The Texas Longhorns were nearly eliminated by ASU on Thursday yet pulled out a close win. Their reward is playing the second ranked Michigan Wolverines in the NCAA Basketball Tournament on Saturday afternoon. This March Madness game features freshman point guards on each team when we watch Texas vs Michigan online free live streaming on CBS Sports today.
The Wolverines faced Wofford in Round 2 and coasted to a relatively easy 57-40 win. Jordan Morgan was the story in that game has he recorded 10 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double. Morgan will again be pushing the ball inside as the Longhorns try to keep him off the boards.
Texas was pushed to the brink on Thursday and won their game against ASU on a buzzer beater. Jonathan Holmes hoisted a three-pointer for the win with a few seconds left that missed the mark badly. Teammate Cameron Ridley was there to collect the miss and bank in the game-winning shot as time expired.
The Longhorns enter this game having led the Big 12 with 15.3 second change points per game. They are extremely efficient at rebounding, though ASU did manage to beat them in that category. Michigan allowed only 8.7 second chance points per game so something has to give.
This Wolverines and Longhorns game could come down to Nik Stauskas. Michigan has a remarkable record of 24.1 when the guard shoots over 50 percent. The Longhorns will need to find a way to contain Stauskas or they could be in for a long afternoon chasing down a deficit.
I expect the Longhorns and Wolverines to play each other closely today and would not be surprised if the final score margin of victory was five points or fewer.
The Texas Longhorns and Michigan Wolverines NCAA Tournament Round 3 game on Saturday will start at 5:15pm EST / 2:15pm PST. CBS Sports is carrying the game over the air so it should be easy to tune in and watch Longhorns and Wolverines basketball on TV in HD.
Those of you on the go can opt to watch Michigan vs Texas live online streaming by accessing the official NCAA March Madness Live website. Going to the website here and logging in with satellite or cable provider credentials grants immediate access to watch Texas vs Michigan streaming live on the Internet on iPhones, computers, iPads and other gadgets. There’s also a four-hour free trial so you can watch Longhorns and Wolverines online free without a cable subscription quite easily.