2018 NCAA Tournament: Kansas State-Creighton time, TV channel, watch online (March 16, 2018)

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The 9-seed Kansas State Wildcats begin their NCAA Tournament Friday evening with a game against the 8-seeded Creighton Bluejays.

Kansas State entered the tournament as an at-large bid after going 22-11 in the regular season and finishing fourth in the Big 12 with a 10-8 record. Creighton finished 21-11 and went 10-8 in the Big East, finishing third.

Find game time and how to watch information along with some keys to the game below.

Kansas-State Creighton basketball game time

The Kansas State-Creighton game begins at 5:50 pm. CT on Friday, March 16 at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Kansas State-Creighton basketball TV channel

Kansas State and Creighton can be seen on TNT. The A-team announcing lineup of Jim Nantz, Bill Raftery, Grant Hill and Tracy Wolfson will be on the call.

How to watch Kansas State-Creighton online

You can streak the Kansas State-Creighton game online through the NCAA’s March Madness hub. 

Kansas State-Creighton odds

Most Vegas lines have Creighton as a one-point favorite over Kansas State. The over/under is around 144.

Kansas State-Creighton keys to the game

The Wildcats rely on junior forward Dean Wade for most of their offense. Wade averaged 16.5 points per game and 5 rebounds this season. When he missed the Kansas State-Kansas game in the Big 12 Tournament, the Wildcats suffered tremendously. He’ll be a game-time decision for Friday’s contest.

Barry Brown averages 16.0 points and 3.4 assists for Kansas State, so he’s a capable scorer as well. And if Makol Mawien starts feasting inside like he did in the Big 12 Tournament (29 points on 13-19 shooting against Kansas), look out.

Creighton is a typical Creighton team — pesky, well-coached and sharp-shooting. Marcus Foster leads Creighton with an average of 20.3 points per game, and he shoots an average of 7.0 threes per contest. As a team, the Bluejays average 84.3 points per game, the 10th most in the nation, and give up 74.2 points per game.

Kansas State is much more moderately paced. The Wildcats average 72.4 points per game and give up an average of 67.9 points.

This game will come down to who controls the tempo. If Creighton speeds the game up and turns it into a shootout, Kansas State might not be able to keep up. But if the Wildcats can slow the game down and not allow early open looks, they should be able to pull the mild upset.

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