It’s a huge battle in the Elite Eight, as North Carolina Tar Heels and Notre Dame Fighting Irish clash for a place in the Final Four on Mar 27. But what time does it start and what else do you need to know for the big March Madness contest? Let us fill you in right here!
It’s the game we’ve been waiting for in the Elite Eight. The seemingly unstoppable North Carolina Tar Heels have been marching onwards in the Big Dance and now face the might of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Mar. 27. But what do you know about this exciting match-up? Click down to learn some facts about both teams, including how you can watch it!
1. What time does it start and what channel is it on?
The game tips off at 8.49 p.m. EST at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. If you’re watching it online, you can do so here, or alternatively on TBS on the TV.
2. How did these two teams get here?
The Tar Heels have been in blistering form. They made light work of FGU, Providence and Indiana. Notre Dame has had it a little tougher, beating Michigan, then dark-horse Stephen F. Austin and Wisconsin.
3. The Tar Heels boast a very impressive NCAA Tournament record
Now, listen to this. This game is North Carolina’s 26th regional final. They’ve gone on to appear in the Final Four a record 18 times and have won 5 national championships. However, the last time they tasted victory was 7 years ago in 2009. Will they be able to scratch their 7-year itch?
4. Who are the star players I need to know about?
Marcus Paige of the Tar Heels deserves special attention. He rolled off four 3-pointers to kickstart their win against Indiana in the Sweet Sixteen. Notre Dame’s V.J. Beacham is really enjoying this tournament. He is averaging 17.7 points per game, including 52.9 percent from 3-point range.
5. How did these two do against each other in the regular season?
The most recent game between North Carolina and Notre Dame happened on Mar. 11, a game in which the Tar Heels stunned the Fighting Irish 78-47. In the head-to-head of all time though, the Fighting Irish lead the Tar Heels 21-11.
HollywoodLifers, are you looking forward to this match-up? Tell us who you think will win!