The Creighton vs. BYU live stream online and televised 2016 NIT Tournament game will take place on Tuesday night in Provo, Utah as part of the quarterfinals. Prior to these teams meeting, two teams that were on the bubble for the NCAA’s Big Dance, Saint Mary’s and Valparaiso, will battle it out. The Bluejays and Cougars will settle business on Brigham Young’s homecourt, where they’ve been 16-2 this past season. Meanwhile, Creighton has a tough task, as they currently sport a 4-8 record when playing away from home. Can they overcome that statistic to capture this important win in the tournament? The 2016 NIT live streaming and TV coverage will arrive through ESPN networks on Tuesday evening.
On March 22, the NCAA.com website reported on this quarterfinals matchup, indicating that the two teams have met a total of nine times with Creighton owning a 6-3 head-to-head record. The last time they met was in 2010 in Omaha with BYU winning 77-65. This year’s BYU squad is also expected to prevail, although the Bluejays finished sixth in the Big East conference standings, which had them one spot below the five teams that qualified for the NCAA Tournament. Over the course of their season they also defeated Xavier, Butler and Seton Hall, showing the promising talent this team possesses. Maurice Watson Jr. leads the team in scoring with 14.2 points per game and also averages 6.5 assists per contest. The team ranks 32nd in the nation in scoring, as they put up 79.6 points per game and is also No. 55 in assists with 15.3 per game.
The BYU Cougars finished in third place in their conference standings and were able to defeat No. 3 seed Virginia Tech in order to get to this matchup. In that game, guard Chase Fischer scored 24 points on 8-for-20 shooting. A total of four Cougars finished with double digits in scoring to help grab a three-point win. Now they get to host the hot shooting Bluejays in this quarterfinal matchup. Creighton has been shooting almost 52 percent from the floor through their first two NIT games, but BYU is doing great work on the glass. The Cougars have outrebounded opponents by a 4.8-rebound average margin in their games and are shooting 53 percent through the first two tournament games. If they can continue to find that hot shooting streak at home, it may be a long night for the visitors.
Tonight’s point spread shows that the BYU Cougars will be five-point favorites on their home court. Both teams have been good against the spread overall with BYU 19-14 and Creighton at 20-12. However, the Cougars are also 16-10 as favorites and 13-5 ATS at home. Creighton has been just 7-6 as the underdog and 7-6 while away. On the moneyline, Brigham Young is priced at -200 while the Bluejays are +175 underdogs. Tonight’s over/under points total is at 166 points for the complete game.
Tuesday’s Creighton vs. BYU 2016 NIT game is scheduled to begin at approximately 9 p.m. Eastern Time. For live television coverage of the game, viewers can watch their applicable ESPN channel. To watch this game live streaming online, U.S. cable and satellite viewers will need to log into the WatchESPN website or compatible mobile apps. There’s also a free live stream option for anyone who signs up to SlingTV’s free 7-day trial offer as ESPN and ESPN2 are included in the channel package. For live audio commentary, Sirius XM Satellite Radio listeners can hear game coverage on channel XM channel 143 for BYU Radio or on KSL 1160AM and 102.7FM where available nationally.