The No. 1 seed North Carolina Tar Heels will take on the No. 9 seed Washington Huskies in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, on Sunday.
The game is scheduled to start at around 2:40 p.m. ET and will be televised on CBS. 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 CBS on your computer, phone, or streaming device:
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. Also included are TNT, TBS and TruTV, allowing you to watch every NCAA tournament game.
You can start a free seven-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 CBS (live in select markets). Also included are TNT, TBS and TruTV, allowing you to watch every March Madness game.
You can start a free five-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). Also included are TNT, TBS and TruTV, 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.
Washington vs North Carolina Preview
The Tar Heels were on pace to become the second No. 1 seed to get knocked out of the tournament at halftime of their first-round tilt, trailing No. 16 seed Iona 38-33.
“[Head coach Roy Williams] just said that’s not the way we play, we need to pick it up,” UNC wing Cameron Johnson said of his coach’s halftime speech, according to the Associated Press. “And we received that message pretty loud and clear. We knew that the way we played in the first half was unacceptable.”
Johnson responded with a 3-pointer on the first possession of the second half then assisted on a bucket seconds later. The senior led the Tar Heels with 21 points, grabbing seven rebounds and tying a team high with four assists.
UNC dominated on the offensive glass, grabbing 20 to the Gaels’ two.
“Second half, Cam makes a big 3 the first possession, and all of a sudden we have a little more energy and passion about what we were doing defensively,” Williams said after the 88-73 victory, per AP. “And we defended, got some turnovers and got some points off that. And they missed some open shots as well.”
Washington leaned heavily on their defense in trouncing No. 8 seed Utah State in the first round. The Huskies are holding opponents to 45.7 percent shooting from inside the 3-point arc this season, ranking 25th out of 353 Division I teams. The Aggies shot 12-of-34 (35.3 percent) from that range on Friday, and 7-of-20 (35 percent) from deep.
Huskies guard Matisse Thybulle displayed what makes him the Pac-12’s two-time defending defensive player of the year, netting three blocks and five steals to go with 10 points. He leads the nation at 3.5 swipes per game and averages 2.2 rejections per contest.
The 6’5″ senior picked up a fourth foul with seven minutes remaining, but managed to avoid a fifth foul and automatic ejection.
“He makes the game different for anybody, and when you play against a team that has great ball movement, and they get good offensive rhythm, you’re going to be in trouble,” Washington head coach Mike Hopkins said, according to 247Sports. “And he disrupts rhythm. He disrupts offensive rhythm. You gotta think about him everywhere when he’s on the court; he’s blocking, he’s stealing. I think he’s the national defensive player of the year. And when he’s on the court there’s a different air of confidence with our defense. And just happy he was able to stay out and not get his fifth foul.”
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