Xavier vs. Kennesaw State: Start Time, Streaming Live, TV Channel, How to Watch

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Xavier vs. Kennesaw State: Start Time, Streaming Live, TV Channel, How to Watch


The No. 3 Xavier Musketeers (25-9) take on the No. 14 Kennesaw State Owls (26-8) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday, beginning at 12:40 PM.

On Saturday, in its last game, Xavier lost to Marquette 65-51. With 14 points, Adam Kunkel was its leading scorer. In its previous game, Kennesaw State topped Liberty on Sunday, 67-66. Terrell Burden scored a team-high 19 points (and contributed three assists and three boards).

When is Xavier vs. Kennesaw State and when does it start?

This contest between the Musketeers and Owls is set to start on Friday, March 17, 2023. Be ready to see the opening tip at 12:40 PM ET.

Where to Watch Xavier vs. Kennesaw State

The Musketeers and Owls will take to the court at Greensboro Coliseum for this matchup on March 17, and if you’d like to catch the matchup live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!

What channel is the game on?

You can catch this game live on truT.

Xavier Musketeers vs. Kennesaw State Owls Game Preview

Xavier Stats, Odds & Insights

Xavier’s +250 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 7.3 points per game) is a result of scoring 81.4 points per game (12th in college basketball) while giving up 74.1 per contest (294th in college basketball).

The 81.4 points the Musketeers average are 12.5 more than the Owls allow.

Xavier connects on 7.6 three-pointers per game (159th in college basketball), while its opponents have made 7.5 on average.

Offensively, the Musketeers have fared better in home games this season, averaging 83.6 points per game, compared to 78.1 per game on the road.

On offense, Xavier has struggled over its last 10 games, scoring 75.6 points per contest over that span as opposed to the 81.4 it has put up over the course of this season.

Kennesaw State Stats, Odds & Insights

Kennesaw State outscores opponents by 6.4 points per game (posting 75.3 points per game, 91st in college basketball, and giving up 68.9 per contest, 141st in college basketball) and has a +216 scoring differential.

The Owls average 75.3 points, only 1.2 more than the 74.1 the Musketeers allow.

Kennesaw State makes 8.3 three-pointers per game (84th in college basketball) at a 36.8% rate (48th in college basketball), compared to the 7.1 per game its opponents make, at a 34.2% rate.

In 2022-23 the Owls are averaging 9.2 more points per game at home (80.4) than away (71.2).

Kennesaw State is posting 73.1 points per contest over its last 10 games, which is 2.2 fewer points than its average for the season (75.3).

Musketeers Key Players to Watch

Musketeers Leaders
Souley Boum 34 16.5 4.3 4.4 1.0 0.1 2.2
Colby Jones 33 15.2 5.4 4.3 1.4 0.5 1.3
Zach Freemantle 22 15.2 8.1 2.9 0.9 0.7 0.6
Jack Nunge 34 14.1 7.8 2.1 0.9 1.1 1.1
Adam Kunkel 32 10.5 2.7 3.0 1.0 0.2 1.8

Owls Key Players to Watch

Owls Leaders
Chris Youngblood 34 14.7 4.8 1.9 1.1 0.4 2.3
Terrell Burden 34 13.5 3.1 4.2 1.7 0.4 0.7
Demond Robin 34 11.1 5.8 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.0
Brandon Stroud 34 9.3 6.5 1.6 1.4 0.2 1.1
Spencer Rodgers 34 6.4 3.3 2.1 0.9 0.2 1.4

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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.