Those who watch Pittsburgh vs. Colorado live online in the 2014 NCAA tournament are in for a real treat. Both Pittsburgh and Colorado fought their way to be in the NCAA tournament and will not go out without a real fight. Just a few weeks ago both teams were on the bubble and now find themselves facing each other to prove who belongs.
March Madness fans can watch Pittsburgh vs. Colorado live online at 1:40 EST on Thursday, March 20th or on TBS. The game will take place in Orlando, Florida as part of the South Region bracket. It will be the first of four great games in Orlando on Thursday.
The Pittsburgh Panthers shot out of the gates this season, looking like a contender in the ACC and possibly on a national level. Pittsburgh began the season 14-1 until their best perimeter defender and sixth man Durand Johnson went down with an injury against Wake Forest. They were never the same again, losing to Syracuse, Duke, and Virginia over a rough stretch through January and February. Finishing the season 7-7 left them limping to the 2014 NCAA tournament. An ACC tournament win over UNC probably saved their season and put them into the NCAA tournament.
Anyone who tunes in to watch Pittsburgh vs. Colorado live online will get to see the Buffaloes in their third straight NCAA tournament appearance. Coach Tad Boyle is not “fresh meat” caught up in the bright lights of March Madness. His team came to the dance looking to win, not be content with an eight seed, their highest ever. “For this program to get national respect, we have to play well on a national stage, and the stage doesn’t get any bigger in basketball than the one we’re on right now, the NCAA tournament,” Boyle said about Colorado making a national impact.
Typically, eight vs. nine seed games are March Madness bracket busters. Anything can happen, as the selection committee tries to pick evenly matched teams. Don’t expect this one to be any different. The slight edge goes to Pittsburgh, as Colorado is still without their best player, Spencer Dinwiddie, who went down in January with a season ending knee injury. But it will be close.
NCAA tournament fans can watch Pittsburgh vs. Colorado live online on Thursday by clicking here.
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