For these bored by the slugfest video games that had been Virginia-Oregon and Tech Tech-Michigan on Thursday night time, Auburn and North Carolina needs to be rather more palatable with offenses transferring at warp pace.
No. 1 UNC (29-6) have the third-highest scoring offense within the nation, averaging 86.zero factors a sport and have scored 88 and 81 factors in its Spherical 1 and a pair of victories over 16-seed Iona and 9-seed Washington. Freshman guard Nassir Little has averaged a team-high 19.5 factors within the two event video games, all coming off the bench. Little’s status has remained uncertain, nevertheless, for the Auburn sport as a consequence of an sickness. He did partake in Friday morning shoot-around.
The Tigers (28-9) dwell and die by the three. No group made extra 3s than No. 5 Auburn’s 408 within the common season. Bryce Brown and Jared Harper lead the SEC Event champions in scoring, every averaging greater than 15 factors a sport. The Tigers are using a 10-game successful streak and have a nail-biting win over 12-seed New Mexico State within the first spherical and 14-point victory of 4-seed Kansas within the second spherical of the NCAA Event.
This shall be UNC’s 29th Candy 16 look, an NCAA document. The Tar Heels are 9-1 underneath Roy Williams within the Candy 16. The winner of Friday’s matchup will play the winner of No. 2 Kentucky and No. three Houston.
Sporting Information is monitoring dwell scoring updates and highlights as No. 1 North Carolina meets No. 5 Auburn within the NCAA Event’s Candy 16. Observe the updates under.
UNC vs. Auburn: Stay rating, highlights
Tipoff is at 7:09 p.m. ET. Updates will start then.