The March Tournament Gets Crazy

DISH Gamefinder and College Basketball

Keep calm and watch basketball

Now it gets interesting.

We’re at the point in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament when three-quarters of the field has been eliminated. We said goodbye to 2 seeds Duke and Louisville. In one stunning upset, Wisconsin beat defending national champions and 1 seed Villanova. No one saw that coming.

In this round, sixteen teams face off in eight games played over two days in San Jose, Kansas City, New York, and Memphis. The most anticipated games are Gonzaga vs West Virginia and Michigan vs Oregon.

West Virginia is coming off two wins against 13 seed Bucknell and 5 seed Notre Dame. Bucknell gave the Mountaineers a tough time in the first round. But when it came to Notre Dame, we saw why everyone calls this team Press Virginia. They forced 14 turnovers and shot 50 percent from the field—57.1% (8-for-14) from three point territory.

Then you have Michigan. The 7 seed have won two very close games, beating Oklahoma 92-91 and 2 seed Louisville 73-69. Michigan’s Derrick Walton, Jr. emerged as a tournament star with 26 points against Oklahoma. He hit 6 of 9 three point attempts. Louisville knew they had to stop him to have a chance in the next round, and they threw everything they had at him. Walton was frustrated, but the point guard ran an effective offense. His teammates Moritz Wagner and D.J. Wilson put up their share of points with 26 and 17, respectively.

Which brings us to this round. There are four games tonight and four tomorrow. Oregon and Michigan play at the same time as Gonzaga and West Virginia. Kansas and Purdue take the court just before Arizona and Xavier. Tomorrow, Baylor and South Carolina tip off just after UNC and Butler, and UCLA takes the court against Kentucky just before Wisconsin faces off against Florida.

For die-hard college basketball fans, this presents a problem. Do you watch multiple games at once in Sports Bar Mode, or do you focus your attention on one game at a time?

On one hand, with Sports Bar Mode, you have a complete overview of the round as it unfolds. Watch four channels at once. Every basket, foul, and steal happens under your all-seeing gaze. Furthermore. If you are hosting a party for like-minded college basketball fans, everyone can watch the teams he or she is rooting for.

On the other hand! If you are the sort to focus on one game at a time, but you want to be sure you’re watching the most exciting game you can watch, we can tell you which game is the most exciting at any given moment. The DISH Gamefinder app can show you other games’ scores and how heated they’re getting with the built in excitement meter. You don’t have to click around, catch up, and wonder what you’re missing.

Whoever you’re rooting for, the best way to watch the tournament is on DISH. Check out all the different features you can use to keep track of the NCAA tournament! Now get ready to fill in those brackets.