The Kansas vs. Oklahoma live stream online and televised basketball game brings two of the 2016 NCAA teams from the Top 10 in a rematch of their earlier clash. That game resulted in a classic triple overtime contest in which the Jayhawks came out on top 109-106 and Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield put in a 46-point performance. Today, Hield and the Sonners have a chance at revenge on their homecourt as they continue to reign as one of the top three teams in the nation. Bill Self and Kansas wants the season sweep due to the importance of winning the conference for the NCAA tournament seedings. Will it be Hield or Perry Ellis coming up big in today’s win, or possibly another hero? The 2016 NCAA basketball live streaming and televised matchup arrives through ESPN networks.
According to ABC News in their Feb. 12 report, today’s game features an Oklahoma team that is the best in the nation in knocking down the three-point shot, thanks to three of its players being ranked in the Top 25 players of the nation for that category. Guard Guddy Hield is seventh in the nation with a rate of .500, while teammate Jordan Woodard ranks 15th at .486 and Isaiah Cousins is 22nd at .468. Right now as a team, No. 3 Oklahoma is hitting three-pointers at a 45.1 percent rate, which is the best number that’s been seen in the NCAA since the Indiana Hoosiers shot .454 back in the 1994 season. Today Hield, who nearly scored 50 points in the two teams’ last encounter, will look to lead his team to a huge home win in the battle for the Big 12 conference lead and a top seed in the NCAA tournament.
On the other side will be a No. 6 Kansas team that has won four-straight including a 90-84 overtime win over then-No. 20 Kentucky and a recent 75-65 road win over then-No. 10 West Virginia. In the win over the Mountaineers, Kansas’ defense held the opponents to 37.3 percent field goal shooting while hitting 56.1 percent of their own. They also won the battle of the boards by a margin of 33 to 28, but turned the ball over five more times. In the triple overtime win against Oklahoma, it was Perry Ellis with a 27-point and 13 rebound performance to help lead the way. Kansas also won the rebounding battle and turned the ball over two less times, so they’ll want to once again focus on those keys to winning on the road in today’s matchup of two potential NCAA championship teams.
Today’s game odds have the Oklahoma Sooners favored by 4-1/2 or five points to win the game at most sports books. On the moneyline, the Sooners are a -200 home favorite, while Kansas is a +170 underdog. The over/under points total is at 156 points for the complete game. On the future odds, bettors will find that Kansas is a 12 to 1 favorite to win it all, tying them for fourth on the list with Virginia. Oklahoma is an 8 to 1 favorite to win it all, ranking them second behind the North Carolina Tar Heels.
Saturday afternoon’s Kansas vs. Oklahoma game has a scheduled start time of 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Live televised coverage will be available in the United States on ESPN in hi-definition. To watch Kansas vs. Oklahoma live streaming online, U.S. cable and satellite subscribers can log into the WatchESPN website or mobile apps where available. There’s also live audio commentary available for Sirius XM Satellite Radio subscribers, starting at 2 p.m. Eastern Time on channel 84.