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

The No. 10 Colorado Buffaloes (25-10) meet the No. 7 Florida Gators (24-11) in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday, starting at 4:30 PM ET.

In order to watch this matchup, you should head to TBS.

Buffaloes vs. Gators Game Info

  • Date: Friday, March 22, 2024
  • Time: 4:30 PM ET
  • TV: TBS
  • Live Stream: Stream NCAA men’s basketball on Paramount Plus and Hulu + Live TV
  • Where: Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Venue: Gainbridge Fieldhouse

Buffaloes Insights

  • With 78.7 points per game on offense, Colorado ranks 54th in the nation. Defensively, it surrenders 70.7 points per contest, which ranks 135th in college basketball.
  • With 30.5 rebounds allowed per game, the Buffaloes rank ninth-best in college basketball. They rank 83rd in college basketball by pulling down 37.4 boards per contest.
  • Colorado is dishing out 15.8 dimes per game, which ranks them 37th in the country in 2023-24.
  • So far this year, the Buffaloes are committing 12 turnovers per game (264th-ranked in college basketball) and forcing 10.2 turnovers per contest (279th-ranked).
  • Colorado ranks eighth-best in college basketball with a three-point shooting percentage of 39.1%. It ranks 237th in college basketball by draining 6.8 threes per contest.
  • The Buffaloes are giving up 6.6 threes per game (83rd-ranked in college basketball). They are allowing opposing teams to shoot 31.4% (46th-ranked) from downtown.
  • So far this year, Colorado has taken 69.6% two-pointers, accounting for 75.8% of the team’s buckets. It has shot 30.4% three-pointers (24.2% of the team’s baskets).

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Gators Insights

  • On offense, Florida is the sixth-best team in the country (85.1 points per game). Defensively, it is 331st (78.5 points allowed per game).
  • The Gators are the second-best squad in the nation in rebounds per game (42.7) and are ranked 250th in rebounds allowed (36).
  • Florida is 77th in college basketball in assists (14.8 per game) in 2023-24.
  • In 2023-24, the Gators are 186th in college basketball in turnovers committed (11.3 per game) and 271st in turnovers forced (10.3).
  • At 7.7 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 34.2% from beyond the arc, Florida is 150th and 169th in the nation, respectively, in those categories.
  • Giving up 6.8 3-pointers per game and conceding 32.2% from downtown, the Gators are 111th and 93rd in the nation, respectively, in those categories.
  • Florida takes 34.5% percent of its shots from behind the 3-point line, and 25.8% of its made shots are from there. Inside the 3-point line, it attempts 65.5% of its shots, with 74.2% of its makes coming from there.

Buffaloes Leaders

  • KJ Simpson leads the Buffaloes in points and assists per game, scoring 19.6 points and distributing 4.8 assists.
  • Colorado’s best rebounder is Eddie Lampkin Jr., who averages seven boards per game in addition to his 10.3 PPG average.
  • Simpson makes more threes per game than any other member of the Buffaloes, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.1 per contest.
  • Simpson and Tristan da Silva lead Colorado on the defensive end, with Simpson leading the team in steals averaging 1.7 per game and da Silva in blocks averaging 0.6 per contest.

Gators Leaders

  • Walter Clayton Jr. is at the top of the Gators scoring leaderboard with 17.1 points per game. He also grabs 3.6 rebounds and racks up 2.6 assists per game.
  • Tyrese Samuel puts up a stat line of 7.4 rebounds, 14 points and 1.8 assists per game for Florida to take the top rebound spot on the team. Zyon Pullin holds the top spot for assists with 4.8 per game, adding 15.6 points and four rebounds per outing.
  • Clayton is the top scorer from distance for the Gators, hitting 2.5 threes per game.
  • Florida’s leader in steals is Samuel (1.2 per game), and its leader in blocks is Alex Condon (1.2 per game).
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