- How to Watch
- What Time is the Game?
- How to Listen
- Villanova Starting Lineup
- Kansas Starting Lineup
The game will be broadcast on CBS with Brad Nessler and Bill Raftery on the call and Allie LaForce sideline. Here is how to watch.
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How to Watch
If you want to watch the Villanova vs. Kansas game, there are a few ways that you can do it. You can watch it on TV, online, or on your phone.
TV Channel: TBS
The game will be broadcast on TBS with Jim Nantz and Bill Raftery on the call and Tracy Wolfson reporting from the sidelines.
You can watch the game online at NCAA.com. To do so, you’ll need to create an account and sign in. Then, you can go to the live stream page and watch the game as it happens.
Mobile: NCAA March Madness app
You can watch every game of the tournament on your mobile device through the NCAA March Madness app, which is available on iOS and Android. You’ll need a cable login to watch, but once you input that, you’ll have access to every game being broadcast on CBS, TBS, TNT, and truTV.
What Time is the Game?
The game is set to start at 6:09 p.m. ET on Saturday, March 31, and will be televised on CBS. You can also live stream the game online through NCAA March Madness Live.
6:09 p.m. ET
The game will be broadcast on CBS. To watch the game online, you can stream it live on the NCAA March Madness Live website or the NCAA March Madness app.
How to Listen
The game will be available to listen to on Sirius XM Radio. You can also find a radio station near you that will be broadcasting the game.
Radio: 610 AM (KYW-Philadelphia), 1420 AM (KDKA-Pittsburgh)
Listen online at 610sports.com or at kdkaradio.com.
Or download the 610 Sports app or the KDKA Radio app.
Villanova Starting Lineup
The game will be starting soon, and the teams are getting ready. Jay Wright will be coaching the Wildcats, and Bill Self will be coaching the Jayhawks. The Wildcats are the favorites to win, but the Jayhawks have shown they can compete.
PG: Jalen Brunson
Jalen Brunson, a 6’3 junior, is one of the nation’s top point guards. He averages 19.2 points and 4.7 assists per game. Brunson is shooting nearly 52 percent from the field and 46 percent from three-point range. He’s also a very good free throw shooter, converting on 83.3 percent of his attempts.
SG: Donte DiVincenzo
Donte DiVincenzo is a 6’5” shooting guard from Wilmington, Delaware. He was a McDonald’s All-American in 2016 and was ranked as the #33 player in his class by ESPN. He chose to play for Villanova over offers from Virginia, Notre Dame, and Temple. As a freshman, he averaged 5.0 points and 2.4 rebounds per game. This season, he is averaging 13.4 points and 4.8 rebounds per game. He will be matched up against Kansas’ Devonte’ Graham.
SF: Mikal Bridges
Mikal Bridges is a 6’7” junior small forward from Malvern, Pennsylvania. He was a 5-star recruit coming out of high school and was ranked as the 11th best player in his class. He chose to play for his local team, Villanova, and has been a key player for them ever since. Bridges is averaging 17.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 2.1 assists per game this season. He is also shooting an impressive 50% from the three-point line. He will be a key player for Villanova if they want to win this game against Kansas.
PF: Omari Spellman
Omari Spellman will most likely start at Power Forward for the Villanova Wildcats against the Kansas Jayhawks. The 6’9″ redshirt Freshman from Pennsauken, NJ is a versatile big man who can shoot from three-point range, which will be key against Kansas’ big frontline. He is averaging 10.5 points and 8.2 rebounds per game this season.
C: Eric Paschall
Paschall, a 6-foot-9, 255-pound forward, has been one of the most improved players in the country this season. He is averaging 17.9 points and 6.9 rebounds per game while shooting 54.7 percent from the field and 42.4 percent from three-point range. Paschall has emerged as one of Villanova’s go-to scorers in crunch time and is capable of scoring both inside and out. He will be tasked with trying to contain Azubuike down low.
Kansas Starting Lineup
It’s finally here – the much-anticipated Villanova vs. Kansas game.Tip off is at 9:19 p.m. ET on Saturday, and the Jayhawks will be looking to take home the victory. Who will be in the starting lineup for Kansas? Here’s a look.
PG: Devonte’ Graham
Devonte’ Graham, a 6-foot-2-inch,196-pound senior from Raleigh, North Carolina, leads the Jayhawks in scoring (17.2 points per game) and is second in assists (7.2 per game). A three-year starter, Graham is a volume shooter who can also get to the rim and finish. He led Kansas in scoring last season at 15.8 points per game.
SG: Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk
Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, a 6-foot-8 sophomore guard from Cherkassy, Ukraine, is averaging 9.8 points and 3.2 rebounds per game this season. He scored a career-high 27 points against Georgetown on Nov. 17. Mykhailiuk is shooting 50 percent from three-point range (37 of 74) and 84 percent from the free throw line (28 of 33).
SF: Lagerald Vick
The 6’5” Kansas shooting guard has been the team’s best player so far this season. He is averaging 19.1 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 3.4 assists per game while shooting an efficient 47.4 percent from the field and 42.9 percent from three-point range. Vick is also a very good perimeter defender and has the ability to play point guard in a pinch. He will be tasked with trying to slow down Nova star Jalen Brunson in this matchup.
PF: Mitch Lightfoot
Kansas will be looking to Mitch Lightfoot to provide a lift in the front court. The sophomore forward has been a key player for the Jayhawks off the bench, averaging 5.8 points and 3.6 rebounds in just over 17 minutes per game. Lightfoot will need to be active on both ends of the court against a Villanova team that likes to push the tempo.
C: Udoka Azubuike
Udoka Azubuike is a 7-foot, 270-pound center who hails from Nigeria. He is averaging 13.4 points and 10 rebounds per game this season. Azubuike is a force on the defensive end of the floor, as well. He leads the Jayhawks with 2.6 blocks per game.