The Midwest region plays host to one of the more intriguing matchups in this year’s Round of 64 when No. 4-seeded Indiana takes on No. 13-seeded Kent State.
The Hoosiers are led by All-American talent Trayce Jackson-Davis, a mercurial presence in the paint. Jackson-Davis, who has seemingly been carving up Big Ten defenses since the Mesozoic Era, is among the country’s best talents, a smooth lefty whose game looks like it would be more appropriate under the grainy filter of 1980s hoop. He’s not much a jump shooter. He doesn’t have an especially strong right hand. But he gets buckets all the same.
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It will be a tall task for the Golden Flashes to blot his influence. Then again, Kent State’s defense has it here; the Golden Flashes posted the 38th-best defensive efficiency in the country this year, up there with some of the best mid-major programs in the tournament.
A blistering offense vs. a hounding defense; just the sort of matchup basketball purists fiend for. Add that it will all happen under the lights, and you got yourself a game to captivate the masses.
With that, here’s what you need to know to watch along with the action as the fourth-seeded Hoosiers battle the 13th-seeded Golden Flashes.
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What channel is Indiana vs. Kent State on today?
- TV Channel: TBS, Sling TV
- Live Stream: NCAA March Madness Live
Indiana vs. Kent State will air on TBS, which will carry eight different Round of 64 games.
Cord-cutters can follow the action on NCAA March Madness Live or Sling TV.
Indiana vs. Kent State start time
- Date: Friday, March 17
- Time: 9:55 p.m. ET
Indiana vs. Kent State tips off at 9:55 p.m. ET from MVP Arena in Albany, New York.
Thursday, March 16
|(9) Maryland vs. (8) West Virginia||12:15 p.m.||CBS|
|(13) Furman vs. (4) Virginia||12:40 p.m.||TruTV, Sling TV|
|(10) Utah State vs. (7) Missouri||1:40 p.m.||TNT, Sling TV|
|(16) Howard vs. (1) Kansas||2 p.m.||TBS, Sling TV|
|(16) SE Missouri State/Texas A&M-CC vs. (1) Alabama||2:45 p.m.||CBS|
|(12) Charleston vs. (5) San Diego State||3:10 p.m.||TruTV, Sling TV|
|(15) Princeton vs. (2) Arizona||4:10 p.m.||TNT, Sling TV|
|(9) Illinois vs. (8) Arkansas||4:30 p.m.||TBS, Sling TV|
|(9) Auburn vs. (8) Iowa||6:50 p.m.||TNT, Sling TV|
|(12) Oral Roberts vs. (5) Duke||7:10 p.m.||CBS|
|(15) Colgate vs. (2) Texas||7:25 p.m.||TBS, Sling TV|
|(10) Boise State vs. (7) Northwestern||7:35 p.m.||TruTV, Sling TV|
|(16) Northern Kentucky vs. (1) Houston||9:20 p.m.||TNT, Sling TV|
|(13) Louisiana vs. (4) Tennessee||9:40 p.m.||CBS|
|(10) Penn State vs. (7) Texas A&M||9:55 p.m.||TBS, Sling TV|
|(15) UNC-Asheville vs. (2) UCLA||10:05 p.m.||TruTV, Sling TV|
Friday, March 17
|(10) USC vs. (7) Michigan State||12:15 p.m.||CBS|
|(14) Kennesaw State vs. (3) Xavier||12:40 p.m.||TruTV, Sling TV|
|(14) UC-Santa Barbara vs. (3) Baylor||1:30 p.m.||TNT, Sling TV|
|(12) VCU vs. (5) Saint Mary’s||2 p.m.||TBS, Sling TV|
|(15) Vermont vs. (2) Marquette||2:45 p.m.||CBS|
|(11) Mississippi State/Pitt vs. (6) Iowa State||3:10 p.m.||TruTV, Sling TV|
|(11) N.C. State vs. (6) Creighton||4 p.m.||TNT, Sling TV|
|(13) Iona vs. (4) UConn||4:30 p.m.||TBS, Sling TV|
|(16) Texas Southern/FDU vs. (1) Purdue||6:50 p.m.||TNT, Sling TV|
|(11) Providence vs. (6) Kentucky||7:10 p.m.||CBS|
|(12) Drake vs. (5) Miami||7:25 p.m.||TBS, Sling TV|
|(14) Grand Canyon vs. (3) Gonzaga||7:35 p.m.||TruTV, Sling TV|
|(9) Florida Atlantic vs. (8) Memphis||9:20 p.m.||TNT, Sling TV|
|(14) Montana State vs. (3) Kansas State||9:40 p.m.||CBS|
|(13) Kent State vs. (4) Indiana||9:55 p.m.||TBS, Sling TV|
|(11) Arizona State/Nevada vs. (6) TCU||10:05 p.m.||TruTV, Sling TV|