The No. 4 seed Kansas State Wildcats (25-8; Big 12 at-large) prepare for a clash with the No. 13 seed UC Irvine (30-5; Big West tournament champion) in a South Region Round of 64 matchup at SAP Center in San Jose, California as NCAA Tournament action continues on Friday afternoon.
The game is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. ET and will be televised on TBS. But if you don’t have cable, you can sign up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services that allow you to watch TBS on your computer, phone or streaming device:
TBS is one of 85-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle, which is largely tailored towards sports. Also included are TNT, TruTV and CBS (live in select markets), allowing you to watch every NCAA tournament game.
You can start a free 7-day trial of FuboTV right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which allows you to watch the game (and other programs) on-demand within three days of its conclusion, even if you don’t record it.
PS Vue–which doesn’t require an actual PlayStation console to sign up or watch–offers four different live-TV channel packages: All four include TBS. Also included are TNT, TruTV and CBS (live in select markets), allowing you to watch every March Madness game.
You can start a free 5-day trial of PS Vue right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the PS Vue website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation (3 or 4), or other supported device via the PS Vue app.
If you can’t watch live, PS Vue comes with cloud DVR.
In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu also offers a bundle of 60-plus live TV channels, including TBS. Also included are TNT, TruTV and CBS (live in select markets), meaning you can watch every other NCAA tournament game.
You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show, or other streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, Hulu With Live TV comes with 50 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as the option to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of space and the ability to fast-forward through commercials.
Kansas State vs UC Irvine Preview
Dean Wade sustained a right foot injury in the Wildcats’ season finale on March 9. Wade eventually missed the two games Kansas State played in the Big 12 Tournament because of the injury, and now head coach Bruce Weber says he is doubtful for the NCAA Tournament.
“We’ve been through it. We’ve been through it this year. He didn’t play five, six games and a couple of the games after that he played 15-20 minutes. We won at Iowa State with him playing minimal minutes and scoring two points.”
The 6-10 senior has previously been honored by being named to the All-Big 12 First Team twice. Wade, who is averaging 12.9 points and 6.1 rebounds this season, helped the Wildcats to the No. 1 seed in the Big 12 Tournament, upending perennial preseason favorite Kansas; although Iowa State claimed the tournament title.
Kansas State is aiming to build off last year’s surprising Elite Eight run as a No. 9 seed. The Wildcats’ signature win in the 2018-19 NCAA Tournament came at the expense of John Calipari and the No. 5 seed Kentucky Wildcats in the Sweet 16. Kansas State came close to knocking off Cinderella Loyola in the Elite Eight, but lacked enough firepower.
UC Irvine proves to be a strong test, though. The Anteaters enter Friday having won 16 consecutive games, which is the longest streak in Division I heading into the 2018-19 NCAA Tournament.
A primary reason for UC Irvine’s long winning streak is veteran play in the backcourt. Junior guards Max Hazzard (12.5 PPG) and Evan Leonard (11.1 PPG) provide key scoring punch to an Anteaters lineup that does an exceptional job getting secondary production elsewhere.
UC Irvine head coach Russell Turner is in his ninth season with the program. In Turner’s previous eight seasons, his team has finished over .500 in now six straight seasons, including one previous NCAA Tournament appearance (Big West conference tournament title in 2014-15, and eventual Round of 64 loss).
The winner of Kansas State-UC Irvine plays the winner of Wisconsin-Oregon in the Round of 32 on Sunday.
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