NCAA Tournament games, scores and updates: Follow the Sweet 16 live stream on Thursday

The Sweet 16 has arrived with a loaded slate of matchups. Sure, the first weekend of the men's NCAA Tournament was somewhat chalky, with few major upsets, but that leaves us with a bunch of exciting matchups as we delve deeper into the tournament.

The second wave of the tournament begins Thursday with the West and East regional tournaments, which will feature two No. 1 seeds, two No. 2 seeds and several basketball brand names, such as North Carolina, UConn and Arizona.

Get ready for another fun day of college hoops.

Sweet 16 schedule Thursday

Thursday 28 March (All Eastern times)

7:09 p.m. – No. 2 Arizona vs. No. 6 Clemson (CBS)

7:39 p.m. – No. 1 UConn vs. No. 5 San Diego State (TBS/truTV)

9:39 PM – No. 1 North Carolina vs. No. 4 Alabama (CBS)

10:09 p.m. – No. 2 Iowa State vs. No. 3 Illinois (TBS/truTV)

He lives41 updates

  • Arizona looked lost along the way — especially on defense. The Wildcats cut it to 3 but didn't realize they needed to foul and throw Clemson in front for an easy score to win.

  • Clemson is headed to the Elite Eight.

    The No. 6 Tigers downed No. 2 Arizona 77-72 after a late layup from Dillon Hunter ensured Arizona would not be able to come back.

    Dillon's layup came with just under 10 seconds left after his brother got that basket to give Clemson a five-point lead with 25.7 seconds left.

    If North Carolina beats Alabama later in the evening, we'll have an ACC matchup on Saturday in Los Angeles.

    It's the Tigers' first Elite Eight trip since 1980.

    Meanwhile, Arizona exited the NCAA Tournament early for the third straight year. The Wildcats lost in the Sweet 16 as a No. 1 seed in 2022, lost in the first round to No. 15 Princeton as a No. 2 seed last year, and were eliminated in the Sweet 16 again this season.

  • Chase Hunter converts one with 25.7 seconds left giving Clemson a 75-70 lead.

    It was a tough drive to the basket and he was fouled by Jaden Bradley.

  • Jaden Bradley's 3-pointer cut Clemson's lead over Arizona to 72-70 with 49.4 seconds left.

    This was just Arizona's fifth 3-pointer of the game out of 27 attempts.

  • Caleb Love is too cold (0-for-9 from 3-point range) for the Wildcats but Jaden Bradley keeps them in it with just minutes left in the game.

  • Clemson leads Arizona 66-63 with 2:23 to go. PJ Hall will be on the line for the Tigers after the 4-under deadline.

    Arizona within three despite Caleb Love shooting just 4-of-17 from the field and 0-of-9 from 3-pointers alone.

  • The Huskies pull away with just over 12 minutes left in the game.

  • Arizona keeps shooting 3-pointers for some inexplicable reason. The Wildcats are 3 of 21 from beyond the arc and trail Clemson 65-58 with 5:42 to go.

  • Every time Arizona looks like it's about to take control of the game, Clemson answers.

    Clemson's final answer included a 3-pointer from Ian Shefflin.

    The Tigers lead Arizona 63-58 with 7:58 left.

  • SDSU cannot compete for boards. UConn now has 15 offensive rebounds and a 45-33 lead.

  • Clemson then held off Arizona and took a 53-48 lead into the under-12 timeout. Joe Girard hit his first 3-pointer of the game to help the Tigers regain control of the game.

    You have to assume Hall will be back in the game very soon.

  • Clemson's leading scorer P.J. Hall picked up three fouls in the first 5:20 of the second half.

    Hall was in foul trouble during the Tigers' first-round win and was fouled in their win over Baylor. He had nothing wrong in the first half tonight.

    Immediately after Hall exited the game, Caleb Love stole the ball and gave Arizona a 46-45 lead.

  • UConn leads SDSU, 40-31 at halftime. SDSU's defense gives UConn shifts, holding the Huskies to 39.5% shooting. But UConn is in control thanks to its dominance on the boards. The Huskies have a 28-16 rebounding advantage, including 12 offensive rebounds.

    Cam Spencer leads UConn with 16 points while shooting 6-of-9 from the field. Jaedon LeDee has 15 for San Diego State.

  • Caleb Love made his free throw and this game was officially tied at 43-43 at the U16 timeout. A two-point shot by Bella Larsson during a Clemson timeout was reviewed and changed into a 3-pointer.

  • We have a game in Los Angeles.

    Clemson calls a timeout with 16:33 to go as Arizona cuts the Tigers' lead to 43-41. Caleb Love would hit a free throw after the timeout for a chance to cut the deficit to one point.

    Arizona has

  • SDSU's defense keeps it in this. UConn missed 13 of 15 shots. The Aztecs entered the game ranked 10th in the nation Adjusted KemPom defensive efficiency. UConn led, 33-28 late in the first half.

  • UConn is just showing off here. The defense makes a turnover, leading to a stunning alley-oop transition from freshman Tristen Newton to freshman Stefon Castle.

  • Three UConn players — Cam Spencer, Tristen Newton and Alex Karapan — have seven or more points. Jaedon LeDee is the only Aztec to have more than three points with 11 points. UConn leads, 29-21.

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