Michigan vs UCLA live stream: How to watch Elite 8 game online

Michigan vs UCLA live stream
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Michigan vs UCLA channel, start time

The Michigan vs UCLA live stream is scheduled to start at 9:57 p.m. ET / 6:57 p.m. PT today (Tuesday March 30).
It will be on TBS.

The Michigan vs UCLA live stream is here and we've got a big final Elite 8 matchup featuring the top-seeded Wolverines taking on one of this year’s ‘Cinderella teams’ in the Bruins. It will be chalk or upset for those whose brackets remain intact for this March Madness live stream.

When you think of UCLA basketball you generally think “11-time national champions.” You don’t think “underdog.” Yet that is the reality right now for Mick Cronin’s Bruins. After an 18-9 record this season, UCLA found itself coming out of the Pac-12 as a First Four team. However, they have pushed themselves into more familiar territory to their fans. The Bruins rattled off wins against Michigan State, BYU, Abilene Christian and their extremely impressive overtime win over second-seeded Alabama in the Sweet 16.   

UCLA has made it to this point thanks in large part to their sophomore guard tandem of Jamie Jaquez Jr and Johnny Juzang. The two have combined to average 36 points per game with Jaquez netting 20ppg to lead the team. While those two have led the way overall offensively, it was a total team effort to get by the Crimson Tide as six Bruins finished in double figures in scoring. A win for the Bruins and they would join the 2011 VCU Rams as the only teams to go from the First Four to the Final Four in the NCAA Tournament.

Michigan (23-4) has enjoyed a solid run to the Elite Eight. Their closest thing to a scare came in the second round when they trailed LSU by 5 points midway through the second half, but they quickly bounced back to take control. Michigan has had to figure out how to use everyone on their roster since they lost senior forward Isaiah Livers to a stress fracture in the Big 10 Tournament. Since Livers went down, 7’1 freshman Hunter Dickinson has stepped up in the post, while sophomore guard Franz Wagner has helped run the offense. Wagner is coming off a 13-point 10-rebound 5-assist performance against FSU in the Sweet 16.  

Michigan enters the game as a 7-point favorite. The over/under is 136.    

How to watch Michigan vs UCLA live streams with a VPN

Hoops fans, if for some reason you've had to leave your own "bubble" — or you can't get TBS where you are for some strange reason — and you can't watch the Michigan vs. UCLA 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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Michigan vs UCLA live streams in the US

In the US, the Michigan vs UCLA game airs on TBS at 9:57 p.m. ET / 6:57 p.m. PT Tuesday March 30th. You can watch it all on one of the best streaming services: Sling TV

But since Sling doesn't get you CBS (which you also need for March Madness) we suggest augmenting it with another means of watching the games. That's Paramount Plus (if time is of the essence) or one of the AirTV boxes (which are now on huge sales) with Sling to get CBS and other broadcast channels.

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Michigan vs UCLA 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 Michigan vs UCLA in UK streaming services.

Michigan vs UCLA live streams in Canada

It appears that these games will be on TSN, though its channel guide doesn't specify which Elite 8 games will be on at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET. Completists stuck in Canada, looking for ways to watch the services they pay for already should — like those in the UK — take a VPN service such as ExpressVPN for a spin.

Marc Farzetta

Marc is a contributing sportswriter at Tom’s Guide covering the NFL, NBA and MLB as well as various other leagues. He is a graduate of Temple University where he studied Broadcasting and Journalism. Marc’s previous stops include the Trenton Times and NBC Sports Philadelphia. He also worked on the production crew of NBC Sunday Night Football for 11 seasons. When not working, Marc is probably sipping his next espresso to get him ready for more work.