Personally, I think it’s pretty lame that teams that win their conference tournaments still have to play in the First Four, but there’s no use in ranting and raving about it now. The first of four play-in games will take place this evening, with the Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers (19-15) taking on the New Orleans Privateers (20-11). The winner of this game will face off against the Villanova Wildcats in the 1-seed/16-seed matchup in the East region.
Mount St. Mary’s punched their ticket to the big dance by winning the Northeast Conference Tournament. They earned a first round bye and the #1 seed by going 14-4 in conference play. After enjoying their bye, the Mountaineers defeated #7 Robert Morris 75-66 in the semifinals and #4 St. Francis 71-61 in the championship game.
New Orleans made it to the NCAA Tournament by winning the Southland Conference Tournament. New Orleans went 13-5 in conference play, earning a double bye and the #1 seed. The Privateers beat #5 Sam Houston State 75-63 in the semifinals and #2 Texas A&M Corpus Christi 68-65 (OT).
Now that you know what to expect in this matchup, let’s break down all of the different ways you can watch tonight’s game.
Mount St. Mary’s vs. New Orleans Viewing Details
Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Time: 6:40 P.M. EST
Location: University of Dayton Arena in Dayton, Ohio
TV Channel: truTV (Check local listings.)
Spread: New Orleans -1.5, O/U 131.5
How To Live Stream Mount St. Mary’s vs. New Orleans Online
Your best bet for watching Mount St. Mary’s battle New Orleans via a live stream is through the NCAA’s official site. Going this route, you won’t even need a cable or satellite provider to watch every single March Madness game.
If your cable or satellite package includes truTV, you can head over to their site to watch the action.
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 Blue package includes truTV and costs $25 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 truTV 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 Mount St. Mary’s vs. New Orleans On Phone, Tablet Or Mobile
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.