How to Watch Kentucky Wildcats vs. Providence Friars: Live Stream or on TV

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How to Watch Kentucky Wildcats vs. Providence Friars: Live Stream or on TV


The No. 6 seed Kentucky Wildcats (21-11) and the No. 11 seed Providence Friars (21-11) will meet in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday at 7:10 PM. The matchup airs on CBS.

In its previous game, Kentucky fell to Vanderbilt on Friday, 80-73. Antonio Reeves scored a team-high 22 points (and contributed one assist and three rebounds). In its most recent game, Providence fell to UConn on Thursday, 73-66. Bryce Hopkins scored a team-high 16 points (and chipped in three assists and seven boards).

When is Kentucky vs. Providence and when does it start?

This contest between the Wildcats and Friars is set to start on Friday, March 17, 2023. You can expect the opening tip at 7:10 PM ET.

Where to Watch Kentucky vs. Providence

The Wildcats and Friars will take to the court at Greensboro Coliseum for this matchup on March 17, and if you want to see the game live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!

What channel is the game on?

You can catch this game live on CBS.

Kentucky Wildcats vs. Providence Friars Game Preview

Kentucky Stats, Odds & Insights

Kentucky outscores opponents by 7.1 points per game (scoring 75.1 per game to rank 96th in college basketball while allowing 68.0 per outing to rank 119th in college basketball) and has a +225 scoring differential overall.

The 75.1 points the Wildcats average are only 3.8 more than the Friars concede.

Kentucky makes 6.4 three-pointers per game (291st in college basketball), while its opponents have made 6.6 on average.

The Wildcats score 78.4 points per game at home, compared to 71.4 points per game in away games, a difference of 7.0 points per contest.

On offense, Kentucky has struggled over its last 10 games, scoring 74.5 points per contest over that stretch as opposed to the 75.1 it has racked up over the course of this year.

Providence Stats, Odds & Insights

Providence’s +217 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 6.8 points per game) is a result of putting up 78.1 points per game (35th in college basketball) while giving up 71.3 per outing (218th in college basketball).

The Friars’ 78.1 points per game are 10.1 more than the Wildcats give up.

Providence knocks down 6.7 three-pointers per game (260th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 6.9. It shoots 35.1% from deep, and its opponents shoot 34.0%.

The Friars are scoring more points at home (82.9 per game) than on the road (73.9).

Providence has performed worse offensively over its past 10 games, scoring 77.4 points per contest, 0.7 fewer points its than season average of 78.1.

Wildcats Key Players to Watch

Wildcats Leaders
Oscar Tshiebwe 30 16.5 13.1 1.6 1.6 1.0 0.0
Antonio Reeves 32 14.4 2.1 1.1 0.4 0.2 2.3
Jacob Toppin 31 12.5 6.9 2.2 0.5 0.5 0.6
Cason Wallace 30 11.6 3.5 4.2 2.0 0.5 1.4
Sahvir Wheeler 21 7.7 2.3 5.6 0.9 0.1 0.7

Friars Key Players to Watch

Friars Leaders
Bryce Hopkins 32 16.1 8.5 2.3 0.8 0.6 0.9
Ed Croswell 32 13.2 7.6 0.7 1.2 0.9 0.0
Devin Carter 32 13.1 4.9 2.4 1.8 1.1 1.1
Noah Locke 32 11.1 2.3 0.9 0.4 0.0 2.2
Jared Bynum 28 10.0 2.5 4.3 0.9 0.1 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.