No. 2 seed Louisville Cardinals (24-8, 12-6 ACC) are pitted against No. 15 seed Jacksonville State Gamecocks (20-14, 9-7 OVC) in the Midwest Regional’s first round of the 2017 NCAA Championship today.
The game tip-off at approximately 2:45 p.m. Friday, March 17 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
CBS will be doing the national telecast with Jim Nantz, Grant Hill, Bill Raftery and Tracy Wolfson calling the action.
Date and Time: March 17th, 2017 2:45 PM EST
Venue: Bankers Life Fieldhouse
TV: CBS (US)
The Cardinals are coming off an 81-77 loss to Duke Blue Demons in the first round of ACC tournament on March 9.
Sophomore Donovan Mitchell leads the team in scoring at 15.7 points per game while junior Quentin Snider averages 12.7 points in second.
The Gamecocks enters the NCAA tournament for the first time in school history after defeating Ohio Valley Conference top seed Belmont on March 3 and then second-seedTennessee-Martin March 4.
Four of the Jacksonville’ five starters enter the game averaging more than 10 points per game. Led by Junior Malcolm Drumwright (12.6) followed by seniors Greg Tucker (11.3) and Erik Durham (11.1) and junior Norbertas Giga (10.4).