After struggling a bit more than was to be expected early in the NCAA Tournament's first round against No. 16 Iona, the top-seeded North Carolina Tar Heels are rolling into the Round of 32 with dreams of a championship fully intact.
Their opponent arrives in the form of the No. 9-seeded Washington Huskies, who handily dispatched Utah State 78-61 on Friday.
How to live stream UNC-Washington
The action from Columbus, Ohio tips off at 2:40 p.m ET and will be broadcast on CBS. Streaming is available on the NCAA March Madness Live app and on Reddit via the NCAA Basketball Streams subreddit through this direct link.
The Tar Heels are all business after securing an 88-73 win over the Gaels. Roy Williams' boys actually trailed at halftime, but clamped down big-time the rest of the way. Cam Johnson led UNC with 21 points, chipping in seven rebounds and four assists. He'll be counted on to come up big once again.
Today could be the day where the world realizes just how good Jaylen Nowell is. Washington's star guard is tailor made to flourish against North Carolina. Had 19 against Utah State.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) March 24, 2019
On the other sideline, the mood is different. Nobody's giving the Huskies much of a chance in this one -- Vegas has them as +12 underdogs as of this writing -- but in the Madness of March, we ought to know to expect the unexpected.
Watch out for Jaylen Nowell and Noah Dickerson, who combined for 39 points and 17 rebounds in the Round of 64 against USU.
A spot in the Sweet 16 is on the line. 'Tis the season to survive and advance!