The last “local” college team play its March Madness opener tonight. The red-hot Providence Friars play the North Carolina Tar Heels in what should be one of the most competitive second-round games of the weekend. You can catch the game live here: http://www.ncaa.com/march-madness-live
Three Keys for Providence
- Watch the secondary break. Roy Williams has been doing this for years. He preaches patience on his team’s fast-breaks and this UNC team is great at running the secondary part of his system. James Michael McAdoo fills the lane better than most in the league and Providence will have to keep the game at an average pace.
- Stay out of foul trouble. The Friars have been dealing with injuries all season long. They only have about six or seven guys that they use in their rotation, and it would be tough to imagine they are going to stretch it out in the tournament. If there is any foul trouble early, Providence may have to ease off the defensive pressure.
- A new Bryce? We all remember Bryce Drew’s one shining moment. Maybe Bryce Cotton gets his tomorrow. The electric guard has a mid-range game reminiscent of Kemba Walker, and looks like he has the gall to perform on this stage.
The game will tip-off at 7:20 p.m. EST on TNT. I have been reading a few NCAA Tournament articles online, and I think I found somewhere you may be able to catch the game: http://www.ncaa.com/march-madness-live
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