USC Trojans fans, rejoice!
For the fourth year in a row, USC is going dancing in March. The Trojans were among the 68 teams selected for the NCAA Tournament this year on Selection Sunday.
It’s the No. 10 seed that the Trojans landed this time around, and with it comes a matchup against a mainstay of March Madness. Michigan State was the first draw for USC, as the two programs will go head-to-head on Friday in the Rounf of 64.
One thing that makes March filled with such madness is trying to fit all of the games on the schedule into a small broadcast window. It’s meant expanding the channels used to air games over recent years, as CBS is no longer solely relied on to carry games.
It’s less of a burden in later rounds of the tournament, but the first weekend — specifically the first two days of the tournament — are truly mad. So where can you watch the USC Trojans in this year’s March Madness and when will all of the action go down?
We have you covered.
USC Trojans March Madness schedule 2023: How to watch
Here’s a rundown of when the USC Trojans will be playing, assuming they make it out of the Round of 64 and the Michigan State Spartans.
Friday, March 17th - vs. No. 10 Michigan State
- TV Channel: TBD
- Announcers: TBD
- Live Stream: NCAA App
Sunday, March 19th - No. 2 Marquette or No. 15 Vermont
All of the games this year — as is the case every year — will be aired on the Turner network. So this means if you have CBS, TBS, TNT, and TruTV then you’ll be able to watch NCAA Tournament games this year. USC is likely to get tabbed on one of the non-CBS networks on the first weekend, although their matchup being against Tim Izzo and Michigan State might put them on the “main channel”, so to speak.
No disrespect to TruTV and the Impractical Jokers, but CBS is the main channel of htournament.
In years past, the reliance on CBS to carry every game was a strain but the age of streaming has gone a long way to make this easier than it ever was. Remember when we’d sneak off from class or work to pull up a game on the television?
Those days are over, as streaming games on your phone is the preferred way to watch the tournament if you’re not going to catch it at a bar. It’s also made hiding the game a lot easier if you’re at work, as the Boss Button makes a lot more sense when pulled up over a browser and not over an actual television.
Unlike other leagues, the NCAA is pretty great at making the games accessible and embracing that accessibility without try to squeeze any money out of you. Fans can stream every game on the NCAA website or app this year, which makes catching all of the madness a lot less stressful than watching the actual games.