What channel is UConn vs. Illinois on today? Time, TV schedule to watch March Madness Elite Eight game

The 2024 NCAA Tournament is thinning out, as Elite Eight games start Saturday with top-seeded UConn facing Illinois in Boston for a trip to the Final Four.

The Huskies are aiming to become the first team since Florida in 2006-07 to win consecutive national championships. Last season, they defeated San Diego State to win the national title. 

Ironically, they defeated the Aztecs on Thursday, 82-52, in the Sweet 16. Cam Spencer led the Huskies with 18 points, shooting 50% from the field and grabbing five rebounds. 

Their closest margin thus far in the tournament came against Northwestern, when they won by 17 points. They defeated Stetson by 39 and, as mentioned, the Aztecs by 30. 

As for the Illini, they sneaked past Iowa State on Thursday, 72-69, to advance to the Elite Eight. Terrence Shannon Jr., who has shined this entire tournament, scored 29 points to lead them to a win.

Before the Cyclones, the Illini had a fairly easy road through the tournament. They defeated Morehead State by 16 points in the first round and bested Duquesne by 26 in the second. 

The Illini haven’t been to the national championship since the 2004-05 season. That was the last time they’ve been as far the Elite Eight, too. Can they get back there with a win over the Huskies on Saturday?

Here’s what you need to know about Saturday’s clash between UConn and Illinois, including broadcast information and start time.

What channel is UConn vs. Illinois on today?

  • TV channel: TBS, truTV
  • Live stream: Sling

The UConn vs. Illinois Elite Eight game this Saturday will air live on TBS and truTV. Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Dan Bonner (analyst) and Stan Van Gundy (analyst) will be on the call, with Andy Katz serving as the sideline reporter.

Fans looking to stream UConn vs. Illinois can watch live on Sling, which will stream every NCAA Tournament game on TNT, TBS and truTV and much more.

UConn vs. Illinois start time

  • Date: Saturday, March 30
  • Time: 6:09 p.m. ET

The NCAA East regional game between UConn and Illinois is set to tip off at 6:09 p.m. ET from TD Garden in Boston, Mass.

The Huskies are the defending champions of the NCAA tournament, having defeated San Diego State in the final last season. Should they win the tournament this season, they’ll be the first team since Florida in 2006-07 to win consecutive championships. 

The Illini have made now four straight NCAA tournaments, never making it past the second round until this season. They haven’t been to the national championship since the 2004-05 season. 

UConn vs. Illinois tickets

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March Madness schedule 2024

Elite Eight

Saturday, March 30

Game Time (ET) TV/Live stream
No. 1 UConn vs. No. 3 Illinois 6:09 p.m. TBS, Sling
No. 4 Alabama vs. No. 6 Clemson 8:49 p.m. TBS, Sling

Sunday, March 31

Game Time (ET) TV/Live stream
TBD vs. TBD 2 p.m. CBS, Paramount+
TBD vs. TBD 4:55 p.m. CBS, Paramount+

Final Four

Saturday, April 6

Game Time (ET) TV/Live stream
TBD vs. TBD 6 p.m. TBS, Sling
TBD vs. TBD 8:30 p.m. TBS, Sling

National championship

Monday, April 8

Game Time (ET) TV/Live stream
TBD vs. TBD 9 p.m. TBS, Sling


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