Two of the country’s top basketball programs are set to face off in a tough second round matchup in the East region, as the (1) Villanova Wildcats will take on the (8) Wisconsin Badgers. A trip to the Sweet Sixteen is on the line, which is a milestone that both teams are very familiar with reaching. The Wildcats made it there last year en route to their 2016 National Championship, while the Badgers have reached the Sweet Sixteen in three consecutive seasons.
Villanova got off to a sluggish start in their first round game, taking only a 30-29 lead into halftime against (16) Mount St. Mary’s. Whatever Jay Wright said in the locker room must’ve worked, though, as the Wildcats ended up cruising to a 76-56 victory.
Even though Wisconsin defeated (9) Virginia Tech by 10 points, the game was much closer than the final score of 84-74. Wisconsin held just a 74-73 lead with 2:25 remaining in the second half before a late rally and some free throws put the game out of reach. Bronson Koenig was the hero for the Badgers, hitting eight three-pointers and scoring 28 points.
Now that the stage has been set, let’s breakdown all of the different ways you can watch today’s game.
Villanova vs. Wisconsin Viewing Details
Date: Saturday, March 18, 2017
Time: 2: 40 P.M. EST
Location: KeyBank Center in Buffalo, New York
TV Channel: CBS (Check local listings)
Spread: Villanova -5.5, O/U 128.5
How To Live Stream Villanova vs. Wisconsin Online
Your best bet for watching Villanova battle Wisconsin via a live stream is through the NCAA’s official site. Because this game is being broadcast on CBS, you won’t even need a cable or satellite provider to watch the action.
You can also live stream CBS 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.