West Virginia will look to avoid an early upset in the 2017 NCAA Tournament when it plays Bucknell at KeyBank Center in Buffalo, N.Y., on Thursday afternoon as part of West Region action.
The winner of the game between the No. 4 seed Mountaineers and No. 13 seed Bison will play the victor of the contest between No. 5 Notre Dame and No. 12 Princeton on Saturday for a chance to advance to the Sweet 16.
Here’s all the information you’ll need for the West Virginia vs. Bucknell game:
2017 NCAA Tournament West Virginia vs. Bucknell game time, details
Time: 2:45 p.m. ET (or approximately 25 minutes after the conclusion of Notre Dame vs. Princeton game)
Date: Thursday, March 16
Location: KeyBank Center; Buffalo, N.Y.
What TV channel is the 2017 NCAA Tournament West Virginia vs. Bucknell game on?
CBS is televising the game.
How can I watch the 2017 NCAA Tournament West Virginia vs. Bucknell game online?
NCAA.com will broadcast all games for free online. Click here to watch.
How can I listen to the 2017 NCAA Tournament West Virginia vs. Bucknell 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 West Virginia vs. Bucknell game on television?
Verne Lundquist, Jim Spanarkel and Allie LaForce will call the game for CBS.
2017 NCAA Tournament West Virginia vs. Bucknell game preview
West Virginia will be favored to advance when it opens its 2017 NCAA Tournament against Bucknell. The Mountaineers have won six of their past eight games, dating to a victory over Texas Tech on Feb. 18.
This will be West Virginia’s third consecutive NCAA Tournament under coach Bob Huggins. The Mountaineers enter the event with a 26-8 record. They feature two players who average double-digit scoring, led by Jevon Carter’s 13.1 points per game. Esa Ahmad averages 11.2.
Bucknell, meanwhile, will need a superior effort to spring the upset. Still, the Bison have momentum on their side. They have won six consecutive games, allowing them to enter the NCAA Tournament with a respectable 26-8 record. One of the Bison’s most notable victories this season came against Vanderbilt on Nov. 21.
Zach Thomas leads Bucknell with an average of 16 points per game. Nana Foulland follows with 14.9, and Kimbal Mackenzie averages 11.5.