The ACC Tournament 2013 finals arrive early Saturday afternoon, just ahead of the Selection Sunday special. This year's conference championship will feature North Carolina vs. Miami, with the game live streaming online and televised for ACC or sports fans nationwide.
According to ESPN.com, the #9 Hurricanes are now looking to add the tournament title to their regular season ACC title. Game time is scheduled for 1 p.m. EST with TV coverage on ESPN, and live streaming coverage on the WatchESPN/ESPN3 broadband sports network. Shane Larkin of the Hurricanes talked about he and his team's desire to keep winning:
"We're a very hungry team, and we want more and more. We're not satisfied with winning the regular season. We want the ACC championship, and then eventually we want to make the national championship game. We're hungry, and we're not going to settle for anything less."
Shane, son of baseball star Barry Larkin, has achieved 43 points, 8 assists and 10 rebounds during his tournament play, helping the Canes to the finals. This is the team's first time in the finals, and they'll face North Carolina, a team with many appearances in this championship game during their time in the ACC. A win today for either team could change things up when it comes to the NCAA Tournament bracket reveal later today.
Carolina comes into the game averaging an impressive 77.7 points per game, good for 14th in the nation. They're also 14th overall in rebounding, and 3rd in assists. They edged out Maryland by 3 points on Saturday to make the finals. Right now, Miami is favored to win the game by 4 points, coming into the game fresh off a relatively easy win against North Carolina State, 81-71 in the semifinal round.
Roanoke viewers can watch today's game on ESPN via Cox Cable channel 25, or DISH Network channel 140. Additionally, internet users can head over to the WatchESPN website to see if the game is live streaming in their region of the country.