St. Bonaventure faces off against Florida in the First Round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament. Here’s what you need to know to watch the game on TV and online.
The No. 11 St. Bonaventure Bonnies are already winners after knocking out UCLA in the First Four game to make it to the First Round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament, where they’ll take on the No. 6 Florida Gators. The Bonnies’ win over UCLA was the team’s first NCAA tournament win since 1970, so everything else that happens in this tournament is icing on the cake.
There’s a lot of pressure on Florida, which has made the Elite Eight or beyond in each of the team’s last five NCAA Tournament appearances. Though Florida might be the higher seed, it trails St. Bonaventure in many key stats. Both teams are tied with an average of 36 rebounds per game and the Gators have more experience with top 32 teams (7-5 over the Bonnies’ 2-2), but the Bonnies have the lead in offensive and defensive efficiency, field goals and free throws. Florida will have to be ready to play against a team riding high off a major program victory.
St. Bonaventure’s Courtney Stockard had 26 points in the team’s thrilling 65-58 victory over UCLA in the First Four game. The Bonnies are 26-7 coming into the game against the 20-12 Florida Gators and they’re riding high on one of the biggest wins in program history. They won’t be as rested as Florida, but they’re ready to go.
Here’s what you need to watch St. Bonaventure vs Florida on TV and online:
Date: Thursday, March 15
Start Time: 9:57pm ET
Location: Dallas, Texas
Arena: American Airlines Center
TV Channel: truTV
Live Stream: NCAA March Madness Live
The winner of the St. Bonaventure vs Florida game game will take on the winner of the No. 3 Texas Tech vs No. 14 Stephen F Austin game in the Second Round on Saturday, March 17.