March Madness Ends Tonight

Villanova vs North Carolina Monday 4-4-2016

Monday is the final game in the NCAA men's basketball tournament. This year, the first weekend started with a bang, then kind of died down the second weekend, and then the Final Four games were both lopsided, especially the Nova-Oklahoma game.

 

This Championship game should bring some excitement back so the tournament can finish on a high note. #1 Seeded North Carolina will take on #2 seeded Villanova. NC opens as a small 2.5 point favorite, and the over/under is 151.5 points. The early money seems to be on the Tar Heels and the over. So far in this tournament, Villanova is 5-0 against the spread, and Carolina is 4-1. They said the Big 12 and Pac 10 were the best conferences all year long, but this year it's going to be ACC vs. Big East.

 

Can Villanova keep up their red-hot shooting? Can they run with the Tar Heels? I don't think so, but that's why  these games are played on the court, not on paper. Nova doesn't have the big guys to hang inside with the Heels. Their only option is to shoot the 3, but if it's on we'll have us a game! My prediction: North Carolina 76 -Villanova 71. This will be a classic game. Villanova has played at such a high level, but the Tar Heels are just incredibly talented at every position. Ultimately I think Paige will lead Carolina to victory, and make it eight champtionships in sixteen years for the ACC.