The 2018 Sweet 16 begins Thursday with one of its most unexpected matchups, as seventh-seeded Nevada takes on No. 11 Loyola-Chicago inside Philips Arena in Atlanta.
The game is scheduled to start at about 7:07 p.m. ET and will be broadcast nationally on CBS. If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can watch the game live on your computer, phone or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
Amazon Prime: If you have Amazon Prime or want to start a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime, you can watch a live stream of your local CBS channel via the CBS All-Access Amazon Channel, which comes with a 7-day free trial. Once you’re signed up for both Amazon Prime and the CBS channel, you can watch CBS live on your computer via the Amazon website, or on your phone, tablet or other streaming device via the the Amazon Video app.
Hulu With Live TV: If you want an extensive Netflix-like on-demand streaming library in addition to live TV, Hulu now also offers a bundle of live 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 CBS on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Hulu app.
FuboTV: CBS (live in select markets) is included in the “Fubo Premier” channel package. It comes with a free 7-day trial, and you can watch on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the FuboTV app
Note: You can also watch any tournament game on your computer via the March Madness Live website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the March Madness Live app. To watch these streams, you’ll have a free preview before needing to sign in to a TV provider to keep watching, but if you don’t have cable, you can do this by logging in with your Hulu credentials.
It’s the comeback kids vs the last-second heroes.
In their opening-round matchup against Texas, the Wolf Pack trailed by 13 with 16 minutes remaining in the second half, at which point they had about a seven percent chance to advance according to ESPN’s win probability chart. But they crawled back into it, forced overtime, and scored a ludicrous 19 points on nine possessions in the extra period to secure the 87-83 win in what was one of the most entertaining games of the first round.
But that comeback would pale in comparison to the one the produced in the second round against No. 2 seed Cincinnati. Trailing 65-43 with 11 minutes remaining, Nevada’s win probability stood at 0.1 percent. They then proceeded to finish the game on a 32-8 run, taking their first lead of the game on a Josh Hall game-winning jumper with 10 seconds to go.
Loyala, meanwhile, has put together their own theatrics in a pair of upsets. Donte Ingram buried a 30-foot buzzer beater to take down Miami in the first round, then Clayton Custer hit a jumper with 3.6 seconds remaining to push the Ramblers past third-seeded Tennessee in the second round.
Which all sets up a fascinating Sweet 16 matchup. Cinderella vs Cinderella. The F-bomb-dropping head coach vs. the 98-year-old nun. An up-tempo team with an elite offense vs a slow-it-down team with a stingy defense.
And at the end of the day, one school will be going to its first Elite 8 since the tournament expanded 33 years ago.
Source: Heavy Sports