How to Watch North Carolina vs. Alabama Basketball: Live Stream & TV Channel Info – NCAA Tournament Sweet 16

A Sweet 16 NCAA Tournament matchup features the No. 1 North Carolina Tar Heels (29-7) and No. 4 Alabama Crimson Tide (23-11) to decide which of the squads is heading to the West Regional final when it tips off on Thursday at Arena, beginning at 9:39 PM ET, airing on CBS.

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Tar Heels vs. Crimson Tide Game Info

  • Date: Thursday, March 28, 2024
  • Time: 9:39 PM ET
  • TV: CBS
  • Live Stream: Stream NCAA men’s basketball on Paramount Plus and Hulu + Live TV
  • Where: Los Angeles, California
  • Venue: Arena

Tar Heels Insights

  • North Carolina has been led by its offense, as it ranks 20th-best in the country by posting 81.8 points per game. It ranks 112th in college basketball in points allowed (70 per contest).
  • The Tar Heels rank ninth-best in the nation by pulling down 40.9 boards per game. In terms of rebounds allowed, they rank 106th in college basketball (33.6 allowed per contest).
  • North Carolina is delivering 14.4 assists per game, which ranks them 100th in college basketball in 2023-24.
  • The Tar Heels are 49th in college basketball with 9.7 turnovers per game so far this season. Meanwhile, they rank 306th with 9.9 forced turnovers per contest.
  • North Carolina ranks 119th in college basketball with 8 treys per game so far this season. Meanwhile, it ranks 79th with a 35.8% shooting percentage from beyond the arc.
  • The Tar Heels are giving up 7 three-pointers per game (134th-ranked in college basketball) this season, while allowing a 31.7% three-point percentage (66th-ranked).
  • Of the shots attempted by North Carolina in 2023-24, 64.1% of them have been two-pointers (71.6% of the team’s made baskets) and 35.9% have been three-pointers (28.4%).

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Crimson Tide Insights

  • On offense, Alabama is the best squad in the nation (90.7 points per game). But defensively it is fourth-worst (80.9 points conceded per game).
  • On the glass, the Crimson Tide are 22nd-best in the country in rebounds (39.7 per game). They are 216th in rebounds conceded (35.5 per game).
  • Alabama is 34th in the country in assists (15.9 per game) in 2023-24.
  • In terms of turnovers, the Crimson Tide are 248th in the nation in committing them (11.8 per game). They are 170th in forcing them (11.3 per game).
  • Beyond the arc, Alabama is third-best in the country in 3-pointers made per game (11). It is 28th in 3-point percentage at 36.7%.
  • The Crimson Tide are 174th in the nation in 3-pointers allowed (7.3 per game) and 42nd in 3-point percentage defensively (31.3%).
  • Alabama attempts 46.6% percent of its shots from behind the 3-point line, and 53.4% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 35.7% of Alabama’s buckets are 3-pointers, and 64.3% are 2-pointers.

Tar Heels Leaders

  • RJ Davis leads the Tar Heels in scoring, tallying 21.3 points per game to go with 3.6 rebounds and 3.4 assists.
  • North Carolina’s leading rebounder is Armando Bacot averaging 10.2 boards per game and its best passer is Elliot Cadeau and his 4.1 assists per game.
  • Davis makes more threes per game than any other member of the Tar Heels, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 3.1 per contest.
  • Ingram Harrison and Bacot lead North Carolina on the defensive end, with Ingram leading the team in steals averaging 1.4 per game and Bacot in blocks averaging 1.4 per contest.

Crimson Tide Leaders

  • Aaron Estrada paces the Crimson Tide in rebounds and assists with 5.4 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game.
  • Alabama’s Mark Sears puts up 21.5 points, 4.3 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game, making him the top scorer on the squad.
  • Sears is the most prolific from distance for the Crimson Tide, hitting 2.4 threes per game.
  • Alabama’s leader in steals is Sears with 1.7 per game, and its leader in blocks is Grant Nelson with 1.6 per game.
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