Houston vs. Oregon State live stream — how to watch Elite 8 basketball online

Houston vs Oregon State live stream
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Houston vs. Oregon State channel, start time

The Houston vs. Oregon State live stream is scheduled to begin at 7:15 p.m. ET / 4:15 p.m. PT  today (Monday, March 29) at . It will be on CBS.

The Houston vs. Oregon State live stream is here and it may give us exactly what we look for in every great tournament: an epic, bracket-busting upset. This March Madness live stream finds no. 12 -seeded Oregon State in way further than people expected, taking on no. 2-ranked Houston for entry to the Final Four. 

And history shows us how rare this is. The Beavers are the first 12-seed to make the Elite 8 since Missouri got there in 2002. Of course, the Tigers fell to Oklahoma, so it's on Oregon State to make history tonight — or go home. And then we watch the Baylor vs Arkansas live stream afterwards.

Houston Cougar Quentin Grimes is looking to lead the fight to keep Oregon State from making history. Averaging 18.1 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.9 assists, Grimes has been his team's leader, including posting 14 points in the Sweet 16 round against Syracuse. Other noteworthy contributors include Marcus Sasser (13.3 ppg) and Dejon Jarreau (10.9 ppg, 5.3 rebounds per game).

If Oregon State is to win, it will need a big-time performance from senior guard Ethan Thompson (15.6 ppg, 3.8 assists per game), who's lead the team up until now. The only other player in double digits on average is guard Jarod Lucas (13 ppg). Does this mean that Houston can win by making Thompson pass and not shoot? We shall find out. 

Houston goes into today's game as 8-point favorites. The over/under is 130.5.

How to watch Houston vs. Oregon State live streams with a VPN

Hoops fans, if for some reason you've had to leave your own "bubble" — or you can't get CBS or Paramount Plus where you are for some strange reason — and you can't watch the Houston vs. Oregon State live stream, you're not out of luck. With a virtual private network, or VPN, you can appear to be surfing the web from your home town (or somewhere that blackouts won't hit), and access the same streaming services you already paid for. 

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Houston vs. Oregon State live streams in the US

In the US, the Houston vs. Oregon State game airs on CBS at 7:15 p.m. ET / 4:15 p.m. PT today (March 29). You can watch it all on one of our favorite streaming services fuboTV, as well as Paramount Plus, the latest streaming service on the block. 

But since neither get you the other three March Madness channels (TBS, TNT and truTV) — we suggest another route. That's getting those three channels from Sling TV — another of the best streaming services — and pairing it with a means of getting CBS. You could just go for Paramount Plus if time is of the essence, but a pair of deals we'll explain below can help you connect CBS right into Sling.

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Houston vs. Oregon State live streams in the UK

American basketball fans unable to watch the tournament while travelling may need to check out a service such as ExpressVPN, as we can't find Houston vs. Oregon State in UK streaming services.

Houston vs. Oregon State live streams in Canada

We can't tell how many of the college basketball games will be airing on TSN, but we can see it has some tournament matchups. For example, TSN lists Elite 8 coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET today. Completists stuck in Canada without a way to watch the games on the service they already subscribe to, though should — like those in the UK — take a VPN service such as ExpressVPN for a spin.

Henry T. Casey
Managing Editor (Entertainment, Streaming)

Henry is a managing editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past seven years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.