Joe D'Amico's NCAAB Las Vegas Strip Move Winner
Vermont vs. North Carolina,
03/16/2012 16:10 EDT,
Score: 58 - 77
Point Spread: -15½/-105 North Carolina
Today's winner is North Carolina over Vermont. This is my Las Vegas Strip Move.
North Carolina won 9 straight games before dropping their last contest to Florida State. They will come out here and make a statement. The Tar Heels are the #1 seed in the Midwest Regional. This game is being played in Greensboro where UNC is 5-0 in three previous NCAA Tournament appearances and 29-1 in NCAA games played in their home state. Barnes, Zeller and Henson (check status) are arguably the best front line trio in the nation. The Forwards combine for 47.7 PPG and 24.5 RPG. Throw in Guards, Bullock, Marshall, Strickland, and the hot-handed Hairston, and you have a team loaded with depth and talent. There is no comparison in the level of competition that both squads have faced. Vermont has played just two solid teams this season in South Florida and Saint Louis, losing both matchups. The Catamounts lack the athleticism, experience, and savvy to even make a game of this one. They don't possess an offense that can score, as they have averaged a mere 57.6 PPG in their 11 losses. UV's top scorer posts just 12.2 PPG. Outside of Voelkel (8.7 RPG) the squad doesn't have a single player that pulls down more than 4.0 boards per game. Take North Carolina. Thank you.