History has finally been made for the Northwestern Wildcats. They are set to play in their first NCAA Tournament game in the program’s history. The eighth-seeded Wildcats will begin their tournament play against the ninth-seeded Vanderbilt Commodores.
Northwestern advanced all the way to the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament. On the other side, Vanderbilt also advanced to their conference tournament semifinals before losing to the eventual SEC champions, Kentucky.
The Wildcats have currently won three of their past five games, and the two losses are from top conference threats Purdue and Wisconsin. Northwestern is led by their point guard Bryant McIntosh, who leads the team in points (14.4) and assists (5.3) per game.
Vanderbilt was faced with a grueling schedule and also made history this season by becoming the first team to receive an at-large bid with 15 losses. The Commodores have four players averaging double figures and also managed to defeat Florida three times this season, including the conference tournament.
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Vanderbilt vs. Northwestern Viewing Details
Date: Thursday, March 16, 2017
Time: 4:30 P.M. EST
Location: Vivint Smart Home Arena, Utah
TV Channel: TBS (Check local listings.)
Spread: Vanderbilt -1
How to Live Stream Vanderbilt vs. Northwestern Online
Your best bet for watching the Commodores take on the Wildcats via a live stream is through March Madness Live. All the games can be watched for free through the website.
If you don’t have access to a cable or satellite log-in, you can watch the game through Sling TV. Sling TV is service that allows subscribers to watch live and on-demand TV channels on TVs, computer or mobile device 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 TBS 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 the game online through DIRECTV NOW. DIRECTV also 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 Vanderbilt vs. Northwestern on Phone, Tablet or Mobile
If you can’t watch today’s game on your TV or computer, the NCAA has you covered with the March Madness Live app. As long as you have a cable or satellite provider, you can download the app for free in the App Store, the Google Play store, the Amazon App store or the 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 store. There is also a Sling app for Apple TV, Xbox One, Roku, Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV.