Mar 23, 2013
The University of North Carolina and Duke University, both winners Friday in the NCAA tournament second round, get primetime television positions for their respective third-round games on Sunday.
The Tar Heels take on Kansas, the No. 1 seed in the South Region, at 5:15 p.m., the first game of the evening session on WRAL-TV. Theirs is the first game of the day from the Kansas City location, and the Sprint Center is certain to be packed with Jayhawk fans.
Both teams are coming of closer-than-expected challenges in Round 2 where they trailed early and counted on a second-half comeback to surmount lower-seeded opponents.
Duke faces 7-seed Creighton in Sunday's finale. That game tips off at approximately 9:40 p.m. on TBS.
The No. 2 seed Blue Devils, 73-61 winners Friday over Albany, will need to tighten up the defense to hold Creighton in check and must spread the scoring beyond Seth Curry and Mason Plumlee.
That duo combined for 49 of the Devils' 73 points Friday.
...Dont forget to take your Ridlin...I picked UNC to lose against Kansas, but if they do win (which they can), they have a very real chance of going to the Final 4 thanks Georgetown's traditional flameout.- Posted by hi_i_am_wade
Duke better hope they beat Creighton without injuries. Usually Duke doesn't play dirty, just physical. We cannot forget Gerald "the real victim" Henderson when he broke Tyler Hansborough's nose. Duke plays dirty when they want to send a message; Creighton just plays dirty all the time.
...John Thompson Jr., or the 3rd, whatever, is a terrible coach, living off his dad's reputation.Hopefully the ACC will continue to pick up some Ws in the tournament. Too bad Georgetown (one of my Final Four picks) is out thanks to stinking FGCU. Unbelievable.- Posted by sburks1906
...SFB, I reported you to WRAL, better get ready to change your log on name (probably for the 10th time since you have been banned 9 times)Vegas odds Roy has a heart attack or scits himself at 3-1.- Posted by buckwheatbro
...odds are 10-1 you are a little white boy trying to act like a Durham gangsta...Vegas odds Roy has a heart attack or scits himself at 3-1.- Posted by buckwheatbro