One of the title favorites goes up against one of the tournament surprises on Friday night in the Sweet 16, when the No. 1-seeded North Carolina Tar Heels (31-5) face the No. 13-seeded Ohio Bobcats (29-7) at Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis.

The tipoff takes place at about 7:47 p.m. ET. The game will be televised on TBS.

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The Tar Heels cruised through their first two opponents, led by their elite frontcourt. Tyler Zeller, Harrison Barnes, and John Henson have dominated their opponents, and remain the key reason North Carolina entered the tournament as a frontrunner to cut the nets in New Orleans.

While the frontcourt has been excellent this season, as well as in the tournament, the backcourt is suddenly the hot topic as Kendall Marshall is likely sidelined for the game, and perhaps longer. Marshall broke the scaphoid bone in his right wrist in UNC's win over Creighton on Sunday, 87-73.

Freshman Stilman White, a true point guard, and senior guard Justin Watts are expected to split the duties with Marshall on the bench. Head coach Roy Williams is likely aware of what Ohio has done thus far, and won't take them lightly, especially with Marshall sidelined.

The Bobcats will have a heavy task ahead of them, but they've already exceeded expectations, and will be playing without much pressure.

Ohio knocked off No. 4-seeded Michigan in the second round, and held off No. 12-seeded South Florida in the third round to advance to the Sweet 16. Ohio head coach John Groce employs a tenacious defensive scheme, that could cause the Tar Heels some problems.

The Bobcats have a pair of guards in Walter Offutt and D.J. Cooper, who are capable of giving opposing defenders fits. The juniors average a combined 26.9 points per game.

Ohio only played one ranked opponent in the regular season. The Bobcats put up a good fight against then-No. 7 ranked Louisville, on the road, but lost, 59-54.

PREDICTION: Ohio has a strong backcourt while the UNC backcourt is in flux following the injury to Marshall. Because of Offutt and Cooper, this game should be a little more competitive than many might expect. But in the end, the Tar Heels have such an outstanding frontcourt that will likely fend off the Bobcats' tough defenders.

PREDICTED SCORE: UNC over Ohio, 71-58