It’s rivalry weekend in college basketball and the state of North Carolina is set for a showdown. The North Carolina Tar Heels will play host to in-state rivals North Carolina State for the first of their two scheduled games this season.
Neither the Tar Heels or Wolfpack have really met expectations and had a great season by any means. Both programs have had a string of luck in the past several weeks putting themselves on short winning streaks. Unfortunately, it will end for one team today.
With the NCAA tournament possibly on the line this weekend, the Tar Heels have to keep playing physically and mentally tough basketball. The Tar Heels would love nothing more than to grab a win against their rivals today on their home court to keep their tournament hopes alive.
Date: February 1st, 2014
Start Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Location: Dean Smith Center; Chapel Hill, North Carolina
TV Info: ESPN-2
Radio Info: Tar Heels Sports Radio; 106.1 FM The Talk (Raleigh-Durham)
Live Stream: Watch ESPN
North Carolina Tar Heels
Record: 13-7 (3-4 ACC)
Key Wins: Louisville, Michigan State, Kentucky
Key Losses: Miami, UAB, Wake Forest
Points: Marcus Paige- 16.8 per game
Rebounds: James Michael McAdoo- 6.4 per game
Assists: Marcus Paige- 4.4 per game
North Carolina State Wolfpack
Record: 14-7 (4-4 ACC)
Key Wins: East Carolina, Notre Dame, and Maryland
Key Losses: Cincinnati, NC Central, Wake Forest
Points: TJ Warren- 22.5 per game
Rebounds: TJ Warren- 7.3 per game
Assists: Anthony Barber- 4.2 per game