No.1 seed North Carolina Tar Heels (27-7) in the South Region takes on 16-seed Texas Southern Tigers (23-11) in the NCAA College Basketball Tournament. The game tip-off at 1:30 PM EST Friday in Bon Secours Wellness Arena.
TNT will be covering the national telecast with Brian Anderson (play-by-play), Chris Webber (Analyst), Lewis Johnson ( sideline Reporter) as announcers.
The winner of the game will advance to the second round on Sunday, March 19, to play against the winner of No. 8 Arkansas vs. No. 9 Seton Hall.
Date and Time: March 17th, 2017 1:30 PM EST
Venue: Bon Secours Wellness Arena
TV: TNT (US)
Carolina Tar Heels entered the ACC Tournament in Brooklyn as the No. 1 seed. They defeated No. 9 seed Miami, 78-53, in the quarterfinals but lost to No. 5 seed Duke, 93-83, in the semifinals of the tournament.
ACC Player of the Year junior forward Justin Jackson leads the Tar Heels averaging 18.9 points per game.
The Tigers, winner of the Southwestern Athletic Conference Tournament, also were the regular-season league champion. They won the SWAC regular season with a 16-2 record and defeated second-seeded Alcorn State, 53-50, in the SWAC Tournament championship game Saturday, March 11.
The SWAC Player of the Year, junior guard Zach Lofton leads the team with 17 points per game.