The eighth-seeded LSU Tigers take on the Atlantic 10 champion and ninth-seeded St Bonaventure Bonnies in the first round of the 2021 NCAA Tournament on Saturday.
The game starts at 1:45 p.m. ET and will be televised nationally on TNT. 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 LSU vs. St Bonaventure 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 LSU vs. St Bonaventure 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 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 LSU vs. St Bonaventure 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.
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 LSU vs. St Bonaventure 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).
LSU vs St Bonaventure Preview
The No. 8 LSU Tigers (18-9) face the No. 9 St Bonaventure Bonnies (16-4) in the East Regional first round on Saturday at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Indiana.
LSU, who finished third in the regular-season standings in the SEC, made it to the conference tournament championship game, where they fell in a thriller to Alabama, 80-79.
Sophomore forward Trendon Watford scored a game-high 30 points and collected eight rebounds in the SEC final. Watford, who withdrew from the NBA Draft to return for his sophomore season, averages 16.7 points per game, 7.4 rebounds per game and 3.0 assists per game.
The Tigers rank fifth in the nation in offensive efficiency, per KenPom’s metrics, but they struggle with team defense, ranking in 125th (KenPom).
LSU is led on the offensive end by freshman scoring sensation Cam Thomas, who averages 22.6 points per game.
The Tigers are battle-tested and will be a tough out in the tournament following a season that saw them pick up five Quad 1 wins, go 3-1 against Quad 2 teams and have no Quad 3 or 4 losses.
St Bonaventure comes into the Big Dance riding high, having won the Atlantic 10 regular-season and conference tournament titles.
The Bonnies are a veteran bunch with five juniors filling out their starting lineup – all of whom average double figures.
St Bonaventure brings one of the nation’s best defenses to the floor, allowing the fifth-lowest points per game (60.4) and ranking 17th in KenPom’s defensive efficiency metrics. They also get after it on the offensive boards, ranking 31st in the country in offensive rebounding rate.
The Bonnies are led by point guard Kyle Lofton, who averages 14.6 points per game and 5.5 assists per game. Lofton was third in the Atlantic 10 in assists and put up double-digit points in all but four games this season. In the Atlantic 10 championship game, Lofton led the way with 23 points, as the Bonnies beat VCU, 74-65.
St Bonaventure’s second-leading scorer Jaren Holmes averages 13.6 points per game and 5.4 rebounds per game. Holmes connects on 39.4% from three-point distance.
The winner of the LSU-St Bonaventure game will meet the winner of #1 Michigan vs. #16 Texas Southern in the second round of the East Regional on Monday.
LSU vs. St Bonaventure: Tale of the Tape
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|75.3||Points Allowed Per Game||60.4|
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