Don’t let the seeds fool you. The 2017 NCAA Tournament’s opening-round matchup between No. 5 Minnesota and No. 12 Middle Tennessee State should be a doozy.
The Golden Gophers and Blue Raiders will square off Thursday in the tourney’s Round of 64. No. 5 vs. No 12 matchups have been intriguing in recent years, and this showdown figures to be no different, as Minnesota enters as only a slight favorite despite a significantly higher seed.
Many pundits are expecting an upset for Middle Tennessee State, which knocked off Michigan State as a No. 15 seed in the opening round of last year’s tournament. Minnesota is riding high after exceeding expectations this season, though. You won’t want to miss a minute.
Here’s how to watch Minnesota vs. Middle Tennessee State online.
When: Thursday, March 16, 4 p.m. ET
Live Stream: NCAA.com
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