How to Watch Creighton vs. Akron Basketball: Live Stream & TV Channel Info – NCAA Tournament First Round

The No. 14 Akron Zips (24-10) will be looking to move on to the second round of the NCAA Tournament when they square off against the No. 3 Creighton Bluejays (23-9) on Thursday. This 3-14 matchup in the Midwest Region bracket tips off at 1:30 PM ET.

Want to watch the matchup featuring the Bluejays and Zips? Tune in to TNT to witness all the action. Don’t miss out!

Bluejays vs. Zips Game Info

  • Date: Thursday, March 21, 2024
  • Time: 1:30 PM ET
  • TV: TNT
  • Live Stream: Stream NCAA men’s basketball on Paramount Plus and Hulu + Live TV
  • Where: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Venue: PPG Paints Arena

Bluejays Insights

  • This year, Creighton is scoring 80.5 points per game (32nd-ranked in college basketball) and surrendering 69.7 points per contest (103rd-ranked).
  • With 37.9 boards per game, the Bluejays rank 61st in the nation. They allow 33.5 rebounds per contest, which ranks 105th in college basketball.
  • Creighton has been piling up assists in 2023-24, ranking 16th-best in college basketball with 17.1 dimes per contest.
  • The Bluejays, who rank 56th in college basketball with 9.8 turnovers per game, are forcing 7.5 turnovers per contest, which is -4-worst in college basketball.
  • Creighton is top-25 this season in three-point shooting, ranking sixth-best in college basketball with 10.6 three-pointers per game. Meanwhile, it ranks 59th with a 36.1% shooting percentage from downtown.
  • The Bluejays are top-25 this year in three-pointers allowed, currently 20th-best in college basketball with 5.8 threes allowed per game. Meanwhile, they rank 93rd with a 32.2% shooting percentage allowed from beyond the arc.
  • Of the shots taken by Creighton in 2023-24, 51.1% of them have been two-pointers (63.7% of the team’s made baskets) and 48.9% have been from beyond the arc (36.3%).

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Zips Insights

  • On offense, Akron is the 165th-ranked team in college basketball (74 points per game). Defensively, it is 24th-best (65.9 points allowed per game).
  • In 2023-24, the Zips are 105th in college basketball in rebounds (36.8 per game) and 37th in rebounds allowed (32.2).
  • With 13 assists per game, Akron is 182nd in the country.
  • The Zips are 123rd in the nation in turnovers per game (10.7) and 242nd in turnovers forced (10.7).
  • Beyond the arc, Akron is 113th in college basketball in 3-pointers made per game (8.1). It is 241st in 3-point percentage at 32.9%.
  • The Zips are 48th in the nation in 3-pointers conceded (6.3 per game) and 11th-best in 3-point percentage defensively (29.7%).
  • In 2023-24, Akron has taken 42.8% percent of its shots from beyond the arc, and 57.2% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 30.8% of Akron’s baskets have been 3-pointers, and 69.2% have been 2-pointers.

Bluejays Leaders

  • The Bluejays leader in points and rebounds is Baylor Scheierman, who scores 18.4 points and pulls down 9 boards per game.
  • Trey Alexander leads Creighton in assists, averaging 4.8 per game while also scoring 17.6 points per contest.
  • The Bluejays get the most three-point shooting production out of Scheierman, who knocks down 3.1 threes per game.
  • Alexander and Ryan Kalkbrenner lead Creighton on the defensive end, with Alexander leading the team in steals averaging 1.1 per game and Kalkbrenner in blocks averaging three per contest.

Zips Leaders

  • Enrique Freeman sits atop the Zips leaderboards for scoring and rebounding with 18.6 points and 12.7 rebounds per game.
  • Ali Ali notches more assists than any other Akron teammate with 2.8 per game. He also averages 15.6 points and pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game.
  • Sammy Hunter is the top scorer from deep for the Zips, hitting 1.8 threes per game.
  • Akron’s leader in steals and blocks is Freeman with 0.8 steals and 1.7 blocks per game.
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