Top Players to Watch: Creighton vs. NC State - First Round
When the Creighton Bluejays (21-12) and NC State Wolfpack (23-10) match up in the first round of the NCAA tournament at Ball Arena on Friday at 4:00 PM ET, Baylor Scheierman and Jarkel Joiner will be two of the most notable players to watch.
In the article below, we'll give you all the info you need to know about who to look out for in this matchup on TNT.
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How to Watch Creighton vs. NC State
- Game Day: Friday, March 17
- Game Time: 4:00 PM ET
- Arena: Ball Arena
- Location: Denver, Colorado
- TV: TNT | Watch select March Madness games live on FuboTV
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Creighton's Last Game
On Friday, in its most recent game, Creighton fell to Xavier 82-60. With 18 points, Ryan Kalkbrenner was its leading scorer.
NC State's Last Game
In its previous game, NC State fell to Clemson on Thursday, 80-54. Its top scorer was D.J. Burns with 12 points.
Creighton Players to Watch
Scheierman is tops on his squad in rebounds per game (8.4), and also posts 12.8 points and 3.2 assists. Defensively, he posts 1.1 steals and 0.2 blocked shots.
Kalkbrenner leads the Bluejays with 15.4 points per contest and 1.2 assists, while also putting up 6.1 rebounds.
Trey Alexander is averaging 13.6 points, 2.6 assists and 4.2 rebounds per contest.
Ryan Nembhard puts up a team-leading 4.9 assists per contest. He is also posting 11.9 points and 4.1 rebounds, shooting 42.6% from the field and 36.8% from beyond the arc with 1.5 made 3-pointers per contest.
Arthur Kaluma is posting 11.9 points, 1.6 assists and 5.9 rebounds per game.
NC State Players to Watch
The Wolfpack receive 17.1 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game from Joiner.
Burns is putting up a team-high 4.8 rebounds per game. And he is contributing 12.8 points and 1.6 assists, making 56.7% of his shots from the field.
Casey Morsell is posting 11.9 points, 4.3 rebounds and 0.9 assists per contest, making 46.3% of his shots from the floor and 40.7% from 3-point range, with 2.3 triples per game.
The Wolfpack receive 9.3 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game from Jack Clark.
Creighton Top Performers (Last 10 Games)
NC State Top Performers (Last 10 Games)
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