Skip to main content

Arizona vs. Xavier – Game Time, TV Channel, Announcers, Betting Line, Predictions

Arizona players celebrate winning the Pac-12.


Saturday, the Arizona Wildcats overcame a sluggish start to pull away from Ohio State late and book a spot in this year's Sweet 16. The Xavier Musketeers, one of the least-talked-about teams in the field, did away with March Madness darling Georgia State to set a date with the Wildcats. Arizona is going to be favored by a large margin in this one, but that doesn't mean you should hand the victory to the Wildcats just yet.

Date: Thursday, March 26 

Time: 10:17 PM ET

TV Channel: TBS

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Announcers: Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Dan Bonner, Rachel Nichols

Opening Betting Line: Arizona -10 (5Dimes)

Prediction: Many people thought that Xavier was a bit overrated as a 6-seed in this year's tournament, but the Musketeers have proved that they're worthy of their ranking. Against Georgia State, Xavier actually put together one of the best shooting nights in recent history, hitting on 68% of their shots, including 54% from 3-point-land and 88% from the line. If the Musketeers are able to keep that up, nobody is going to beat them.

But Arizona, as we know, has a much better defense that GSU. The Wildcats held one of the best players in the country, D'Angelo Russell, to just nine points on 3-of-19 shooting. We don't think Arizona's run is quite done yet - we'll take U of A to win and cover the spread.