How to Watch North Carolina vs. Michigan State: TV Channel, Time, Live Stream - Women's NCAA Tournament First Round

How to Watch North Carolina vs. Michigan State: TV Channel, Time, Live Stream - Women's NCAA Tournament First Round

Updated Mar. 22, 2024 9:21 a.m. ET

The No. 8 North Carolina Tar Heels (19-12) and the No. 9 Michigan State Spartans (22-8) square off on Friday to compete for a spot in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The first round matchup tips off at 11:30 AM ET.

Keep reading to get the download ahead of streaming on the North Carolina-Michigan State matchup.

North Carolina vs. Michigan State Game Information & Streaming


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North Carolina Insights

  • North Carolina's +218 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 7.0 points per game) is a result of scoring 68.9 points per game (112th in college basketball) while giving up 61.9 per outing (119th in college basketball).
  • Deja Kelly is 91st in college basketball with a team-leading 16.7 points per game.
  • The 38.9 rebounds per game North Carolina averages rank 75th in the country, and are 2.5 more than the 36.4 its opponents grab per outing.
  • Alyssa Ustby leads North Carolina with 9.3 rebounds per game (47th in college basketball play).
  • The Tar Heels knock down 1.2 fewer threes per game than the opposition, 5.4 (218th in college basketball) compared to their opponents' 6.6.
  • North Carolina is paced by Lexi Donarski's 2.3 threes per game (61st in the country).
  • The Tar Heels rank 109th in college basketball with 85.9 points scored per 100 possessions, and 95th in college basketball defensively with 77.1 points conceded per 100 possessions.
  • North Carolina has won the turnover battle by three turnovers per game, committing 12.3 (29th in college basketball action) while forcing 15.3 (159th in college basketball).
  • Ustby paces the Tar Heels in steals with 1.7 per game (209th in college basketball).

North Carolina Leaders

  • Ustby: 12.4 PTS, 9.3 REB, 3.6 AST, 1.7 STL, 1.3 BLK
  • Kelly: 16.7 PTS, 4 REB, 3.3 AST, 1.4 STL, 0.3 BLK
  • Maria Gakdeng: 8.9 PTS, 5.8 REB, 0.5 AST, 0.5 STL, 1.5 BLK
  • Donarski: 10.8 PTS, 2.9 REB, 1.3 AST, 0.9 STL, 0.1 BLK
  • Indya Nivar: 6.5 PTS, 4.3 REB, 1.4 AST, 1.4 STL, 0.5 BLK

Michigan State Insights

  • Michigan State outscores opponents by 16.4 points per game (posting 83.7 points per game, sixth in college basketball, and conceding 67.3 per contest, 249th in college basketball) and has a +492 scoring differential.
  • Julia Ayrault's team-leading 15.4 points per game rank him 151st in the nation.
  • Michigan State records 34.2 rebounds per game (272nd in college basketball), compared to the 34.4 of its opponents.
  • Ayrault's 7.2 rebounds per game lead Michigan State and rank 187th in the country.
  • The Spartans knock down 9.2 three-pointers per game (10th in college basketball) while shooting 37.3% from deep (12th in college basketball). They are making 2.9 more threes than their opponents, who drain 6.3 per game at 33.8%.
  • Michigan State's most prolific three-point shooter, Moira Joiner, is 30th in college basketball with 2.5 made treys per game.
  • The Spartans' 102.7 points per 100 possessions on offense rank fourth in college basketball, and the 82.6 points they concede per 100 possessions rank 232nd in college basketball.
  • Michigan State wins the turnover battle by 5.9 per game, committing 11.5 (12th in college basketball) while its opponents average 17.4.
  • The Spartans are led by Jocelyn Tate in steals, with 1.7 per game (209th in college basketball).

Michigan State Leaders

  • Ayrault: 15.4 PTS, 7.2 REB, 2.3 AST, 1.2 STL, 2.1 BLK
  • Joiner: 14.7 PTS, 4.8 REB, 2.7 AST, 1.3 STL, 0.2 BLK
  • DeeDee Hagemann: 12.4 PTS, 2.4 REB, 5.1 AST, 1 STL, 0.1 BLK
  • Theryn Hallock: 11.1 PTS, 2.2 REB, 2.7 AST, 1.4 STL, 0.2 BLK
  • Tory Ozment: 9.8 PTS, 4.7 REB, 1.6 AST, 1.2 STL, 0 BLK

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