Prepare for a knock-down, drag-out rumble.
No. 3 seed West Virginia will face No. 14 Stephen F. Austin on Friday in the first round of the 2016 NCAA Tournament. Both teams are known for their defensive prowess, as the Mountaineers and the Lumberjacks rank first and second in the nation, respectively, in forced turnovers.
Bob Huggins’ WVU squad is known as “Press Virginia” nowadays, but Brad Underwood’s Lumberjacks will apply plenty of pressure as well. That means points could be at a premium.
West Virginia, which lost to top-seeded Kansas in the Big 12 championship game, enters Friday’s matchup as the favorite, though Stephen F. Austin shouldn’t be taken lightly. The underdogs are riding a 20-game win streak going into the first-round fight.
Here’s how to watch the game online:
When: Friday, March 18 at 7:10 p.m. ET
Watch: NCAA March Madness Live
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