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

The No. 2 seed Marquette Golden Eagles (25-9) will aim to defeat the No. 15 seed Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (22-11) in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. This matchup tips off at 2:00 PM ET.

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Golden Eagles vs. Hilltoppers Game Info

  • Date: Friday, March 22, 2024
  • Time: 2:00 PM ET
  • TV: TBS
  • Live Stream: Stream NCAA men’s basketball on Paramount Plus and Hulu + Live TV
  • Where: Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Venue: Gainbridge Fieldhouse

Golden Eagles Insights

  • With 78.3 points per game on offense, Marquette is 61st in college basketball. At the other end, it allows 69.7 points per contest, which ranks 105th in college basketball.
  • The Golden Eagles rank 314th in the country with 32.8 rebounds per game so far this season. Meanwhile, they rank 227th with 35.6 rebounds allowed per contest.
  • Marquette is dishing out 15.8 assists per game, which ranks them 36th in the nation in 2023-24.
  • The Golden Eagles are 50th in the country with 9.7 turnovers per game this year. Meanwhile, they rank 37th with 13.5 forced turnovers per contest.
  • With 8.9 three-pointers per game, Marquette is 42nd in the country. It has a 35.8% shooting percentage from beyond the arc, which ranks 77th in college basketball.
  • The Golden Eagles are ceding 8.4 three-pointers per game (305th-ranked in college basketball) this year, while allowing a 33.6% three-point percentage (176th-ranked).
  • Marquette has taken 59.5% two-pointers and 40.5% from beyond the arc this season. Of the team’s buckets, 69.6% are two-pointers and 30.4% are threes.

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Hilltoppers Insights

  • On offense Western Kentucky is the 30th-ranked team in the nation (80.6 points per game). Defensively it is 250th (74.1 points allowed per game).
  • In 2023-24, the Hilltoppers are 18th-best in the country in rebounds (39.8 per game) and 276th in rebounds allowed (36.5).
  • With 13.2 assists per game, Western Kentucky is 163rd in college basketball.
  • In 2023-24, the Hilltoppers are 25th-worst in the nation in turnovers committed (13.3 per game) and 37th in turnovers forced (13.5).
  • In 2023-24, Western Kentucky is 236th in the country in 3-point makes (6.8 per game) and 182nd in 3-point percentage (34.0%).
  • The Hilltoppers give up 8.1 3-pointers per game and concede 31.6% from beyond the arc, ranking 277th and 60th, respectively, in the nation.
  • Western Kentucky attempts 32% percent of its shots from beyond the arc, and 68% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 23.2% of Western Kentucky’s buckets are 3-pointers, and 76.8% are 2-pointers.

Golden Eagles Leaders

  • The scoring leader for the Golden Eagles this season is Kam Jones, who averages 16.8 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game.
  • Marquette’s leading rebounder is Oso Ighodaro averaging 6.9 boards per game and its best passer is Tyler Kolek and his 7.6 assists per game.
  • The Golden Eagles get the most three-point shooting production out of Jones, who knocks down 2.5 threes per game.
  • Stevie Mitchell and Ighodaro lead Marquette on the defensive end, with Mitchell leading the team in steals averaging 1.8 per game and Ighodaro in blocks averaging 1.2 per contest.

Hilltoppers Leaders

  • The Hilltoppers’ Don McHenry averages enough points (15.2 per game) and assists (2.4 per game) to sit atop the squad’s leaderboards.
  • Babacar Faye grabs 5.6 rebounds per game (he also scores 7.5 points per game and adds 0.8 assists per game) which puts him at the top of the Western Kentucky rebounding leaderboard.
  • Dontaie Allen is reliable from three-point range and leads the Hilltoppers with 1.7 made threes per game.
  • Tyrone Marshall’s steals (1.5 steals per game) and blocks (1.0 block per game) lead Western Kentucky on defense.
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