North Carolina faces Villanova in the national championship game of the Final Four on Monday night. There's no doubt the game pits the two best teams in the country against one another, and there's very little doubt that it's going to be good.
The Tar Heels, the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament's East Region, have rolled over their competition through five tournament games so far, winning all of them by double digits. Villanova has been similarly untouchable, with only top overall seed Kansas (which lost by five points) staying even remotely close to the Wildcats. They laid a historically brutal, 44-point whooping on Oklahoma on Saturday, right before the Tar Heels cruised past Syracuse.
There's no facet of either team's play that isn't absolutely elite. The Tar Heels are big, and they play efficient offense and suffocating defense. The Wildcats are also pretty big, and they also play efficient offense and suffocating defense. Both teams have a mix of young and old blue-chip talent, and they have the sort of depth that gives them two of almost everything – three-point snipers, post presences, slashing wings and the like. There are a lot of good players in this game, and it's anybody's guess which one will swing the game's outcome at the end.
There's no Cinderella story here. These are just the two best teams in the sport going head-to-head with everything on the line on college basketball's biggest stage. It's not the kind of thing anyone is going to want to miss, and there are a handful of different ways to take in the game either on television, radio or the computer.
Here's the full package of TV, radio and streaming information. Fans of either the Tar Heels or Wildcats can, if they choose, watch more personalized broadcasts on alternate channels:
No. 1 North Carolina vs. No. 2 Villanova, 9:19 p.m., TBS
Stream: NCAA March Madness Live
Broadcasters: Jim Nantz, Bill Raftery, Grant Hill, Tracy Wolfson
Radio: Westwood One, SiriusXM channel 84
North Carolina Team Stream: TNT
Villanova Team Stream: truTV
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