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San Diego State vs. Connecticut: How to watch, TV channel, streaming, start time, injury report and stats

No. 5 San Diego State takes on No. 1 Connecticut in a rematch of the 2023 championship game on Thursday with a place in the 2024 Men's College Basketball Tournament quarterfinals at stake.

The UConn Huskies, the +220 favorite to win the tournament, has breezed past its first two opponents with a 91-52 first-round win over Stetson and a 75-58 win over Northwestern in the second round. The San Diego State Aztecs escaped Alabama-Birmingham 69-65 in a tricky 5-12 first-round matchup before blowing past No. 13 Yale 85-57 in the second round.

Both teams return stars from the teams that made last season's championship game, with Darrion Trammell, Jaedon LeDee, and Lamont Butler leading the way for the Aztecs while Tristen Newton, Donovan Clingan, and Alex Karaban are the key players remaining from the Huskies' championship-winning 2022/23 campaign.

How to watch San Diego State vs. Connecticut, TV channel and streaming

San Diego State vs. Connecticut will be broadcast on both TBS and truTV, which can be viewed via cable TV packages and streaming services including YouTubeTV and SlingTV. The game can also be streamed on the March Madness Live app.

San Diego State vs. Connecticut start time, date and venue

San Diego State vs. Connecticut is scheduled to begin at 7:39 PM ET/4:39 PM PT on Thursday, March 28, at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.

San Diego State vs. Connecticut injury report

San Diego State: No injuries to report

Connecticut: No injuries to report

San Diego State vs. Connecticut predicted lineups

San Diego State: Jaedon LeDee, Lamont Butler, Darrion Trammell, Jay Pal, Micah Parrish

Connecticut: Tristen Newton, Alex Karaban, Cam Spencer, Stephon Castle, Donovan Clingan

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San Diego State vs. Connecticut stats

  • Connecticut averages the 21st-most points among Division I teams with 81.6 per game while allowing the 12th-fewest points at 63.9 per game; San Diego State scores the 144th-most points per game with 74.7 and allows the 28th-fewest with 66.3.
  • UConn ranks third in the nation in assists per game with 18.7, 11th in the nation in blocks per game with 5.4, and fifth in the nation in field goal percentage at 49.8 percent.
  • San Diego State does not rank among the top 50 teams in any offensive stat and ranks outside the top 100 in points per game, field goal percentage, and three-point percentage, but the Aztecs allow the 15th-lowest field goal percentage (40.3) and the 28th-lowest three-point percentage (30.8).
  • Both teams play at relatively slow paces: San Diego State averages 67.1 possessions per game while UConn averages 66.3 possessions per game, which rank 272nd and 307th respectively among the 362 Division I teams.
  • The Aztecs are 6-4 straight up and 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games; the Huskies are 9-1 straight up and 8-2 against the spread in their last 10 games.
  • UConn is 3-7 on the Over/Under for Total Points in its last 10 while San Diego State is 4-6 on the Over/Under in its last 10.
  • Connecticut center Donovan Clingan had eight blocks in the team's second-round win over Northwestern.

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