How to Watch March Madness 2021: Elite 8 on March 29 & 30

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As March Madness winds down, we have finally reached the Elite Eight—the round where a winner in each region will be determined. From dominance to Cinderella-story underdogs, there are a lot of interesting storylines heading into tonight’s and tomorrow night’s games. A First Four play-in team is looking to become the second First Four team to reach the Final Four. An undefeated team is trying to become the first team to go unblemished since 1976. With a victory in the Elite Eight, a 12-seed can be the first in tournament history to reach the Final Four. 

In an unprecedented year in college basketball, it is fitting that there are a plethora of historic possibilities in the Elite Eight. There will be a limited number of fans at the games; however, cord cutters can find out how to watch all of the Elite Eight below.

The Games – Start Times and Channel

All four games of the Elite Eight will be played at Lucas Oil Stadium. CBS and TBS will handle the broadcasts of the first and second day, respectively. 

Monday, March 29

Game Time Channel
(12) Oregon State vs. (2) Houston 7:15 p.m. ET CBS
(3) Arkansas vs. (1) Baylor 9:57 p.m. ET CBS

The winner of the Midwest region will be decided at 7:15 p.m. ET when (12) Oregon State Beavers takes on (2) Houston Cougars on CBS. At 20-12, the Beavers are on a Cinderella-run as the lowest remaining seed in the tournament. At 27-3, the Cougars are trying to advance to their first Final Four since 1984.

Tipping-off at 9:57 p.m. ET, (3) Arkansas Razorbacks will take on (1) Baylor Bears on CBS to determine a winner in the South region. At 25-6, the Razorbacks are looking to make it to their first Final Four since 1995, in which they went on to lose the National Championship game. This year, the 25-2 Baylor Bears won their first regular-season conference championship since 1950, which is also the last time they’ve reached the Final Four; they will try to repeat history with a win tonight.

Tuesday, March 30

Game Time Channel
(6) USC vs. (1) Gonzaga 7:15 p.m TBS
(11) UCLA vs. (1) Michigan 9:57 p.m. ET TBS

At 7:15 p.m. ET on TBS, (6) USC Trojans take on the undefeated (1) Gonzaga Bulldogs to crown the champion of the West region. The 25-7 Trojans are looking to advance to their first Final Four since 1954 by ending Gonzaga’s undefeated streak. The 29-0 Bulldogs continue their quest for the perfect season with a victory and advance to their second Final Four in school history. The last time the Bulldogs made it to the Final Four was 2017, where they ended up losing in the National Championship game.

At 9:57 p.m. ET on TBS, (11) UCLA Bruins will go head-to-head against (1) Michigan Wolverines to determine a winner in the East region. Despite being a “Blue Blood” of college basketball, the 21-9 Bruins had to slug their way into the tournament as they’re the only First Four team remaining in the tournament. The Bruins have the most NCAA tournament wins with 11 and are looking to make their first Final Four since 2008. They will have their hands full against the 23-4 Wolverines. Former Fab Five member and current Michigan head coach Juwan Howard is looking to return Michigan to its glory days, as three more wins will crown them with their second National Championship in school history.

How to Watch the Elite Eight

AntennaWeb is a great tool you can use to see what CBS channel is available in your area with an antenna. Pairing your devices with Tablo DVR or HDHomeRun will allow viewers to never miss a moment of March Madness by recording streaming programming.

March Madness Live: By using your subscription TV login credentials streamers can gain unlimited access to every live game from their phone, tablet, PC, or any device with March Madness Live.

Locast: Viewers in one of the 30 markets served by Locast will also be able to watch on their local CBS stations for free with the service.

Paramount+ is the home of all of CBS networks content for only $6/month.

Cord cutters can watch every single moment of each game of March Madness with Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, or any compatible devices by subscribing to any one of these live TV streaming services.

Men’s Tournament

Starting Monthly Price CBS TBS TNT truTV
Hulu w/ Live $64.99 X X X X
fubo TV (Starter) $64.99 X
Sling TV (Blue + Orange) $50 X X X
YouTube TV $64.99 X X X X

Check out our full guide on how to watch all of March Madness here.

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