NCAA Sweet 16 matchups: When do UCLA and USC play?


The second round of the NCAA tournament is complete. The bracket for the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament is set. Here’s a look at the matchups, start time and TV channels for the Sweet 16 on Saturday and Sunday. All times PDT.


Saturday’s Sweet 16 schedule

Oregon State guard Tariq Silver, right, drives on Oklahoma State guard Keylan Boone.
Oregon State guard Tariq Silver, right, drives on Oklahoma State guard Keylan Boone during the first half of the Beavers’ win on Sunday.
(Paul Sancya / Associated Press)

No. 8 Loyola Chicago vs. No. 12 Oregon State — 11:40 a.m.; CBS

No. 1 Baylor vs. No. 5 Villanova, 2:15 p.m. — CBS

No. 3 Arkansas vs. No. 15 Oral Roberts, 4:25 p.m. — TBS

No. 2 Houston vs. No. 11 Syracuse, 6:55 p.m. — TBS


Sunday’s Sweet 16 schedule

UCLA's Tyger Campbell moves the ball against Abilene Christian during the first half of the Bruins' win Monday.
(Mark Humphrey / Associated Press)


No. 5 Creighton vs. No. 1 Gonzaga, 11:10 a.m. — CBS

No. 4 Florida State vs. No. 1 Michigan, 2 p.m. — CBS

No. 11 UCLA vs. No. 2 Alabama, 4:15 p.m. — TBS

No. 7 Oregon vs. No. 6 USC, 6:45 p.m. — TBS


Oregon 95, Iowa 80

Highlights from Oregon’s win over Iowa in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Monday.

INDIANAPOLIS — Chris Duarte scored 23 points and Oregon showed no signs of rust after a long layoff, beating No. 2 seed Iowa 95-80 on Monday to reach the Sweet 16 for the fourth time in the past five NCAA tournaments.

The seventh-seed Ducks (21-6) were put in an unprecedented spot, advancing to the West Region’s second round without playing a game. Virginia Commonwealth’s multiple positive coronavirus tests took care of that, leaving Oregon with a nine-day break since losing in the Pac-12 tournament title game.

Oregon’s offense hummed like it was fresh off the line once the ball went up, kicking off the NCAA tournament’s first Monday of second-round games with a masterpiece.

The Ducks flowed on the floor and glowed on the scoresheet, shooting 56% and hitting 11 three-pointers. LJ Figueroa hit five 3s while scoring 21 points, and Will Richardson added 19 points in an offensive domination.
Their sweet offensive movements left the Hawkeyes (22-9) flailing, one game short of the Sweet 16 for the fourth time under Fran McCaffery.


The UCLA Bruins are headed to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2017 after a 67-47 win over Abilene Christian in the NCAA tournament second round of March Madness.

March 22, 2021

Luka Garza played like a two-time All-American, bulling in for three-point plays, hitting mid-range jumpers and dropping in the occasional 3. He capped his stellar college career with 36 points and nine rebounds before receiving a nice ovation from the limited crowd allowed in Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Joe Wieskamp added 17 points, but the rest of the Hawkeyes weren’t of much help to the big fella, sending them out of the bracket early with other top seeds Illinois, Ohio State and Texas.
Oregon moves on to face either Kansas or Southern Cal in the Sweet 16.

The Ducks managed to navigate a difficult pandemic season full of pauses and injuries to win their second straight Pac-12 regular-season title.


Michigan 86, LSU 78

Highlights from Michigan’s win over LSU in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Monday.

INDIANAPOLIS — Top-seeded Michigan salvaged the Big Ten’s best hope for NCAA tournament glory, getting 21 points each from Chaundee Brown and Eli Brooks in a a roller-coaster victory.


In a game full of big runs, the Wolverines (22-4) used the biggest — 14-1 over the decisive stretch midway through the second half — to pull away and preserve a glimmer of hope for a conference that has mostly tanked these four days in Indianapolis.

After the win, Michigan and Maryland — which played later Monday — were the only teams left for the Big Ten after it placed a nation-leading nine in the bracket.

Michigan moved on to its fourth straight Sweet 16, where it will play Colorado or Florida State next weekend. The Wolverines will be the best hope for a conference that has already seen another 1 seed (Illinois), a 2 (Ohio State) and a 4 (Purdue) hit the highway.

After Michigan took a one-point lead into halftime, this game had massive momentum swings: an 8-0 run early for LSU; a 10-0 streak for Michigan; another 5-0 run for the Tigers.

But during the stretch that opened things up, Michigan did what typical Big Ten teams are supposed to do -- wore down smaller, less-deep opponents with height and shooting.


Brown, the 6-foot-5 guard, did the most-lasting damage, making six free throws and a 3-pointer during the decisive stretch that gave the Wolverines a 72-64 lead with 5:55 left.

Then it was 7-1 freshman Hunter Dickenson (12 points, 11 rebounds) and 6-9 projected first-round NBA pick Franz Wagner (15 and seven) who shut down LSU with defense.

LSU’s Cameron Thomas went from lighting up Michigan to barely being able to get a shot off. He finished with 30 points but it took 23 shots, and he went 3 for 10 in the second half.


Creighton 72, Ohio 58

Highlights from Creighton’s win over Ohio in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Monday.

INDIANAPOLIS — Marcus Zegarowski scored 20 points to help Creighton secure the program’s first trip to the round of 16 in 47 years.


Damien Jefferson added 15 points for the Bluejays (22-8), the fifth seed in the West Region. They had a cold opening few minutes before the offense — and Zegarowski in particular — got rolling with a strong performance that built a double-digit lead by halftime against an upstart trying to spring a second straight tournament upset.

That lead grew to 21 points in the opening minutes of the second half, and the Bluejays never let the 13th-seeded Bobcats (17-8) get closer than nine from there.

The last time Creighton made it to the regional semifinals, it was 1974 and the tournament field had 25 teams. Now the Bluejays — who survived a close call against UC Santa Barbara in the first round — are advancing to the second weekend, where No. 1 overall seed Gonzaga awaits.

Creighton’s breakthrough comes after a tumultuous few weeks. Coach Greg McDermott received a one-game suspension for making a racially insensitive remark in the locker room to his players after a late-February loss. He apologized multiple times and was reinstated.

Zegarowski finished 7 for 16 from the field with four 3-pointers. He also came up with some key late plays to keep Creighton in control after Ohio clawed back within 65-56. His floater at the 2:04 mark followed by two free throws at 1:03 pushed the margin back up to 13.


Dwight Wilson III scored 12 points to lead Ohio, the Mid-American Conference champion that opened the tournament by bouncing 2019 champion Virginia on Saturday night. But Ohio struggled to knock down shots nearly the entire way, shooting just 32% and 7 for 30 from 3-point range.

And point guard Jason Preston — whose improbable ascent from overlooked prospect was an inspirational story coming out of the Virginia upset — struggled offensively to four points on 1-for-10 shooting, though he had nine rebounds and seven assists.


Gonzaga 87, Oklahoma 71

Highlights from Gonzaga’s second-round NCAA tournament win over Oklahoma on Monday.

INDIANAPOLIS — Undefeated Gonzaga continued to roll behind a career-high 30 points and 13 rebounds from Drew Timme as the Bulldogs advanced to the Sweet 16.

Top-seeded Gonzaga (28-0) won its 32nd straight game dating to last season, passing its first real test of the NCAAs in the Bulldogs’ quest to be the first undefeated champion since Indiana 45 years ago.


The Bulldogs easily dispatched Norfolk State in the first round, but the Sooners were the first power conference opponent for Gonzaga since its victory over Virginia in late December.

It didn’t matter all that much. No. 8 Oklahoma became the 25th straight team the Bulldogs beat by double digits — although the Sooners fought valiantly to keep it from becoming a blowout. Gonzaga coach Mark Few still had his starters on the floor at the buzzer and screamed at star Jalen Suggs for committing an unnecessary foul with 1:05 left.

The Zags advanced to their sixth straight Sweet 16 and will next face either Creighton or Ohio in the West Region.

Austin Reaves scored 27 points for Oklahoma (16-11), and after trailing by 19 with 12 minutes left, the Sooners pulled within 77-68 on his 3-pointer with 2:37 left. It was the first 3 of the second half for Oklahoma and the first time the deficit was within single digits since late in the first half.

But Timme was perfect on four free throws sandwiched around a basket from Alondes Williams, and after an Oklahoma turnover, All-American Corey Kispert pushed the lead to 14 with his fourth 3-pointer.


Timme, sporting a handlebar mustache, was 9 of 12 shooting and 12 of 14 at the free-throw line.

Kispert finished with 16 points, as did Suggs, who took an awkward tumble on a flagrant foul by Oklahoma’s Elijah Harkless in the closing seconds and had to be restrained by teammates. Joel Ayayi added 12 points — 10 coming in the first half when Kispert sat with foul trouble.


Florida State 71, Colorado 53

Highlights from Florida State’s win over Colorado on Monday.

INDIANAPOLIS — Anthony Polite scored a career-high 22 points and No. 4 seed Florida State pulled away in the second half to advance to the regional semifinal for a third consecutive time.

“These guys are pretty focused,” Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton said. “An indication is that nobody was jumping up and down and high-fiving and getting overly excited in the locker room. Everybody was calm, focused — like we’ve been here before. That’s the signs of a team maturing.”


Florida State (18-6) advanced to face East region No. 1 seed Michigan, which knocked out the Seminoles in the 2018 Elite Eight.

Polite had never scored more than 15 points in a game, but the junior made 8 of 12 shots, including 4 of 7 3-pointers.

“It’s probably my best game, definitely, statistics-wise,” Polite said. “I feel like I’m going to keep giving my effort at 100%, keep on coming out with a defensive mentality. Seeing the shots go in is just going to boost my confidence.”

Hamilton — recovering from a ruptured Achilles tendon — again wore a boot as he walked the sideline. His Seminoles shot 53% from the field.

D’Shawn Schwartz scored 13 points for fifth-seeded Colorado (23-9), which shot 36% overall. McKinley Wright IV, Colorado’s leading scorer for the season with more than 15 points per contest, finished with 10 on 4-of-12 shooting.


Colorado was coming off a 96-73 victory over Big East Tournament champion Georgetown and was seeking its first Sweet 16 trip since 1969.


Alabama 96, Maryland 77

Highlights from Alabama’s win over Maryland in the NCAA tournament on Monday.

INDIANAPOLIS — Jaden Shackelford and Alabama stuck with what got them to the NCAA tournament, torching Maryland with 3-point shooting in a second-round rout.

Shackelford scored 21 points and made five of Alabama’s 16 3-pointers as the second-seeded Crimson Tide advanced to their first Sweet 16 since 2004. Nate Oats, the second-year coach who made Buffalo a must-watch team before moving up to the Southeastern Conference, will bring his high-energy style to a regional semifinal for the first time.

That’s hardly a coaching resume to rival Nick Saban’s, but Oats is building a hoops culture in football-mad Tuscaloosa.


After trailing early, the nation’s top 3-point shooting team quickly heated up to overwhelm the 10th-seeded Terrapins. Alabama next faces 11th-seeded UCLA in the East Region.

Aaron Wiggins scored 27 points and Eric Ayala had 13 for Maryland (17-14), which was seeking its first Sweet 16 appearance since 2015 and 15th overall. The Terps’ loss left Michigan as the only Big Ten team to survive the opening weekend after the conference earned nine NCAA bids.

John Petty Jr. broke out of a slump to score 20 points with 4 3s for the Crimson Tide, and reserve Jahvon Quinerly added 14 points.

Alabama made just 5 of 16 from deep in a first-round win over 15th-seeded Iona. The Crimson Tide already had eight 3s by halftime against Maryland to lead 46-38. The advantage quickly surged past 20 points as Alabama made five in a row from long range.

The Crimson Tide finished 16 of 33 (48.5%) beyond the arc and shot 53% overall.