Matt Jones is the online sports director for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A double graduate of the University of Arkansas, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, and voter for the Heisman Trophy.
Arkansas vs. North Carolina: TV, radio, online and game information
Arkansas' Daryl Macon (4) reacts after making a three-point basket against North Carolina during the first half in a second-round game of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Greenville, S.C., Sunday, March 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
WHERE: Veterans Memorial Coliseum (12,888), Portland, Ore.
WHEN: 2:30 p.m., Friday.
RECORDS: Arkansas 4-0; North Carolina 4-0.
STREAKS: Arkansas won 4; North Carolina won 10.
WATCH: The game will be televised by ESPN and streamed on the WatchESPN app and ESPN3.com.
ANNOUNCERS: Roxy Bernstein (play-by-play) and Bill Walton (commentary).
RADIO: Razorback Sports Network can be accessed through local FM and AM affiliates, via the Arkansas Razorbacks Gameday app, via the TuneIn app or on ArkansasRazorbacks.com. Not all games will be carried by all affiliates.
COACHES: Arkansas: Mike Anderson - 132-74 in seventh season; North Carolina: Roy Williams - 402-115 in 15th season.
NOTABLE: Arkansas and North Carolina are playing for the third time in the past four seasons. The Tar Heels beat the Razorbacks in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2015 and 2017 … The programs last met during the regular season Feb. 12, 1984 - a 65-64 Arkansas win over No. 1 North Carolina in Pine Bluff … North Carolina has won three straight games against Arkansas. The Razorbacks’ last win in the series was 75-68 in the 1995 Final Four … With a win, Arkansas would advance to the championship round of a regular season tournament for the first time since winning the Old Spice Classic in 2006 … The Razorbacks have lost five straight games against the ACC.
SERIES: North Carolina leads 6-3.
LAST MEETING: North Carolina defeated Arkansas 72-65 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on March 19, 2017, in Greenville, S.C.
BETTING LINE: N/A
PROBABLE STARTING LINEUPS
POS., NAME, HT., YR.;PPG;RPG
G Joel Berry 6-0, Sr.; 18.5; 2.5
G Kenny Williams, 6-4, Jr.; 14.3; 2.3
F Theo Pinson, 6-6, Sr.; 10.5; 5.5
F Luke Maye, 6-8, Jr..; 19.5; 9.5
F Garrison Brooks, 6-9, Fr.; 7.5; 3.5
POS., NAME, HT., YR.;PPG;RPG
G Daryl Macon, 6-3, Sr.; 18.8; 3.0
G Jaylen Barford, 6-3, Sr.; 20.0; 4.5
G Anton Beard, 6-0, Sr.; 13.5; 2.5
F Trey Thompson, 6-9, Sr.; 3.8; 6.0
F Adrio Bailey, 6-6, So.; 9.0; 5.5
Points For: Arkansas 92.8; North Carolina 94.3
Points Against: Arkansas 71.8; North Carolina 75.0
Rebound Margin: Arkansas +4.5; North Carolina +13.8
Turnover Margin; Arkansas +5.3; North Carolina +3.2
FG Percentage: Arkansas 50.6; North Carolina 49.5
3-Point Percentage: Arkansas 40.6; North Carolina 38.8
FT Percentage: Arkansas 72.0; North Carolina 76.4
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