The Baylor Bears will try to avoid being upset in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday afternoon at Bank of Oklahoma Center in Tulsa, Okla., as part of the East Region. The Bears take on the New Mexico State Aggies.
The winner of the game between the No. 3 seed Bears and No. 14 seed Aggies will play the victor of the contest between No. 6 SMU and No. 11 Southern Cal on Sunday for a chance to advance to the Sweet 16.
Here’s all the information you’ll need for the Baylor vs. New Mexico State game:
2017 NCAA Tournament Baylor vs. New Mexico State game time, details
Time: 12:40 p.m. ET
Date: Friday, March 17
Location: Bank of Oklahoma Center; Tulsa, Okla.
What TV channel is the 2017 NCAA Tournament Baylor vs. New Mexico State game on?
TruTV is televising the game. Click here to find the channel for TruTV on your television provider.
How can I watch the 2017 NCAA Tournament Baylor vs. New Mexico State game online?
NCAA.com will broadcast all games for free online. Click here to watch.
How can I listen to the 2017 NCAA Tournament Baylor vs. New Mexico State game?
The game will be broadcast by Westwood One Sports, with Craig Way and P.J. Carlesimo on the call. You can find information on radio stations and streaming options here.
Who is calling the 2017 NCAA Tournament Baylor vs. New Mexico State game on television?
Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Dan Bonner and Dana Jacobson will call the game for TruTV.
2017 NCAA Tournament Baylor vs. New Mexico State game preview
Baylor is no stranger to the NCAA Tournament under coach Scott Drew. The Bears are making their fourth consecutive appearance in the event under his leadership. Still, a deep run would be a break from recent years, with Baylor not advancing past its opening game since reaching a regional semifinal in 2014.
The Bears are 25-7, with six of their losses happening in their past 11 games. Johnathan Motley leads Baylor with 17.3 points per game, and Manu Lecomte follows with 12.4.
New Mexico State, meanwhile, enters on a five-game winning streak. The Aggies are 28-5, and they produced an impressive 20-game winning streak from Nov. 20-Feb. 4.
Four Aggies players average double-digit scoring, led by Ian Baker with 16.6 points per game. Sidy Ndir (13.7), Braxton Huggins (13.6) and Eli Chuha (12.4) also are offensive threats.
Still, Baylor should have too much talent for New Mexico State. The Bears should be a heavy favorite to advance.