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How to watch the 2021 NIT semifinals via live online stream

The 2021 National Invitation Tournament has reached its semifinals. Memphis faces Colorado State and Mississippi State faces Louisiana Tech, with both games airing on ESPN. We break down how to watch via live stream.

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Memphis Tigers head coach Penny Hardaway during the first half against the Tulane Green Wave at FedExForum.  Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

The men’s 2021 NIT is nearing its end, and the semifinals of the men’s tournament are set to begin on Saturday. Four teams are looking to punch their tickets to the championship game. Let’s go over the teams still in the field.

Colorado State (+148) will take on Memphis (-182) in a battle between No. 1 seeds to kick off the semifinals at 12 p.m. ET. The Tigers are 52nd in the NET rankings and have only lost two games since the start of February. Their last two losses came against Houston, which has advanced to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA tournament as a No. 3 seed and entered March Madness as the No. 6 team in the country. The Rams’ are 4-point underdogs but went 20-6 doing the regular season. They’ll need a strong performance from David Roddy, the team’s leading scorer and rebounder, to take down the favorite.

The second semifinal game will feature Louisiana Tech (-115) and Mississippi State (-106) and will tip off at 3 p.m. ET. Mississippi State is favored by a single point at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Both games will be broadcast on ESPN, but you can also stream them via the WatchESPN app. If you don’t have a cable login to access those stations for a live stream, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream the games.