Saturday’s UCONN vs. Kansas live stream online and televised matchup from the 2016 NCAA Tournament will feature two teams with a combined seven championships between them. The current Jayhawks squad is in search of their fourth as the No. 1 overall seed in the field, while Connecticut is attempting to shock the world once again. The team has made several improbable runs to cut down the nets over the past decade, but this year’s will have to go through a tough Kansas team. It will make for an intriguing contrast of styles between one of the best offensive units and one of the best defensive teams in the country, not to mention the two teams each excel at various shooting aspects. The 2016 NCAA live streaming and televised action comes via CBS networks in primetime on Saturday evening.
According to The Hartford Courant in their March 19 game preview, this game will feature several players who have crossed paths including UCONN’s Rodney Purvis and Kansas’ Devonte’ Graham who are both from Raleigh, N.C., as well as UCONN’s Jalen Adams and the Jayhawks’ Wayne Selden Jr. The two guards are both from Roxbury, Massachusetts and Selden recently said “He’s like a brother to me,” as the two have known each other since age “9 or 10.” Right now, Selden Jr., a junior is second on the team in scoring with 13.3 points per game, which only trails team leader Perry Ellis. Adams, a heralded freshmen for the Huskies, is yet to lead the team in scoring, but has shown flashes of what’s to come based on his AAC Tournament performances.
Of note for today’s game, Kansas ranks at No. 16 in the nation in scoring, by putting up over 81 points per game. Connecticut is tied at No. 15 in the nation for their points per game defense, allowing opponents just 63.2 per contest. When it comes to shooting free throws, no team is better than the Huskies who are No. 1 in that category, while the Jayhawks are second in the country in hitting three-point shots. It seems whichever team can control the game to their advantages will take this one, but it is certainly looking to be an entertaining March Madness matchup. Will Kansas finally overcome their recent second round failings or will UCONN continue another magical run?
The Jayhawks find themselves as large favorites of nine points on the spread against an underrated Huskies team riding a five-game winning streak. Against the spread, the Jayhawks are 23-1ll and 21-8-1 as favorites while UCONN is 20-14 overall and 4-3 as an underdog. The moneyline shows Connecticut as +350 underdogs, with Kansas as a -420 favorite. Today’s over/under game total is set around 140 points for the game. Kansas currently is listed as the overall favorite to win the NCAA Championship with 4 to 1 odds, while UCONN has odds of 30 to 1 to win it all.
Saturday night’s UCONN vs. Kansas NCAA Tournament matchup is scheduled to begin at approximately 7:45 p.m. Eastern Time, but could be pushed back a bit due to the finish time of the game ahead of it. To watch on live TV, viewers in the United States can use their CBS affiliate channel. There are multiple ways to watch the game live streaming online, including the March Madness Live apps and website which offers all CBS games live streaming for free. There’s also CBS All-Access, a monthly subscription service which gives live feeds of CBS programming. Live audio commentary is available to Sirius XM Satellite Radio listeners on channel 83 or Internet 961 starting at 7:32 p.m. ET.