much more. Hopefully, Friday is just as good as Thursday. If not, for us Zag fans, there is always Saturday right around the corner.

All times listed below are in PT and all games can be streamed online at or on the NCAA March Madness Live mobile app.

  • No. 1 North Carolina vs. No. 4 Butler, 4:09 pm, CBS
  • No. 3 Baylor vs. No. 7 South Carolina, 4:29 pm, TBS
  • No. 2 Kentucky vs. No. 3 UCLA, 6:39 pm, CBS
  • No. 4 Florida vs. No. 8 Wisconsin, 6:59 pm, TBS