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

The top-seeded Purdue Boilermakers (29-4) play the No. 16 Grambling Tigers (21-14) in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday, tipping off at 7:25 PM ET.

You’ll want to check out TBS for the upcoming game that pits the Boilermakers against the Tigers.

Boilermakers vs. Tigers Game Info

  • Date: Friday, March 22, 2024
  • Time: 7:25 PM ET
  • TV: TBS
  • Live Stream: Stream NCAA men’s basketball on Paramount Plus and Hulu + Live TV
  • Where: Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Venue: Gainbridge Fieldhouse

Boilermakers Insights

  • Purdue sports a top-25 offense this year, ranking 12th-best in college basketball with 83.4 points per game. On defense, it ranks 120th with 70.2 points allowed per contest.
  • The Boilermakers are playing well when it comes to rebounding, as they rank 11th-best in college basketball in boards (40.4 per game) and fourth-best in boards allowed (29.7 per contest).
  • Purdue has been one of the top teams in college basketball when it comes to assists, as it is collecting 18.4 per game (fifth-best in college basketball).
  • The Boilermakers rank 154th in the nation with 11 turnovers per game this year. Meanwhile, they rank 330th with 9.5 forced turnovers per game.
  • Purdue ranks second-best in college basketball with a three-point shooting percentage of 40.8%. It ranks 89th in college basketball by draining 8.3 treys per contest.
  • With 7.3 threes conceded per game, the Boilermakers are 176th in college basketball. They are allowing a 31.4% shooting percentage from three-point land, which ranks 46th in college basketball.
  • So far this season, Purdue has taken 65% two-pointers, accounting for 70.8% of the team’s baskets. It has shot 35% three-pointers (29.2% of the team’s baskets).

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Tigers Insights

  • With 68.2 points scored per game and 69.4 points allowed, Grambling is 311th in the nation offensively and 100th on defense.
  • On the glass, the Tigers are 329th in college basketball in rebounds (32.4 per game). They are 81st in rebounds conceded (33 per game).
  • This season Grambling is third-worst in the nation in assists at 9.8 per game.
  • In 2023-24, the Tigers are 292nd in the country in turnovers committed (12.4 per game) and 95th in turnovers forced (12.2).
  • Grambling is the 12th-worst squad in the nation in 3-pointers made (5.2 per game) and 182nd in 3-point percentage (34%).
  • The Tigers are 96th in college basketball in 3-pointers conceded (6.7 per game) and 234th in 3-point percentage defensively (34.3%).
  • In 2023-24, Grambling has attempted 71.8% percent of its shots from inside the arc, and 28.2% percent from beyond it. In terms of made shots, 78.3% of Grambling’s buckets have been 2-pointers, and 21.7% have been 3-pointers.

Boilermakers Leaders

  • The scoring and rebounding leader for the Boilermakers is Zach Edey, who puts up 24.4 points and 11.7 rebounds per game.
  • Braden Smith leads Purdue in assists, averaging 7.3 per game while also scoring 12.5 points per contest.
  • Lance Jones leads the Boilermakers in three-point shooting, making an average of 2.1 shots per game from beyond the arc.
  • Smith is Purdue’s leader in steals, averaging 1.6 steals per game, while Edey leads them in blocks with 2.2 per contest.

Tigers Leaders

  • Kintavious Dozier is at the top of the Tigers scoring leaderboard with 12.9 points per game. He also grabs three rebounds and dishes out one assist per game.
  • The Grambling leaders in rebounding and assists are Antwan Barnett with 6.1 rebounds per game (he also adds 10.4 points and 1.6 assists per game) and Tra’Michael Moton with 2.7 assists per game (he also tacks on 11.6 points and 2.9 rebounds per game).
  • Moton is dependable from deep and leads the Tigers with 1.2 made threes per game.
  • Moton (1.7 steals per game) is the steal leader for Grambling while Jourdan Smith (1.1 blocks per game) is the block leader.
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