Watch Texas Tech Vs Villanova 2018 Online: Live Streaming, TV Start Time, Channels, & Odds The Red Raiders and Wildcats battle it out for a spot in the NCAA Final Four. 2018 NCAA Tournament live stream, time, date.
On Sunday afternoon, the NCAA Tournament 2018 continues as fans watch the Texas Tech vs. Villanova live streaming and televised matchup. The game features the No. 3 Red Raiders and one of the two No. 1 seeds remaining, the Villanova Wildcats. Villanova isn’t just a remaining top seed, but also one of several teams still around that has a championship banner hanging up recently. Here’s the latest game preview including matchup odds, start time, TV channel, and how to watch Texas Tech vs. Villanova live streaming online.
As seen at NCAA website’s updated tournament bracket, the No. 1 seed in the East has been crushing their competition. In the first-round, it was a 26-point win over No. 16 Radford. They followed that by eliminating No. 9 Alabama 81-58 and then trouncing the West Virginia Mountaineers, 90-78. Now they’ll try to make easy work of Texas Tech, who barely got past the Florida Gators in the Sweet Sixteen, 69-66.
When: Sunday, March 25 at 2:20 p.m. ET
Where: TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts
Stream: March Madness Live
Follow: CBS Sports App
The Red Raiders are led by senior guard Keenan Evans who is putting up 17.7 points per game, as well as averaging 3.2 assists and just over three boards per contest. On the other side, Nova has the leadership of junior guard Jalen Brunson (19.3 ppg, 4.6 assists) as part of a talented team that lost just four times all season and ranked first in the country in scoring (87 ppg).
For today’s matchup, the No. 1-seeded Wildcats have been given the role of favorites with Odds Shark listing a consensus of 6.5 points on the spread. Villanova is a -320 to -340 favorite depending on the sportsbooks, while the Red Raiders, a team that has never reached the Final Four, is priced between +260 and +275. Today’s points total is at a consensus of 145.5 for the complete game.
Sunday’s Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Villanova Wildcats game is scheduled for a 2:20 p.m. Eastern Time start. For live televised coverage of this matchup, fans can check their local CBS channel on cable, satellite, or over-the-air antennae. For live streaming, cable and satellite subscribers can log into the NCAA.com website or compatible apps.
For viewers without access to the above options, the next best options are a channel streaming service or CBS All-Access. The CBS subscription service is currently available on a one-week free trial for all new customers at the official website. Viewers can also check out streaming services such as Sling TV, DirecTV Now, or YouTube TV to see if they include CBS as part of their packages.
No. 1 seed Villanova will meet 3-seed Texas Tech on Sunday in the Elite Eight after both teams rolled by double digits on Friday in the Sweet 16 over West Virginia and Purdue, respectively. The winner will advance to the Final Four and end their season in sunny San Antonio, Texas.
Both teams are now three wins away from chopping down the nets.
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About No. 1 seed Villanova
Villanova got a good scare from West Virginia and its pesky pressure defense, but the Wildcats’ experience and talent — led by Jalen Brunson — proved to be too much for the Mountaineers. Nova may not only have the most lethal offense in the Tournament, but may also be the best team remaining in the field.
About No. 3 seed Texas Tech
Texas Tech’s physicality on defense overwhelmed Purdue and its talented backcourt in the Sweet 16, as the Red Raiders forced 17 turnovers and disrupted the Boilermakers’ plans in the frontcourt. Their defense ranks third in adjusted efficiency this season, according to data from KenPom, and is the single-biggest reason why they have a legitimate shot at taking down the giant that is Villanova.
The last two years, SportsLine’s computer simulation correctly predicted nine out of 12 double-digit NCAA Tournament upsets in the first round with their computer algorithm. This year they have plenty of upsets again, like one region where you need to pick the 11, 12, AND 13 seeds, and another region with a 4-seed in the Final Four. Click here to see SportsLine’s Optimized NCAA Tournament bracket.