CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The battle for the Atlantic Coast Conference regular season title and a possible No. 1 seed for the NCAA tournament will be the focus on Wednesday night when No. 7 Louisville and No. 8 North Carolina face-off at Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill.
Live coverage of this game is scheduled to begin at 9:00 p.m. ET on ESPN. Live stream is available on WatchESPN and the ESPN App.
North Carolina (23-5, 11-3 ACC) enters this matchup sitting atop the ACC Standings and holds a one-game advantage over Louisville (22-5, 10-4 ACC).
Both teams are also in good form ahead of this battle, with the Tar Heels winning two straight and four of its last five, while the Cardinals have won three in a row and six of its last seven games.
Louisville is coming off a thrilling 94-90 victory over Virginia Tech on Saturday, as both teams shot over 50 percent from the floor.
North Carolina beat then-No. 14 Virginia 65-41 on Saturday night to stay in pole position with four games remaining in the ACC regular season.
Sophomore guard Donovan Mitchell leads the Cardinals in scoring this season with 15.6 points per game and heads the league in steals at 2.1 per game.
Two other Louisville players are scoring in double-figures this term, with Quentin Snider averaging 12.5 points and Deng Adel getting 11. 3 per game.
Justin Jackson, who led the Tar Heels in scoring seven of the last eight games, leads four North Carolina players averaging in double-digits this season with 18.6 points per game.
Joel Berry II is getting 14.6 per contest, while Kennedy Meeks is scoring 12.6 points and sits fourth in the ACC in rebounds per game at 9.1.
Isaiah Hicks is putting out 12.5 points per contest for North Carolina, which leads the league in scoring at 86.9 points and in the rebounding column with 44 per outing.
Meanwhile, since Louisville entered the ACC it has split the previous four meetings with the Tar Heels.
Another ACC battle to keep a close eye on is the clash between the improving No. 10 Duke Blue Devils and Syracuse.
Duke (22-5, 10-4 ACC) has won seven straight coming into this game with Syracuse (16-12, 8-7 ACC) dropping three straight.
Live coverage of this game is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. ET on ESPN. Live stream is available on WatchESPN and the ESPN App.