The Pittsburgh vs. Wisconsin live stream online and televised 2016 NCAA Tournament game will feature a No. 7 vs. No. 10 seed in the East region of this year’s brackets. The Panthers come into the game as a bubble team that managed to make its way into the general field, after defeating Syracuse in the ACC Tournament. The Badgers are trying to get back to the Championship game after falling to Duke in last year’s edition. It could make for an entertaining matchup at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. This 2016 NCAA Tournament live streaming and televised matchup arrives through TNT and March Madness Live service on Friday night.
On March 18, The Times of Beaver County reported that that Wisconsin’s key to moving to the next round will be controlling the tempo, because the last thing they want is to get into a shootout against the Panthers. The Badgers have averaged 68.8 points per game this season, while the Panthers are putting up 76 per contest. Look for this Big Ten squad to try to put the defensive clamps down on Pitt’s shooters and momentum in order to try to control the game flow. Should they win, they’ll play in the second round against either No. 2 seed Xavier or No. 15 seed Weber State.
As for Pittsburgh, they went 8-1 in the ACC when their team had at least 15 assists in the game. They currently rank at No. 14 in the nation in that stat category, as they have 16.9 per game. A group of players on the team said they’re attempting to get that average up to about 20 per game, so watch for the unselfish play of the Panthers to contribute to their possible win. Guard James Robinson leads all players with just over five per game while Jamel Artis and Michael Young combined to average another 5.5 assists per game for the team this season.
Vegas odds makers first listed the Badgers as 1-1/2 point favorites on the spread for this game, but that number has since shifted to about a point in favor of the Panthers. The over/under points total is currently around 131 at several sports books. Both teams are considered long shots to win the National Championship this year, with Wisconsin listed at 125 to 1 odds and Pittsburgh at 300 to 1 odds on the Vegas Insider future odds list.
Friday’s Pittsburgh vs. Wisconsin game has a scheduled start time of 6:50 p.m. Eastern Time, but could be always be pushed back a bit if another game runs late. To watch the game live on television, viewers in the United States will need to have the TNT channel on their TV service. To watch the game live streaming, cable and satellite subscribers can log into the WatchTNT apps or TNTDrama website. All viewers can use the March Madness Live website or apps to watch live streaming games, but a cable or satellite log-in is required after a three-hour time period. For live audio, Sirius XM Satellite Radio listeners should go to channel 81 starting at 6:37 p.m. Eastern Time.