Louisville vs. NC State: Date, Time, Channel & Line

NC State's Abdul-Malik Abu dunks against the Villanova Wildcats in the second half during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. (Getty)

NC State’s Abdul-Malik Abu dunks against the Villanova Wildcats in the second half during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. (Getty)

Two years ago Louisville won the national championship. Last year the Cardinals advanced to the Sweet 16. This year has been a roller-coaster season, but head coach Rick Pitino has put his experience to use as he continues to lead his Cardinals squad through the tournament. In the round of 64, No. 4 Louisville slid past No. 13 UC Irvine. Then the Cardinals knocked off No. 5 UNI to advance to the Sweet 16.

Louisville will take on ACC foe NC State. Although No. 8 NC State had an early dismissal in last year’s tournament with an overtime loss to Saint Louis in the round of 64, the Wolfpack held strong this season and earned a bid to the dance as a committee-selected team. In the round of 64, NC State routed No. 9 LSU and then pulled an upset over No. 1 Villanova to keep their season alive for another week.

Here’s what you need to know about the game:


The Basics

Who:

No. 4 Louisville vs. No. 8 NC State

What:

NCAA Tournament Sweet 16

When:

Friday, March 27

Where:

Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York

Bracket Region:

East

Time:

7:37 p.m. Eastern

Channel:

TBS

Line:

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Scouting Louisville

Record: 26-8 overall, 12-6 ACC
Coach: Rick Pitino, 14th season
Offensive Points Per Game: 69.2
Defensive Points Allowed Per Game: 59.4
Scoring Leaders: Terry Rozier, 17.0
Rebounding Leader: Montrezl Harrell, 9.3
Assists Leader: Chris Jones, 3.6


Scouting NC State

NC State vs North Carolina | 2014-15 ACC Men's Basketball HighlightsThe NC State Wolfpack earned their road first win in Chapel Hill since 2003 after an exciting 58-46 victory over the 15th ranked Tar Heels. Anthony Barber led NC State with 15 points while Trevor Lacey and Ralston Turner each scored 14 points. Freshman Justin Jackson led UNC with 16 points. The Wolfpack improve to…2015-02-25T04:15:28.000Z

Record: 22-13 overall, 10-8 ACC
Coach: Mark Gottfried, 4th season
Offensive Points Per Game: 70.4
Defensive Points Allowed Per Game: 65.5
Scoring Leaders: Trevor Lacey, 15.7
Rebounding Leader: Lennard Freeman, 5.7
Assists Leader: Anthony Barber, 3.7