The No. 1 seed Michigan Wolverines (20-4) will take on the No. 16 seed Texas Southern Tigers (17-8) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Indiana on Saturday.
The game starts at 3 p.m. ET and will be televised nationally on CBS. But if you don’t have cable, here are some different ways you can watch a live stream of Michigan vs Texas Southern online:
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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:
Once you’re signed up for the Prime Paramount+ Channel, you can watch Michigan vs Texas Southern live on the Amazon Video app on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Nvidia Shield, Xiaomi, Echo Show, Echo Spot, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, various Smart TV’s, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.
You can also watch on your computer via the Amazon website.
AT&T TV has four different channel packages: “Entertainment”, “Choice”, “Ultimate” and “Premier.” CBS, TBS, TNT, and TruTV (all four will combine to broadcast every NCAA tournament game) 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 Michigan vs Texas Southern 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 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 Michigan vs Texas Southern live on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, 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 Michigan vs Texas Southern live on the Paramount+ app on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, 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.
Michigan vs Texas Southern Preview
The Wolverines are coming off a 68-67 loss to Ohio State in the Big Ten tournament. Michigan suffered an additional significant blow when it was announced senior Isaiah Livers is going to be out indefinitely due to a stress injury in his right foot.
Despite the setback, Michigan head coach Juwan Howard thinks his team’s up and down season has given the group all the preparation it needs. “It’s been a great experience for not only players but the coaches as well,” Howard said about coaching the team he used to play for. “All we’ve dealt with has truly prepared us for this time. Some of the close games that we’ve had this year, the overtime victory that we’ve had, a loss during a close game. We’ve also experienced some games that we’ve really dominated on both ends of the floor. It’s prepared us for this moment.”
Howard and company will be taking on a scrappy Tigers team that is coming off a 60-52 win over Mount St Mary’s this week. Guard Michael Weathers leads the team in scoring, averaging 16.6 points a game, and he chipped in eight points and six boards in the victory. Forward John Walker III led all Texans Southern players in scoring, netting 19 points in the win that pushed the team into the tournament.
Texas Southern enters this game scoring 74.2 points per contest, and they’re allowing 69.0 points to opposing teams. TSU is also averaging 15.6 turnovers per game, which could be its undoing here. Still, the team is relishing in its role as tourney underdog.
“Everybody looks forward to a Cinderella story,” coach Johnny Jones said, via CBS Sports. “Our guys come to our school to play against the best competition in the country year in and year out. This is another opportunity.”
“We certainly know that Michigan is going to be a bigger, stronger team and probably can handle some of the things that we do, but we’re still going to have to make sure that we defensively get ourselves in some type of a rhythm and see what it is that we can hopefully throw them,” Jones added, per 247 Sports. “They’re an excellent basketball team, and you’re absolutely right, they’re a pace team and they’re going to try and control the pace, as well, and it may be a little bit tougher for us to get the game at the pace that we want it. That’s something that we’ll work on tonight in terms of our scouting report and preparation and getting ready for a great game on Saturday.”