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March Madness 2015: Wisconsin draws North Carolina in Sweet 16

The Badgers will face the Tar Heels at approximately 6:47 p.m. CT Thursday in Los Angeles.

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Wisconsin's round-of-32 game against Oregon was scary-close, but the Badgers are moving onto the Sweet 16. There, they'll face the No. 4 seed North Carolina Tar Heels at 6:47 p.m. CT Thursday in Los Angeles.

TBS will have the call with Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Dan Bonner and Rachel Nichols.

Wisconsin is 0-2 under Bo Ryan against North Carolina, losing during a 2011 non-conference game in Chapel Hill and in the 2005 Elite Eight.

More relevant—I mean, Bucky's 5th Quarter wasn't even around in 2005—is this year's results. After surviving Harvard in a 67-65 opening-round game, UNC defeated Arkansas 87-78 on Saturday.

UNC is 26-11 (11-7 ACC) with losses to Butler, Iowa (LOL), Kentucky, Notre Dame (twice), Louisville, Virginia, Pitt, Duke (twice) and N.C. State. That's certainly a tough slate. The Tar Heels do have wins over ranked teams in UCLA, Florida, Ohio State, Louisville (twice) and Virginia.

Junior guard Marcus Paige leads UNC with 14.1 points per game, and also averages 4.5 assists and 2.9 rebounds per game. Junior forward Brice Johnson (6'9, 210 pounds) averages 12.9 points, 7.9 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game, sophomore forward Kennedy Meeks—who sprained his knee against Arkansas—averages 11.6 points, 7.4 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game, and freshman guard/forward Justin Jackson averages 10.6 points and 3.7 rebounds per game.

You'll also hear the name J.P. Tokoto a lot this week. The Menomonee Falls, Wis., native is a Tar Heel, and not a Badger. The 6'5, 200-pound junior forward is averaging 8.4 points, 5.6 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game.

We'll have much, much more on this game throughout the coming days. For now, buckle up and keep on enjoying the ride.