We’ve got two teams left in the Big 12 Tournament, as #11 West Virginia will take on #23 Iowa State in the championship game. Most pundits thought that #1 Kansas was a lock to appear in the finals, but the TCU Horned Frogs had other plans, pulling off a huge upset.
Both West Virginia and Iowa State took pretty similar paths to get to the Big 12 Tournament championship game. Along with Baylor, West Virginia and Iowa State finished the regular season in a three-way tie for second place with 12-6 records in conference play.
After the tiebreakers were determined, the Mountaineers were given the #2 seed and Iowa State the #4 seed. Both teams received first round byes, so they’ve only needed to win two games to get to the finals.
West Virginia beat #10 Texas 63-53 in the quarterfinals and #6 Kansas State 51-50 in the semifinals, while Iowa State beat #5 Oklahoma State 92-83 in the quarterfinals and #8 TCU 84-63 in the semifinals. This will be the third meting between the Mountaineers and Cyclones this season, and West Virginia has held the upper hand thus far. On January 31, West Virginia beat Iowa State at their place 85-72, and on March 3, the Mountaineers prevailed over the Cyclones on Senior Night with an 87-76 win.
Now that you know what to expect in this matchup, let’s breakdown all of the ways you can watch the Big 12 Tournament championship game.
West Virginia vs. Iowa State Viewing Details
Date: Saturday, March 11, 2017
Time: 6:00 P.M. EST
Location: Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri
TV Channel: ESPN (Check local listings.)
Spread: West Virginia -2.5, O/U 146.5
How To Live Stream West Virginia vs. Iowa State Online
Your best bet for watching West Virginia battle Iowa State via a live stream is WatchESPN. You will need your log-in and password information for your cable or satellite provider and you’re good to go.
If you don’t have access to a cable or satellite log-in, you can watch the game through Sling TV. Sling TV is a service that allows subscribers to watch live and on-demand TV channels on TVs, computers, or mobile devices for a monthly fee. It’s just like a cable or satellite TV service, except it’s delivered over the internet. The service’s Orange package includes ESPN and costs $20 a month, but you can sign up for a free seven-day trial. If you cancel your subscription within the week, you will not be charged. Once signed up, simply download the app for your computer to start watching.
You can also live stream ESPN online through DIRECTV NOW. DIRECTV offers a free seven-day trial, so you will receive a full week free before your paid membership begins. If you cancel your subscription within the seven day period, you will not be charged. DIRECTV NOW is available on Desktop, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast.
Watch West Virginia vs. Iowa State On Phone, Tablet Or Mobile
If you can’t watch tonight’s game on your TV or computer, the Worldwide Leader has you covered with the WatchESPN app. As long as you have a cable or satellite provider, you can download the app for free in the App Store, Google Play, Amazon Store, or Windows Store.
You can also watch the game on the Sling app. Sign up for a free Sling trial and download their app from the App Store or Google Play. There is also a Sling app for Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV.