All set to watch Michigan State vs. Louisville but don't have TBS on your television? That's plenty okay because we've got a few live stream options for you so that you don't miss the Spartans take on the Cardinals in the Sweet 16.
If you are near a television and have TBS the game begins at 7:47 p.m., but there are easy online options as well. The most convenient way to watch the Michigan State-Louisville game online is to go to ncaa.tbs.com and authenticate your cable package. If you have a cable package that includes TBS 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.
Michigan State vs. Louisville pits two future Hall of Fame coaches against each other for a trip to the Elite Eight on the line. Tom Izzo has kept his Michigan State Spartans under the radar all year before earning a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, while Rick Pitino has his Louisville Cardinals peaking at just the right time.
The Cardinals struggled mightily in late December into early January when an injury big hit -- at one point losing five out of seven games to teams like Providence. But after Peyton Siva finally started to emerge as the team's leader, Louisville ripped off four straight wins to end the season with a Big East Tournament championship.
Siva struggled a bit in Louisville's tight 59-56 win over New Mexico in the Round of 32, but has done a nice job overall both offensively and defensively. He's been supported by Kyle Kuric, the team's leading scorer, and Chane Behanan, who has really stepped up his game of late. Behanan had 14 points and 11 rebounds against Davidson in the Round of 64 and added 10 points against New Mexico.
The 6-foot-6 Behanan will have to find a way to slow down Draymond Green, the Big Ten's Player of the Year. Green averaged 16. 1 points per game and 10.4 rebounds per game on the season and is one of the most difficult players to stop in the nation.
Green is the engine that gets the Spartans going, but the team's center combination of Adreian Payne and Derrick Nix should also pose major matchup problems for the Cardinals. Michigan State might have some problems with Louisville's swarming, pressing style of defense, but have all of the tools to advance to the Elite Eight to take on either Florida or Marquette.