Action in the East Region of the 2017 NCAA Tournament begins Thursday when No. 5 seed Virginia plays No. 12 seed UNC Wilmington at Amway Center in Orlando, Fla.
UNC Wilmington enters on a hot streak after enjoying success within the Colonial Athletic Association this season. Virginia, meanwhile, looks to get back to its winning ways after a short appearance in the ACC Tournament. The winner of this game will face the winner of the contest between Florida and East Tennessee State on Saturday for a chance to go to the Sweet 16.
Here’s all the information you need for the Virginia vs. UNC Wilmington game:
2017 NCAA Tournament Virginia vs. UNC Wilmington game time, details
Time: 12:40 p.m. ET
Date: Thursday, March 16
Location: Amway Center; Orlando, Fla.
What TV channel is the 2017 NCAA Tournament Virginia vs. UNC Wilmington game on?
TruTV is televising the game. Click here to find the channel for TruTV on your television provider.
How can I watch the 2017 NCAA Tournament Virginia vs. UNC Wilmington game online?
NCAA.com will broadcast all games for free online. Click here to watch.
How can I listen to the 2017 NCAA Tournament Virginia vs. UNC Wilmington game?
The game will be broadcast by Westwood One Sports, with Tom McCarthy and Will Perdue on the call. You can find information on radio stations and streaming options here.
Who is calling the 2017 NCAA Tournament Virginia vs. UNC Wilmington game on television?
Ian Eagle, Steve Lavin and Evan Washburn will call the game on TruTV.
2017 NCAA Tournament Virginia vs. UNC Wilmington game preview
Virginia is making its fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament and its fifth in the past six seasons. The Cavaliers enter the event with a 22-10 record.
Before losing to Notre Dame last Thursday in the ACC Tournament, the Cavaliers had won four straight games. That win streak followed a stretch in which Virginia lost six of eight games from Jan. 29-Feb. 20.
London Perrantes leads Virginia by averaging 12.5 points per game, and Austin Nichols follows with 11. Devon Hall averages 8.7 points per game, and Marial Shayok averages 8.6.
UNC Wilmington, meanwhile, enters on a hot streak. The Seahawks (29-5) have won seven consecutive games and nine of their past 10. UNC Wilmington has four players who average double-digit scoring, led by C.J. Bryce’s 17.6 points per game.