Kentucky vs Kansas State: Line, Prediction, TV Channel & Live Stream for 2023 NCAA Tournament
The final second round 2023 NCAA Tournament matchup involving an SEC team takes place Sunday afternoon as Kentucky faces off against Kansas State. A matchup in which the Wildcats own a 9-1 all-time advantage, this is the first meeting between the two programs since 2018, a game which Kansas State won, 61-58.
Kentucky, a No. 6 seed in the 2023 NCAA Tournament, opened play in March Madness on Friday with a first round win over No. 11 seed Providence, defeating the Friars by a final score of 61-53. Led by head coach John Calipari, the Wildcats now sit at 22-11 overall this season, and advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2019.
The nation’s No. 2 team in offensive rebounding at 13.7 ORPG, Kentucky comes into the second round averaging 74.6 PPG offensively, while also allowing 67.6 PPG to opponents. Kentucky is led by star forward Oscar Tshiebwe at 16.2 PPG and 13.5 RPG, and have multiple others who are all names to know such as Antonio Reeves, Jacob Toppin, Cason Wallace, Chris Livingston, and CJ Fredrick.
Kansas State, a No. 3 seed in this year’s NCAA Tournament, is coming off a first round win over No. 14 seed Montana State, a game in which the Wildcats won 77-65. Led by Big 12 Coach of the Year Jerome Tang, the Wildcats now sit at 24-9 overall this season, and are making their first second round NCAA Tournament appearance since 2018.
The Wildcats are the nation’s No. 10 team with 16.9 APG, and come into this matchup averaging 75.5 PPG for the year, while also allowing 68.9 PPG. Kansas State is led by two First Team All-Big 12 selections in seniors Keyontae Johnson and Markquis Nowell, while others such as Nae’Qwan Tomlin, Desi Sills, Camryn Carter, David N’Guessan, and Ismael Massoud are all among the other names to know.
Kentucky vs Kansas State Line, Spread, Over/Under
As of Saturday afternoon, Kentucky is a 1.5-point favorite over Kansas State according to FanDuel, with the over/under at 144.5. The Wildcats are -130, while Kansas State is +108.
Kentucky vs Kansas State 2023 NCAA Tournament Prediction
While a Kentucky win would certainly not surprise me, my pick to move on to the Sweet 16 goes to Kansas State. This game will likely be close, and I’ll say that the Kansas State moves on due to some big shots late between the duo of Johnson and Nowell. Prediction: Kentucky 73, Kansas State 76
What Channel is the Kentucky vs Kansas State Game On?
A second round matchup in the East Region of the 2023 NCAA Tournament, No. 6 seed Kentucky will face No. 3 seed Kansas State on Sunday, March 19 at 2:40 PM ET. The game will be played from Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, NC, and will be available on CBS.
Kentucky vs Kansas State Live Stream
A live stream of Kentucky vs Kansas State can be found here on fuboTV.
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