At the beginning of the season, it was thought to be one of the biggest CBB nights of the season. But scuffles by UConn, and a disaster of a season by North Carolina, have put a small damper on tonight.
Syracuse, the #3 team in the Pomeroy Ratings, looks to have an easy time with UConn at the surface, but if UConn can knock down some threes (which they haven’t done well) and get some offensive rebounds (which they have done well) they have a chance to beat the Orange, since Syracuse is abysmal at forcing turnovers. So is UConn, and Syracuse doesn’t turn it over too much, so there shouldn’t be a ton of empty possessions tonight. I’m takin the Cuse by 15 at home.
The night cap is Duke vs. some other team. Duke has shot the three well this year and not turned it over, staples for Duke teams, but they also have hit the offensive glass really well this year, 10th in the country. Carolina meanwhile has really struggled at the guard position. Larry Drew II or III or IV or V or whatever it is has played terribly this year. He does get quite a few assists, but turns it over like crazy. Meanwhile Carolina doesn’t turn their opponent over very often. I expect Jon Scheyer to have a great game, vaulting him back into the National POY race. Duke by 1o on the road.