The loaded South Region plays its Sweet 16 games on Friday night in Memphis. First up, North Carolina, the Region’s No. 1 seed, takes on Butler, the No. 4, in an intriguing showdown for a spot in the Elite Eight.
The Tar Heels were the only ACC squad to survive the opening weekend. The conference’s other eight NCAA Tournament teams were all taken out. It’s up to coach Roy Williams‘s squad to carry the flag for a proud basketball conference which has struggled mightily in this year’s Tournament.
They’ll take on Butler Friday night, back in the Sweet 16 once again after a pair of relatively comfortable opening weekend wins against Winthrop and Middle Tennessee State. Despite their success over the past decade, they are a heavy underdog in a Region stacked with college basketball blue bloods in North Carolina, Kentucky, and UCLA.
Tip-off is scheduled for 7:09 p.m ET on CBS. The game can be streamed online free with a cable subscription via NCAA March Madness Live. It can also be streamed via the March Madness Live app, which can be downloaded from Apple’s App store or the Google Play store.
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