North Carolina freshman point guard Marcus Paige said he won't be fazed by the pressure of the NCAA tournament. ROBERT WILLETT
KANSAS CITY — And welcome to game day, folks. We’re a little more than three hours away from North Carolina’s game tonight against Villanova in the NCAA tournament. The Tar Heels are the No. 8 seed in the South Region. The Wildcats are the No. 9. The winner tonight would likely play Kansas here on Sunday.
But first things first. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out this story about Marcus Paige. People say it’s tough to win with a freshman point guard in March. Paige isn’t buying that.
Also, in case you didn’t know, UNC has some history here in Kansas City. The Tar Heels won the 1957 national championship here. Luke DeCock, our columnist, delivers a worthy read on Lennie Rosenbluth, UNC's 57 title team and how it changed college basketball.
Onto the preview: