While the team on the floor Tuesday night may argue otherwise, the season rolls on tonight as the Virginia Cavaliers come into Chapel Hill to take on North Carolina. The first game in Charlottesville was a 47-56 slog that was Cole Anthony’s last game before his knee surgery, and it’s worth reminding yourself just how different this team is now when you look at the box score of that game.
In retrospect, that afternoon in Virginia may have been the sign for everyone that this was not going to be a fun season, as it seemed a lot tougher to shake that loss than the Ohio State clunker that was a few days prior. Meanwhile, the defending national champions haven’t had a season to write home about themselves. The good news is that they are fourth in the ACC right now, and in lead position for the double-bye, but have been inconsistent at best and come into Chapel Hill barely defeating Notre Dame on Tuesday.
There’s little hope that tonight’s game is going to be that much more watchable than the game in December, and for reference, the football game back in the fall had a score of 38-31. Which game will have more points?
By the way, when you see who is on the call for ESPN, you may want to go ahead and pay attention to the alternate ways to listen. You’ve been warned.
So, if you won’t be in Chapel Hill tonight to watch in person, here’s how you can catch the...action.
- Time: 8:00 PM ET
- Location: Dean E. Smith Center, Chapel Hill, NC
- TV: ESPN, Jon Sciambi and Dan Dakich on the call
- Radio: Tar Heel Sports Network (affiliates listed here) or Sirius XM channel 387 (internet 977)
- Streaming: Available on Watch ESPN on your smart TV, smart phones, etc. The THSN radio broadcast can be heard on Tune In or GoHeels.com
- Line: UNC -1