The 2018 Final Four rematch between Villanova and Kansas will be streamed live as part of the game’s live coverage.
With a trip to the NCAA Finals at stake, Villanova and Kansas will go head-to-head in today’s live broadcast. With the loss of a starter Nova will have to overcome, while Kansas will be hoping to capitalise on their second-half surge against Miami.
This year’s AP and Coaches polls had Villanova placed sixth and fifth, respectively, in the South Region. This will be the third championship under Jay Wright and the fourth overall for the institution.
VILLANOVA VS KANSAS LIVE STREAM SCHEDULE, CHANNELS
- Date: Villanova vs Kansas takes place today Saturday, April 2
- Time: 6.09 p.m. ET / 3.09 p.m. PT / 11.09 p.m. BST
- Channel: TBS
- Watch in the U.S. on Sling TV and Paramount Plus
- Watch in the U.K. on BT Sport
- Watch in Australia on Kayo Sport
With the departure of Justin Moore, Nova will have to compensate for a player that Wright dubbed “possibly [Villanova’s] MVP.” During the Wildcats’ 50-44 victory against Houston in the regional championship, the junior guard tore his achilles tendon.
Collins Gillespie and Jermaine Samuels will have to do even more than they have already in this tournament to fill the void left by Moore. Both Samuels and Gillespie have averaging 17.5 points and 8.5 rebounds per game for Nova. While individually, the Wildcats will need to rebound from one of their worst shooting nights of the season. They made just 28.8 percent of their shots, including just 5 of 21 from outside the arc, against Houston.
This year’s No. 1 seed in the Midwest Region, Kansas (32-6), concluded the regular season ranked third in both the AP and Coaches’ polls. In the Elite Eight, they knocked off Miami with a resounding victory.
A six-point deficit at the end of the first half put the Jayhawks on the verge of defeat against the 10-seed Hurricanes. Kansas went on a 45-17 run and a 76-50 triumph in the second half, shooting over 60 percent from the field. Ochai Agbaji, a senior guard, scored 12 of his team’s 18 second-half points.
In addition, there is a current rivalry between these two institutions and their respective coaches. Kansas and Villanova have met three times in the NCAA tournament in the previous 14 years with the winner each time taking home the national title. 2-1 in the three games, Jay Wright’s Wildcats lead Bill Self’s Jayhawks. When Collin Gillespie and Jermain Samuels were freshmen, Nova beat Kansas in the Final Four in 2018.
In the Kansas-Villanova matchup, the Jayhawks are a 4.5-point favourite. 134 is the over/under. Caesar’s Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana, is the site of the game.
How to watch Villanova vs. Kansas live online from any location in the planet, including the United States
As a college basketball fan, if for some reason you’ve had to move out of your own “bubble,” and can’t watch Villanova take on Kansas, don’t despair. It is possible to pretend to be using a virtual private network, or VPN, from a location where blackouts aren’t an issue and yet access the streaming services you have paid for.
What are the best ways to watch Villanova vs. Kansas in the US?
TBS, TNT, and truTV all air March Madness in the United States.
TBS will show Villanova vs. Kansas, but the remaining two games will only be shown on CBS and TBS. Our ranking of the finest streaming services doesn’t include Hulu with Live TV or YouTube TV because they don’t have all those channels. Also, at $70 and $65, they’re rather pricey.
Sling TV Blue, which costs $35 a month, includes TBS, TNT, and truTV. CBS is also available if you purchase Paramount Plus Premium ($9.99 per month). All in all, it costs $45 per month, saving you between $20 and $25 above the other choices.
How to watch Kansas vs. Villanova in the UK
Eurobasket fans may tune in to ESPNHD to see the action live on BT Sport, where the games will be broadcast in high definition.
A tip-off time of 11:09 p.m. BST for Villanova vs. Kansas is scheduled.
There are big price differences based on whether or not you already subscribe to BT TV and BT broadband. With both, you can either add the Sports package for £15/month with a £20 upfront cost or go for the £40/month Big Sports plan, which contains all of the Sky Sports channels, providing you with a wide variety of additional sporting events to watch.
All of this sounds wonderful, doesn’t it? Fortunately, even if you don’t reside in the United Kingdom, you can watch the March Madness games with a VPN provider like ExpressVPN.
In Canada, how can I watch Villanova vs. Kansas online?
March Madness games will be aired on TSN, TSN2 and/or TSN3, but we don’t know how many.
TSN 3 will broadcast the Villanova-Kansas game live.
Those who want to watch the games but don’t have a method to do so might use a VPN service like ExpressVPN.
In Australia, how can I watch Villanova vs. Kansas online?
If you’re looking for a live stream of March Madness in Australia, Kayo Sports looks to be your best option. There is no guarantee that Kayo will be broadcasting Villanova vs. Kansas.
A 14-day free trial is offered by Kayo for both its Basic and Premium subscriptions, so you have plenty of time to verify that the games are, in fact, being shown. After the first month, the Basic subscription costs $25 a month.
The $35 monthly payment Premium Kayo has all the same features as the standard plan, but it also allows you to watch three separate streams at once. The Basic package offers you access to two channels at once.