Our Guide to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16, March 28 and 29

The NCAA Tournament has already had its share of upsets and Cinderella stories. There’s sure to be more to come in the Sweet Sixteen. Here’s our guide to finding the games on DISH Network and what to watch for in them. All of the Sweet 16 matchups are carried by CBS or TBS. TBS is DISH Channel  139. For CBS check local listings.

NCAA Sweet Sixteen Matchups on Thursday March 28

Broadcast On CBS:

Marquette (3) versus Miami (2)

@ 7:15 p.m. ET Marquette has summoned magic and survived thrillers in its first two tournament games, but it may take more than last second heroics to knock-off a talented and rolling Miami team. The Key: Fresh off a game winning lay-up against Davdison and a 29-point performance against Butler, will Marquette guard Vander Blue continue to pace the Golden Eagles or will Miami’s dynamic backcourt of Durand Scott and Shane Larkin simply prove too much to handle?

Syracuse (4) versus Indiana (1)

@ 9:45 p.m. ET Naismith Award-candidate Victor Oladipo leads top-seded Indiana against Syracuse in a match-up of college basketball royalty. The key: Will Indiana big man Cody Zeller be able to exploit the undersized Syracuse front court or will the Orangmen’s run and gun style keep Zeller playing free throw line to free throw line?

Broadcast On TBS:

Arizona (6) versus Ohio State (2)

@ 7:47 p.m. ET Fresh off point guard Aaron Craft’s last second three to dispatch Iowa State, Ohio State finds itself face to face with an athletic Arizona team led by the guard play of Xavier-transfer Mark Lyons, who’s averaging 25 points per through two tournament games. The key:  Will Arizona’s penchant for turning the ball over be their undoing against an opportunistic Ohio State team that makes the most of its scoring chances in transition.

La Salle (13) versus Wichita State (9)

@ 10:17 p.m. ET In a battle of lower-seeded surprises, veteran-led La Salle takes on a Wichita State team coming off an impressive win against top-seeded Gonzaga. The Key: Will Wichita State’s stellar defense and rebounding sufficiently limit the Explorers scoring opportunities, or will La Salle’s shifty, battle-tested Philly guards rule the day?

NCAA Sweet Sixteen Matchups on Friday, March 29

Broadcast On CBS

Oregon (12) versus Louisville (1)

@ 7:15 p.m. ET Louisville, many people’s pick to win it all, takes on a vastly underrated Oregon team. The Key: Louisville may be the hottest team in college basketball right now and this game will come down to Oregon’s ability to navigate the Cardinals’ stifling and relentless press defense.

Michigan State (3) vs. Duke (2)

@ 9:45 p.m. ET Few coaches can boast more tournament success than Mike Krzyzewski and Tom Izzo but only one will add another Elite 8 to their resume when Michigan State and Duke square off Friday. The Key: Will Michigan State’s defense fall victim to Duke’s senior scoring trio of Stephen Curry, Mason Plumlee and Ryan Kelly or will the Spartan’s athletic guards be able to get into the paint at will against the Blue Devils.

Broadcast On TBS

Kansas (1) versus Michigan (4)

@ 7:47 p.m. ET A veteran Kansas team takes on point guard and Naismith Award candidate Trey Burke and the dangerous  Michigan Wolverines. The Key: Will Kansas’ suffocating defense keep the Wolverines drive and kick opportunities in check, or will Michigan’s stellar guard play and emerging low-post threat, Mitch McGary call the shots?

Florida Gulf Coast (15) versus Florida (3)

@ 10:17 p.m. ET In a battle between entrants from the Sunshine State, perennial tournament powerhouse Florida squares off against this year’s tournament darlings, Florida Gulf Coast, the first 15th seed in NCAA history to advance to the Sweet Sixteen. The Key: Even casual basketball fans have been dazzled by FGCU’s fearless play and above the rim antics, but will the Gators’ stifling D and superb shooting finally put the brakes on this Cinderella story’s fast-paced attack?