The Dayton Flyers basketball team is the closest thing to a Cinderella that the 2014 NCAA March Madness tournament has left. Dayton, a No. 11 seed, takes on the No. 10 Stanford Cardinal in the Sweet 16 tonight in one of the best Round of 16 matchups of the next two days. You can watch Dayton Flyers vs Stanford Cardinal online free live streaming using a few different services.
In some respects both the Dayton Flyers and Stanford Cardinal are Cinderella stories. The teams are two of only three remaining double-digit seeds, the other being Tennessee, which takes on No. 2 Michigan on Friday. The Flyers, who stood at a dismal 1-5 in conference play just two months ago and were no guarantee on Selection Sunday, wound their way to tonight’s game against equally unlikely regional semifinalist Stanford by knocking off Ohio State and Syracuse.
Three months ago the Dayton Flyers basketball season was on the brink, courtesy of a dismal 1-5 start in the Atlantic 10. After a brutal loss to St. Joseph’s via a buzzer-beating three-pointer, the players finally turned things around to get 10 wins in 13 games and, obviously, a trip to March Madness.
When you watch Dayton Flyers vs Stanford Cardinal online free live streaming today, the Cardinal will have no less of an impressive story. Dayton plays a physical and athletic but perimeter-oriented game, while Stanford uses its size to prevent easy baskets on the defensive end. Stanford has battled through New Mexico and, last week, No. 2 seed Kansas. So far in the NCAA tournament, Stanford has had a 9-4 blocking advantage over opponents, while Dayton has been “out blocked” 11-4. If Stanford’s bigs (Stefan Nastic, Dwight Powell and Josh Huestis) can stay out of foul trouble, Dayton’s guards will have all sorts of trouble getting to the rim.
Stanford will also need yet another good game from point guard Chasson Randle on both ends of the floor against Dayton tonight. Dayton’s guards and wings, Vee Sanford, Jordan Sibert, Dyshawn Pierre and Devin Oliver, have earned the lion’s share of praise in the lead-up to this Stanford vs. Dayton game being televised live on CBS.
You can watch Dayton Flyers vs Stanford Cardinal online free live streaming by heading to the NCAA Tournament website and finding the game there. The official NCAA website lets you watch every March Madness game free, including live broadcasts from CBS, TBS, TNT, truTV, etc. If you’re hoping to watch Dayton Flyers basketball online vs Stanford today in the Sweet 16, you can tune into the 4:15pm PST / 7:15pm EST tipoff live on CBS or watch Dayton Flyers vs Stanford Cardinal online free live streaming using the link above. If you use the link, the live stream should work fine on a computer, laptop, tablet or even a mobile phone.