Wisconsin vs. Pittsburgh: Time, TV Channel & Live Stream

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Greg Gard is in his first NCAA tournament as a head coach, leading Wisconsin in a 7-10 matchup against Pittsburgh. (Getty)

Wisconsin and Pittsburgh took two very different routes to their first-round matchup in the 2016 NCAA Tournament.

The Badgers, who entered the season with 17 consecutive trips to the Big Dance, looked dead in the water around mid-January when a loss to Northwestern dropped them to 9-9. But Greg Gard, who took over for the legendary Bo Ryan about a month earlier, finally got things figured out, leading his team to an 11-3 record down the stretch to earn a No. 7 seed.

Pittsburgh, the anti-Wisconsin, began the year 14-1 and 3-0 in the ACC, only to go 7-10 from mid-January on. The Panthers aren’t short on talent, but they haven’t won more than two games in a row in the last two months.

The differences make for an intriguing matchup, as the Badgers are favored by just two points.

Here’s everything you need to know to watch:


Wisconsin vs. Pittsburgh Viewing Info

Date: Friday, March 17, 2016

Time: 6:50 p.m. ET

Location: Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri

TV Channel: TNT

Live Stream: Sling TV or March Madness Live. Read on for a complete rundown of how to watch:


Watch Wisconsin vs. Pittsburgh Online

If You Don’t Have a Cable Log-In

You can watch this game through Sling TV, an online streaming service that provides access to select channels for a monthly fee.

The service’s Best of Live TV package, which includes TBS and TNT and will include TruTV between March 13 and April 12, costs $20 a month. But if you want to watch a week’s worth of tournament games for free, you, can do so with Sling’s free 7-day trial.

Here’s how to sign up:

1. Click here to create a Sling account.

2. Select the Best of Live TV package.

3. Enter your billing information and create an account. You will not be charged until after you’ve completed the free 7-day trial.

4. Download the Sling app on your computer.


If You Have a Cable Log-In

If you subscribe to Pay TV (cable or satellite), you can watch the game via March Madness Live. You get three hours of free watch time before needing to sign in to your TV provider with a user name and password to watch the stream.


Watch Wisconsin vs. Pittsburgh on Mobile or Other Device

If You Don’t Have a Cable Log-In

Sling TV subscribers (check above for info on how to sign up for free) can watch on the Sling app, which can be downloaded for free in the App store or the Google Play store. There’s also a Sling app for Roku, Chromecast, Nexus player, ZTE and XBox One.

Click here for a full list of compatible devices.


If You Have a Cable Log-In

You can download the March Madness Live app for your phone or tablet in the following places:

Download the March Madness Live app in the App Store.

Download the March Madness Live app in the Windows Store.

Download the March Madness Live app in the Google Play store.

Download the March Madness Live app from Amazon.

It’s also available for Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Roku. As is the case with desktop, you’ll need to sign in to your TV provider with a user name and password to watch the stream.

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