NCAA Elite Eight matchups: When do UCLA and USC play?


The eight Sweet 16 games of the NCAA tournament are complete. The bracket for the Elite Eight of the NCAA tournament is set with Gonzaga, Michigan, UCLA and USC winning on Sunday. Oregon State, Baylor, Houston and Arkansas won their respective Sweet 16 games on Saturday.

Here’s a look at the matchups, start time and TV channels for the Elite Eight on Monday and Tuesday. All times PDT.


Monday’s Elite Eight schedule

Oregon State center Roman Silva celebrates the Beavers' Sweet 16 win on Saturday.
(Jeff Roberson / Associated Press)


No. 2 Houston vs. No. 12 Oregon State, 4:15 p.m. — CBS

No. 1 Baylor vs. No. 3 Arkansas, 6:57 p.m. — CBS


Tuesday’s Elite Eight schedule

Highlights from USC’s win over Oregon in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament on Sunday.

No. 1 Gonzaga vs. No. 6 USC, 4:15 p.m. — TBS

No. 1 Michigan vs. No. 11 UCLA, 6:57 p.m. — TBS

Sunday’s Sweet 16 results


Gonzaga 83, Creighton 65

Highlights from Gonzaga’s victory over Creighton in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament on Sunday.

Drew Timme scored 22 points and top-seeded Gonzaga did against Creighton what it’s done throughout this unblemished season, rolling past the fifth-seeded Bluejays with versatile offense and efficient defense to win in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament.

Andrew Nembhard added 17 points for the Bulldogs (29-0), who have won a school-record 33 consecutive games and extended their Division I record to 26 straight double-digit wins.


Gonzaga did it this time on a quiet day for star Jalen Suggs, who finished with nine points. The Bulldogs methodically built a 10-point halftime lead and pushed ahead by 20 on Suggs’ layup with 11:22 left. The Zags will face sixth-seeded USC or seventh-seeded Oregon on Tuesday in the West regional final.
Marcus Zegarowski scored 19 points to lead the Bluejays (22-9), who were trying to reach their first Elite Eight since 1941, when only eight teams played in the NCAA tournament.

As they have many times this season, the Zags led wire to wire.

Gonzaga’s fast start forced Creighton to call its first timeout a little more than two minutes into the game and within seven minutes the Zags already led 22-12.

The Bluejays settled down and fought back within 27-25. But Gonzaga answered with five straight points, took a 43-33 halftime lead and spent most of the second half pulling away.

Eleventh-seeded UCLA’s March Madness run continued Sunday with an 88-78 overtime win over No. 2 Alabama in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament.

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Nembhard also had eight assists and Timme added six rebounds. Joel Ayayi finished with 13 points and eight rebounds and Corey Kispert had 12 points for Gonzaga, which shot 59.6% from the field.

Denzel Mahoney added 13 points for Creighton.


Michigan 76, Florida State 58

Highlights from Michigan’s win over Florida State in the NCAA tournament Sweet 16 on Sunday.

Hunter Dickinson scored 14 points and the top-seeded Wolverines took the inside route to the Elite Eight, pounding away in the paint against surprisingly helpless Florida State.

Franz Wagner had 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Wolverines, who scored their first 30 points of the second half from close range to lead coach Juwan Howard and Co. to a victory in the only “chalk” meeting between a 1 and 4 seed of the second weekend.

Michigan (23-4) moved to a regional final for the first time since 2018. The Wolverines will play UCLA on Tuesday.


Badly off target most of the night, Florida State didn’t eclipse the 20-point mark until M.J. Walker (10 points) hit a jumper with 27 seconds left in the first half.

Other lowlights for the Seminoles:

  • 14 turnovers, including 10 in the first half that led to 16 Michigan points.
  • No 3-pointers over the first 24 minutes, and only 5 of 20 for the game; four of the makes came from Malik Osborne, who led the Seminoles with 12 points.
  • Foul trouble for Walker, Anthony Polite and RaiQuan Gray. Adding to the trouble, Walker, the team’s leading scorer this season, rolled his ankle at the 14-minute mark of the second half. By the time he came back eight minutes later, the Seminoles (18-7) trailed by 19.
  • The offense was held under 60 points for the first time this season, and it showed about as much fluidity as coach Leonard Hamilton, who limped around on the sideline in a walking boot; he ruptured his Achilles tendon while stepping off the bus last week.

Much of the credit for the Seminoles’ off night goes to Michigan. The Wolverines have big men in 7-foot-1 Dickinson and 6-9 Wagner, the likes of whom FSU hasn’t faced much, even as its long, athletic bunch took the program to their third straight Sweet 16.