March 29 (UPI) -- The NCAA tournaments' Sweet 16 began Thursday night, with some of the top seeds from each region remaining in the field.
During Friday's slate of games, No. 1 Duke, avoiding an upset with a one-point win over No. 9 UCF on Sunday, takes on fourth-seed Virginia Tech. Hokies guard Ty Outlaw was charged with marijuana possession last week, but passed a drug test Wednesday and will play against Zion Williamson and the Blue Devils.
No. 1 seed North Carolina takes on Bruce Pearl's red-hot Auburn Tigers, who cruised to an 89-75 win over Kansas in the second round. No. 2 Kentucky and third-seeded Houston face off in a defensive showdown.
No. 12 Oregon is the only double-digit seed remaining in the tournament. Along with Duke, the other three No. 1 seeds (Gonzaga, North Carolina and Virginia) advanced to the Sweet 16.
The full Sweet 16 schedule, along with game times, matchups and TV channels, is below.
No. 3 LSU vs. No. 2 Michigan State
Time/TV channel: 7:09 p.m. ET, CBS
No. 5 Auburn vs. No. 1 UNC
Time/TV channel: 7:29 p.m. ET, TBS
No. 4 Virginia Tech vs. No. 1 Duke
Time/TV channel: 9:39 p.m. ET, CBS
No. 3 Houston vs. No. 2 Kentucky
Time/TV channel: 9:59 p.m. ET, TBS
Sweet 16, Elite Eight and Final Four Sites
For the Sweet 16 and the Elite Eight, the contests relocate to: Louisville, Kentucky (South Regional); Anaheim, California (West Regional); Washington, D.C. (East Regional); Kansas City, Missouri (Midwest Regional).
The site of the Final Four is at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
How to Watch
CBS Sports and Turner Sports televise the NCAA tournament, with games being broadcast on CBS, TruTV, TNT and TBS. Viewers can also watch the tournament through the March Madness Live site or the March Madness Live app.