How to Watch Creighton Bluejays vs. NC State Wolfpack: Live Stream or on TV

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How to Watch Creighton Bluejays vs. NC State Wolfpack: Live Stream or on TV


The No. 6 seed Creighton Bluejays (21-12) and the No. 11 seed NC State Wolfpack (23-10) will meet in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday at 4:00 PM. The contest airs on TNT.

On Friday, in its last game, Creighton fell to Xavier 82-60. With 18 points, Ryan Kalkbrenner was its leading scorer. NC State lost its previous game to Clemson, 80-54, on Thursday. D.J. Burns led the way with 12 points, plus two boards and one assist.

When is Creighton vs. NC State and when does it start?

This contest between the Bluejays and Wolfpack will begin on Friday, March 17, 2023. You should expect the opening tip at 4:00 PM ET.

Where to Watch Creighton vs. NC State

The Bluejays and Wolfpack will hit the court at Ball Arena for this matchup on March 17, and if you want to see the action live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!

What channel is the game on?

You can catch this game live on TNT.

Creighton Bluejays vs. NC State Wolfpack Game Preview

Creighton Stats, Odds & Insights

Creighton outscores opponents by 8.1 points per game (scoring 76.6 per game to rank 59th in college basketball while allowing 68.5 per contest to rank 128th in college basketball) and has a +269 scoring differential overall.

The Bluejays are averaging 76.6 points, 5.8 more than the Wolfpack concede.

Creighton knocks down 8.9 three-pointers per game (46th in college basketball) at a 36.0% rate (82nd in college basketball), compared to the 6.4 per game its opponents make at a 34.3% rate.

The Bluejays are averaging 79.3 points per game this year when playing at home, which is 6.8 more points than they’re averaging away from home (72.5).

In its last 10 games, Creighton has been scoring 76.2 points per contest, an average that’s a little lower than the 76.6 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.

NC State Stats, Odds & Insights

NC State puts up 78.2 points per game (33rd in college basketball) while allowing 70.8 per outing (201st in college basketball). It has a +244 scoring differential and outscores opponents by 7.4 points per game.

The Wolfpack’s 78.2 points per game are 9.7 more than the Bluejays allow.

NC State makes 8.4 three-pointers per game (76th in college basketball) while shooting 35.0% from beyond the arc (140th in college basketball). It is making 2.3 more threes than its opponents, who drain 6.1 per game at 32.2%.

At home, the Wolfpack score 83.3 points per game. On the road, they score 70.1.

In its last 10 games, NC State is tallying 74.2 points per game, compared to its season average of 78.2.

Bluejays Key Players to Watch

Bluejays Leaders
Ryan Kalkbrenner 30 15.4 6.1 1.2 0.7 2.2 0.2
Trey Alexander 33 13.6 4.2 2.6 1.1 0.5 1.9
Baylor Scheierman 33 12.8 8.4 3.2 1.1 0.2 2.3
Arthur Kaluma 33 11.9 5.9 1.6 0.6 0.5 1.2
Ryan Nembhard 33 11.9 4.1 4.9 0.7 0.1 1.5

Wolfpack Key Players to Watch

Wolfpack Leaders
Terquavion Smith 33 17.5 3.6 4.2 1.5 0.4 2.7
Jarkel Joiner 33 17.1 4.8 3.6 1.4 0.1 1.9
D.J. Burns 33 12.8 4.8 1.6 0.7 0.9 0.0
Casey Morsell 33 11.9 4.3 0.9 1.1 0.7 2.3
Jack Clark 22 9.3 6.6 1.6 1.7 0.4 1.2

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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.