There’s one 11-seed the Creighton Bluejays (25-9) did not want to see in the round of 64, and that’s the Rhode Island Rams (24-9). The Rams finished the season on a tear and expect nothing less than to upset Creighton. On paper, this looks like a matchup that could definitely go either way.
Creighton, unlike URI, did not finish the regular season on a high note, losing eight of their last 15 games. The struggles have been a direct result of the injury to star point guard, Maurice Watson Jr. URI enters the tournament winners of 12 of their last 14 games.
Despite the shaky end of the season for the Bluejays, they still went on a surprising run to the Big East Tournament championship game, narrowly losing to the now one-seeded Villanova Wildcats. On the height and rebound end, Creighton should be able to edge out URI, which could be a major factor in the game.
URI was able to win their conference tournament, capturing the Atlantic 10 crown. Both of these squads have had roller-coaster years, and this could absolutely be a nailbiter.
Rhode Island vs. Creighton Viewing Details
Date: Friday, March 17, 2017
Time:4:30 P.M. EST
Location: Golden 1 Center, Sacremento
TV Channel: TBS
Spread: URI -2
How to Live Stream Rhode Island vs. Creighton Online
Your best bet for watching the Bluejays take on the Rams 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 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 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 Rhode Island vs. Creighton 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.
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