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

An opening-round NCAA Tournament matchup will see the No. 3-seed Kentucky Wildcats (23-9) play against the No. 14 seed Oakland Golden Grizzlies (23-11) on Thursday at PPG Paints Arena. The matchup starts at 7:10 PM ET, on CBS.

The Wildcats’ matchup versus the Golden Grizzlies will be airing on CBS, so tune in.

Wildcats vs. Golden Grizzlies Game Info

  • Date: Thursday, March 21, 2024
  • Time: 7:10 PM ET
  • TV: CBS
  • Live Stream: Stream NCAA men’s basketball on Paramount Plus and Hulu + Live TV
  • Where: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Venue: PPG Paints Arena

Wildcats Insights

  • Kentucky has been forced to lean on its offense, which ranks second-best in college basketball (89.4 points per game), as it ranks 15th-worst in college basketball on defense with just 79.7 points allowed per contest.
  • The Wildcats are grabbing 37.6 boards per game (72nd-ranked in college basketball). They are giving up 36.7 rebounds per contest (287th-ranked).
  • With 17.6 assists per game, Kentucky ranks 10th-best in college basketball in the category.
  • The Wildcats are committing 10.3 turnovers per game (87th-ranked in college basketball) this season, while forcing 11.6 turnovers per contest (139th-ranked).
  • Kentucky is dominating in terms of three-point shooting, as it ranks 15th-best in college basketball in three-pointers (9.9 per game) and best in shooting percentage from beyond the arc (41.2%).
  • The Wildcats are giving up 8.4 treys per game (306th-ranked in college basketball) this year, while allowing a 32.6% three-point percentage (117th-ranked).
  • Kentucky is attempting 40.6 two-pointers per game this year, which account for 62.7% of the shots it has attempted (and 69.1% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, it is attempting 24.1 threes per contest, which are 37.3% of its shots (and 30.9% of the team’s buckets).

Watch college men’s basketball all season long on Paramount Plus and Hulu + Live TV

Golden Grizzlies Insights

  • Offensively Oakland is the 97th-ranked team in college basketball (76.4 points per game). On defense it is 216th (72.9 points conceded per game).
  • The Golden Grizzlies collect 35.9 rebounds per game and give up 34.3 boards, ranking 136th and 153rd, respectively, in college basketball.
  • This season Oakland is ranked 101st in the nation in assists at 14.4 per game.
  • In 2023-24, the Golden Grizzlies are 144th in the country in turnovers committed (10.9 per game) and 205th in turnovers forced (11).
  • In 2023-24, Oakland is 65th in the nation in 3-point makes (8.6 per game) and 121st in 3-point percentage (35.1%).
  • The Golden Grizzlies give up 8.3 3-pointers per game and concede 33.9% from beyond the arc, ranking 296th and 198th, respectively, in the nation.
  • Oakland attempts 40.8% percent of its shots from beyond the arc, and 59.2% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 31.8% of Oakland’s buckets are 3-pointers, and 68.2% are 2-pointers.

Wildcats Leaders

  • The scoring leader for the Wildcats this season is Antonio Reeves, who averages 20 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 1.7 assists per game.
  • Tre Mitchell is Kentucky’s leading rebounder, grabbing seven per game, while Reed Sheppard is its best passer, averaging 4.5 assists in each contest.
  • Reeves leads the Wildcats in three-point shooting, making an average of 2.5 shots per game from beyond the arc.
  • Sheppard and Ugonna Onyenso lead Kentucky on the defensive end, with Sheppard leading the team in steals averaging 2.5 per game and Onyenso in blocks averaging 2.7 per contest.

Golden Grizzlies Leaders

  • The Golden Grizzlies’ leader in scoring and rebounding is Trey Townsend with 16.9 points and 7.8 rebounds per game.
  • Oakland’s assist leader is Blake Lampman with three per game. He also records 13.2 points per game and grabs 3.2 rebounds per game.
  • Jack Gohlke is reliable from deep and leads the Golden Grizzlies with 3.6 made threes per game.
  • Oakland’s leader in steals is Townsend (1.3 per game), and its leader in blocks is Lampman (0.7 per game).
Shared content written by the Lineups Staff!

Hot How to Watch Stories