The Kansas Jayhawks have been one of the most-followed men’s basketball teams of the year. That’s even before they stomped Eastern Kentucky and marched into Round Two of the NCAA March Madness tournament. Freshmen Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid made NBA general managers’ minds run wild all season long, but not having Embiid for today’s Kansas Jayhawks vs. Stanford Cardinal game isn’t the biggest concern for Kansas coach Bill Self. It’s actually the power of the 10th-ranked Cardinal, which upset New Mexico by 5 points in Round One. You can watch Kansas Jayhawks vs Stanford Cardinal online free streaming live using the links below.
The reason for Coach Self’s concern is that the New Mexico Lobos could’ve been a total pain for Kansas if the Jayhawks had faced them today in Round Two. Instead, the Cardinal handed them one-and-done status and moved onto today’s game with at least one matchup advantage for today’s game against Kansas.
With Kansas playing again without Joel Embiid, the Stanford Cardinal have a size advantage inside. In addition, Stanford’s Chasson Randle will be difficult for Kansas’ Naadir Tharpe to contain, and Dwight Powell will be a tough matchup for the Jayhawks.
However, as you watch Kansas Jayhawks vs Stanford Cardinal online free streaming live today, you’ll see a Cardinal team that desperately needs to keep Kansas out of transition. The Jayhawks can be dangerous on the run, and with basically nobody on the Cardinal able to match-up well against Andrew Wiggins, the chances of it being a long game for Stanford are just as good as it being a tough game for Kansas.
Both teams surged late to get to today’s Round of 32 game. Kansas (25-9) powered from three down with 9 minutes left to win 80-69, and Stanford (22-12) gave up an early 16-point lead and regained its stride just in time to beat No. 7 New Mexico 58-53. Normally a 2 seed (Kansas) vs. a 10 seed (Stanford) wouldn’t hold much intrigue, but in light of the matchup difficulties for both teams and the number of upsets so far in this year’s March Madness, today’s Kansas vs. Stanford game could be a doozy. And, like both team’s first-round games, it could come down to some last-minute heroics.
Knowing this could be a great 2 vs 10 NCAA March Madness game, and knowing it may be one of Wiggins’ last games in a Kansas uniform, here’s how you can watch Kansas Jayhawks vs Stanford Cardinal online free streaming live. Once the Jayhawks and Cardinal are at tipoff, head over to the NCAA March Madness Tournament official website via this link. That link will let you watch every March Madness game free, even those not broadcast live on CBS (TNT, TBS, etc.). Kansas vs Stanford is slated for a 9:15am PST / 12:15pm EST tipoff live on CBS. If you’re not near a TV at that time, the link above should let you tune into the action seamlessly.