The second round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament concludes Sunday. Eight games make up the day’s schedule. When Sunday’s action ends, there will be only 16 teams still remaining. Here is the full schedule for Sunday, including tip times and TV channels.
Louisville and Michigan start the day at 12:10 p.m. ET. Kentucky then faces Wichita State at 2:40 p.m. The final game is UCLA-Cincinnati.
Here’s the schedule for Sunday’s 2017 NCAA Tournament games
2017 NCAA Tournament Sunday schedule
12:10 p.m. Louisville vs. Michigan, CBS (Indianapolis)
2:40 p.m.* Kentucky vs. Wichita State, CBS (Indianapolis)
5:15 p.m. Kansas vs. Michigan State, CBS (Tulsa)
6:10 p.m. North Carolina vs. Arkansas, TNT (Greenville, S.C.)
7:10 p.m. Oregon vs. Rhode Island, TBS (Sacramento)
7:45 p.m.* Baylor vs. USC, truTV (Tulsa)
8:40 p.m.* Duke vs. South Carolina (Greenville, S.C.)
9:40 p.m.* UCLA vs. Cincinnati (Sacramento)
*Times depend on the conclusions of the earlier games at the same site
2017 NCAA Tournament preview, Sunday
Hot-shooting Michigan won a high-scoring game Friday against Oklahoma State but must now face powerful Louisville. That No. 2 vs. No. 7 matchup gets Sunday’s action started, but there’s a bunch of huge games the rest of the day.
Among the showdowns, Kentucky-Wichita State and Kansas-Michigan State should be interesting. Only a few years ago, in 2014, No. 1 seed Wichita State lost for the first time all season against Kentucky. Now, No. 2 Kentucky is the favorite against a dangerous Shockers squad looking for the upset. Michigan State will also look for a surprise when the No. 9 Spartans play top-seeded Kansas.
Of the later games on Sunday, Duke-South Carolina could have a stage for an exciting finish. Duke, a preseason national championship favorite, is a No. 2 seed. No. 7 South Carolina just picked up its first NCAA Tournament win since 1973 when the Gamecocks routed Marquette 93-73. Not only that, but South Carolina also gets to play in front of what could be a large contingent of Gamecocks fans with the game in Greenville, S.C. Though the Blue Devils are the No. 2 seed, it could end up being basically a road game for Duke against South Carolina.
After the Sunday games finish, it’s onto the Sweet 16. Saturday’s eight games will provide the first half of the final 16 teams. Sunday will then complete second round.