Baylor vs. UCSB: Start Time, Streaming Live, TV Channel, How to Watch

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Baylor vs. UCSB: Start Time, Streaming Live, TV Channel, How to Watch


The No. 3 seed Baylor Bears (22-10) and the No. 14 seed UCSB Gauchos (27-7) will meet on Friday at 1:30 PM in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The contest airs on TNT.

Baylor lost its most recent game to Iowa State, 78-72, on Thursday. Jalen Bridges led the way with 28 points, and also had five boards and two assists. In its previous game, UCSB beat CSU Fullerton on Saturday, 72-62. Ajay Mitchell scored a team-high 20 points (and added four assists and four boards).

When is Baylor vs. UCSB and when does it start?

This game between the Bears and Gauchos will take place on Friday, March 17, 2023. Expect to see the opening tip at 1:30 PM ET.

Where to Watch Baylor vs. UCSB

The Bears and Gauchos will hit the court at Ball Arena for this matchup on March 17, and if you want to catch the game live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!

What channel is the game on?

You can catch this game live on TNT.

Baylor Bears vs. UCSB Gauchos Game Preview

Baylor Stats, Odds & Insights

Baylor outscores opponents by 6.9 points per game (scoring 77.2 per game to rank 52nd in college basketball while giving up 70.3 per outing to rank 184th in college basketball) and has a +221 scoring differential overall.

The Bears are averaging 77.2 points, 11.6 more than the Gauchos concede.

Baylor knocks down 9.7 three-pointers per game (19th in college basketball), 2.9 more than its opponents (6.8). It is shooting 37.2% from deep (35th in college basketball) while allowing opponents to shoot 32.2%.

The Bears score 82.2 points per game in home games, compared to 71.1 points per game when playing on the road, a difference of 11.1 points per contest.

Baylor has seen a decrease in scoring lately, racking up 74.3 points per game in its last 10 outings, 2.9 points fewer than the 77.2 it has scored this season.

UCSB Stats, Odds & Insights

UCSB is outscoring opponents by 6.6 points per game, with a +223 scoring differential overall. It puts up 72.2 points per game (166th in college basketball) and gives up 65.6 per outing (51st in college basketball).

The Gauchos’ 72.2 points per game are only 1.9 more than the Bears concede.

UCSB hits 5.6 three-pointers per game (337th in college basketball) at a 35.2% rate (117th in college basketball), compared to the 5.8 its opponents make, shooting 34.3% from deep.

At home the Gauchos are putting up 75.3 points per game, 5.7 more than they are averaging on the road (69.6).

While UCSB is posting 72.2 points per game in 2022-23, it has bettered that mark in its last 10 games, amassing 74.5 a contest.

Bears Key Players to Watch

Bears Leaders
Keyonte George 31 15.8 4.2 2.8 1.1 0.2 2.5
Adam Flagler 30 15.5 2.5 4.7 1.3 0.1 2.6
LJ Cryer 29 14.5 2.1 2.1 0.5 0.0 2.6
Jalen Bridges 32 10.3 5.8 1.1 0.9 1.0 1.1
Langston Love 29 6.6 2.2 0.8 0.4 0.1 0.8

Gauchos Key Players to Watch

Gauchos Leaders
Ajay Mitchell 34 16.4 2.7 5.2 1.4 0.3 0.6
Miles Norris 34 14.1 6.1 1.2 1.0 0.8 1.7
Josh Pierre-Louis 31 9.7 4.0 2.5 1.3 0.2 0.3
Andre Kelly 33 9.5 6.5 0.9 0.5 0.8 0.0
Cole Anderson 33 7.6 1.4 0.6 0.4 0.1 1.6

And for more CBB game previews, NCAA basketball picks or even how to bet on college basketball check out the latest NCAAB lines on Betsperts.

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.