The 2017 NCAA Tournament continues with two more play-in games on Wednesday, March 15 in Dayton, Ohio. USC and Providence will close out the play-in round, as the final game of the day at the University of Dayton Arena.
The winner of the game between the Trojans and Friars will earn the right to be the No. 11 seed in the East Region and will play No. 6 SMU in the Round of 64 on Friday in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The winner of that game will play Sunday for the chance to advance to the Sweet 16.
Here’s all the information you’ll need for the USC v. Providence game:
2017 NCAA Tournament USC vs. Providence game time, details
Time: 9:10 p.m. ET (or approximately 25 minutes after the conclusion of UC Davis vs. NC Central game)
Date: Wednesday, March 15
Location: University of Dayton Arena; Dayton, Ohio
What TV channel is the 2017 NCAA Tournament USC vs. Providence 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 2017 NCAA Tournament USC vs. Providence game online?
NCAA.com will broadcast all games for free online. Click here to watch.
How can I listen to the 2017 NCAA Tournament USC vs. Providence game?
The game will be broadcast by Westwood One Sports, with Ted Emrich and Austin Croshere on the call. You can find information on radio stations and streaming options here.
Who is calling the 2017 NCAA Tournament USC vs. Providence game on television?
Spero Dedes, Steve Smith, Len Elmore and Ros Gold-Onwude will call the game for TruTV.
2017 NCAA Tournament USC vs. Providence game preview
This will be a rematch from last year’s Round of 64 matchup where Providence edged USC 70-69 on Rodney Bullock’s layup with 1.5 seconds remaining in regulation. The Friars likely enter as the favorite in this one too simply because they are a much hotter team.
Providence began the season 4-8 in conference play, but they then reeled off six wins in their final seven games to earn one of the last at-large bids. Bullock is back and leads the Friars with both 15.7 points and 6.4 rebounds per game.
The Friars entered the Big East Tournament on a six-game winning streak, but they fell in their first matchup to the Creighton Blue Jays, 70-58.
USC had almost the exact opposite start, winning their first 14 games, but once conference play began, they fell back down to earth and were reeling a bit at the end of the season. The Trojans lost four of their final six games heading into the Pac-12 Tournament.
The Trojans began the conference tournament beating lowly Washington by five and then played rival UCLA very tough in the second round, only to fall 76-74.
Sophomore forward Bennie Boatwright leads USC in scoring with 14.6 points per game, but fellow sophomore forward Chimezie Metu is right behind him, averaging 14.5 points per contest. Metu also accumulates 7.8 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game.