It all comes down to this! The North Carolina Tar Heels face the Villanova Wildcats in the March Madness finals on April 4! Before these two teams play for the NCAA national championship, here’s everything you need to know about this game, including when it starts and where to watch!
It may be April but March Madness is not over yet! The Villanova Wildcats are ready to pull off the upset and steal the NCAA national championship from the North Carolina Tar Heels. Before these squads hit the court for the biggest game of their lives, here’s all the need-to-know info about this epic tournament finale!
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When is the March Madness championship and how can you watch?
This final match of this unbelievable and bracket-busting NCAA Tournament will take place in Houston, Texas on April 4, per NJ.com. Clutch City’s own NRG Stadium will try to hold all the action when the game tips off at 9:19 P.M. EST, per TV Guide. The game will broadcast on TBS, but HollywoodLife.com will have a live stream so you can catch it from anywhere in the world!
Some key players to keep an eye on.
Villanova blew away Oklahoma in the semi-finals, thanks to Josh Hart, 21, scoring 23 points and 8 rebounds, per CNN. Look for him, Ryan Arcidiacono, 22, and Kris Jenkins, 22, to put up a fight against the Tar Heels.
However, UNC didn’t come this far to lose. Brice Johnson, 21, and Justin Jackson, 21, each put up 16 points against Syracuse and they’ll look to light up the scoreboard against the Wildcats. Keep an eye on Kennedy Meeks, 21, as his 15 points helped put his team in the NCAA Finals.
UNC and Villanova have met before – and the Tar Heels have triumphed.
This match will be the seventh time UNC has faced Villanova in the NCAA Tournament, with the Tar Heels having a 5-1 advantage. In fact, UNC is 11-4 against the Wildcats. Yikes. Yet, this will be the first time these two teams have played each other in the championship game.
The Tar Heels might be dressed in blue and white, but they’re completely covered in gold. They’ve won five NCAA national titles, with the last one in 2009. Villanova only has one championship to their name, but their 1985 win over Georgetown is considered on of the biggest upsets in U.S. Sports History.
While UNC is the favorites going into this fight, Villanova has one of the nation’s top scoring units, per the Washington Post. Could the ‘Cats run wild to their second championship, or will the Tar Heels make it an even 10 national titles?
Who do you think will win, HollywoodLifers? UNC or Villanova?