North Carolina vs Wisconsin: WEST REGION – SWEET 16
LOS ANGELES (Sporting Alert) — The North Carolina Tar Heels will meet the Wisconsin Badgers in the NCAA Tournament March Madness Sweet 16 on Thursday at 7:47 PM ET at Staples Center, Los Angeles, California.
The fourth-seeded. North Carolina (26-11, 11-7 ACC) is one of the five teams in the ACC that remains in the competition. Marcus Paige scored 22 points to lead North Carolina in an 87-78 win over Arkansas in the Round of 32.
On the season, North Carolina is averaging 77.9 points on a 47.5 percent shooting from the floor. North Carolina is averaging 41.0 rebounds (2nd in the nation) and 17.7 assists (2nd in the nation).
North Carolina is shooting 70.2 percent from the free throw line and 35.1 percent from the three-pointer. Defensively, the Tar Heels are allowing 68.6 points per game against the opposing teams.
Marcus Page is leading in scoring and passing with 14.1 points and 4.5 assists per game for the Tar Heels. Brice Johnson is averaging 12.9 points and 7.9 rebounds while Kennedy Meeks is contributing 11.6 points and 7.4 rebounds per game.
No. 1 Wisconsin (33-3, 16-2 Big Ten) is seeking for its ninth streak win. Wisconsin won all its game in March and the last defeat was way back in February 24 against Maryland. Wisconsin defeated Oregon, 72-65, on Sunday in the Round of 32 to advance. Sam Dekker scored 17 points to lead the team for the victory.
On the season, Wisconsin is averaging 71.9 points on a 48.0 percent shooting from the field. Wisconsin is averaging 33.7 rebounds and 12.7 assists. Wisconsin is shooting 76.1 percent from the free throw line and 35.8 percent from the three-pointer. Defensively, Wisconsin is allowing 56.8 points per game against the opponents.
Frank Kaminsky is averaging 18.4 points and 8.1 rebounds to lead the Badgers. Nigel Hayes is the leading rebounder with 6.4 per game. Traevon Jackson is the leader in assists with 2.9 per game.