How to Watch Purdue vs. Gonzaga Basketball: Live Stream & TV Channel Info – NCAA Tournament Sweet 16

A Sweet 16 battle features the No. 1 seed Purdue Boilermakers (31-4) playing against the No. 5 seed Gonzaga Bulldogs (27-7) on Friday at Little Caesars Arena. This NCAA Tournament contest tips at 7:39 PM, with the winner moving on to the Midwest Regional final.

To watch the Boilermakers take on the Bulldogs, go to TBS.

Boilermakers vs. Bulldogs Game Info

  • Date: Friday, March 29, 2024
  • Time: 7:39 PM ET
  • TV: TBS
  • Live Stream: Stream NCAA men’s basketball on Paramount Plus and Hulu + Live TV
  • Where: Detroit, Michigan
  • Venue: Little Caesars Arena

Boilermakers Insights

  • Purdue is surrendering 69.5 points per game this season (99th-ranked in college basketball), but it has really thrived on offense, scoring 83.9 points per game (10th-best).
  • The Boilermakers are playing well in terms of rebounding, as they rank 10th-best in college basketball in boards (40.8 per game) and fourth-best in boards allowed (29.4 per contest).
  • Purdue has been tallying plenty of assists in 2023-24, ranking second-best in college basketball with 18.8 assists per game.
  • The Boilermakers rank 24th-worst in college basketball with 9.3 forced turnovers per game. Meanwhile, they are averaging 10.9 turnovers per game (143rd-ranked in college basketball).
  • Purdue ranks best in college basketball with a three-point shooting percentage of 40.9%. It ranks 79th in college basketball by making 8.4 three-pointers per contest.
  • With 7.2 three-pointers conceded per game, the Boilermakers rank 162nd in college basketball. They are ceding a 31.4% shooting percentage from downtown, which ranks 46th in college basketball.
  • Of the shots attempted by Purdue in 2023-24, 64.9% of them have been two-pointers (70.7% of the team’s made baskets) and 35.1% have been three-pointers (29.3%).

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Bulldogs Insights

  • In 2023-24, Gonzaga is seventh-best in the country offensively (85 points scored per game) and ranked 81st on defense (68.8 points allowed).
  • In 2023-24, the Bulldogs are 34th in the nation in rebounds (39.1 per game) and 25th-best in rebounds conceded (31.7).
  • This season Gonzaga is 18th-best in the country in assists at 16.8 per game.
  • In 2023-24, the Bulldogs are 41st in college basketball in turnovers committed (9.6 per game) and 268th in turnovers forced (10.3).
  • Beyond the arc, Gonzaga is 226th in college basketball in 3-pointers made per game (7). It is 51st in 3-point percentage at 36.2%.
  • In 2023-24, the Bulldogs are 224th in college basketball in 3-pointers conceded (7.6 per game) and 154th in defensive 3-point percentage (33.3%).
  • Gonzaga attempts 31.1% percent of its shots from behind the 3-point line, and 68.9% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 21.7% of Gonzaga’s baskets are 3-pointers, and 78.3% are 2-pointers.

Boilermakers Leaders

  • Zach Edey leads the Boilermakers in scoring and rebounding, accumulating 24.5 points and 12.1 rebounds per game.
  • Braden Smith is Purdue’s best passer, dishing out 7.3 assists per game while scoring 12.3 PPG.
  • Lance Jones makes more threes per game than any other member of the Boilermakers, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.1 per contest.
  • Smith is Purdue’s leader in steals, averaging 1.6 steals per game, while Edey leads them in blocks with 2.3 per contest.

Bulldogs Leaders

  • Graham Ike averages 16.4 points and 7.3 rebounds per game for the Bulldogs, enough to make him the leading scorer and rebounder on the team.
  • Gonzaga’s assist leader is Ryan Nembhard with 6.9 per game. He also records 12.6 points per game and adds four rebounds per game.
  • Nolan Hickman is reliable from deep and leads the Bulldogs with 2.2 made threes per game.
  • Anton Watson is at the top of the Gonzaga steals and blocks leaderboards with 1.5 steals per game and 0.7 blocks per game.
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