All hell has broken loose in the 2017 Horizon League Tournament, as #10 Milwaukee will take on #4 Northern Kentucky in the championship game. There were only 10 teams in the Horizon League Tournament field, so Milwaukee finishing the job and punching their ticket to the NCAA Tournament would be one amazing Cinderella story.
The Panthers were the worst team in the Horizon League in the regular season, posting a dismal 4-14 record in conference play. But I guess nobody told them that they were supposed to be an easy out in the tournament. Milwaukee beat #7 Detroit 85-60 in the first round, #2 Valparaiso 43-41 in the quarterfinals, and #6 UIC 74-68 in the semifinals.
Northern Kentucky finished in a tie for 3rd place in the regular season, going 12-6 in conference play. To get to the championship game, the Norse beat #5 Wright State 82-77 in the quarterfinals and #9 Youngstown State 84-74 in the semifinals.
In the regular season, Milwaukee and Northern Kentucky split their two-game series. The Panthers beat Northern Kentucky at home 68-58, and the Norse got revenge with a 69-63 win back at their place. Milwaukee will be looking for their fifth ever NCAA Tournament appearance, while Northern Kentucky is trying to secure their first ever trip to March Madness.
Now that you know a little bit about the matchup, let’s breakdown all of the ways you can watch the Horizon League championship.
Milwaukee vs. Northern Kentucky Viewing Details
Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Time: 7:00 P.M. EST
Location: Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan
TV Channel: ESPN (Check local listings.)
Spread: Northern Kentucky -6, O/U 133
How To Live Stream Milwaukee vs. Northern Kentucky Online
Your best bet for watching Milwaukee battle Northern Kentucky via a live stream is WatchESPN. 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 watch the game through Sling TV. Sling TV is 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 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 ESPN 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 Milwaukee vs. Northern Kentucky On Phone, Tablet Or Mobile
If you can’t watch tonight’s game on your TV or computer, the Worldwide Leader has you covered with the WatchESPN app. As long as you have a cable or satellite provider, you can download the app for free in the App Store, Google Play, Amazon Store, or 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. There is a Sling app for Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV.