The No. 1 seed Loyola-Chicago Ramblers (23-4) will take on the No. 2 seed Drake Bulldogs (25-3) in the Missouri Valley Conference Championship Sunday.
The game starts at 2:10 p.m. ET and will be televised nationally on CBS. But if you don’t have cable, here are several different ways you can watch a live stream of Drake vs Loyola online for free:
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Amazon Prime subscribers (Prime comes with a 30-day free trial) can watch a live stream of CBS on the Prime Paramount+ Channel. You can try both Amazon Prime and the Paramount+ Channel at no cost with a free trial right here:
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CBS (live in most markets) is included in every AT&T TV channel package, but the “Choice” and above packages also come with HBO Max and NBA League Pass, which is the best perk any streaming service is offering right now. Plus, you can include any package you want with your free 14-day trial.
Note that the free trial isn’t advertised as such, but when you sign up and select a channel package, you’ll see that–if you’re a new customer–you don’t owe anything. You won’t be charged for 14 days, and you can cancel at any time:
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If you can’t watch live, AT&T TV also comes with 20 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours).
You can watch a live stream of CBS (live in most markets) and 100-plus other TV channels on FuboTV, which you can use for free with a seven-day trial right here:
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch Drake vs Loyola live on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the FuboTV website.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV also comes with 250 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which allows you to watch the game on-demand within three days of its conclusion, even if you don’t record it.
This is ultimately the same as Amazon Prime option above, only you’ll watch on Paramount’s digital platforms instead of Amazon’s. You can watch a live stream of your local CBS channel via Paramount+, which comes with a free 30-day trial:
Once signed up for Paramount+, you can watch Drake vs Loyola live on the Paramount+ app on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Samsung Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Paramount+ website.
Loyola vs Drake MVC Championship Preview
The Ramblers took on No. 4 seed Indiana State in the semifinals, winning handily, 65-49. Center Cameron Krutwig led the way for Loyola, notching a double-double, scoring a game-high 18 points while hauling in 11 rebounds. Krutwig was one of four players scoring in double figures for the Ramblers, with Lucas Williamson (14 points), Keith Clemons (12 points) and Aher Uguak (10 points) all solid contributors in the win.
“The five starters have really kind of taken it upon ourselves to set the tone in games,” Krutwig said after the win, per Federal News Network. “It’s not just offensively. It’s mostly on defense. When it comes down to it we were firing on all cylinders, making the right reads.”
The Ramblers have certainly been doing it with defense. Loyola hasn’t given up more than 54 points any of its past six wins in the tourney so far. “It felt like we were loose,” Ramblers coach Porter Moser added. “We know we can shoot and the guys have just been really loose shooting it.”
On the other side, Drake advanced to the semis after its quarterfinal against Northern Iowa was canceled due to a positive COVID-19 test. Subsequent contract tracing rendered UNI unable to play, resulting in a disqualification for the team.
After moving on to the semis, Drake eked out a win in a close game against Missouri State that went down to the wire. The Bulldogs survived an early surge by the Bears, who went on a 9-0 tear that put them up 30-26. Drake made five of its last six shots in the first half, though, taking a 40-37 lead at halftime. They managed to hang on to the lead despite a strong showing from the Missouri State, ultimately winning 71-69.
Guard Joseph Yesufu led all scorers with a game-high 25 points for the Bulldogs and forward Tremell Murphy added 20 points and seven boards. It was the Yesufu who scored the winning shot with 2.5 seconds remaining in the game, and he also went 8-10 from the free throw line.
The Ramblers are averaging 71.6 points a game, while the Bulldogs are the better scoring team, netting 78.1 points per contest. That said, Loyola is ranked 20th nationally, so they’ll be the favorite heading into the championship matchup on Sunday, and they have the better defense. The Ramblers are allowing 55.2 points a game to opposing teams, which is tops in the MVC by a decent margin. Drake has the second-best defense in the conference, surrendering 64.3 points per contest.