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2013-03-10

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NORTH CAROLINA TAR HEELS (21-4) at MIAMI HURRICANES (15-8)
2012-02-15

Tip-off: Wednesday, 8:00 p.m. EDT

Line: North Carolina -5, Total: 146


No. 8 North Carolina will look to remain with just two conference losses as it heads to the BankUnited Center to take on Miami as road favorites.

Although Zeller (16.0 PPG, 9.6 RPG) has been the main offensive force for the Tar Heels as of late, Barnes (17.5 PPG) is their leading scorer on the season. He is coming off a weak performance against Virginia in which he shot just 4-of-16 from the field, but in the game before that, he torched Duke for 25 points on a bum ankle, 19 of which came in the second half. Henson (14.0 PPG, 10.3 RPG) joins Zeller to form arguably the nationís best frontcourt as the reigning ACC defensive player of the year. None of this offense would flow without Kendall Marshall (9.6 APG). Although not a dynamic scorer, at 6-foot-4 he is a physical point guard who is second in the country in passing. Look for him to push the ball for the highest-scoring team in the land (83.5 PPG).

North Carolina has beaten Miami nine straight times (6-3 ATS) by an average of 13.0 PPG. When these teams met Jan. 10, the Tar Heels outrebounded the 'Canes 45-29 and won by 17 points despite shooting 2-for-16 from three and having leading scorer Harrison Barnes (17.5 PPG) tally just six points on 2-of-12 FG. Don't count on either of these things happening again. UNC's two big men, Tyler Zeller and John Henson, each had double-doubles versus Miami. Zeller in particular has been difficult to contain lately with three consecutive 20-point games (23.3 PPG). Miamiís frontline looked weak in its most recent game, a 64-59 loss to Florida State, as the team again grabbed just 29 rebounds. C Reggie Johnson scored just four points, and that sort of inconsistent play will not suffice against the mean North Carolina post defense that averages 6.1 BPG, 7th-most in the country. Play on NORTH CAROLINA to bully the ĎCanes around on the inside and win easily on the road.


The ĎCanes peaked three games ago with an impressive road win at Duke and would have really made a name for themselves if they had upset the Seminoles on their home floor, where they fell by five. Reggie Johnson (11.4 PPG, 6.9 RPG) was held to just four points in that game, and he will have to bounce back in order to keep Miami competitive in this one. He has proven he can handle top bigs, however, notching a season-high 27 points in the win over Duke. Kenny Kadji (12.6 PPG, 5.7 RPG) joins him as the more athletic part of the frontcourt, with the ability to stretch defenses with his shooting. In the teamís last three games, he has made a total of six three-pointers. Durand Scott (12.6 PPG) and Malcolm Grant (12.1 PPG) are also top scorers for the ĎCanes who will need strong performances from everybody to keep up with a team as deep as the Tar Heels. Play against these home underdogs.



CBB: Road teams the play in NIT Quarterfinals?
2010-03-25

Last night two teams punched their tickets for a trip to New York next week and two more will do so tonight in the NIT. On Tuesday, both road underdogs covered the spread, with North Carolina winning outright. Is history due to repeat itself in Blacksburg and Champaign or will the home teams stand their ground and get ready to take a bite out of the Big Apple? After reading our brief previews on both games, head over to the LIVE ODDS and GAME MATCHUPS pages on Sportsbook.com for the latest key game information.

Rhode Island (25-9, 11-17 ATS) may have worn their road uniforms this month; however they havenít visited enemy territory in awhile. The Rams havenít played a true road game since Mar. 6 at Massachusetts, losing 69-67 as 7.5-point favorites.
In fact, Rhode Island hasnít won a road game period, last doing so on Ground Hogs Day at LaSalle. The Rams are 24-12 ATS in non-conference contests the last three years and could use another hot shooting night from Delroy James, who pumped in a career-high 34 points against Nevada two nights ago, to help Rhode Island advance in 85-83 thriller. They are only 2-9 ATS after scoring 80 or more points this season.

Virginia Tech (25-8, 14-12 ATS) also had a nail-biter Monday night, finding a way to knock off Connecticut 65-63. The Hokies won in spite of Malcolm Delaney scoring six points on 2-14 shooting. Delaney still found a way to contribute with nine assists.
Sportsbook.com has Virginia Tech as six-point favorite with total of 143 and the Hokies are 13-4 ATS off a close home win by three points or less, while the Rams are 2-8 ATS versus teams outscoring their opponents by four or points after 15 or more games this season. This first NIT quarterfinal is on ESPN2 at 7 Eastern with Rhode Island 11-0 UNDER against defensive teams surrendering 42 percent or less shooting percentage past the midway point of the regular season.

Dayton (21-12, 15-15 ATS) had an undistinguished regular season, finishing eighth in the A-10 and being bounced in the quarterfinals of the league tourney by Xavier. The Flyers can earn team redemption by winning tonight and moving on to NIT semis with upset of Illinois (21-14, 14-17 ATS). Dayton has played extremely well in this tournament, with a 20-point win over Illinois State and taking it to in-state partner Cincinnati 81-66 on their floor. The Flyers have locked up opponents with stifling defense, holding last two to 33.3 percent from the field. However, they are 5-18 ATS playing their second road game in three days.

Illinois was thought to be a lock for the NCAA Tournament, but they lost five of their last six regular season games and had two chances to knock off Ohio State in Big Ten tourney and failed to do so. Coach Bruce Weberís squad has put aside that disappointment and is 40 minutes from making the trip to Madison Square Garden, winning three of last four and not losing against the spread in those contests (3-0-1 ATS). The Fighting Illiniís win against Kent State was impressive (75-58) and they are 29-13 ATS at home off a home win by 10 points or more.

Dayton is a three-point underdog for this 9:00 Eastern contest on ďthe deuceĒ and is 0-8 ATS off an upset win as an underdog over the last three seasons.

The StatFox Power Lines for these games show Virginia Tech by 8, Illinois by 3