What channel is Alabama vs. San Diego State on today? Time, TV schedule to watch March Madness Sweet 16 game


The Crimson Tide keep on rolling, all the way to the Sweet 16 for a matchup with the San Diego State Aztecs. 

To this point, the tournament favorites haven’t come close to being upset, notching 20-plus point blowouts in each of its first two contests against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Maryland. All of that despite their star player Brandon Miller being held scoreless in their tournament opener and shooting just 5 for 17 vs. Maryland. 

San Diego State has also cruised, taking out two double digit seeds — Charleston and Furman — en route to a date with No. 1 Alabama. 

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Alabama’s depth has been on display all season, which might present problems for the Aztecs. They can win with a variety of players leading the team in scoring. The greatest example of that might just be in the first round when leading scorer Brandon Miller didn’t record a single point, yet the Crimson Tide still nearly put 100 on the board. In the second round, it was senior guard Jahvon Quinerly’s turn to carry the load — pouring in 22 points alongside Miller who also finished with 19. 

For a San Diego State team that relies on defense to win, this will be a tough task ahead. SDSU didn’t allow more than 57 points in the opening weekend, a stark contrast to the style Alabama will look to play on Friday night. For believers of the “defense wins championships” mantra, Friday night’s contest will put that to the test. 

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Here is a complete guide on how to watch the Alabama vs. SDSU game, including the time, channel and live streaming options for the Sweet 16 matchup. 

What channel is Alabama vs. SDSU on today?

  • TV Channel: TBS
  • Live stream: March Madness Live, SlingTV

Alabama vs. SDSU will be broadcast on TBS with Ian Eagle, Jim Spanarkel and Evan Washburn on the call in Louisville.

Cord cutters can stream and enjoy the game on March Madness Live or SlingTV

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Alabama vs. SDSU start time

  • Date: Friday, March 24
  • Time: 6:30 p.m. ET

The Crimson Tide and Aztecs are slated to tip off at 6:30 p.m. ET on Friday, March 24 from the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky — the home of the Louisville Cardinals. 

It will be the first of two Sweet 16 games to be played at that venue on Friday, with Princeton vs. Creighton to follow after the final buzzer sounds.

March Madness Sweet 16 Friday schedule

Matchup Time (ET) TV
San Diego State vs. Alabama 6:30 p.m. TBS
Miami vs. Houston 7:15 p.m. CBS
Princeton vs. Creighton 9 p.m. TBS
Xavier vs. Texas 9:45 p.m. CBS

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