Georgetown vs. Belmont: Live Stream Online, Preview of NCAA Tournament 2012 Game

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on March 16 2012 2:16 PM
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John Thompson III is hoping to guide his team past the Round of 64 this year after disappointments the last two years. REUTERS

Looking to watch the Georgetown-Belmont NCAA Tournament game, but are stuck at work? Have no fear, we've got a few live stream options for you so that you don't miss what should the No. 14 Belmont's attempt to take down No. 3 Georgetown.

If you are near a television you can catch the game at 3:10 p.m. EST on truTV, but there are easy options online as well. The most convenient way to watch the Florida-Virginia game online is to go to ncaa.tnt.com and authenticate your cable package. If you have a cable package that includes truTV, you simply go to those websites, punch in your account information, and then you should be able to watch the game.

Other options include paying $3.99 for all access to March Madness Live or signing up for texting alerts through Coke Zero. Paying a one-time fee for March Madness Live gives you the ability to watch all of the NCAA Tournament games on a host of different platforms, including on phones, computers, and iPads.

Coke Zero is offering free access to the March Madness stream if you sign up for Coke Zero texting alerts with standard text messaging rates applied. In order to get access to the free live stream, you text the number zero with your favorite team to 2653. After sending the text message, you should get a code to use at ncaa.com/cokezero.

Georgetown-Belmont is a game that many have pegged as a potential upset game. Belmont is one of the most offensively efficient teams in the country and has become a popular Sweet 16 pick for college basketball pundits and fans.

The Bruins averaged 81.3 points per game and nine three-pointers a game this season. They come into the NCAA Tournament having won 14 straight games and are confident they can make some noise in March.

Coach has talked all week about playing like you belong, Bruins guard Kerron Johnson said. We know we can hang with these guys.

Georgetown comes into this game with its usual amount of hype, though the Hoyas haven't lived up to their sterling reputation in recent years. Georgetown has been knocked out of the NCAA Tournament in the opening round for two straight years, despite being the higher seed and the heavy favorite.

Last year it was a 75-56 loss to VCU on its way to a surprising Cinderella run to the Final Four, while in 2010 it lost 97-87 to No. 13 seed Ohio.  

It was a disappointing way to send off starts like Chris Wright and Austin Freeman, but the Hoyas are hoping to shake off the recent disappointments to make a deep run this year.

We all know what happened, Jason Clark said. It's definitely a motivator. Everybody has it in the back of their mind. We try not to focus on it. We know we didn't do it in those games. So we want to learn from our mistakes, and that's what we've been working all year for.

The Hoyas have also used a summer brawl, which made international headlines, against a Chinese professional team as a source of motivation and as a bonding experience.

The Hoyas are led by the senior Clark and by center Henry Sims. Sims, who averaged 11.7 points per game and 6.2 rebounds per game, will be counted on to provide some scoring and leadership against the fast-paced Belmont Bruins.

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