The No. 3 seed Houston Cougars (32-3; American Athletic Conference at-large) take on the No. 11 seed Ohio State Buckeyes (20-14; Big Ten Conference at-large) in a Midwest Region Round of 32 matchup at Bank of Oklahoma Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma as the 2018-19 NCAA Tournament continues on Sunday afternoon.
The game is scheduled to start around 8:40 p.m. ET, and will be televised on TNT. But if you don’t have cable, you can sign up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services that allow you to watch TNT on your computer, phone or streaming device:
TNT is one of 85-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle, which is largely tailored towards sports. Also included are TruTV, TBS and CBS (live in select markets), allowing you to watch every NCAA tournament game.
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 four include TNT. Also included are TruTV, TBS and CBS (live in select markets), allowing you to watch every March Madness game.
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 TNT. Also included are TruTV, TBS and CBS (live in select markets), meaning you can watch every other NCAA tournament game.
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.
Houston vs Ohio State Preview
Houston dominated Georgia State 84-55 as head coach Kelvin Sampson led the Cougars to a NCAA Tournament victory for the second straight season. Now comes the difficult part, stringing together another win against Ohio State to make some more history.
Sampson told reporters following the Cougars’ win against the Panthers:
“We just want to advance. We’ve got another game Sunday. But we know what we’re accomplishing. We’re moving toward our goal. Everybody wants to play as long as they can in this tournament. So our focus is: Just live to fight another day. And Sunday will be a big game, and if we play well, we’ll have a chance. That’s all I care about.”
A win would send Houston to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1984. The Cougars advanced to back-to-back National Championship Games in 1983 and 1984, losing each.
The stars were stars for the Cougars. Namely, senior guard Corey Davis Jr., who averaged a team-leading 16.9 points per game during the season. Davis Jr. finished with a game-high 26 points against the Panthers, including hitting seven three-point field goals in the win. Teammates Fabian White Jr. and Breaon Brady added 14 and 13 points respectively.
Ohio State shockingly knocked off Iowa State 62-59 in the Round of 64. The Cyclones ran through the Big 12 Tournament, which was good enough to earn a No. 6 seed by the Selection Committee. That didn’t matter, as the Buckeyes, led by head coach Chris Holtmann, devised a gameplan to edge the Cyclones for the three-point upset.
Holtmann’s team was one of the last teams into the field of 68, but they validated their selection, and the Big Ten Conference as a whole, with that single victory. 6-foot-9 sophomore Kaleb Wesson (14.6 PPG during the regular season) led the way for the Buckeyes with a double-double, scoring 21 points and adding 12 rebounds. Wesson presents a challenge on the interior for the Cougars to handle, and will need another similar effort if the Buckeyes are to advance to next weekend.
The winner of Houston vs Ohio State will face Kentucky in the Sweet 16. That Midwest Regional semifinal game takes place at Sprint Center in Kansas City, missouri next weekend, and will be televised on CBS/TBS/TNT.
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