We’ve got some quality matinee college basketball on tap for today, as the Villanova Wildcats will travel to Cincinnati to take on the Xavier Musketeers. In Big East play, Villanova is 10-2 and Xavier is 8-3, making this a showdown between the first and second place teams in the conference.
The #2 ranked Wildcats (23-2) have won their last four games, including a nice 61-59 victory over #12 Virginia. The Wildcats are without question one of the truly elite teams in the country, and they are a very real threat to repeat as National Champions. Villanova’s only losses this year have came on the road, as they were defeated 66-58 at #18 Butler and 74-72 at Marquette.
The #24 ranked Musketeers (18-6) have also won four straight, including a thrilling 82-80 road win over #22 Creighton. Xavier has done a great job of righting the ship after a brutal stretch of basketball, in which they lost three games in a row and four out of five.
This will be Xavier and Villanova’s second meeting of the season. In their first game, the Wildcats beat the hell out of the Musketeers, cruising to a 79-54 win. It will be interesting to see if Xavier can figure out Villanova’s stifling defense, as they limit their opposition to just 63.0 points per game (17th in NCAA).
Now that you know a little bit about the matchup, let’s break down all of the ways you can watch the game.
Villanova vs. Xavier Viewing Details
How To Live Stream Villanova vs. Xavier Online
Your best bet for watching Villanova battle Xavier via a live stream is FOX Sports GO. 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 live stream FOX online through DIRECTV NOW. DIRECTV offers a free seven-day trial, so you’ll receive a full seven days free before your paid membership begins. If you cancel your subscription within the week, you will not be charged. DIRECTV NOW is available on Desktop, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast.
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 Blue package includes FOX and costs $25 a month, but you can sign up for a free seven-day trial. If you cancel your subscription within a week, you will not be charged. Once signed up, simply download the app for your computer to start watching.
Please note FOX on Sling TV & DIRECTV NOW is only available in: Atlanta, Austin, Charlotte, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Detroit, Gainesville, L.A., Minneapolis, New York, Orlando-Daytona, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, Tamp-St. Petersburg, Washington, D.C.
Watch Villanova vs. Xavier On Phone, Tablet Or Mobile
If you can’t watch today’s game on your TV or computer, FOX has you covered with their FOX Sports GO 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.
DIRECTV also has a DIRECTV NOW app on App Store and Google Play store where you can watch FOX for free if you sign up for the seven-day trial and cancel it before the trial period ends.