North Carolina-Creighton Preview: Analysis, Prediction, Date and TV Tip Time, Point Spread, and Tickets
In this post, we preview the much-anticipated Midwest Region second round matchup between Harrison Barnes’ #1-seeded North Carolina Tar Heels and Doug McDermott’s #8-seeded Creighton Bluejays. If you haven’t heard (surely you have) the two were high school teammates.
After pumping out team profiles, regional breakdowns, and game previews, Andy Bottoms shares his NCAA Tournament picks with March Madness finally upon us.
Jerod already submitted his “official” bracket, but he’s submitting another one, for both fun and the sport of it, to see if he can more accurately predict the tournament through either a) a rigid, flawed statistical system or b) through instinct, intellect, and the insight of folks like Andy Bottoms.
As entertaining as some of the previous “What Ifs” have been, this is the first one that really could have impacted college basketball as we know it today. For argument’s sake, let’s just pretend that Webber didn’t call timeout and the Wolverines went on to win the game.
Andy breaks down the Midwest region. Perennial powers North Carolina and Kansas earned the top two seeds in the Midwest region, but it may well be the easiest one of the four.