Ridgefield senior Nicholas Laudati, left, and Wilton senior Andrew Connolly meet in the 2017 FCIAC Boys Basketball Championship on HAN Network. — Dave Stewart photos

HAN On Demand: 2017 FCIAC Boys Basketball Championship: 3 Ridgefield vs. 5 Wilton

Longtime rivals Ridgefield and Wilton play for both schools' first FCIAC Boys Basketball Championship live from Fairfield University's Alumni Hall

The No. 3 Ridgefield Tigers and No. 5 Wilton Warriors meet in the FCIAC Boys Basketball Championship on Thursday, March 2, at 7 p.m. You can watch the game live from Fairfield University’s Alumni Hall (or anytime on-demand) in the video player below. The game will also be simulcast live on Frontier Communications’ Vantage Sports Network (Chs. 600/1600) and you can watch it on the HAN Network mobile app.

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How they got here

Ridgefield has kept the postseason exciting for Tigers fans. No. 3 Ridgefield (16-6, 13-5 FCIAC) edged No. 6 Fairfield Warde with a buzzer beater in the quarterfinals on Saturday. After a three-pointer at the buzzer in the semifinals, the Tigers beat rival No. 7 Danbury in double-overtime on Tuesday get to the championship.

Wilton (17-5, 13-5), Ridgefield’s other big rival, finished the regular season with the same FCIAC record as the Tigers. The Tigers, however, won in their only meeting this season, 69-59, on Feb. 2. Wilton staged a big comeback against No. 4 Trinity on Saturday to get to the semifinals. In the semifinals, the Warriors kept No. Trumbull under control long enough on Tuesday for another upset and a chance to win the school’s first boys basketball title.

During the semifinals, Fairfield Warde High School was so packed with Wilton and Ridgefield fans that the FCIAC opted to move it to Fairfield University’s Alumni Hall, which holds 2,800 people — about 1,000 more than Fairfield Warde’s gymnasium.

We’ve carried all three rounds of the FCIAC boys basketball tournament on HAN.Network, which you can find links to watch all the games at our FCIAC Boys Basketball Tournament page.

How to watch

HAN Network’s live sports coverage begins at least 10 minutes before the games’ scheduled start. There are a few different ways you can watch the HAN Network:

Mobile: Watch the games, local news, politics and entertainment programming on your iPhone or Android phone with the HAN Network. Download it here.

Online: All HAN Network broadcasts are available live at HAN.Network and our affiliate websites, including FCIAC.net and all the other HAN Network local news websites.

On TV: All Frontier Communications subscribers in Connecticut can watch the simulcast of most HAN Network Connecticut sports broadcasts on the Vantage Sports Network at Channels 600 and 1600-HD.

On your Smart TV: It’s easy to watch HAN Network broadcasts on your smart televisions or with Apple TV, Roku (search for Hersam Acorn on Roku’s YouTube channel) or Google’s Chromecast.

Schedule: Here’s our sports and news broadcast schedule.

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