The North Carolina vs. Temple live TV and streaming online matchup takes place on Friday as the Tar Heels and the Owls tip off their 2015 NCAA basketball season. UNC will open the season as the top team overall, finding themselves ranked at No. 1 to start their schedule, but with one of their top players missing from the lineup. Will this possibly provide Temple the chance for an upset win against the top-ranked team? Friday’s 2015 NCAA College basketball live game action will feature televised coverage and live stream audio for fans to enjoy.
The ESPN.com website reported on Nov. 13 that Carolina will take on Temple without the services of senior guard Marcus Paige. He’ll be sidelined for about three or four weeks, after breaking a bone in his non-shooting hand when he got caught up in a teammate’s jersey during practice. Paige had been averaging approximately 34 minutes a game each of the past two seasons and was known for his leadership on the floor. Even without Paige in the lineup, Coach Roy Williams still has nine of the team’s top 10 scorers to work with this season as he’ll try to guide this team to a much-improved campaign over last season’s 26-12 finish.
The Tar Heels start off this season in the Veterans Classic against the Temple Owls, a team that certainly did better than most expected last season, nearly making it to the NCAA Tournament despite being picked to finish sixth in the AAC. They’ve been picked to finish in that same spot again, but don’t be surprised if they overachieve in yet another season. They return a pair of senior starters with Quenton DeCosey and Jaylen Bond, so this team has some veteran leadership to work with. The Owls have won their last seven season openers, but are 2-14 overall when playing teams ranked No. 1.
That explains the point spread for tonight’s game which has UNC as 9-1/2 point favorites to win, although it first opened at 13 points in their favor. Tonight’s over/under points total is hovering around 145 for the complete game. In terms of winning it all, the Tar Heels are currently the fourth amongst the future odds list to win the 2015-16 NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament with odds of 10 to 1 to win it all. Temple is a 1000 to 1 longshot as of this report.
Tonight’s North Carolina vs. Temple 2015 basketball game tips off at approximately 7 p.m. Eastern Time. Live televised coverage will be shown on the CBS Sports Network for U.S. cable and satellite viewers. In terms of the game live streaming online, there won’t be a video feed, but will be several audio feeds available. UNC’s GoHeels.com website will have live audio commentary link to listen to. Sirius XM Satellite Radio will also have a Tar Heels audio feed for subscribers on channel 82 starting at 7 p.m. ET.