Calling basketball fans out there. The NCAA March Madness Final Four is coming this weekend. The first game is the battle between Villanova Wildcats and Oklahoma Sooners at NRG Stadium in Houston. Now, here's how you can watch the Final Four games via live stream online and its TV Channel, start time and preview.
Athlon Sports says the Wildcats and Sooners are both playing some great basketball right now so expect tough and exciting matchup between these two teams.
Here's what you need to know about the Saturday's match up.
Time and Date: 6:09 p.m. ET, April 2, 2016 (Saturday)
Location: NRG Stadium (Houston, Texas)
Live Stream: NCAA Live
The Sooners are being led by shooting guard Buddy Hield. So expect him to find open lanes and spaces for shots. He can also find holes on Villanova's defense to put scores on the board. The 6-foot-3 guard averages 29.3 points in the Oklahoma's four tournament wins.
Furthermore, Isaiah Cousins and Jordan Woodard can help Hield in the offensive department. The court in NRG Stadium is known for being hard to shoot so the Sooners have to get some early layups to gain advantage in the game.
On other hand, the Wildcats need to bomb away early to keep Sooners on its heels. Also, Daniel Ochefu has to win the battle inside the paint to get offensive and defensive rebounds. The offense also works better when he is involved.
In addition, Kris Jenkins has to get more minutes inside the court. He had some foul troubles during the NCAA Tournament that's why the coaching staff decided to sit him down. Jenkins can also make instant offense for the Wildcats, but if he's on the bench, he can't score buckets.
Villanova is composed of veteran players that can help the team to manage tough situations. Even if the Wildcats don't shoot well, their defense and free-throw shooting can win them a game.
It is also interesting to see the three-point percentage of both teams. The Sooners is coming into the Final Four shooting 42.8 percent on 3s and the Wildcats produces at a 35.4 percent clip, according to CBS Sports.
In the last meeting of the Wildcats and the Sooners on Dec. 7, the Wildcats dominated the game with a final score of 78-55. However, since the last match up, the difference between them is now so stark.