The No. 1 seed Virginia Cavaliers will play the No. 3 seed Texas Tech Red Raiders for the NCAA championship at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Monday.
The game is scheduled to start at 9:20 p.m. ET and will be televised on CBS. But if you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of CBS on your computer, phone or streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
If you have Amazon Prime or want to start a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime, you can watch all CBS content (both live and on-demand) via the CBS All-Access Amazon Channel, which comes with a seven-day free trial.
Once you’re signed up for both Amazon Prime and the CBS channel, you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Amazon website, or you can watch on your phone (Android and iPhone compatible), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, or other streaming device via the Amazon Video app.
CBS (live in select markets) is one of 85-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle, which is largely tailored towards sports.
You can start a free 7-day trial of FuboTV right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which allows you to watch the game (and other programs) on-demand within three days of its conclusion, even if you don’t record it.
PS Vue–which doesn’t require an actual PlayStation console to sign up or watch–offers four different live-TV channel packages, all of which include CBS (live in select markets).
You can start a free 5-day trial of PS Vue right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the PS Vue website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation (3 or 4), or other supported device via the PS Vue app.
If you can’t watch live, PS Vue comes with cloud DVR.
In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu also offers a bundle of 60-plus live TV channels, including CBS (live in select markets).
You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show, or other streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, Hulu With Live TV comes with 50 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as the option to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of space and the ability to fast-forward through commercials.
Virginia vs Texas Tech Preview
The national championship will feature arguably the best defensive teams in the nation.
The Red Raiders hold opponents to 36.8 percent shooting from the field, the best mark out of 353 Division I teams, and 58.8 points per contest, the third-lowest figure.
“They’re really special defensively,” Virginia head coach Tony Bennett said of Texas Tech, according to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. “I have the utmost respect for how they play, but it is a different system. I think someone said, statistically, we’re two of the top five teams defensively. You can see it. They’re very physical. Their ability to take your ball, and some of the — just look at the games in the tournament and what they’ve done to some of the great offensive teams has been so impressive.”
Only one opponent has managed to score more than 58 against the Red Raiders in the tournament. The Gonzaga Bulldogs, who lead the nation at 87.6 points per game, lost to Texas Tech 75-69 in the Elite Eight.
“We don’t have guys who are ones, twos, threes, fours, fives defensively. We have players,” Red Raiders head coach Chris Beard said, per the Avalanche-Journal. “That’s what I learned from coach (Bob) Knight (former Texas Tech coach). He never understood what a one, two, three was. I really don’t either. … I think defensively we have a lot of players. We’re not in much position. This allows us to switch and guard different people and stuff like that. That would be one part of our defense that I think is pretty good, and we try to recruit to it.”
The Cavaliers hold opponents to 55.5 points per game, the lowest figure in the nation, and 38.4 percent shooting, the fifth-lowest mark.
“I’ve never seen a more mentally tough team,” Beard said of Virginia, per the Avalanche-Journal. “You think about how their season ended last year (losing in the first round to No. 16 seed UMBC). And then to be right back here a year later, that’s incredible mental toughness.”
Final Four Results
The Red Raiders vanquished Michigan State 61-51 in the Final Four behind a 22-point performance from senior guard Matt Mooney.
The Cavaliers edged Auburn 63-62 in a controversial thriller. Moments after a Ty Jerome double dribble went uncalled, his teammate Kyle Guy was fouled shooting a 3-pointer with 0.6 seconds left. He hit all three for the victory.
“I just literally told myself that we dream of these moments, and to be able to make one happen was special,” Guy said, according to the Associated Press.