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

A first-round NCAA Tournament matchup will see the No. 1-seed Houston Cougars (30-4) take the court against the No. 16 seed Longwood Lancers (21-13) on Friday at FedExForum. The matchup tips off at 9:20 PM ET, on TNT.

You’ll want to head to TNT for the upcoming matchup that pits the Cougars against the Lancers.

Cougars vs. Lancers Game Info

  • Date: Friday, March 22, 2024
  • Time: 9:20 PM ET
  • TV: TNT
  • Live Stream: Stream NCAA men’s basketball on Paramount Plus and Hulu + Live TV
  • Where: Memphis, Tennessee
  • Venue: FedExForum

Cougars Insights

  • Houston owns a top-25 defense this season, ranking best in college basketball with 57 points allowed per game. Offensively, it ranks 191st with 73 points scored per contest.
  • With 37.6 boards per game, the Cougars rank 71st in college basketball. They give up 33.8 rebounds per contest, which ranks 129th in college basketball.
  • So far this season, Houston ranks 189th in college basketball in assists, delivering 12.9 per game.
  • The Cougars are thriving when it comes to turnovers, as they rank seventh-best in college basketball in turnovers committed (8.4 per game) and 12th-best in forced turnovers (14.9 per contest).
  • This year, Houston is sinking 7.7 three-pointers per game (151st-ranked in college basketball) and is shooting 34.7% (140th-ranked) from three-point land.
  • The Cougars rank 14th-best in the nation by giving up a three-point shooting percentage of 30% to opposing teams. They rank 40th in college basketball by ceding 6.1 treys per contest.
  • Houston has taken 63.4% two-pointers and 36.6% three-pointers this season. Of the team’s baskets, 70.8% are two-pointers and 29.2% are three-pointers.

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Lancers Insights

  • In 2023-24, Longwood is 115th in the nation offensively (75.6 points scored per game) and 64th defensively (67.9 points conceded).
  • On the glass, the Lancers are 37th in the country in rebounds (39 per game). They are fifth-best in rebounds allowed (29.8 per game).
  • Longwood is 189th in the nation in assists (12.9 per game) in 2023-24.
  • In terms of turnovers, the Lancers are 265th in the country in committing them (12 per game). They are 49th in forcing them (13.1 per game).
  • Longwood makes 5.8 3-pointers per game and shoots 34.3% from beyond the arc, ranking 320th and 163rd, respectively, in the nation.
  • In 2023-24, the Lancers are 192nd in college basketball in 3-pointers allowed (7.4 per game) and 233rd in defensive 3-point percentage (34.3%).
  • In 2023-24, Longwood has attempted 28.7% percent of its shots from beyond the arc, and 71.3% percent from inside it. In terms of made shots, 21.6% of Longwood’s buckets have been 3-pointers, and 78.4% have been 2-pointers.

Cougars Leaders

  • The Cougars scoring leader is LJ Cryer, who averages 15.3 per contest to go with 2.3 rebounds and 1.9 assists.
  • Houston’s leading rebounder is J’wan Roberts averaging 6.8 boards per game and its best passer is Jamal Shead and his 6.2 assists per game.
  • The Cougars get the most three-point shooting production out of Cryer, who makes 3.1 threes per game.
  • Shead and Ja’Vier Francis lead Houston on the defensive end, with Shead leading the team in steals averaging 2.3 per game and Francis in blocks averaging 1.5 per contest.

Lancers Leaders

  • Walyn Napper averages 14.6 points and tacks on 4.6 assists per game, putting him at the top of the Lancers’ leaderboards for those statistics.
  • Michael Christmas is at the top of the Longwood rebounding leaderboard with 6.2 rebounds per game. He also racks up 11.5 points and tacks on 0.9 assists per game.
  • Christmas is the top scorer from deep for the Lancers, hitting 1.1 threes per game.
  • Napper (1.6 steals per game) is the steal leader for Longwood while Szymon Zapala (0.9 blocks per game) is the block leader.
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