We’re not even to the Big 12 tournament championship yet, but we already have what could easily be a Final Four preview.
In the second semifinal from the Sprint Center on Friday night, Oklahoma, projected as a No. 1 seed, will take on West Virginia, projected as a No. 3 seed.
Not only are these teams, you know, good at basketball, but they also present a compelling clash of strengths.
The Sooners, led by the inimitable Buddy Hield, can shoot the lights out. They hit 42.3 percent of their threes, which is second best in America. West Virginia, meanwhile, counters with one of the most relentless defenses in the country. They bring non-stop full-court pressure, and as a result force a turnover on a quarter of their opponents’ possessions.
Both teams are good on each side of the ball, but this is one of the most explosive offenses against one of the most physical, dogged defenses. Get ready for fireworks.
Here’s everything you need to know to watch:
Oklahoma vs. West Virginia Viewing Info
Date: Friday, March 11, 2016
Time: Around 9:30 p.m. ET. It will start 25 minutes after the conclusion of Kansas vs. Baylor, which starts at 7 p.m. ET
Location: Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri
TV Channel: ESPN 2
Watch Oklahoma vs. West Virginia Online
If you don’t have access to a cable or satellite log-in, you can watch the 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 ESPN 2, costs $20 a month, but if you’re looking for a way to watch the action for no cost, you can do so with Sling’s free 7-day trial. . Click here to sign up for Sling TV. You’ll need to enter your credit card information when signing up, but if you cancel your subscription before the trial period ends, you will not be charged.
If you do have access to a cable or satellite log-in, you can watch live online at WatchESPN.com. You’ll need to log in with a cable user name and password–either yours or someone you know–to watch.
Watch Oklahoma vs. West Virginia on Mobile & Other Devices
Subscribers can watch the game on the Sling TV app, which is free to download. It’s available on mobile or tablet from the App store, the Google Play store or the Amazon store. Other supported devices include Amazon Fire TV, Roku and XBox One.
You can click here for a full list of devices compatible with Sling TV.
Additionally, users with a cable subscription can watch the game on the WatchESPN app, which is free to download. It’s available on mobile or tablet from the App Store, the Google Play store, the Amazon App store or the Windows Store. Other supported devices include Amazon Fire TV and Xbox One. As is the case with desktop, you will need the cable log-in and password, or the log-in and password of someone you know, to access the stream.
You can click here for a full list of devices compatible with WatchESPN.