The Texas A&M vs. Oklahoma live stream online and televised 2016 NCAA Sweet 16 game arrives on Thursday night with either a No. 2 or No. 4 seed moving on to the Elite Eight. The Sooners will have the tough task of facing a confident Aggies team that recently made a huge comeback in the final 30 seconds of their second round game, and then won in double overtime against Northern Iowa. A&M, which used to compete in the Big 12 but now is part of the SEC, will try to take down their old conference foe, although Buddy Hield will look to continue to push his team further into the brackets. The 2016 NCAA live streaming and televised game action arrives through TBS and March Madness Live networks.
According to ESPN.com in a March 24 report, Texas A&M was able to rally from a 12-point deficit in their second round game against University of Northern Iowa this past weekend which was due to 3-pointers and layups, as well as a ferocious defense. The Sooners, led by point guard Buddy Hield, have said they aren’t intimidated by the defensive intensity though. Hield recently told the media, “No disregard to them, but West Virginia’s probably the best pressing team in the country, so I don’t think it should be anything we haven’t seen before.” Of note, those Mountaineers took down Hield and Oklahoma by a final of 69-67 in the Big 12 Tournament semifinals. Could A&M pose a similar fate for the No. 2 seed, or will Hield be too tough to contain?
So far in his tournament games, the Oklahoma guard has put up 27 points against Cal State Bakersfield in their opener and then a game-high 36 against Virginia Commonwealth. On the season, he averaged over 25 per game and also over five rebounds and two assists each contest. It appears the key to beating these Sooners is not just defensive pressure, but finding a way to stop the 6-foot-4 guard from going on a tear offensively. If the Aggies are unable to do that, it may very well set up an intriguing matchup with the Sooners taking on either No. 4 seed Duke or No. 1 seed Oregon in the Sweet Sixteen round this weekend.
The odds for tonight’s game favor Oklahoma by just three points on the spread. In the NCAA tournament, both Oklahoma and A&M have gone 1-1-0 overall against the spread. The Sooners are also 1-1 as favorites ATS. On the moneyline, they’re -145 favorites with the Aggies at +125 as the underdog team. Tonight’s over/under points total is hovering around 147 points for the game. In terms of the top seeds, OU ranks fourth overall in the Vegas Insider future odds to win the tournament, with 6 to 1 odds, trailing only No. 1 seeds Virginia, UNC and Kansas, but edging Oregon. Texas A&M currently has odds of 20 to 1, which is tied with the Indiana Hoosiers.
Thursday night’s 2016 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 game featuring Texas A&M vs. Oklahoma gets started at approximately 7:37 p.m. Eastern Time. The live television coverage for this game is available on TBS channel in the United States. Live streaming online is available to cable and satellite viewers who have downloaded the March Madness Live apps for their appropriate devices, or via the website. The SlingTV subscription service also offers a free 7-day trial for new signups and has TBS included as part of its channel package. For live audio commentary, Sirius XM Satellite Radio listeners should go to channel 83 starting at 7:24 p.m. ET on Thursday night.