Eighth seed Wisconsin Badgers in East Region takes on the ninth seed Virginia Tech on Thursday, March 16 in the first round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament. The game tip-off at 9:40 p.m in First Niagara Center, BuffaloNew York.
CBS will be covering the national telecast with Verne Lundquist (play-by-play), Jim Spanarkel and Allie LaForce calling the action.
Date and Time: March 16th, 2017 9:40 PM EST
Venue: First Niagara Center, Buffalo
TV: CBS (US)
The Badgers coached by Greg Gard for the second season enters the tournament with 25-9 overall. The Badgers lost to Michigan 71-56 in the finals of the Big Ten Tournament on Sunday.
Bronson Koenig leads the team with 14.1 points per game while Ethan Happ averages 13.9 points per game.
The Hokies enter the tournament at 22-10. Virginia is coming off a 74-68 loss to Florida State in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament Thursday night in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Senior forward Zach LeDay leads the Hokies in scoring at 16.3 points per game and in rebounds at 7.4. Seth Allen averages 13.4 points.