The 2017 Final Four starts on Saturday night. In the second game of the night, No. 1 seed North Carolina faces off against No. 3 seed Oregon.
The Tar Heels advanced to the Final Four by beating the Kentucky Wildcats in an Elite Eight matchup that saw North Carolina score the winning basket with 0.3 seconds left. Oregon upset Kansas, 74-60, in the Elite Eight.
Below find information on the game time, television channel, live updates and a preview.
2017 Final Four: North Carolina-Oregon game time
The game tips at 9:05 p.m. ET following the first Final Four matchup between Gonzaga and South Carolina. All games are at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.
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2017 Final Four: North Carolina-Oregon TV channel
CBS will air the game. Jim Nantz will be providing play-by-play and Bill Raftery and Grant Hill will be providing commentary. Tracy Wolfson is the sideline reporter.
2017 Final Four: North Carolina men’s basketball and Oregon men’s basketball updates
2017 Final Four: North Carolina-Oregon preview
• The Tar Heels and Ducks both won at least a share of their conference’s regular season titles — North Carolina the ACC, Oregon the Pac-12. Neither team, though, won its conference tournament. North Carolina bowed out in the semifinals to Duke while Oregon lost in the title game to Arizona.
• Deep contrasts in Final Four appearances between these two programs. While North Carolina is back in the Final Four after losing in heartbreaking fashion in last season’s title game against Villanova, Oregon hasn’t played in the national semifinals since the first tournament in 1939.
• The Tar Heels dominate on the glass. North Carolina owns the country’s best rebounding margin of plus-13 per game. Kennedy Meeks alone grabbed 17 rebounds and blocked 4 shots versus Kentucky in the Elite Eight. While Oregon is also a strong rebounding team, the Ducks prefer to spread the floor and use their athleticism.
• Oregon is led by five double-digit scorers (but only four of them are healthy) with Dillon Brooks leading the way with 16.3 points per game. He scored 17 points versus Kansas, but Tyler Dorsey led the team with 27 points in the victory. The Ducks will be without Chris Boucher, who tore an ACL in the Pac-12 tournament, leaving the Ducks’ rotation short throughout the NCAA Tournament. Six players have been logging the lion’s share of minutes.
• South Carolina and Gonzaga play prior to tip of Oregon vs. North Carolina. Saturday’s winners meet on Monday in the men’s national championship game.
University of Phoenix Stadium will pack in 76,000 for the games Saturday. It is home for the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals.