How to Watch Arizona vs. Long Beach State Basketball: Live Stream & TV Channel Info – NCAA Tournament First Round

The No. 2 seed Arizona Wildcats (25-8) and the No. 15 seed Long Beach State Beach (21-14) will meet on Thursday at 2:00 PM ET in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. The contest airs on TBS.

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Wildcats vs. Beach Game Info

  • Date: Thursday, March 21, 2024
  • Time: 2:00 PM ET
  • TV: TBS
  • Live Stream: Stream NCAA men’s basketball on Paramount Plus and Hulu + Live TV
  • Where: Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Venue: Delta Center

Wildcats Insights

  • Arizona is surrendering 72.2 points per game this season (190th-ranked in college basketball), but it has really thrived offensively, scoring 87.9 points per contest (third-best).
  • The Wildcats rank third-best in college basketball by grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game. In terms of rebounds allowed, they rank 37th in college basketball (32.2 allowed per contest).
  • Arizona has been tallying plenty of assists in 2023-24, ranking second-best in college basketball with 18.6 assists per game.
  • The Wildcats are committing 11.8 turnovers per game (247th-ranked in college basketball). They are forcing 12.8 turnovers per contest (61st-ranked).
  • Arizona ranks 21st-best in college basketball with a three-point shooting percentage of 37.1%. It ranks 138th in college basketball by sinking 7.8 threes per contest.
  • The Wildcats are giving up 8 three-pointers per game (272nd-ranked in college basketball). They are allowing opposing teams to shoot 33.4% (162nd-ranked) from beyond the arc.
  • When it comes to shot breakdown, Arizona has taken 67.4% two-pointers (accounting for 75.2% of the team’s baskets) and 32.6% from beyond the arc (24.8%).

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Beach Insights

  • Offensively Long Beach State is the 70th-ranked team in the nation (77.7 points per game). On defense it is 286th (75.7 points conceded per game).
  • The Beach grab 38.3 rebounds per game and give up 35.4 boards, ranking 49th and 214th, respectively, in the nation.
  • With 15.4 assists per game, Long Beach State is 48th in the country.
  • In 2023-24, the Beach are 276th in the nation in turnovers committed (12.2 per game) and 53rd in turnovers forced (13).
  • Beyond the arc, Long Beach State is 25th-worst in the nation in 3-pointers made per game (5.5). It is ranked 324th in 3-point percentage at 30.8%.
  • The Beach are the 10th-worst team in the nation in 3-pointers allowed (9.2 per game) and 248th in 3-point percentage defensively (34.5%).
  • Long Beach State attempts 28.6% percent of its shots from beyond the arc, and 19.7% of its made baskets are from there. Inside the arc, it attempts 71.4% of its shots, with 80.3% of its makes coming from there.

Wildcats Leaders

  • The scoring leader for the Wildcats this season is Caleb Love, who averages 18.1 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 3.4 assists per game.
  • Arizona’s leading rebounder is Oumar Ballo averaging 10.1 boards per game and its best passer is Pelle Larsson and his 3.6 assists per game.
  • Love makes more threes per game than any other member of the Wildcats, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.6 per contest.
  • Kylan Boswell is Arizona’s leader in steals, averaging 1.3 steals per game, while Ballo leads them in blocks with 1.2 per contest.

Beach Leaders

  • Marcus Tsohonis scores 17.8 points per game and is the top scorer for the Beach.
  • Long Beach State’s leader in rebounds is Lassina Traore with 10.4 per game, and its leader in assists is Aboubacar Traore with 4.5 per game.
  • Jadon Jones averages 2.3 three-pointers per game, the most on the Beach.
  • Long Beach State’s leader in steals is Jones with 1.8 per game, and its leader in blocks is Aboubacar Traore with 1.4 per game.
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