Minnesota and Middle Tennessee face off Thursday afternoon in South Region action of the 2017 NCAA Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wis.
The winner of the game between the No. 5 seed Golden Gophers and No. 12 seed Blue Raiders will play the victor of the contest between No. 4 Butler and No. 13 Winthrop on Saturday for a chance to advance to the Sweet 16.
Here’s all the information you’ll need for the Minnesota vs. Middle Tennessee game:
2017 NCAA Tournament Minnesota vs. Middle Tennessee game time, details
Time: 4 p.m. ET (or approximately 25 minutes after the conclusion of Butler vs. Winthrop game)
Date: Thursday, March 16
Location: BMO Harris Bradley Center; Milwaukee, Wis.
What TV channel is the 2017 NCAA Tournament Minnesota vs. Middle Tennessee game on?
TNT is televising the game.
How can I watch the 2017 NCAA Tournament Minnesota vs. Middle Tennessee game online?
NCAA.com will broadcast all games for free online. Click here to watch.
How can I listen to the 2017 NCAA Tournament Minnesota vs. Middle Tennessee game?
The game will be broadcast by Westwood One Sports, with Brandon Gaudin and Kelly Tripucka on the call. You can find information on radio stations and streaming options here.
Who is calling the 2017 NCAA Tournament Minnesota vs. Middle Tennessee game on television?
Carter Blackburn, Mike Gminski, Debbie Antonelli and Lisa Byington will call the game for TNT.
2017 NCAA Tournament Minnesota vs. Middle Tennessee game preview
This should be one of the more intriguing 5-vs.-12 matchups of the 2017 NCAA Tournament.
Minnesota enters the event with a 24-9 record after an uneven close to the regular season and Big Ten Tournament. The Golden Gophers have lost two of their past three games, a slump that followed an impressive eight-game winning streak from Feb. 4-March 2.
This will be Minnesota’s first NCAA Tournament appearance since losing in the third round of the 2013 event. Nate Mason leads the Golden Gophers with 15.5 points per game, and Amir Coffey follows with 12.1.
Middle Tennessee, meanwhile, is making its second consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance under coach Kermit Davis. The Blue Raiders enter with a 30-4 record, and they’re riding a 10-game winning streak. Middle Tennessee hasn’t lost since falling to UTEP on Feb. 4.
JaCorey Williams leads Middle Tennessee with 17.3 points per game. Giddy Potts follows with 15.8, and Reggie Upshaw averages 14.5.
Don’t be surprised if Middle Tennessee springs the upset. The Blue Raiders are solid, and Minnesota is vulnerable.