The UNC Tar Heels (28-7) are the No. 1 seed in the South Region, and will take on the No. 8 seed Arkansas Razorbacks (26-9). The game will be played at Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville at 6:10 on Sunday.
Preview: UNC took care of business against Texas Southern on Friday with a dominating 103-64 victory. The Tar Heels are led by forward Justin Jackson, who averages 18.1 points per game.
Arkansas squeaked past Seton Hall on Saturday with a 77-71 win thanks to a controversial flagrant foul call in the final minute. The Razorbacks are led by Dusty Hannahs, who averages 14.6 points per game.
Date: Sunday, March 19
Time: 6:10 p.m. E.T.
TV Channel: TNT
Location: Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Greenville, SC
Announcers: Brian Anderson, Chris Webber and Lewis Johnson
Opening Betting Line: UNC -8, via OddsShark
According to College Basketball Reference, UNC and Arkansas have met eight times, with the Tar Heels winning five of the contests. The most recent matchup took place in 2015, when the Tar Heels defeated the Razorbacks 87-78 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
UNC has appeared in the tournament 47 times, and the Tar Heels have advanced to 19 Final Fours. They have a tournament record of 117-45, and have won five national championships.
Arkansas has appeared in the tournament 30 times, and the Razorbacks have advanced to six Final Fours. They have a tournament record of 41-30, and have won one national championship.
Prediction: UNC rolls into the Sweet 16 with ease. These two teams always seem to find each other in the postseason, and Tar Heels make it three-straight wins against Arkansas with another dominating performance in the first weekend of the tournament. North Carolina by 15.