The Oklahoma vs. Texas live stream online and televised 2016 NCAA basketball game will be among the highlights on Saturday afternoon from a busy schedule. Right now, the Sooners are the No. 3 team on the rankings with the Longhorns rounding out the Top 25. Can the team that ranks at No. 25 score a major upset over one of the teams considered a potential NCAA champion for this year’s March Madness? Oklahoma will look to avoid that fate as they continue to hold onto what appears to be a top seed for the NCAA Tournament. The 2016 NCAA live streaming and TV coverage arrives via CBS Networks on Saturday afternoon.
According to a Feb. 26 article via USA Today, the Oklahoma Sooners come into this matchup having snapped a bad skid in which they lost three of their last four games. They were able to defeat the West Virginia Mountaineers a week ago which certainly has helped boost their hopes of maintaining a No. 1 seed heading into the tournament. The team continues to lead the nation with a 43.1 percent three-point shooting rate thanks to stars like superstar guard Buddy Hield. He’s currently averaging 25.1 points a game along with 5.5 rebounds each contest. His backcourt teammate Isaiah Cousins is bringing averages of 13.4 points, 4.9 rebounds and 4.6 assists to also help this talented shooting squad.
As for Texas (18-10, 9-6), the team is within the Top 25 still, but has lost three of five games now. They bounced back from their loss against Baylor with a close 71-70 victory on the road at Kansas State. Guard Isaiah Taylor scored 19 points in the win, while guard Javan Felix added 13 points. They were outrebounded 36-27 for the game, a category where they ranked No. 271 in the nation. The Sooners are tied for No. 27 in the country in that mark with just over 40 boards per game, which could make things tough on the Longhorns. However, they’ll have homecourt on their side, with aspirations of limiting an Oklahoma team that averages 82.1 points per game, good for No. 18 in the nation.
Vegas odds makers have Oklahoma as a 1-1/2 point favorite to win on the road Saturday, although some sports books may have this matchup as a pick situation. These teams are about dead even in terms of how they do against the spread with the Sooners at 14-13-0 overall and 6-6 away and the Longhorns at 14-14-0 overall and 8-8 at home ATS. Right now, the Sooners also rank on the future odds list as the third overall favorites to win the National Championship. Oklahoma has odds of 10 to 1, tying them with the Kansas Jayhawks and Kentucky Wildcats. Texas is a 35 to 1 favorite to win it all, ranking them just above teams including UCONN, Providence, Dayton and Notre Dame.
Saturday’s Oklahoma vs. Texas game has a scheduled start time of 2 p.m. Eastern Time. Live televised game coverage is available around the United States on CBS affiliate channels. To watch the game live streaming online for free, viewers will need to go to the CBS Sports website’s college basketball live video section. Sirius XM Satellite Radio will provide live audio commentary of Saturday’s matchup starting at 2 p.m. ET on channel 84.