How to Watch UAB Blazers vs. Rice Owls: Live Stream or on TV

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How to Watch UAB Blazers vs. Rice Owls: Live Stream or on TV


The UAB Blazers (23-8, 14-6 C-USA) will try to build on a six-game winning streak when they host the Rice Owls (18-14, 8-12 C-USA) on March 9, 2023 at FORD CENTER AT THE STAR.

UAB won its previous game against Charlotte, 93-91 in OT, on Saturday. Jordan Walker was its high scorer with 41 points. Rice was victorious in its most recent game against UTSA, 72-71, on Wednesday. Quincy Olivari led the way with 18 points, and also had eight boards and three assists.

When is UAB vs. Rice and when does it start?

This contest between the Blazers and Owls will go down on Thursday, March 9, 2023. Be ready to see the opening tip at 9:30 PM ET.

Where to Watch UAB vs. Rice

The Blazers and Owls will take to the court at FORD CENTER AT THE STAR for this matchup on March 9, and if you want to see the event live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!

What channel is the game on?

You can catch this game live on ESPN+.

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UAB Blazers vs. Rice Owls Game Preview

UAB Stats, Odds & Insights

UAB outscores opponents by 11.2 points per game (scoring 82.2 per game to rank ninth in college basketball while allowing 71.0 per outing to rank 204th in college basketball) and has a +348 scoring differential overall.

The Blazers score 6.1 more points than the Owls allow (76.1).

UAB connects on 7.3 three-pointers per game (196th in college basketball) at a 36.6% rate (59th in college basketball), compared to the 7.4 its opponents make while shooting 32.6% from beyond the arc.

The Blazers average 83.8 points per game in home games, compared to 80.0 points per game away from home, a difference of 3.8 points per contest.

UAB has seen a downturn in scoring lately, putting up 81.5 points per game in its last 10 contests, 0.7 points fewer than the 82.2 it has scored this year.

Rice Stats, Odds & Insights

Rice’s +36 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 1.1 points per game) is a result of putting up 77.2 points per game (53rd in college basketball) while allowing 76.1 per contest (332nd in college basketball).

The Owls’ 77.2 points per game are 6.2 more than the Blazers give up.

Rice knocks down 8.9 three-pointers per game (45th in college basketball) at a 35.5% rate (107th in college basketball), compared to the 7.7 per game its opponents make, at a 36.8% rate.

The Owls are scoring more points at home (81.1 per game) than away (72.2).

Rice is averaging 73.2 points per game over its past 10 games, which is 4.0 fewer points than its average for the season (77.2).

Blazers Key Players to Watch

Blazers Leaders
Jordan Walker 25 23.1 2.6 4.2 1.3 0.0 4.4
Eric Gaines 31 12.0 3.3 4.6 1.9 0.7 1.1
KJ Buffen 31 10.5 6.8 1.7 1.1 0.7 0.5
Trey Jemison 31 9.1 8.3 0.6 0.5 1.9 0.0
Ledarrius Brewer 26 8.2 3.6 1.7 1.1 0.4 1.3

Owls Key Players to Watch

Owls Leaders
Quincy Olivari 32 19.3 6.0 2.2 1.1 0.1 2.8
Travis Evee 32 15.1 1.9 2.7 1.2 0.1 2.3
Max Fiedler 32 10.6 7.6 5.1 0.7 1.1 0.0
Mekhi Mason 32 10.2 3.3 1.8 0.7 0.3 1.2
Cameron Sheffield 32 7.8 6.2 1.3 0.8 0.3 1.3

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Author: Andy Molitor

Andy has been involved in sports betting on and off his entire adult life and has been creating content surrounding it for the past five years. While the NFL is his first love, he also bets hundreds of college basketball games every winter and loves sweating golf DFS during the football offseason.