NCAA Tournament: Creighton-Alabama Live Stream Online, Preview

on March 16 2012 12:41 PM

Trying to watch Creighton-Alabama compete in the NCAA Tournament, but aren't near a television? Here are the best live stream options for today's game between the Creighton Blue Jays and the Alabama Tide. 

If you are near a television you can catch the game at 1:40 p.m. EST on TBS, but there are easy options online as well. The most convenient way to watch the Creighton-Alabama 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.

The Creighton-Alabama game figures to be one of the more interesting early games on Friday. The Blue Jays are led by the father-son duo of coach Greg McDermott and star guard Doug McDemott. The younger McDermott led the Blue Jays in scoring this year with 23.2 points per game and is known as one of the premier scorers in the nation.

The Blue Jays shoot the ball very well from outside - they averaged 42.5 percent from beyond the arc - and will need to shoot well to knock off the bigger, stronger Alabama Tide.

Alabama has had its share of ups and downs this season, but finally seems to be on the right track. Coach Anthony Grant made the tough decision in February to suspend the majority of his starting lineup for conduct detrimental to the team, but the players bought in on their path to the NCAA Tournament.

Grant ultimately dismissed star forward Tony Mitchell, but the players coming back from suspensions - Andrew Steele, Trevor Releford, and Jamychal Green - showed serious dedication once they returned to the court.

Every program at some point during the year, whether it's injuries or illnesses or something, you go through adversity, Grant told reporters earlier this week. Every coach you talk to says your team's going to face adversity and how you handle that adversity. Sometimes that adversity can come through losing, sometimes it comes through winning. But that's just a part of the game. So our team's no different.

The winner of Alabama/Creighton will take on the winner of No. 1 North Carolina vs. No. 16 Vermont. 

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