(1) North Carolina and (1) Gonzaga are set to tip-off tonight about a quarter after 9:00 p.m. ET on CBS, and the winner will be crowned the national champion, after an incredible March Madness. Here are 5 questions and answers regarding the big game.

1. Which frontcourt will outplay the other?

Gonzaga’s slew of big men is headed by 7-foot senior Przemek Karnowski, who can pass and score with his back to the basket. He’ll be able to find open shooters throughout the game if a double team is sent, the Bulldogs guards will be tasked with the challenge of knocking down those shots. Zach Collins, who went for 14 points and 13 rebounds, against South Carolina will be looking to continue that success. Johnathan Williams and Killian Tillie will also see a lot of time. Kennedy Meeks and Isaiah Hicks, the senior duo for the Tar Heels, will play well, but won’t be as impactful as the Zags.

2. How will Joel Berry II’s ankles hold up?

Joel Berry II was having a wonderful junior season but the last four games have been another story for the North Carolina guard. He’s been limping around, hurting one ankle after another, and shooting just 2-of-14 in the Final Four against (3) Oregon. The injuries have been so bad that head coach Roy Williams said he was “scared to death” that Berry wouldn’t be able to go against the Ducks. He doesn’t have to be great, but if he can be efficient on offense, shooting more than 50 percent from the field, and limit turnovers, then the Heels will have a shot.

3. Will Nigel Williams-Goss play like he did against South Carolina?

In the Round of 64 against South Dakota State, Nigel Williams-Goss struggled to just 9 points on 4/13 shooting. However, in the Final Four against (7) South Carolina, the Washington transfer dropped 23 points on 56 percent shooting. If we get the good Williams-Goss, then Gonzaga will probably be cutting down the nets.

4. Who will be the best player on the court?

The aforementioned Berry, Collins, Karnowski, Meeks, and Williams-Goss are candidates, as well as Jordan Mathews and Theo Pinson, but Justin Jackson from North Carolina is the guy. Jackson, the ACC Player of the Year, is playing at the top of his game and after stellar performances against the likes of (4) Butler, (2) Kentucky, and Oregon, the lengthy forward will look to go for at least 20 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 assists against Gonzaga.

5. Who will win the National Championship game?

I’ve been going back-and-forth on this but I’ll settle on North Carolina. Hicks and Meeks are seniors who will be playing like it’s their final game, while Berry, Jackson, and Pinson will be fueled by the heartbreak of the 2016 title game. I selected North Carolina to win it all before March Madness began and I’m not hopping off the bandwagon just yet. Jackson will dominate the perimeter on offense and defense, and the big men will do just enough to propel Williams to his third championship since taking over the North Carolina job.

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