The 12-team Conference USA Tournament field is down to just two, as Middle Tennessee will take on Marshall in the championship game. You might remember Middle Tennessee as the team that ruined your bracket last year. The Blue Raiders shocked the world in the 2016 NCAA Tournament, pulling off a 15-seed/2-seed upset over Michigan State.
While Middle Tennessee was expected to be here after winning the regular season Conference USA title with a 17-1 record in conference play, the Thundering Herd’s run has come out of nowhere. Marshall was given the #6 seed in the Conference USA Tournament after going 10-8 in conference play during the regular season. They’ve been playing lights out this weekend, though, beating #11 Florida Atlantic 89-74 in the first round, #3 Old Dominion 64-63 in the quarterfinals, and #2 Louisiana Tech 93-77 in the semifinals.
Middle Tennessee earned the #1 seed and a first round bye in the Conference USA Tournament, and it seems like they should’ve just been given a three-round bye. They’ve cruised to the championship game, beating #9 UTSA 86-70 in the quarterfinals and #4 UTEP 82-56 in the semifinals.
The Blue Raiders went 2-0 against Marshall in the regular season, with both of their wins being of the double-digit variety. They beat the Thundering Herd 69-57 at home on January 12, and on February 18, Middle Tennessee left Marshall’s campus with a 97-86 victory.
Now that you know what to expect in tonight’s matchup, let’s breakdown all of the ways you can watch the 2017 Conference USA Tournament championship game.
Middle Tennessee vs. Marshall Viewing Details
Date: Saturday, March 11, 2017
Time: 8:30 P.M. EST
Location: Legacy Arena at BJCC in Birmingham, Alabama
TV Channel: CBSSN (Check local listings)
Spread: Middle Tennessee -10, O/U 157.5
How To Live Stream Middle Tennessee vs. Marshall Online
Your best bet for watching Middle Tennessee battle Marshall via a live stream is CBS Sports Live Extra. You will need your log-in and password information for your cable or satellite provider and you’re good to go.
You can also live stream CBSSN 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 Middle Tennessee vs. Marshall On Phone, Tablet Or Mobile
If you can’t watch tonight’s game on your TV or computer, CBS has you covered with their CBS Sports app. As long as you have a cable or satellite provider, you can download the app for free in the App Store, Google Play, or Windows Store.
DIRECTV has a DIRECTV NOW app on App Store and Google Play where you can watch CBSSN for free, using your seven-day trial. You must cancel it before the trial period ends.