How to Watch North Carolina vs. Wagner Basketball: Live Stream & TV Channel Info – NCAA Tournament First Round

An opening-round NCAA Tournament matchup will see the 16th-seeded Wagner Seahawks (17-15) play against the No. 1 seed North Carolina Tar Heels (27-7) on Thursday at Spectrum Center. The contest tips off at 2:45 PM ET, on CBS.

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Tar Heels vs. Seahawks Game Info

  • Date: Thursday, March 21, 2024
  • Time: 2:45 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 has been led by its offense, as it ranks 22nd-best in the country by scoring 81.5 points per game. It ranks 119th in college basketball in points allowed (70.2 per contest).
  • The Tar Heels rank ninth-best in college basketball by grabbing 41.1 boards per game. In terms of rebounds allowed, they rank 127th in college basketball (33.8 allowed per contest).
  • North Carolina ranks 94th in the country with 14.5 assists per game.
  • The Tar Heels are committing 9.9 turnovers per game (62nd-ranked in college basketball) this season, while forcing 10 turnovers per contest (303rd-ranked).
  • North Carolina ranks 127th in the nation with 7.9 threes per game so far this year. Meanwhile, it ranks 103rd with a 35.4% shooting percentage from downtown.
  • This season, the Tar Heels are giving up 7 treys per game (140th-ranked in college basketball) and are allowing opposing teams to shoot 31.4% (45th-ranked) from three-point land.
  • So far this year, North Carolina has taken 64.1% two-pointers, accounting for 71.7% of the team’s buckets. It has shot 35.9% threes (28.3% of the team’s baskets).

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Seahawks Insights

  • In 2023-24, Wagner is sixth-worst in the country offensively (63.8 points scored per game) but seventh-best on defense (62.3 points conceded).
  • On the boards, the Seahawks are 123rd in the country in rebounds (36.3 per game). They are 190th in rebounds conceded (35 per game).
  • This season Wagner is ranked 190th in college basketball in assists at 12.9 per game.
  • In 2023-24, the Seahawks are 12th-best in the country in turnovers committed (8.8 per game) and ranked 279th in turnovers forced (10.2).
  • Wagner is 209th in the nation in 3-pointers made (7.2 per game) and 256th in 3-point percentage (32.6%).
  • The Seahawks are 74th in the country in 3-pointers allowed (6.5 per game) and ninth-best in 3-point percentage defensively (29.5%).
  • In 2023-24, Wagner has attempted 38.2% percent of its shots from behind the 3-point line, and 61.8% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 31.4% of Wagner’s buckets have been 3-pointers, and 68.6% have been 2-pointers.

Tar Heels Leaders

  • The Tar Heels scoring leader is RJ Davis, who averages 21.4 per contest to go with 3.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists.
  • Armando Bacot is North Carolina’s leading rebounder, pulling down 10.2 per game, while Elliot Cadeau is its best passer, averaging 4.1 assists in each contest.
  • The Tar Heels get the most three-point shooting production out of Davis, who knocks down 3.1 threes per game.
  • 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.

Seahawks Leaders

  • The Seahawks’ leader in scoring and rebounding is Melvin Council Jr. with 14.8 points and 5.7 rebounds per game.
  • Javier Esquerra Trelles’ assist statline paces Wagner; he racks up 4.4 assists per game.
  • Julian Brown is the most prolific from distance for the Seahawks, hitting two threes per game.
  • Council is at the top of the Wagner steals and blocks leaderboards with 1.4 steals per game and 0.6 blocks per game.
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