How to watch the NCAA Tournament on Sunday: Games to watch, tip times and more

A No. 16 seed trying to be the first to reach the Sweet 16 and a few traditional powers — Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan State — headline Sunday’s slate as the men’s NCAA Tournament concludes its second round. Here’s what you need to know:

Sunday’s complete NCAA Tournament schedule

(All times ET)

  • No. 3 Xavier Vs. No. 11 Pittsburgh | 12:10 | CBS
  • No. 3 Kansas State vs. No. 6 Kentucky | 14:40 | CBS
  • No. 2 Marquette vs. No. 7 Michigan State | 17:15 | CBS
  • No. 4 Connecticut vs. No. 5 Saint Mary’s | 18:10 | TNT
  • No. 3 Baylor vs. No. 6 Creighton | 19:10 | TBS
  • No. 9 Florida Atlantic vs. No. 16 Fairleigh Dickinson | 19:45 | TruTV
  • No. 4 Indiana vs. No. 5 Miami (Fla.) | 20:40 | TNT
  • No. 3 Gonzaga vs. No. 6 TCU | 21:40 | TBS

follow The Athleticits live coverage of the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Game to see

No. 3 Kansas State vs. No. 6 Kentucky — odds (via BetMGM): Kentucky -2.5 | ML -150 | O/U 144.5

These are the No. 23 and 24 teams in the country, according to KenPom’s rankings, so it’s an even matchup on paper. Kansas State’s 5-foot-8 point guard Markquis Nowell stuffed the stat sheet with 17 points, 14 assists, six rebounds and three steals in the Wildcats’ first-round win over Montana State. Kentucky star Oscar Tshiebwe had 25 rebounds against Providence, the most by any player in an NCAA tournament game since 1977. K-State was the worst defensive rebounding team in the Big 12.

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No. 2 Marquette vs. No. 7 Michigan State — odds (via BetMGM): Marquette -2.5 | ML -145 | O/U 140.5

The AthleticThe Bracket Breakers model gives Michigan State the best chance of any team to pull off an upset Sunday. The Spartans are the most accurate 3-point shooting team left in the tournament, making 39.4 percent of their shots from long range. Marquette’s 78-61 win over Vermont snapped a drought for both the program and the coach: It was the Golden Eagles’ first tournament appearance since 2013, and likewise for Shaka Smart, who hadn’t had success in March since he was at VCU.

No. 9 Florida Atlantic vs. No. 16 Fairleigh Dickinson — odds (via BetMGM): FAU -15.5 | ML -1200 | O/U 149.5

A great story will reach the Sweet 16 regardless. With a win Sunday, Fairleigh Dickinson would go from the last team in the field — 68th at full seeding — to play the Sweet 16 at Madison Square Garden, about 15 miles from the team’s arena in Hackensack, N.J. Florida Atlantic, meanwhile, won its first NCAA Tournament game against Memphis on Friday to improve to 32-3 and continue the best season in program history.


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NBA Draft prospects to watch

  • Cason Wallace, Kentucky guard (vs. Kansas State, 2:40 p.m. ET on CBS)
  • Jordan Hawkins, UConn wing (vs. Saint Mary’s, 6:10 p.m. ET on TNT)
  • Keyonte George, Baylor guard (vs. Creighton, 7:10 p.m. ET on TBS)
  • Jalen Hood-Schifino, Indiana wing (vs. Miami, 8:40 p.m. ET on TNT)
  • Colby Jones, Xavier guard/wing (vs. Pittsburgh, 12:10 p.m. ET on CBS)
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