North Carolina vs. Harvard: Date, Time, Channel & Line

North Carolina made the ACC Tournament championship game, but fell to Notre Dame. (Getty)

North Carolina made the ACC Tournament championship game, but fell to Notre Dame. (Getty)

This season, North Carolina has personified the word streaky.

After starting the season 6-3, the Tar Heels then went 11-1 before ending the regular season 4-6.

Then UNC kicked it back into gear, beating Boston College, No. 14 Louisville and No. 3 Virginia to make the ACC Tournament title game, where it lost to No. 11 Notre Dame.

Now the Heels are the No. 4 seed in the West and will face No. 13 Harvard, who beat Yale Saturday in a one-game Ivy League playoff.

It has been an emotional season in Chapel Hill. Longtime legendary coach Dean Smith died in February. He was a mentor to current Tar Heels coach Roy Williams.

Harvard and Yale tied for the Ivy League regular season title and needed a win-and-in playoff game to decide the conference’s automatic bid. The Crimson won 53-51.

It’s the fourth-straight year Harvard is in the Big Dance.

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


The Basics

Who:

No. 4 North Carolina vs. No. 13 Harvard

What:

NCAA Tournament – Round of 64

When:

Thursday, March 19

Where:

Jacksonville, Florida

Time:

7:20 p.m. Eastern

Channel:

TNT

Line:

North Carolina (-10.5). Get the all lines and odds from sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.


Scouting North Carolina

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(Getty)

Record: 24-11 overall, 11-7 ACC

Coach: Roy Williams, 12th season at UNC (27th overall)

Offensive Points Per Game: 77.9

Defensive Points Allowed Per Game: 68.4

Scoring Leader: Marcus Paige, 13.9

Rebounding Leader: Brice Johnson, 7.7

Assists Leader: Paige, 4.6


Scouting Harvard

(Getty)

(Getty)

Record: 22-7 overall, 11-3 Ivy League

Coach: Tommy Amaker, 8th season

Offensive Points Per Game: 64.2

Defensive Points Allowed Per Game: 57.2

Scoring Leader: Wesley Saunders, 16.3

Rebounding Leader: Steve Moundou-Missi, 7.4

Assists Leader: Siyani Chambers, 4.3


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