Clemson vs. New Mexico State: Live updates from NCAA Tournament 2018, score, online stream, TV info

When it comes to March Madness, being a No. 5 is the no-man's land between being heavily favored and being on high upset alert. Clemson, representing the ever-stacked ACC, is no exception. New Mexico State is trying to pull of the No. 12 vs. No. 5 upset, and it has a real chance to do so after a solid regular season.

So what side do you need to back? Visit SportsLine now to get a strong pick from an advanced computer model that entered the tournament on a red-hot 11-1 run.

Click here to follow updates in our LIVE bracket and scroll down for the live blog

About No. 5 Clemson

Brad Brownell's first NCAA Tournament appearance with the Tigers since 2011 comes in a year where nothing has come easy. Clemson has dealt with attrition due to injury, but a veteran-led group seemed to respond every time. The Tigers play defense at a high level just like you've come to expect from this program, but none of their best wins since Jan. 1 have been away from home.

About No. 12 New Mexico State

New Mexico State is back in the NCAA Tournament for a second consecutive season, despite a coaching change in the offseason. First year coach Chris Jans has the Aggies riding a six-game winning streak and rounding into shape as one of the best all-around defensive teams in the field.

Viewing Information

  • Location: Viejas Arena -- San Diego, California
  • Date: Friday, March 16 -- 9:57 p.m. ET
  • TV: truTV (check local listings)
  • Stream: March Madness Live
  • Follow: CBS Sports App 

The last two years, SportsLine's computer simulation correctly predicted nine out of 12 double-digit NCAA Tournament upsets in the first round with their computer algorithm. This year they have plenty of upsets again, like one region where you need to pick the 11, 12, AND 13 seeds, and another region with a 4-seed in the Final Four. Click here to see SportsLine's Optimized NCAA Tournament bracket.    

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