How to Watch Texas vs. Colorado State Basketball: Live Stream & TV Channel Info – NCAA Tournament First Round

The No. 7 Texas Longhorns (20-12) and the No. 10 Colorado State Rams (25-10) battle on Thursday for a place in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The opening-round matchup starts at 6:50 PM ET.

You’ll want to check out TNT for the upcoming matchup that pits the Longhorns against the Rams.

Longhorns vs. Rams Game Info

  • Date: Thursday, March 21, 2024
  • Time: 6:50 PM ET
  • TV: TNT
  • Live Stream: Stream NCAA men’s basketball on Paramount Plus and Hulu + Live TV
  • Where: Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Venue: Spectrum Center

Longhorns Insights

  • This season, Texas is posting 76.5 points per game (93rd-ranked in college basketball) and ceding 69.9 points per contest (107th-ranked).
  • The Longhorns are grabbing 34.6 boards per game (219th-ranked in college basketball). They are giving up 33.6 rebounds per contest (111th-ranked).
  • Texas ranks 38th in college basketball with 15.7 dimes per contest.
  • This season, the Longhorns are averaging 10.9 turnovers per game (144th-ranked in college basketball) and forcing 12.2 turnovers per contest (94th-ranked).
  • Texas is 183rd in the nation with 7.4 three-pointers per game so far this season. Meanwhile, it ranks 61st with a 36.1% shooting percentage from downtown.
  • The Longhorns are ceding 6.4 treys per game (62nd-ranked in college basketball) this year, while allowing a 34.8% three-point percentage (262nd-ranked).
  • Texas has taken 65.1% two-pointers and 34.9% three-pointers this season. Of the team’s baskets, 73.4% are two-pointers and 26.6% are threes.

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Rams Insights

  • Colorado State scores 76.1 points per game and give up 67.6, ranking them 104th in the nation offensively and 59th defensively.
  • The Rams are 302nd in the country in rebounds per game (33.2) and 60th in rebounds allowed (32.7).
  • With 18.3 assists per game, Colorado State is sixth-best in the country.
  • With 9.9 turnovers committed per game and 10.5 turnovers forced, the Rams are 61st and 257th in the country, respectively.
  • In 2023-24, Colorado State is 183rd in the country in 3-point makes (7.4 per game) and 173rd in 3-point percentage (34.1%).
  • Giving up 6.3 3-pointers per game and conceding 32.7% from downtown, the Rams are 48th and 124th in the nation, respectively, in those categories.
  • In 2023-24, Colorado State has taken 61.5% percent of its shots from inside the arc, and 38.5% percent from beyond it. In terms of made shots, 73.2% of Colorado State’s baskets have been 2-pointers, and 26.8% have been 3-pointers.

Longhorns Leaders

  • The Longhorns leader in points and assists is Max Abmas, who scores 17.1 points per game to go with 4.3 assists.
  • Dillon Mitchell is Texas’ best rebounder, hauling in an average of 7.7 boards in each contest while scoring 10.1 points per game.
  • Abmas leads the Longhorns in three-point shooting, making an average of 2.8 shots per game from beyond the arc.
  • Tyrese Hunter is Texas’ leader in steals, averaging 1.4 steals per game, while Kadin Shedrick leads them in blocks with 1.2 per contest.

Rams Leaders

  • The Rams’ Isaiah Stevens averages enough points (16.2 per game) and assists (6.9 per game) to sit atop the squad’s leaderboards.
  • Nique Clifford is at the top of the Colorado State rebounding leaderboard with 7.6 rebounds per game. He also notches 12.3 points and adds 3.0 assists per game.
  • Stevens knocks down 1.8 three-pointers per game, the most on the Rams.
  • Clifford’s steals (1.4 steals per game) and blocks (0.9 blocks per game) lead Colorado State on defense.
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