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Michigan State vs. North Carolina: How to watch, TV channel, start time, injury report and stats

Two traditional powers meet when No. 1 North Carolina faces No. 9 Michigan State on Saturday in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Michigan State Spartans overcame No. 8 Mississippi State 69-51 in their opening game of the tournament, while the North Carolina Tar Heels last beat No. 16 Wagner 90-62.

How to watch Michigan State vs. North Carolina, TV channel and streaming

Michigan State vs. North Carolina will be broadcast on CBS, which can be viewed through linear or cable TV. The game will be streamed on the March Madness Live app and Paramount+.

Michigan State vs. North Carolina start time, date and venue

Michigan State vs. North Carolina is scheduled to tip off at 5:30 PM ET/4:30 PM CT on Saturday, March 23, and the game will take place at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Michigan State vs. North Carolina injury report

Michigan State: Jeremy Fears Jr. - leg, out; Gehrig Normand - food, out

North Carolina: No injuries to report

Michigan State vs. North Carolina predicted lineups

Michigan State: AJ Hoggard, Carson Cooper, Jaden Atkins, Malik Hall, Tyson Walker

North Carolina: RJ Davis, Cormac Ryan, Elliot Cadeau, Harrison Ingram, Armando Bacot

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Michigan State vs. North Carolina stats

  • The North Carolina Tar Heels score the 20th-most points per game among Division I teams with 81.7, while the Michigan State Spartans score the 192nd-most points with 73 per game.
  • The Spartans allow the 20th-fewest points per game with 65.5, while North Carolina allows the 113th-fewest with 70.
  • The Tar Heels play at the 56th-fastest pace with 71.3 possessions per game, while Michigan State plays at the 308th-fastest pace with 66.2 possessions per game.
  • North Carolina attempts the 29th-most free throws per game with 22.9; Michigan State is ranked 273rd in free throw attempts with 17.8 per game.
  • Michigan State forces 12.6 turnovers per game while North Carolina forces 10.6 turnovers per game.
  • Both teams have four players averaging double figures in points, and the teams rank similarly in bench points with Michigan State 209th with 17.8 bench points per game and North Carolina 215th with 17.5 bench points per game.
  • The Tar Heels are 9-1 straight-up and 6-4 against the spread in its last 10 games, while the Spartans are 5-5 straight-up and 6-4 against the spread in that span.
  • Both teams have hit Over the Total Points line in four of their last five games.

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