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

The No. 4 Kansas Jayhawks (22-10) meet the No. 13 Samford Bulldogs (29-5) in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday, tipping off at 9:55 PM ET.

Looking to catch the showdown between the Jayhawks and Bulldogs? Tune in to TBS to witness all the action. Don’t miss out!

Jayhawks vs. Bulldogs Game Info

  • Date: Thursday, March 21, 2024
  • Time: 9:55 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

Jayhawks Insights

  • Kansas is averaging 75.3 points per game (121st-ranked in college basketball) this year, while ceding 68.7 points per contest (79th-ranked).
  • The Jayhawks are averaging 36 boards per game (130th-ranked in college basketball) this year, while allowing 33.6 rebounds per contest (112th-ranked).
  • Kansas has been one of the best teams in college basketball in terms of assists, as it is averaging 18.8 per game (best in college basketball).
  • The Jayhawks rank 187th in the nation with 11.3 turnovers per game so far this season. Meanwhile, they rank 176th with 11.2 forced turnovers per game.
  • Kansas is draining 5.6 treys per game (332nd-ranked in college basketball) this year, while putting up a 32.9% three-point percentage (241st-ranked).
  • The Jayhawks are giving up 8.3 treys per game (296th-ranked in college basketball) this season, while allowing a 33.2% three-point percentage (153rd-ranked).
  • Kansas has taken 70.3% two-pointers and 29.7% from beyond the arc this year. Of the team’s baskets, 80% are two-pointers and 20% are threes.

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Bulldogs Insights

  • In 2023-24, Samford is fifth-best in college basketball on offense (86 points scored per game) and ranked 243rd defensively (73.9 points allowed).
  • The Bulldogs are 136th in college basketball in rebounds per game (35.9) and 227th in rebounds allowed (35.6).
  • This season Samford is 14th-best in college basketball in assists at 17.4 per game.
  • The Bulldogs are 312th in college basketball in turnovers per game (12.7) and eighth-best in turnovers forced (15.4).
  • In 2023-24 Samford is 15th-best in the nation in 3-point makes (9.9 per game), and sixth-best in 3-point percentage (39.3%).
  • Defensively, the Bulldogs are 272nd in the nation in 3-pointers allowed per game at 8. They are 190th in 3-point percentage allowed at 33.8%.
  • Samford attempts 41% percent of its shots from behind the 3-point line, and 59% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 32.7% of Samford’s baskets are 3-pointers, and 67.3% are 2-pointers.

Jayhawks Leaders

  • The scoring leader for the Jayhawks this season is Kevin McCullar, who averages 18.3 points, six rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game.
  • Kansas’ leading rebounder is Hunter Dickinson averaging 10.8 boards per game and its best passer is Dajuan Harris and his 6.3 assists per game.
  • The Jayhawks get the most three-point shooting production out of McCullar, who knocks down 1.5 threes per game.
  • Harris is Kansas’ leader in steals, averaging 1.5 steals per game, while Dickinson leads them in blocks with 1.4 per contest.

Bulldogs Leaders

  • Achor Achor holds the top spot on the Bulldogs leaderboards for both scoring and rebounding with 15.8 points and 6.1 rebounds per game.
  • Rylan Jones records more assists than any other Samford teammate with 4.7 per game. He also averages 9.4 points and grabs three rebounds per game.
  • Jones hits 1.6 three-pointers per game, the most on the Bulldogs.
  • Samford’s leader in steals is A.J. Staton-McCray with 1.6 per game, and its leader in blocks is Achor with 1.8 per game.
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