How to Watch the Kansas vs. UNC Game: Tips and Analysis
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Both the Kansas Jayhawks and the North Carolina Tar Heels are college basketball royalty, with a combined 29 Final Four appearances and 12 national championships between them. When they face off against each other, it’s always must-see TV.
Here’s everything you need to know if you want to watch the Kansas vs. UNC game, including tips and analysis from our experts.
How to watch the game
The game will be broadcast on ESPN.
There are several ways to watch the Kansas vs. UNC game live stream. You can find a live stream of the game on ESPN3, Watch ESPN, or the CBS Sports app. You can also listen to the game on the radio on WFNZ 610 AM/102.5 FM.
The Border War will be televised on ESPN2. Joe Tessitore and Sean McDonough will serve as the broadcast team with Todd Blackledge as the sideline reporter. The game will also be streamed live online at WatchESPN.com.
Tips and analysis
It’s time for some college basketball! The Kansas Jayhawks will take on the North Carolina Tar Heels today in a battle of two of the best teams in the nation. Here are some tips and analysis to help you watch the game and understand what’s going on.
What to watch for
No. 1 Kansas Jayhawks vs. No. 5 North Carolina Tar Heels will go head-to-head in the Dean Smith Center on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 4 p.m. ET on CBS. The Jayhawks are coming off of a 16-point win over Iowa State, while the Tar Heels are coming off of a win against Notre Dame.
This will be the first meeting between the two programs since 2016, when North Carolina beat Kansas in the Elite Eight en route to their sixth NCAA national championship. The Jayhawks will be looking for revenge in this matchup, and they have the talent to get it done. Here are three things to watch for in Saturday’s game:
1) How will Kansas big man Udoka Azubuike fare against North Carolina’s frontline?
2) Will Jayhawks guard Devon Dotson be able to take advantage of UNC’s lack of experience in the backcourt?
3) How will UNC’s freshmen stars, Cole Anthony and Armando Bacot, fare against Kansas’ stout defense?
In order to better understand how the game will play out, it is important to know the key players on each team. For Kansas, that player is Perry Ellis. The senior forward is averaging 16.8 points and 5.9 rebounds per game this season. He is the team’s leading scorer and one of the best players in the country. For UNC, the key player is Marcus Paige. The junior guard is averaging 13.5 points and 4.3 assists per game this season. He is the team’s leading scorer and one of the best players in the country.
It is also important to know the strengths and weaknesses of each team. Kansas is a very strong offensive team, averaging 80 points per game this season. They are also a very good rebounding team, averaging 37 rebounds per game. However, their defense is not as good as their offense, allowing 74 points per game this season. UNC is a very strong defensive team, only allowing 61 points per game this season. However, their offense is not as strong as their defense, only averaging 70 points per game this season.
Now that you know the key players and strengths/weaknesses of each team, you are ready to watch the Kansas vs. UNC game!
The game will be televised on ESPN with Tip-off slated for 8:50 PM EST.
As we mentioned, this is a rematch of the 2016 National Championship game in which UNC won in a close, back-and-forth affair. And while this Kansas team may not be as talented as that one, they still have a ton of potential and are more than capable of winning this game.
In order to do so, the Jayhawks will need to contain Joel Berry II and Theo Pinson, two of UNC’s most versatile and explosive players. On the other side of the ball, Kansas will need to take advantage of their size advantage down low and get production from their big men, Udoka Azubuike and Lagerald Vick.
It should be another great game between two powerhouse programs and we can’t wait to see how it plays out.