GREENSBORO, N.C. -- North Carolina (23-8, 13-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) is the No. 4 seed in this week's ACC Tournament in Greensboro and will play No. 5 seed Pittsburgh (24-8, 11-7) in Friday's quarterfinal round at the Greensboro Coliseum.
The Tar Heels' quarterfinal will be the second of Friday's four games and will tip off after the conclusion of the noon contest between top-seeded Virginia and No. 9 Florida State.
ESPN will televise the game nationally with Sean McDonough (play-by-play), Jay Bilas (analyst) and Jeannine Edwards (reporter) on the call. Fans can watch the ESPN feed with the WatchESPN app. The ACC Network will carry the game in the ACC region with Tim Brant (play-by-play), Mike Gminski (analyst) and Debbie Antonelli (reporter) on the broadcast.
The contest also will be carried nationally on satellite radio by XM (channel 85) and Sirius (channel 85). GoHeels TV subscribers can listen to the game at GoHeels.com.
Carolina closed the regular season by winning 12 of its last 13 ACC games to streak from a 1-4 start to a 13-5, third-place finish in the conference standings (tied with Duke). The Tar Heels are ranked 15th in both the Associated Press and coaches' polls this week, dropping a spot from No. 14 in both last week.
The winner of Friday's quarterfinal game will advance to the first semifinal on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. against the Virginia-Florida State winner.
Sunday's championship game also starts at 1 p.m. NCAA Tournament bids will go out on Sunday evening.
Carolina leads the all-time series with Pitt, 8-1. UNC beat the Panthers 75-71 on Feb. 15 in Chapel Hill in the lone meeting between the schools this season.
In that contest, James Michael McAdoo had 24 points and 12 rebounds and Marcus Paige scored 18 points with five three-pointers as Carolina beat No. 25/23 Pitt, 75-71, on Feb. 15 in Chapel Hill. McAdoo hit 11 of 18 shot attempts, played 37 minutes and pulled down seven of his rebounds on the offensive end.
Paige had 18 points, four assists and four steals. He made 5 of 6 from three-point range. He made a four-point play with 1:49 to play in the first half that broke a 29-29 tie (Carolina would never trail again and the game would not be tied from that point forward). Brice Johnson blocked a career-high five shots and had 13 points and seven rebounds.