How to Watch Alabama vs. Charleston (SC) Basketball: Live Stream & TV Channel Info – NCAA Tournament First Round

The No. 4 Alabama Crimson Tide (21-11) play the No. 13 Charleston (SC) Cougars (27-7) in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday, starting at 7:35 PM ET.

You’ll want to check out truTV for the upcoming game that pits the Crimson Tide against the Cougars.

Crimson Tide vs. Cougars Game Info

  • Date: Friday, March 22, 2024
  • Time: 7:35 PM ET
  • TV: truTV
  • Live Stream: Stream NCAA men’s basketball on Paramount Plus and Hulu + Live TV
  • Where: Spokane, Washington
  • Venue: Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena

Crimson Tide Insights

  • Because of Alabama’s defensive struggles this season, ranking third-worst in college basketball with 81.1 points allowed per game, it has been forced to count on its offense, which ranks best in college basketball posting 90.8 points per game.
  • The Crimson Tide are allowing 35.1 boards per game this season (194th-ranked in college basketball), but they’ve provided a lift by pulling down 39.6 rebounds per game (23rd-best).
  • Alabama is putting up 15.9 assists per game, which ranks them 34th in the country in 2023-24.
  • With 11.8 turnovers per game, the Crimson Tide rank 248th in college basketball. They force 11.3 turnovers per contest, which ranks 170th in college basketball.
  • Alabama ranks second-best in the nation by making 11.1 treys per game. In terms of three-point percentage, it ranks 40th in college basketball at 36.5%.
  • The Crimson Tide rank 176th in the nation with 7.3 threes allowed per game this season. Meanwhile, they rank 79th with a 31.9% shooting percentage allowed from three-point land.
  • So far this year, Alabama has taken 53.2% two-pointers, accounting for 64.2% of the team’s buckets. It has shot 46.8% threes (35.8% of the team’s baskets).

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Cougars Insights

  • On offense Charleston (SC) is the 32nd-ranked squad in college basketball (80.5 points per game). Defensively it is 203rd (72.5 points allowed per game).
  • The Cougars are the 19th-best team in the country in rebounds per game (39.8) and are ranked 201st in rebounds allowed (35.2).
  • This season Charleston (SC) is ranked 50th in college basketball in assists at 15.3 per game.
  • The Cougars commit 9.5 turnovers per game and force 10.9 per game, ranking 36th and 213th, respectively, in the country.
  • Charleston (SC) is the eighth-best team in the nation in 3-pointers made (10.5 per game) and 153rd in 3-point percentage (34.5%).
  • Giving up 7.5 3-pointers per game and conceding 33.6% from beyond the arc, the Cougars are 208th and 176th in the nation, respectively, in those categories.
  • Charleston (SC) takes 47.2% percent of its shots from beyond the arc, and 36.8% of its made shots are from there. Inside the arc, it attempts 52.8% of its shots, with 63.2% of its makes coming from there.

Crimson Tide Leaders

  • The scoring leader for the Crimson Tide this season is Mark Sears, who averages 21.1 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game.
  • Grant Nelson leads Alabama in rebounding, averaging 5.7 per game, while Aaron Estrada leads the team in assists, distributing an average of 4.5 in each contest.
  • Sears leads the Crimson Tide in three-point shooting, making an average of 2.3 shots per game from beyond the arc.
  • The Alabama steals leader is Sears, who averages 1.7 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Nelson, who compiles 1.6 rejections per contest.

Cougars Leaders

  • Reyne Smith is the top scorer for the Cougars with 12.8 points per game. He also adds 2.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game to his statistics.
  • Charleston (SC)’s leader in rebounds is Ante Brzovic with 6.2 per game, and its leader in assists is CJ Fulton with 4.2 per game.
  • Smith is the top shooter from deep for the Cougars, hitting 3.2 threes per game.
  • Charleston (SC)’s leader in steals is Kobe Rodgers with 1.2 per game, and its leader in blocks is James Scott with 1.3 per game.
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