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Marquette will play North Carolina in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Here’s what you need to know about the Tar Heels.

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North Carolina’s Armando Bacot leads the Tar Heels in scoring and rebounding.

The Marquette Golden Eagles men’s basketball team opens the NCAA Tournament in the Midwest region on Friday against North Carolina at Dickies Arena on Thursday in Fort Worth, Texas.

Here are some things to know about North Carolina:

Where is North Carolina?

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

What is the nickname of North Carolina?

tar heels

What conference does North Carolina play in?

Atlantic Coast

What was North Carolina’s record this season?

24-9 overall and 15-5 in the ACC. North Carolina won at Duke, spoiling Mike Krzyzewski’s final home game at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

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How did North Carolina do in the ACC Tournament?

North Carolina finished tied for second in the ACC and was the No. 3 seed in the league tournament. They dominated Virginia in the quarterfinals, before being upset by Virginia Tech in the semifinals.

Who is North Carolina’s leading scorer?

Armando Baccot. The senior center is averaging 16.5 points and 12.5 rebounds and shooting nearly 60% from the ground. He finished second in the ACC Player of the Year voting behind Wake Forest’s Alondes Williams, who played at Milwaukee Riverside High School.

What is the NCAA history of North Carolina?

North Carolina has 52 NCAA tournament appearances and 20 Final Four appearances. The Tar Heels have won six NCAA titles.

How did North Carolina do in their last NCAA Tournament game?

The No. 8-seeded Tar Heels lost to No. 9 Wisconsin in the first round last season. Brad Davison had 29 points for the Badgers

Are there any famous alumni from North Carolina with connections to Wisconsin?

Former Wisconsin high school basketball stars Joe Wolf and JP Tokoto played for North Carolina. Dawson Garcia is on North Carolina’s roster but is off the team due to family medical issues. He played at Marquette last season.

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This article originally appeared on the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: What to know about North Carolina, Marquette’s NCAA Tournament foe

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