GREENVILLE, S.C. — North Carolina is at its best when the Tar Heels are pushing the ball upcourt in a go-go-go pace, one that frequently has opponents desperately trying to slow things down.

That shouldn’t be a problem for Sunday’s second-round game in the South Region. Arkansas is just as eager to play fast – even if that’s a prospect that thrills the top-seeded Tar Heels.

“We don’t want it to be chaotic to where we’re just making turnovers and making bad plays,” UNC point guard Joel Berry II said Saturday, “but if they want to speed us up, I mean, that plays right into our hands.”

The Tar Heels (28-7) meet the eighth-seeded Razorbacks in Greenville, South Carolina, one of the day’s three matchups in the South bracket. The games also include second-seeded Kentucky against No. 10 Wichita State in Indianapolis while No. 3 seed UCLA faces No. 6 seed Cincinnati in Sacramento, California.

The Tar Heels rank fifth nationally in KenPom’s adjusted offensive efficiency rankings (122.1 points per 100 possessions) behind Atlantic Coast Conference player Justin Jackson (18.1 points) and Berry – who is nursing an ankle injury.

The Razorbacks rank 26th (116.7) in those KenPom stats with a balanced attack led by Dusty Hannahs (14.6 points), Daryl Macon (13.3), Jaylen Barford (12.9) and Moses Kinglsey (12.1).

ILLINOIS: The school hired Oklahoma State’s Brad Underwood as its new coach.

Underwood spent three successful seasons at Stephen F. Austin before signing on to coach Oklahoma State for 2016-17.

BAYLOR: Players are hoping a deep NCAA Tournament run can help improve the school’s reputation amid a sexual assault scandal that sparked a federal lawsuit and prompted the university to fire its football coach and demote its president.

“We want to do something positive for our school and represent Baylor in the way we know it should be represented,” guard King McClure said as the third-seeded Bears prepared to play No. 11 seed Southern California in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday.