Nothing quite captures the attention and imagination of your average college basketball spectator than familiar teams in unfamiliar circumstances.
So it is for Indiana, one of the sport’s blue-blood programs that somehow finds itself as one of the First Four teams in the 2022 NCAA Tournament. The Hoosiers (20-13) just sneaked into the tournament with a couple of timely wins in the Big Ten Tournament, and will face off against a talented Wyoming team. The Cowboys (25-8) are one of four Mountain West teams that made the field in 2022.
In a battle of name recognition, the Cowboys stand no chance. Luckily for them, that amounts to nothing at this stage (as March Madness is so quick to remind fans every year). Still, for those inclined to consider such factors, it’s worth noting Indiana has a perfect 3-0 record against Wyoming, winning each of the matchups in 1951, ’82 and ’99. The closest the Cowboys have come to winning was in the first meeting, a 57-55 loss.
For this meeting, the Hoosiers will likely rely heavily on junior forward Trayce Jackson-Davis, who leads the team both in scoring (18.1 points per game) and rebounding (8.2 per game). Xavier Johnson (12.3 points, 3.8 rebounds, 5.0 assists per game) and Race Thompson (11.5 points, 7.6 rebounds per game) also stand to be significant contributors in the game.
Wyoming’s team isn’t full of slouches, however: The Cowboys are led by sophomore forward Graham Ike, who averages an impressive 19.6 points and 9.6 rebounds per game this year. Senior guard Hunter Maldonado is a versatile weapon as well, averaging 18.4 points, 6.3 assists and 5.8 rebounds per game. Senior Drake Jeffries is similarly effective scoring and dishing the ball with 10.5 points and 5.3 assists per game.
The Sporting News has you covered on how to watch that fascinating matchup play out on Tuesday, including time, TV channel and streaming options:
What channel is Indiana vs. Wyoming on today?
- TV Channel: truTV
- Live Stream: NCAA March Madness Live, Sling TV
Indiana vs. Wyoming will be on truTV, which will air every First Four game in 2022.
Indiana vs. Wyoming start time
- Date: Tuesday, March 15
- Time: 9:10 p.m. ET
Indiana vs. Wyoming will tip off at 9:10 p.m. ET at the UD Arena in Dayton, Ohio. It’s the second First Four game on Wednesday to tip off (the first being Texas Southern vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on the 16-seed line).
March Madness schedule 2022
Tuesday, March 15
|No. 16 Texas Southern vs. No. 16 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi||6:40 p.m.||truTV, Sling TV|
|No. 12 Wyoming vs. No. 12 Indiana||9:10 p.m.||truTV, Sling TV|
Wednesday, March 16
|No. 16 Wright State vs. No. 16 Bryant||6:40 p.m.||truTV, Sling TV|
|No. 11 Rutgers vs. No. 11 Notre Dame||9:10 p.m.||truTV, Sling TV|
Thursday, March 17
|No. 6 Colorado State vs. No. 11 Michigan||12:15 p.m.||CBS|
|No. 4 Providence vs. No. 13 South Dakota State||12:40 p.m.||truTV, Sling TV|
|No. 8 Boise State vs. No. 9 Memphis||1:45 p.m.||TNT, Sling TV|
|No. 1 Baylor vs. No. 16 Norfolk State||2 p.m.||TBS, Sling TV|
|No. 3 Tennessee vs. No. 14 Longwood||2:45 p.m.||CBS|
|No. 5 Iowa vs. No. 12 Richmond||3:10 p.m.||truTV, Sling TV|
|No. 1 Gonzaga vs. No. 16 Georgia State||4:15 p.m.||TNT, Sling TV|
|No. 8 North Carolina vs. No. 9 Marquette||4:30 p.m.||TBS, Sling TV|
|No. 5 UConn vs. No. 12 New Mexico State||6:50 p.m.||TNT, Sling TV|
|No. 2 Kentucky vs. No. 15 Saint Peter’s||7:10 p.m.||CBS|
|No. 5 Saint Mary’s vs. No. 12 Indiana/Wyoming||7:20 p.m.||TBS, Sling TV|
|No. 8 San Diego State vs. No. 9 Creighton||7:27 p.m.||truTV, Sling TV|
|No. 4 Arkansas vs. No. 13 Vermont||9:20 p.m.||TNT, Sling TV|
|No. 7 Murray State vs. No. 10 San Francisco||9:40 p.m.||CBS|
|No. 4 UCLA vs. No. 13 Akron||9:50 p.m.||TBS, Sling TV|
|No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 16 Texas Southern/Texas A&M-Corpus Christi||9:57 p.m.||truTV, Sling TV|
Friday, March 18
|No. 7 Ohio State vs. No. 10 Loyola-Chicago||12:15 p.m.||CBS|
|No. 2 Auburn vs. No. 15 Jacksonville State||12:40 p.m.||truTV, Sling TV|
|No. 3 Texas Tech vs. No. 14 Montana State||1:45 p.m.||TNT, Sling TV|
|No. 3 Purdue vs. No. 14 Yale||2 p.m.||TBS, Sling TV|
|No. 2 Villanova vs. No. 15 Delaware||2:45 p.m.||CBS|
|No. 7 USC vs. No. 10 Miami||3:10 p.m.||truTV, Sling TV|
|No. 6 Alabama vs. No. 11 Notre Dame/Rutgers||4:15 p.m.||TNT, Sling TV|
|No. 6 Texas vs. No. 11 Virginia Tech||4:30 p.m.||TBS, Sling TV|
|No. 4 Illinois vs. No. 13 Chattanooga||6:50 p.m.||TNT, Sling TV|
|No. 2 Duke vs. No. 15 Cal State Fullerton||7:10 p.m.||CBS|
|No. 6 LSU vs. No. 11 Iowa State||7:20 p.m.||TBS, Sling TV|
|No. 1 Arizona vs. No. 16 Bryant/Wright State||7:27 p.m.||truTV, Sling TV|
|No. 5 Houston vs. No. 12 UAB||9:20 p.m.||TNT, Sling TV|
|No. 7 Michigan State vs. No. 10 Davidson||9:40 p.m.||CBS|
|No. 3 Wisconsin vs. No. 14 Colgate||9:50 p.m.||TBS, Sling TV|
|No. 8 Seton Hall vs. No. 9 TCU||9:57 p.m.||truTV, Sling TV|