The Dayton Flyers and Stanford Cardinal Sweet 16 game in the NCAA Tournament features two lower ranked teams, one of which will represent the Cinderella squad in the Elite 8. Two underdogs will square off Thursday night when we watch Stanford vs Dayton online free live streaming March Madness 2014 basketball game on CBS Sports.
Dayton kicked off the NCAA Tournament with an improbable win over in-state rival Ohio State, then knocked out the Syracuse Orangemen to reach the Sweet 16. The 11th ranked Flyers are no stranger to being the underdog, and even tonight against the 10th seeded Stanford Cardinal, they will once again be the lower seeded team.
The key to Dayton’s success has been a balanced team that doesn’t lose much when the bench comes in. Their bench is deep and that allows them to put 11 different players on the floor over the course of a game. As such, their defensive intensity is extremely high from the opening whistle to the end.
Stanford is more familiar with playing in the Sweet 16 than Dayton and considering themselves a higher seed than what the NCAA ultimately gave them. To get to this point, the Cardinal knocked off New Mexico and Kansas, both teams with higher seedings than them.
Facing Dayton isn’t a big deal for Stanford considering they played Oregon, UCLA and UConn over the course of the season and beat all three of those highly ranked teams. Perhaps their biggest accomplishment this season thus far was beating Kansas last week and holding Andrew Wiggins to 1-6 shooting.
The winner of tonight’s basketball game will face the winner of the Florida and UCLA game. In this match-up of Cinderella teams, I have to give the advantage to Stanford.
The Stanford Cardinal and Dayton Flyers basketball game has a start time of 7:15pm EST / 4:15pm PST to formally kick off the round of Sweet 16. CBS Sports is carrying the game on TV so check your local listings to find out what channel CBS is where you live to watch the Cardinal Flyers game live on your TV.
You can choose to watch Dayton vs Stanford live online free streaming by stopping by the official NCAA March Madness website. Simply go visit the March Madness Live page here that will let you watch the Dayton Stanford game live free online streaming either via a four-hour free trial or cable or satellite provider login credentials. You can also watch any March Madness 2014 basketball games live online through the Internet from this Sweet 16 field and into the final game.