3 Oregon Ducks vs. 1 North Carolina Tar Heels (-4.5)
It’s a surprise that Oregon made it this far without Chris Boucher as they’ll definitely miss him against North Carolina. North Carolina is the best rebounding team in the country and without 6’10 Boucher, they’ll be in trouble. The Tar Heels are rebounding nearly 42% of their missed shots entering tonight’s game. Justin Jackson is averaging 18.2 PPG and shooting 38% from three-point range. North Carolina is averaging 85 PPG and allowing 70.5 PPG during the tournament. Oregon is 33-5 and is also a good rebounding team, but not like North Carolina. Oregon is playing in its first Final Four since 1939, the inaugural season. The Ducks rely heavily on a small six-man rotation. They’ll need to stay out of foul trouble because of the depth North Carolina has. Oregon is averaging 78.9 PPG and allowing 69.3 PPG during the tournament. I’ll take North Carolina for their depth and ability to rebound the ball. They also have the experience and a great coach in Roy Williams, who’s been in these situations before.
1 North Carolina Tar Heels (-4.5)