The final spot in the Round of 64 is up for grabs on Wednesday night, as Nevada and Arizona State battle it out in Dayton.
The game (9:10 p.m. ET start time) will be televised on truTV, but if you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream on DirecTV Stream, which includes truTV and comes with a free trial.
That’s the best live stream option if you’re cutting cable and want to watch all the tournament games, but there are also some other alternatives, so here’s a full guide on the different ways you can watch a live stream of Nevada vs Arizona State online:
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DirecTV Stream has four different channel packages: “Entertainment,” “Choice,” “Ultimate” and “Premier.” TruTV is included in every one, and you can pick any package and any add-on you want with your free five-day trial:
Once signed up for DirecTV Stream, you can watch Nevada vs Arizona State live on the DirecTV Stream app or DirecTV Stream website.
Compatible devices for the DirecTV Stream app include Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Samsung TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.
You can watch a live stream of truTV and 40-plus other live TV channels via Sling TV’s “Sling Orange” or “Sling Blue” bundle. This option doesn’t include a free trial, but it’s the cheapest long-term streaming service with truTV, and you can get your first month for half off:
Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch Nevada vs Arizona State live on the Sling TV app or Sling TV website.
Compatible devices for the Sling TV app include Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), airTV Mini, Oculus, Portal, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.
Hulu With Live TV
You can watch a live stream of truTV and 65+ other TV channels via Hulu With Live TV, which now also includes access to both ESPN+ and Disney+ at no added cost:
Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch Nevada vs Arizona State live on the Hulu app or Hulu website.
Compatible devices for the Hulu app include Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, PlayStation 4 or 5, Nintendo Switch, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.
Nevada vs Arizona State Preview
The Nevada Wolf Pack (22-10, 12-6 in the Mountain West) and the Arizona State Sun Devils (22-12, 11-9 in the Pac-12) kick off March Madness in a First Four matchup at the University of Dayton Arena in Dayton, Ohio, with the winner earning an 11th seed and a seat in the NCAA Tournament.
The First Four features four games played prior to the Round of 64 in the NCAA Tournament. The winner of this matchup will go on to face TCU in the opening round of the tourney.
The Sun Devils are fresh from losing to eventual Pac-12 champ Arizona, 78-59, in the conference tournament. ASU shot poorly all game, hitting just 32.2% from the field and 23.1% from downtown, making 6-of-26 of its 3-point attempts. They’ll need to be better here if they want to earn a spot in the final 64.
Arizona State currently has two former Nevada players on its roster in Warren Washington and Desmond Cambridge Jr., and ASU head coach Bobby Hurley half-joked prior to the matchup that he’s going to be picking both their brains about their former team.
“They’re both great kids, hard workers,” Hurley said, via Nevada Sports Net. “Both bring different dimensions to our team. Des has brought us needed scoring. We struggled to score last year. That’s probably what held us back the most last season, and he provides instant offense and never afraid of the moment, taking big shots, making big shots. And then he gives you everything he’s got on defense, too. He’s a heck of a perimeter defender. And Warren’s just been our anchor around the basket.”
The Wolf Pack are averaging 76.2 points a game on offense, shooting 44.4% from the field and 34.6% from 3-point range. On defense, they’re allowing 66.9 points per contest.
“I would say it’s not very fun to be on to be on the bubble,” Nevada guard Jarod Lucas said about playing in the First Four. “I mean, maybe for a little bit. Obviously getting your name called, it’s big time and you kind of get that that weight off your shoulder. But it’s special. … This is a special opportunity. As a college basketball player, you always look forward to playing in March Madness and it’s always a goal.”