The No. 20 Ohio State Buckeyes (5-1) will take on the UCLA Bruins (5-1) in the CBS Sports Classic Saturday.
The game starts at about 4:30 p.m. ET (depending on when UCLA-Kentucky ends) and will be televised nationally on CBS. But if you don’t have cable, here’s how to watch a live stream of Ohio State vs UCLA online:
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Amazon Prime subscribers (Prime comes with a 30-day free trial) can watch a live stream of CBS on the Prime CBS All-Access channel. You can try both Amazon Prime and the CBS Channel at no cost with a free trial right here:
Once you’re signed up for the Prime CBS All-Access Channel, you can watch Ohio State vs UCLA live on the Amazon Video app on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Nvidia Shield, Xiaomi, Echo Show or Echo Spot, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, various Smart TV’s, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Amazon website.
You can watch a live stream of CBS (live in most markets) and 100-plus other TV channels on FuboTV, which you can use for free with a seven-day trial right here:
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch Ohio State vs UCLA live on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the FuboTV website.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV also comes with 30 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which allows you to watch the game on-demand within three days of its conclusion, even if you don’t record it.
You can watch a live stream of CBS (live in most markets) and 65+ other TV channels via Hulu With Live TV, which you can try out for free with a seven-day trial:
Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch Ohio State vs UCLA live on the Hulu app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Hulu website.
If you can’t watch live, Hulu with Live TV also comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).
This is ultimately the same as Amazon Prime option above, only you’ll watch on CBS’ digital platforms instead of Amazon’s. You can watch a live stream of your local CBS channel via CBS All-Access, which comes with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for CBS All-Access, you can watch Ohio State vs UCLA live on the CBS app on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Samsung Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the CBS All Access website.
Ohio State vs UCLA Preview
The Bruins were initially supposed to play the Kentucky Wildcats in the CBS Sports Classic, but issues with COVID-19 testing protocols caused some shuffling of the schedule, so here we are.
The Buckeyes are fresh from their first loss of the season, a 67-60 defeat at the hands of Purdue. Ohio State saw the Boilermakers take a 38-33 lead at halftime before going on an 11-1 run in the second half, and OSU couldn’t come back after that. The Buckeyes were without starting forward E.J. Liddell, who remains day to day with an illness, and they clearly missed his presence in the paint.
Justice Sueing led Ohio State in scoring with 14 points, and Duane Washington Jr. added 13 points. OSU shot poorly from beyond the arc, hitting just 25 percent of its three-point shots, and it was out-hustled and out-rebounded by Purdue, 36-30.
“My initial thought is we need to play with more force and physicality both offensively and defensively. I didn’t think we were as physical as we needed to be,” Buckeyes head coach Chris Holtmann said after the loss. “We’ve got to play better. We did not have enough poise offensively late. I thought we did some good things. We just have to take this and go from it.”
They’ll be facing a Bruins team that has not lost since its opening night matchup against San Diego State. UCLA has beaten Pepperdine, Seattle, Cal, San Diego and most recently, Marquette, in a 69-60 victory last Friday.
Jaime Jaquez Jr. had 18 points, leading the way for the Bruins, while Jules Bernard chipped in 15 points and seven boards. UCLA is scoring 78.5 points a game, and they’re allowing 65.8 to opposing teams. They’ll be going up against an Ohio State squad that is averaging 77 points a game while surrendering 64.7 points per contest, and Bruins coach Mick Cronin said this week he and his team are well aware of the challenges of going up against the Buckeyes’ defense.
“It’s going to be extremely hard to score on them in the half-court. They’re as committed to scouting report and team defense as anybody you’ll play against,” Cronin said.
“We have multiple guys that can start. Trying to wear teams down with fresh bodies is going to be a big factor for us going forward,” Cronin added. “Whoever we put in the game, we have to be able to count on them to be solid on the defensive end and make good decisions on the offensive end. It will allow us to play at a pace that wears teams down.”
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