How to Watch North Carolina vs. Michigan State Basketball: Live Stream & TV Channel Info – NCAA Tournament Second Round

The No. 1 seed North Carolina Tar Heels (28-7) try to book a trip to the Sweet 16 in an NCAA Tournament Round of 32 matchup against the No. 9 seed Michigan State Spartans (20-14) on Saturday at Spectrum Center, starting at 5:30 PM ET.

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Tar Heels vs. Spartans Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, March 23, 2024
  • Time: 5:30 PM ET
  • TV: CBS
  • Live Stream: Stream NCAA men’s basketball on Paramount Plus and Hulu + Live TV
  • Where: Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Venue: Spectrum Center

Tar Heels Insights

  • North Carolina owns a top-25 offense this year, ranking 20th-best in college basketball with 81.7 points per game. At the other end, it ranks 113th with 70 points allowed per contest.
  • The Tar Heels rank seventh-best in the country by grabbing 41.2 boards per game. In terms of rebounds allowed, they rank 106th in college basketball (33.5 allowed per contest).
  • This season, North Carolina ranks 94th in college basketball in assists, delivering 14.5 per game.
  • The Tar Heels are 60th in the nation with 9.9 turnovers per game this season. Meanwhile, they rank 307th with 9.9 forced turnovers per game.
  • North Carolina is 119th in the nation with 8 treys per game so far this season. Meanwhile, it ranks 82nd with a 35.7% shooting percentage from beyond the arc.
  • The Tar Heels rank 138th in college basketball with 7 treys allowed per game so far this season. Meanwhile, they rank 60th with a 31.6% shooting percentage allowed from three-point land.
  • So far this year, North Carolina has taken 64.3% two-pointers, accounting for 71.8% of the team’s buckets. It has shot 35.7% three-pointers (28.2% of the team’s baskets).

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Spartans Insights

  • In 2023-24, Michigan State is 192nd in the nation offensively (73 points scored per game) and 19th-best defensively (65.5 points allowed).
  • The Spartans collect 34.6 rebounds per game and concede 33.6 boards, ranking 218th and 113th, respectively, in college basketball.
  • Michigan State is 26th in college basketball in assists (16.2 per game) in 2023-24.
  • In terms of turnovers, the Spartans are 30th in college basketball in committing them (9.4 per game). They are 122nd in forcing them (11.8 per game).
  • In 2023-24, Michigan State is 265th in the nation in 3-point makes (6.5 per game) and 52nd in 3-point percentage (36.2%).
  • Defensively, the Spartans are 192nd in the nation in 3-pointers conceded per game at 7.4. They are 105th in 3-point percentage conceded at 32.4%.
  • Michigan State attempts 30.5% percent of its shots from behind the 3-point line, and 23.9% of its made baskets are from there. Inside the arc, it takes 69.5% of its shots, with 76.1% of its makes coming from there.

Tar Heels Leaders

  • The scoring leader for the Tar Heels this season is RJ Davis, who averages 21.4 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game.
  • Armando Bacot leads North Carolina in rebounding, averaging 10.3 per game, while Elliot Cadeau leads the team in assists, distributing an average of 4.1 in each contest.
  • The Tar Heels get the most three-point shooting production out of Davis, who makes 3.1 threes per game.
  • The North Carolina steals leader is Ingram Harrison, who averages 1.4 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Bacot, who compiles 1.4 rejections per contest.

Spartans Leaders

  • Tyson Walker averages 18.2 points per game and is the top scorer for the Spartans.
  • Michigan State’s leader in rebounds is Malik Hall with 5.6 per game, and its leader in assists is A.J Hoggard with 5.3 per game.
  • Walker makes 1.9 three-pointers per game, the most on the Spartans.
  • Michigan State’s leader in steals is Walker (1.9 per game), and its leader in blocks is Carson Cooper (0.7 per game).
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