Gearing Up for Game Day: Basketball Tournament Page Launches, Watch Parties Announced

Looking for information about Kent State University’s men’s basketball team and the 2023 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament? The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has launched a 2023 NCAA Basketball Tournament page to assist Golden Flashes fans.

The page includes information about tickets, a pregame reception for Golden Flashes who are making the trip to Albany, New York, and how to listen to the team’s tournament games. Fans can also find a tournament bracket.

Watch Parties

For those who cannot travel and attend the games in person, watch parties are available so that fans can gather and cheer together Friday night. Water Street Tavern in downtown Kent, Ohio, serves as headquarters for Kent State’s run through the NCAA Tournament for those who are 21 years of age and older. For Kent State students and fans who are younger than 21, a watch party is being held on the lower level of the Kent Student Center.

In addition, alumni watch parties will be taking place at various locations. These include:

  • Black Alumni Chapter Watch Party
    Location: Hudson Grille, 6317 Roswell Road NE, Sandy Springs, Georgia
  • Central Ohio Alumni Chapter Watch Party
    Location: Buffalo Wild Wings, 2386 Taylor Square Drive, Reynoldsburg, Ohio
  • National Capital Alumni Chapter Watch Party
    Location: Crystal City Sports Pub, 529 23rd St. S., Arlington, Virginia
  • New York City Alumni Chapter Watch Party
    Location: The Stumble Inn, 1454 2nd Ave., New York, New York

Fans are encouraged to wear blue and gold to show their Kent State spirit.

Game Information

Kent State will play Indiana University on Friday, March 17, in the first round of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament. Tipoff will be at 9:55 p.m. Friday. The game will air on TBS and on the Kent State Radio Network.

POSTED: Wednesday, March 15, 2023 10:57 AM
Updated: Friday, March 17, 2023 01:59 PM
Emily Vincent