Watch Xavier vs. Texas: TV Channel, Time and Live Streaming of Men’s College Basketball Sweet 16
Xavier vs. Texas: Game time, live stream, TV channel, how to watch March Madness 2023
Xavier and Texas face off on Friday in the Sweet 16 Round of the 2023 NCAA Tournament. We break down everything you need to know to watch the game on TV and via live stream.
The Sweet 16 round of the 2023 NCAA Tournament is underway and the No. 3 Xavier Musketeers face off against the No. 2 Texas Longhorns on Friday. The Midwest region game is taking place in Kansas City with tip-off scheduled for 9:45 p.m. ET. The game will air on CBS.
March Madness will be streamed in its entirety at NCAA.com, with subscriptions not necessary. You can watch Xavier-Texas at March Madness Live. There will be a 30-40 second lag on the game, so keep that in mind for your in-game betting on the contest.
Xavier (27-9, 15-5 Big East) is back in the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2017. Kennesaw State gave them a bit of a scare in the opening round of the tournament, but they cruised past Pitt in the Round of 32 to make it to this point.
The Longhorns (28-8, 12-6 Big 12) are making their first Sweet 16 appearance since 2008. Texas rolled past Colgate by 20 points in the Round of 64 and controlled the game against Penn State more than the score indicated, winning 71-66, to punch their ticket to the Sweet 16.
How to watch Xavier vs. Texas
When: Friday, March 24, 2023
Time: 9:45 p.m. ET
Where: T-Mobile Center
Why Xavier can cover
Junior Colby Jones is a skilled combo guard who impacts the game in many different ways. Jones owns a secure mid-range jumper while being a high-IQ facilitator. The Alabama native averages 15 points, 5.7 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game. In the second-round victory over Pittsburgh, Jones had 10 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists.
Senior guard Adam Kunkel uses his smooth jump shot to be an asset on the outside. Kunkel constantly moves without the ball and excels as a spot-up option. The Kentucky native averages 10.6 points and 3.1 assists while shooting 41% from beyond the arc. In Sunday’s victory over Pittsburgh, Kunkel dropped 15 points, four rebounds and shot 5-of-8 from 3-point land.
Why Texas can cover
Senior guard Marcus Carr provides Texas with a reliable offensive outlet. Carr has good ball handles to penetrate the lane with a secure perimeter jumper. The Ontario native averages 15.8 points, three rebounds and four assists per game. In the first-round matchup against Colgate, he totaled 17 points, four assists and went 4-of-6 from downtown.
Sophomore guard Tyrese Hunter is a quick and explosive playmaker in the backcourt. Hunter can change directions in a hurry and finish with ease at the rim. The Wisconsin native logs 10.1 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. On March 4 versus Kansas, Hunter supplied 20 points and three assists.