The No. 4 Purdue Boilermakers will open the 2017 NCAA Tournament playing against No. 13-seeded Vermont. The Boilermakers won the Big Ten regular season championship, but lost to Michigan to put an end to their Big 10 Tournament championship hopes. Despite that, Purdue will aim to get going early and often against the Catamounts out of the American East Conference.
Vermont struggled to open the season, but got it together to start 2017. It hasn’t lost yet this year, rolling off 21-straight wins.
The game, at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, tips-off at 7:27 p.m. EST on trueTV. It can be seen on various platforms.
NCAA Tournament games, as in years past, will be broadcast on TNT, TBS, TruTV and CBS. If you can’t get to a TV for any game, here’s a rundown of how to watch it online or on other streaming devices:
Games on TNT, TBS and TruTV
There are two options to watch games on these channels: Viewers who don’t have a cable subscription will want to watch through Sling TV, while viewers with a cable subscription can watch through March Madness live. Here’s a rundown:
Sling TV, Desktop
Sling TV is an online streaming service that provides access to select channels for a monthly fee. Here’s how to sign up for a free 7-day trial:
1) Click here to go to the Sling website
2) Click on “Watch Now 7 Days Free”
3) Create an account
4) Select the channel package or packages you want. The “Sling Orange” base package includes both TNT and TBS, while “Sling Blue” includes TNT, TBS and TruTV
5) Enter your payment information. Sling Blue costs $25 per month, but if you cancel your subscription within seven days of signing up, you will not be charged
6) Download the app for your computer to start watching
Sling TV, Mobile & Other Streaming Devices
If you have a Sling TV subscription (read above to learn how to start a free trial), you can watch the games on the Sling TV app, which is free to download in the following places:
App Store (or Apple TV)
Amazon App Store (or Amazon Fire TV)
March Madness Live, Desktop
Users with a cable or satellite subscription can be watch all games on their computer right here via NCAA.com.
Before signing in, you’ll be able to watch for three hours, but for unlimited access to all games throughout the tournament, you’ll need to log in using your pay TV provider username and password.
March Madness Live, Mobile
If have have a cable or satellite subscription and are looking to watch the games on mobile, tablet or other streaming devices, you can do so via the NCAA March Madness Live app, which is free to download in the following places:
It’s also compatible on Xbox One. You can click here for a complete list of compatible devices.
As is the case with desktop, you’ll need to log in to your cable provider for unlimited access.
Games on CBS
March Madness Live, Desktop
Like with the games on TNT, TBS and TruTV, games on CBS can be watched on March Madness Live via NCAA.com. The difference here, though, is that these games don’t require signing in to a cable or satellite provider.
March Madness Live, Mobile & Other Streaming Devices
Users looking to watch CBS games on mobile, tablet or other streaming devices can do so via the NCAA March Madness Live app, which is free to download in the following places:
Note that live CBS games are not available to be streamed on set top boxes, including Apple TV, Fire TV, Roku and Xbox.
The Wisconsin Badgers are seeded No. 8 in the 2017 NCAA Tournament and will play No. 9-seeded Virginia Tech. See a full preview of the Round of 64 game.