The 2017 NCAA Tournament kicks off on Tuesday, March 14 with a pair of play-in games in Dayton, Ohio. Wake Forest and Kansas State will close out the first day of action with a play-in game as a part of the First Four for the field of 68.
The winner of the game between the Demon Deacons and the Wildcats will earn the right to be the No. 11 seed in the South Region and will play Cincinnati in the Round of 64 on Friday in Sacramento, Calif. The winner of that game will play Sunday for a chance to advance to the Sweet 16.
Here’s all the information you need for the Wake Forest vs. Kansas State game:
2017 NCAA Tournament Wake Forest vs. Kansas State game time, details
Time: 9:10 p.m. ET (or approximately 25 minutes after the conclusion of Mt. St. Mary’s vs. New Orleans)
Date: Tuesday, March 14
Location: University of Dayton Arena; Dayton, Ohio
What TV channel is the 2017 NCAA Tournament Wake Forest vs. Kansas 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 Wake Forest vs. Kansas 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 Wake Forest vs. Kansas State 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 Wake Forest vs. Kansas State game on television?
Brian Anderson, Chris Webber and Lewis Johnson will call the game on TruTV.
2017 NCAA Tournament Wake Forest vs. Kansas State game preview
From Land of 10.com’s Steven Petrella:
Kansas State is coming off a pretty strong finish to the season, which included regular season wins over TCU and Texas Tech, then a victory against Baylor in the Big 12 Tournament before falling 51-50 to West Virginia in the conference semifinal.
There’s not one thing that stands out about the Wildcats, except their balance. They have four players averaging at least 10 points per game and rank 50th in offensive efficiency and 27th on defense, according to KenPom.com’s metrics. The only things KSU doesn’t do well on defense is defend the 3-pointer and prevent offensive rebounds, ranking 300 or worse among all Division I teams in those categories.
While Kansas State boasts balance, Wake Forest is all offense, most of the time. The Demon Deacons can shoot, rebound and don’t turn the ball over. They get to the free-throw line and hit their foul shots at a clip better than all but 11 times in the country.
John Collins has been the driving force behind much of that success. The sophomore forward is averaging 18.9 points and 9.8 rebounds per game while shooting a ridiculous 62 percent from the field. Sophomore G Bryant Crawford is scoring 16.1 points with 3.8 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game. Keyshawn Woods is one of the most dangerous 3-point shooters in the country, ranking 30th nationally with a 45.8 percent clip from deep.
Las Vegas sees this game as a dead heat. It’s a pick’em at most sports books, meaning there is no point spread either way and the game is a toss-up. The over/under is 151.