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The Gonzaga and Purdue men’s basketball teams are scheduled to meet in a tournament game in Detroit on Friday, March 29. The game is scheduled to start at 7:39 p.m. ET/4:39 p.m. PT. 

No. 5 seed Gonzaga enters the contest 27-7 overall. Most recently, Gonzaga defeated Kansas 89-68 on Saturday in the second round of the tournament. Anton Watson scored 21 points with six rebounds to lead Gonzaga to the win.  

No. 1 seed Purdue comes into the matchup 32-4 overall. On Sunday, Purdue beat Utah State 106-67 in the tournament’s second round. Purdue’s Zach Edey provided his team with 23 points and 14 rebounds in the win.

Mark Few is the Gonzaga men’s basketball head coach. Matt Painter is the Purdue men’s basketball head coach. 

Purdue vs. Gonzaga basketball game time and network

The Purdue vs. Gonzaga men’s basketball game is scheduled to be broadcast on TBS and truTV at 7:39 p.m. ET/4:39 p.m. PT on Friday, March 29. The TBS/TruTV broadcasters for the game are scheduled to be Andrew Catalon (play-by-play), Steve Lappas (analyst), and Evan Washburn (reporter).

Whatever team wins advances to play on Sunday, March 31 in Detroit against either Creighton or Tennessee.  

If you don’t have cable or satellite TV, online live-streaming platforms such as Sling TV and Max offer alternatives for enjoying the game.

Best streaming services for the Gonzaga vs. Purdue basketball game 

If you’re one of the brave souls who cut the cord, fear not because Friday’s clash between the Gonzaga and Purdue men’s basketball teams isn’t out of your reach. There are several streaming platforms ready to give you access to the game. Here are your top options.  

Most affordable: Sling TV

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If you want to watch the Purdue vs. Gonzaga game on TBS via Sling TV, you’ll need either the Orange Plan or the Blue Plan. Both the Orange and Blue plans start at $15 for the first month and then increase to $40 per month subsequently, and they both also come with 50 hours of free DVR storage.

TBS is one of 26 channels included on both the Orange and Blue plans. There are six channels exclusive to the Orange Plan, including ESPN and ESPN2. There are 14 channels exclusive to the Blue Plan, and those include FS1, NFL Network, and TruTV. Another difference between the Orange and Blue plans is that you can only stream on one device with the Orange Plan, and the Blue Plan allows streaming on three devices at once.

In higher-priced plans, Sling TV’s sports channel offerings include ABC, ACC Network, Big Ten Network, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNews, ESPNU, Fox, FS1, FS2, NBC, NFL Network, Pac-12 Network, SEC Network, TNT, and TruTV. 

Most affordable: Max

Max is lacing up its sneakers this March to dive into the madness of men’s college basketball. There are three tiered Max packages, each with the B/R Sports Add-On included. Part of the B/R Sports Add-On is live streaming sports from TBS, TNT and TruTV. 

The cheapest package is Max With Ads, which is $9.99 per month. It allows streaming on two devices. You can save 42% by paying for one year upfront at $69.99. 

The second package is Max Ad-Free, and that is $15.99 per month. If you’re mainly getting Max for sports, there isn’t much difference between Max With Ads and Max Ad-Free since sports will still include ads. If you pay one year upfront, you save 45% on Max Ad-Free at $104.99. 

Max Ultimate Ad-Free is the third package, and it is $19.99 per month. It also upgrades to allow streaming on four devices at once. Plus, it has 4K Ultra HD capability. The one-year price for Max Ultimate Ad-Free is $139.99. 


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