What channel is Creighton vs. Akron on today? Time, TV schedule for 2024 March Madness Round 1 game

This Thursday, a Round of 64 matchup in the NCAA tournament’s Midwest region will take place between the Creighton Bluejays and Akron Zips.

The Bluejays earned an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament by way of their impressive, 23-9 overall record and 14-6 Big East record. They lost to Providence in the Big East conference tournament in the quarterfinals.

They finished as the No. 11 ranked team in the country, paving the way for them to earn a No. 3 seed in the tournament. The Bluejays have proven themselves as a tournament mainstay, making the last four.

Last season, the Bluejays made the Elite Eight portion of the tournament, falling to San Diego State by one point. That’s the furthest they’ve made it in the tournament in the last four years.

As for the Zips, they earned their tournament bid by winning the Mid-Atlantic Conference tournament. They defeated Kent State by one point in the conference final to earn the conference’s automatic bid.

The Zips finished 24-10 this season with a 13-5 MAC record, the second-best mark in the conference. Enrique Freeman has led this team posting 18.6 points and 12.9 rebounds per game this season.

This is the Zips’ second NCAA tournament qualifier in the last 11 tournaments. The last tournament they made was the 2021-22 season, when they lost in the first round.

Here’s what you need to know about Thursday’s clash between Creighton and Akron, including broadcast information and start time.

What channel is Creighton vs. Akron on today?

  • TV channel: TNT
  • Live stream: Sling

Thursday’s Creighton vs. Akron game will air on TNT. Andrew Catalon (play-by-play), Steve Lappas (analyst) and Evan Washburn (sideline reporter) will all be featured on the broadcast.

Fans looking to stream Creighton vs. Akron can watch live on Sling, which will stream every NCAA Tournament game on TNT, TBS and truTV and much more.

Creighton vs. Akron start time

  • Date: Thursday, March 12
  • Time: 1:30 p.m. ET

The NCAA Midwest regional game between Creighton and Akron is set to tip off Thursday at 1:30 p.m. ET from PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh.

The Bluejays have made all four of the last NCAA tournaments. They made it to the Elite Eight last season, their furthest advancement in that span.

The Zips haven’t been to the tournament since the 2021-22 season. They haven’t won a game in the dance since 2013.

Creighton vs. Akron tickets

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March Madness schedule 2024

Here is the full schedule for the 2024 NCAA men’s basketball tournament:

Round Date
Round 1 March 21-22
Round 2 March 23-24
Sweet 16 March 28-29
Elite Eight March 30-31
Final Four April 6
National championship April 8


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