How to Watch Second Round: North Carolina vs Baylor in Men’s College Basketball: Live Stream, TV Channel, Start Time
No. 8 North Carolina draws No. 1 Baylor in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday afternoon.
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North Carolina dominated Marquette in their No. 8 vs. No. 9 matchup. It was dominant from the start with Carolina up 53-25 at the half. The Tarheels went 13-for-35 from behind the arc at 37.1% and they also shot 82.4% from the free-throw line.
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Caleb Love led the way with 21 points at the half with six three-pointers. However, Brady Manek ended up outscoring him having 28 of his own points on with 11 rebounds, one of two Tarheels with a double-double (Armando Bacot).
Baylor, the No. 1 seed out of the Midwest region, drew No. 16 Norfolk State after the Spartans won the MEAC. This wasn’t ever really a game either with the Bears going up 43-27 at the half and doubling that in the second half to win 85-49.
Matthew Mayer led the way for the Bears totaling a team-high 22 points to go along with six rebounds. James Akinjo was the only Bear to double-double after scoring 10 points and dishing out 10 assists.
Baylor is projected to win this game and head onto the Sweet Sixteen with a favored spread of -5.5 points and a money line of -225. North Carolina’s money line is +180. The total projected points scored on the Over/Under line is 149.5 points.
March Madness 2022: How to Watch, Stream North Carolina vs. Baylor, Creighton vs. Kansas And More
The NCAA men’s basketball tournament continues Saturday with the Second Round, and you don’t need cable to watch.
The first round of March Madness is in the books, and 32 of the best 64 teams in men’s college basketball have been eliminated. With the exception of No. 2 Kentucky — which fell to No. 15 Saint Peter’s in a massive upset day one — and No. 5 seeds UConn and Iowa, most of the top schools won, earning the right to play this weekend.
Before the Sweet Sixteen and Final Four take place next week we get the Second Round, a flurry of win-or-go-home matchups to determine who advances. No. 1 seeds Baylor, Kansas and Gonzaga all play Saturday, and a loss by any one of them will again break brackets nationwide. And in a primetime matchup on CBS, Saint Peter’s will look to continue its Cinderella bid against Murray State.
Here’s all you need to know to watch March Madness all weekend and beyond, with or without cable.
Baylor vs. North Carolina odds, picks, TV channel: Expert predictions for NCAA Tournament second round game
FORT WORTH, TEXAS – MARCH 17: L-R Flo Thamba #0, Jeremy Sochan #1 and Matthew Mayer #24 of the Baylor Bears look on in the second half of the game against the Norfolk State Spartans during the first round of the 2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Dickies Arena on March 17, 2022 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)
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For both No. 1 seed Baylor and No. 8 seed North Carolina, the first round went down like a light snack — enough to warm up the appetite, but certainly not a fulfilling meal. Perhaps a second round meeting will provide a tougher test.
Baylor devoured Norfolk State without a hiccup and North Carolina dropped a 95-burger on Marquette, setting up a second-round game in Fort Worth guaranteed to provide a little more panache and much more competition. The top-seeded Bears enter Saturday’s game a 5.5-point favorite, with the opening total set at 154.5 points.
The Tar Heels farmed most of their production — 68 points! — from a big three of Armando Bacot (17), Brady Manek (28) and Caleb Love (23). Baylor flexed its prodigious depth as five players scored at least 10 points, led by Matthew Mayer’s career-high 22 buckets (and his high-flying dunk-to-salute choreography that ended the first half).
Mayer could be a game-changer in the tournament, a 6-foot-9 firecracker in his first year as a full-time starter. He’s got both the size and the attitude to alleviate the loss of big man Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchousa, whose season ended Feb. 12 with an unfortunate knee injury.
If the defending national champs want to get past a surging North Carolina squad, they’ll need an answer for if Love catches fire again. The man scored 21 of his points in the first half alone, nailing six 3-point shots along the way.
Either one of these teams could make a run past the Sweet 16, with the pedigree, talent and coaching to get there, but this dance ain’t big enough for the both of them.