Joe D'Amico's NCAAB High Roller Game of the Year
Creighton vs. North Carolina,
03/18/2012 17:15 EDT,
Score: 73 - 87
Point Spread: -8½/-101 North Carolina
Today's winner is North Carolina over Creighton. This is my High Roller Game of the Year.
Creighton had trouble scoring against an under-manned Alabama squad in the first round, posting just 58 points. In walks the deeper and taller North Carolina team. UNC averages 81.8 PPG. Talk is that coach, Roy Williams will unleash John Henson (check status) back on the court today. The front line of Barnes, Zeller, and Henson are the best trio in the nation. The big men combine for 47.6 PPG and 24.8 RPG. The Blue Jays have yet to face a team near the caliber of the Tar Heels. NC has the depth to contain Creighton's McDermott and put him in foul trouble. Not to mention that UNC is basically playing this game in front of a friendly home crowd, where they have had much success in the post-season over the years. The Tar Heels are 12-3 ATS their L15 NCAA Tournament games played as a favorite, 4-1 ATS their L5 non-Conference games, and 8-3 ATS their L11 games played overall. The Blue Jays are 0-4-1 ATS their L5 games played vs. teams with a winning record over .600%, 1-4-1 ATS their L5 NCAA Tournament games played, and 1-5-1 ATS their L7 games played overall. Take North Carolina. Thank you.