After an early fall from the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament the Tar Heels had to wait a couple of days to see where they would land on Selection Sunday. Tonight, starting at 6:00 p.m. EST on CBS, Carolina found out their faith in the Big Dance. Now they will have to wait a bit more to see how their travel through the NCAA Tourney will begin, but one thing is for sure, for head coach Roy Williams and his squad the theme can be… go west young men!
The first round game, sorry the four play-in games I do not count as a round, for #6 North Carolina (23~9 & 13~5 ACC) will be on Friday (time TBA) against #11 Providence (23~11 & 10~8 Big East). The two teams will play in San Antonio, with the winner going against the winner of the #3 Iowa State (26~7 & 11~7 Big 12) vs #11 N.C. Central (28~5 & 15~1 MEAC) on Sunday. In order for the Tar Heels to make it to the second weekend of the tournament they will have to win a pair of games against teams that have over 20 wins overall and double digit conference wins.
In the East Region, besides Iowa State, the other top seeds are #1 Virginia, who won the ACC Tournament, #2 Villanova, who ended their Big East Tournament losing in their first game, and #4 Michigan State, who won their tourney and has already played UNC once. Besides UVa, the other three number one seeds are Florida (South Regional), Arizona (West) and Wichita State (Mid-West).
In all the ACC will have six teams in the NCAA Tournament, as well as a pair of programs in the NIT. For more information on that you can check out my posts about the ACC on AllSportsDiscussion. Of course I will have much more about this match up as the date for the game comes closer. For more informations about North Carolina, present and past, make sure to check back to ISPORTSWEB often.