Top-seeded Gonzaga will look to avoid an upset against No. 16 seed Norfolk State in an NCAA Tournament first-round matchup on Saturday.
The game starts at 9:20 p.m. ET and will be televised nationally on TBS. But if you don’t have cable or don’t have that channel, here are some different ways you can watch a live stream of Gonzaga vs Norfolk State online:
(Note that with all of the following options, you’ll also be able to watch other NCAA tournament games, which are on TBS, TNT, TruTV or CBS)
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AT&T TV has four different channel packages: “Entertainment”, “Choice”, “Ultimate” and “Premier.” TBS, TNT, TruTV and CBS are all included in every package, but it’s worth noting for basketball fans that NBA League Pass is currently being offered at no extra cost in the “Choice” and above bundles, and you can pick any package and any add-on you want with your free 14-day trial.
Note that the free trial isn’t advertised as such, but your “due today” amount will be $0 when signing up. If you watch on your computer, phone or tablet, you won’t be charged for 14 days. If you watch on a streaming device on your TV (Roku, Firestick, Apple TV, etc.), you will be charged for the first month, but you can get still get a full refund if you cancel before 14 days:
Once signed up for AT&T TV, you can watch Gonzaga vs Norfolk State live on the AT&T TV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the AT&T TV website.
You can also watch the game via NCAA.com or the March Madness Live app. You’ll need to sign in to a cable provider to watch this way, but you can use your AT&T TV credentials to do that.
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 TBS, TNT, TruTV, CBS and 65+ other TV channels via Hulu With Live TV, which you can try out for free with a seven-day trial:
Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch Gonzaga vs Norfolk State live on the Hulu app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Hulu website.
You can also watch the game via NCAA.com or the March Madness Live app. You’ll need to sign in to a cable provider to watch this way, but you can use your Hulu credentials to do that.
If you can’t watch live, Hulu with Live TV also comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).
You can watch a live stream of TBS, TNT and TruTV (CBS not included on Sling) and 45-plus other TV channels via Sling TV’s “Sling Blue” bundle. This option doesn’t include a free trial, but it’s the cheapest streaming service with these channels, plus you can get $10 off your first month, and get Showtime, Starz, and Epix included for free:
Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch Gonzaga vs Norfolk State live on the Sling TV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, Android TV, airTV Mini, Oculus, Portal, iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Sling TV website.
You can also watch the game via NCAA.com or the March Madness Live app. You’ll need to sign in to a cable provider to watch this way, but you can use your Sling credentials to do that.
If you can’t watch live, Sling TV comes included with 50 hours of cloud DVR.
Gonzaga vs Norfolk State Preview
Norfolk State survived a furious flurry from Appalachian State in their First Four matchup, squeaking out a 54-53 victory. It was the second win in tournament play for the Spartans. This is the first time Norfolk State has made it to the Big Dance since 2012.
“Once you get here, you’re playing with house money,” Norfolk State head coach Robert Jones told reporters. “It’s no secret it’s going to be a challenge. But at the same time, we have to lace them up and we have to play the basketball game.
“We’ve won seven in a row and nine of our last 10, so we have a level of confidence,” coach Robert Jones said in a postgame television interview. “We know that Gonzaga is like the Lakers of college basketball with three All-Americans. We understand the task at hand and it’s going to be a tough task.”
The Spartans nearly were bounced early in heartbreaking fashion, allowing Appalachian State to go on a 24-4 run in the second half. However, they did just enough to hang on late.
“This is a tournament of champions. Sixteen points is not really a big lead in a tournament of champions, because everyone has championship pedigree,” Jones said. “What a game. March Madness is back, right? Survive and advance, that’s exactly what we did. We knew that Appalachian State wasn’t going to go away. They came back from a big deficit earlier in the season to another opponent. So we told the guys that. And they did it. Then we went cold. And they got hot. And it made it a basketball game.”
Jalen Hawkins was the difference-maker for Norfolk State, scoring a career-high 24 off the bench.
Gonzaga is seeing its first action in more than 10 days and will look to improve on its sterling 26-0 record. The WCC champs overcame a 12-point deficit in the conference championship game to top BYU — their largest of the season.
“We needed a game like that,” Gonzaga coach Mark Few said. “We had some adversity and got punched in the face. We got together at halftime and the guys just stuck with the plan.”
The Bulldogs are excited to see — and hear — fans in the building in Indianapolis.
“I’m really fired up for that,” Few said. “It’s been a long year. We didn’t get cleared for parents and family members pretty much until the last weekend of the (regular) season. It means the world for the players to just have all the people with them throughout their lives, helping them on this journey, to be there in person.
“We have a lot of great fans and supporters that have helped us grow this program and they haven’t been able to watch us at all. I know they’re excited to get to the games and support us.”
Gonzaga is a massive 33.5 point favorite for the matchup.