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Virginia vs Ohio: How to watch the Hoos’ opening round game

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If you’ve cut the cable cord and need some options, we’ve got you covered

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ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament - Syracuse v Virginia Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

Your Virginia Cavaliers start their NCAA title-defense run against the Ohio Bobcats Saturday evening in the tournament’s first round. This will be a difficult test for the Cavaliers for several reasons. First of all, Virginia could not practice or travel to Indianapolis until Friday as a result of the positive COVID-19 test that caused them to withdraw from the ACC tournament last week. Secondly, Ohio is a talented team with dynamic players like Jason Preston and Ben Vander Plas.

The game will be televised on TruTV, but for those of you looking for internet streaming options, there are a handful of ways to access the game (and the rest of the tournament):

Game: 13 seed Ohio Bobcats vs 4 seed Virginia Cavaliers

Date/Time: Saturday, March 20th 7:15pm

Channel: TruTV (Comcast Charlottesville: 58 or HD 841)

Streaming Options:

March Madness Live

CBS’s March Madness website includes game streams - and if you happen to be at your desk job Saturday night, its famous “Boss Button” has a special Zoom theme edition for this year. Of course, if the games are on a cable network, the March Madness website will require the cable account login to access the streams. If you’re a cord cutter, this isn’t possible, but if you’re a cable/dish subscriber away from your TV and trying to watch on the computer - this is the easiest route.

Hulu Live TV

Hulu’s live tv subscription includes TruTV and all the other channels the tournament will be aired on - plus hordes of other channels. It’s free trial is only for a week, but if you’ve been thinking about trying out the online cable TV alternatives, now’s a great time to check out all its streaming goodness.

Youtube Live TV

Youtube Live also offers the appropriate channels - including TruTV for tomorrow’s UVA game. It’s a similar list and price point to the Hulu Live subscription, but Youtube’s free trial is two weeks long! Conceivably you could schedule this trial for the first couple of weeks until the Final Four and Championship games - which are all free over the air on CBS!

Stay tuned to Streaking the Lawn for more coverage of the Hoos’ tournament run!

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