How to Watch Iowa State vs. South Dakota State Basketball: Live Stream & TV Channel Info – NCAA Tournament First Round

The No. 2 seed Iowa State Cyclones (27-7) and the No. 15 seed South Dakota State Jackrabbits (22-12) will meet in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday at 7:35 PM ET. The matchup airs on truTV.

You’ll want to head to truTV for the upcoming game that pits the Cyclones against the Jackrabbits.

Cyclones vs. Jackrabbits Game Info

  • Date: Thursday, March 21, 2024
  • Time: 7:35 PM ET
  • TV: truTV
  • Live Stream: Stream NCAA men’s basketball on Paramount Plus and Hulu + Live TV
  • Where: Omaha, Nebraska
  • Venue: CHI Health Center Omaha

Cyclones Insights

  • Iowa State is scoring 75.6 points per game this season (113th-ranked in college basketball), but it has really shined on defense, surrendering only 61.3 points per game (fourth-best).
  • The Cyclones are 260th in the country with 34 boards per game so far this year. Meanwhile, they rank 84th with 33.1 rebounds allowed per contest.
  • Iowa State is averaging 15.7 assists per game, which ranks them 38th in college basketball in 2023-24.
  • The Cyclones rank second-best in the country by forcing 16.8 turnovers per game. They rank 83rd in college basketball by averaging 10.2 turnovers per contest.
  • Iowa State ranks 265th in the country with 6.5 three-pointers per game this season. Meanwhile, it ranks 127th with a 34.9% shooting percentage from beyond the arc.
  • The Cyclones are ceding 7.3 treys per game (176th-ranked in college basketball) this season, while allowing a 31.5% three-point percentage (55th-ranked).
  • In terms of shot breakdown, Iowa State has taken 68% two-pointers (accounting for 75.9% of the team’s buckets) and 32% three-pointers (24.1%).

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Jackrabbits Insights

  • At 76.8 points scored per game and 70.8 points allowed, South Dakota State is 87th in college basketball on offense and 140th on defense.
  • The Jackrabbits grab 35.8 rebounds per game and concede 33.8 boards, ranking 144th and 128th, respectively, in the nation.
  • With 12.8 assists per game, South Dakota State is 205th in the nation.
  • In 2023-24, the Jackrabbits are 130th in the nation in turnovers committed (10.8 per game) and 230th in turnovers forced (10.8).
  • South Dakota State is 73rd in college basketball in 3-pointers made (8.5 per game) and 50th in 3-point percentage (36.3%).
  • Defensively, the Jackrabbits are 0-worst in the country in 3-pointers conceded per game at 9.7. They are 252nd in 3-point percentage allowed at 34.6%.
  • In 2023-24, South Dakota State has attempted 59.6% percent of its shots from inside the arc, and 40.4% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 69.6% of South Dakota State’s buckets have been 2-pointers, and 30.4% have been 3-pointers.

Cyclones Leaders

  • The Cyclones scoring leader is Keshon Gilbert, who averages 13.8 per contest to go with 4.5 rebounds and 4.2 assists.
  • Iowa State’s leading rebounder is Tre King averaging 5.2 boards per game and its best passer is Tamin Lipsey and his 4.9 assists per game.
  • Curtis Jones leads the Cyclones in three-point shooting, knocking down an average of 1.9 shots per game from beyond the arc.
  • The Iowa State steals leader is Lipsey, who averages 2.8 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Hason Ward, who compiles 1.2 rejections per contest.

Jackrabbits Leaders

  • Zeke Mayo racks up 18.8 points and adds 3.5 assists per game, putting him at the top of the Jackrabbits’ leaderboards in those statistics.
  • William Kyle III is at the top of the South Dakota State rebounding leaderboard with 6.6 rebounds per game. He also notches 13.1 points and tacks on 1.6 assists per game.
  • Mayo is the top scorer from the three-point line for the Jackrabbits, hitting 2.6 threes per game.
  • South Dakota State’s leader in steals is Charlie Easley with 2.2 per game, and its leader in blocks is Kyle with 1.6 per game.
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