NCAA Tournament 2017 Live Stream: Watch Gonzaga Vs. Xavier Online!
Gonzaga and Xavier will face off in the 2017 NCAA Tournament on Saturday. Check out the live stream below!
This year’s March Madness is competition is officially down to the Elite Eight. The eight remaining teams will play in four games over Saturday and Sunday. This marks the fourth round of the tournament, and is also known as the Regional Final. As the finalists for the West Regional division, Gonzaga and Xavier are battling it out at the SAP Center in San Jose, California.
The Gonzaga University Bulldogs finished the regular 2016-2017 basketball reason with an amazing record of 35-1. That earned the players the number one seed for the West Regional teams and meant they would play the 16th-seeded South Dakota State in the first round of the tournament. The Bulldogs blew out their weaker competition by twenty points, but only won by six against Northwestern in the second round. It was an even closer margin in the Sweet 16, where Gonzaga defeated West Virgina by just three points.
The Xavier Musketeers have had an unlikely run in the tournament so far. After finishing the regular season with a 24-13 record, the team was awarded the 11th seed. For the round of 64, they played Maryland and won by 11. That was followed by a huge 25-point victory over the third-ranked Florida State in the round of 32. Then came an even bigger upset: The Musketeers knocked out the second-seeded Arizona in the Sweet 16, winning by only two points.
Now going up against the number one seed, Xavier University might have a secret weapon, or at least a good luck charm. Bill Murray, whose son Luke Murray is an assistant coach, has been enthusiastically cheering on the team at the games. Will he show today and help the Musketeers continue their improbable streak? Tip-off is slated for around 6:09 p.m. Eastern. NOTE: The live stream is no longer available.