Sunday's 2014 NCAA basketball live stream and televised games will not only include No. 1 team Syracuse in action, but also the team that held the top spot for most of the season. A game featuring Oregon State vs. Arizona, will have the No. 2 team in the nation trying to continue their push for a top seed in the upcoming 2014 NCAA tournament. The latest televised and live stream NCAA basketball game arrives on Sunday courtesy of PAC-12 Networks.
According to AZ Desert Swarm on Feb. 8, today’s game arrives with Oregon State suffering a loss in their last game in overtime against Arizona State University. Meanwhile, the Wildcats enter this game on just a one-game win streak, after suffering their first loss of the season, a 60-58 upset at the hands of California. Not only did Arizona lose the game, but they also lost one of their top stars, Brandon Ashley. The starting forward suffered a season-ending foot injury in the California game, leaving the team to regroup and figure out ways to continue towards their goal of an NCAA championship.
While Ashley is out for the Wildcats, one player who is happy to be playing for Oregon State is Angus Brandt. The 6-10 center was sidelined with his own difficult injury in 2012 and is now averaging 12.6 points a game along with 4.5 rebounds and just under 2 assists. He’s joined in the front court by forward Eric Moreland, who was suspended at the beginning of the season due to team policy violations. Moreland is now leading the team in rebounds with 9.9 per game, and blocks, with 2 per game, while senior guard Roberto Nelson leads the way in points and assists.
On the other side is Arizona, a team that some may have thought would steamroll through all competition straight to the championship in March Madness 2014. However, now teams are seeing they may be a bit more vulnerable. Due to the Wildcats' loss, they slid just a spot in their Top 25 rankings, landing at No. 2 behind Syracuse. Arizona, currently averaging 73.3 points per game, is led in scoring by junior guard Nick Johnson with his 16.2 points per game. As team, the Wildcats rank 29th in rebounding with 38.8 per game, so they’ll look to win the battle of the boards today behind Aaron Gordon and Kaleb Tarczewski. The team also ranks 45th in assists, and 57th in field goal percentage.
Arizona will hope today’s riled up crowd at McKale Center propels them to another hot shooting performance, en route to their second-straight victory. The team is currently 9-1 in the Pac-12 and 22-1 overall, and if they continue to accumulate wins like before, expect a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. Odds makers have them as 16-point favorites over the Beavers, with the over/under points total set around 133 1/2 for the game.
The Sunday matchup featuring Oregon State vs. Arizona has a scheduled start time of 7 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The Pac-12 Network for cable or satellite will provide televised coverage of this game for TV viewers in standard or hi-definition formats. In addition, Pac-12 Live website will have the game live streaming online. Keep in mind this service is available only to select cable and satellite companies. See more details here about how to watch online.