The Thursday action in the 2017 NCAA Tournament begins in full force when Notre Dame faces Princeton in the first round of the West Region at KeyBank Center in Buffalo, N.Y.
The winner of the matchup between the No. 5 seed Fighting Irish and No. 12 seed Tigers will advance to play the victor of the contest between No. 4 West Virginia and No. 13 Bucknell on Saturday for a chance to advance to the Sweet 16.
Here’s all the information you’ll need for the Notre Dame vs. Princeton game:
2017 NCAA Tournament Notre Dame vs. Princeton game time, details
Time: 12:15 p.m. ET
Date: Thursday, March 16
Location: KeyBank Center; Buffalo, N.Y.
What TV channel is the 2017 NCAA Tournament Notre Dame vs. Princeton game on?
CBS is televising the game.
How can I watch the 2017 NCAA Tournament Notre Dame vs. Princeton game online?
NCAA.com will broadcast all games for free online. Click here to watch.
How can I listen to the 2017 NCAA Tournament Notre Dame vs. Princeton game?
The game will be broadcast by Westwood One Sports, with Scott Graham and Donny Marshall on the call. You can find information on radio stations and streaming options here.
Who is calling the 2017 NCAA Tournament Notre Dame vs. Princeton game on television?
Verne Lundquist, Jim Spanarkel, Allie LaForce will call the game for CBS.
2017 NCAA Tournament Notre Dame vs. Princeton game preview
Notre Dame is making its third consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance, entering the event with a 25-9 record. The Fighting Irish have won eight of their past 10 games entering their matchup against Princeton, with their most recent loss happening against Duke in the ACC Tournament.
Bonzie Colson leads Notre Dame with 17.5 points per game. V.J. Beachem follows with 15, Matt Farrell averages 14.2 and Steve Vasturia 13.3.
Princeton, meanwhile, is making its first NCAA Tournament appearance since the 2010-11 season. The Tigers are 23-6, and they’re led by Steve Cook and Devin Cannady with 13.7 points per game each. Myles Stephens follows with 12.6, and Spencer Weisz averages 10.4.
The Tigers enter on a tear. They haven’t lost since falling to Monmouth 96-90 on Dec. 20. They’re coming off a 72-64 overtime victory over Penn last Saturday and a 71-59 win over Yale last Sunday.
The 5-vs.-12 matchup in the NCAA Tournament always provides intrigue, so it will be interesting to see how this one plays out. This could be a tight, close affair.
Both teams have the potential to push the floor and put up points. This should be an entertaining way to begin the action Thursday.