Streaming, TV info for games tonight
A matchup of coaches who won national championships as players highlights Wednesday’s action as the men’s and women’s NCAA tournaments get rolling.
In the men’s first four in Dayton, Ohio, former point guards Bobby Hurley and Steve Alford will lead their squads into a battle of No. 11 seeds that just narrowly made the 68-team field.
Hurley, a back-to-back national champion under Mike Krzyzewski at Duke in 1991 and 1992, and his 22-12 Arizona State Sun Devils, will take on the 22-10 Nevada Wolf Pack, coached by Steve Alford, a 1987 champion with Indiana and coach Bobby Knight.
The other men’s First Four games pit No. 16 seed Fairleigh Dickinson of the Northeast Conference and Texas Southern of the SWAC.
The women’s NCAA tournament begins with the first of two first four games — No. 11 seed Mississippi State vs. Illinois and No. 16 seed Sacred Heart vs. Southern.
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When do Wednesday’s NCAA Tournament games start?
Men: The first four games of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament begin at 6:40 PM ET and 9:10 PM ET. Both games are at UD Arena in Dayton, Ohio.
Women: The first four games of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament begin at 7:00 PM ET and 9:00 PM ET on Wednesday.
Who’s playing in Wednesday’s NCAA Tournament game?
Men: The first game is a play-in between two No. 16 seeds: Fairleigh Dickinson Knights vs. Texas Southern Tigers. The winner will play No. 1 Purdue on Friday.
The other game is between a pair of No. 11 seeds: Nevada Wolf Pack vs. Arizona State Sun Devils. The winner will play No. 6 TCU on Friday.
Women: The first game is the play-in between two No. 11 seeds: Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Illinois Fighting Illini at Greenville, NC The winner will play No. 6 Creighton on Friday.
The second game pits two No. 16 seeds against each other: Sacred Heart Pioneers vs. Southern Jaguars in Seattle. The winner will play No. 1 Stanford on Friday.
Who is broadcasting and streaming Wednesday’s NCAA Tournament game?
Men: Both games will be broadcast on truTV. Tom McCarthy (play-by-play), Avery Johnson (analyst) and Jon Rothstein (reporter) will be on the call.
Live streaming is available on truTV.com, on the truTV app and FuboTV. Streaming is also available on the NCAA website.
Women: Both games will be televised on ESPNU. Jenn Hildreth and Mike Thibault will have the call on Mississippi State-Illinois, while Roy Philpott and Brooke Weisbrod will broadcast the Sacred Heart-Southern game.
Live streaming is available on ESPN.com and the ESPN app.
What are the odds for Wednesday’s NCAA Tournament games?
Texas Southern is a 1.5-point favorite over Fairleigh Dickinson with an over/under of 145.5 points. Arizona State is a 2.5-point favorite over Nevada with an over/under of 133.5 points, according to Tipico Sportsbook.
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