Wisconsin vs North Carolina Pick: South Region Round One, March 19th
Wisconsin vs North Carolina Pick – Friday, March 19th – South Region Round One: Wisconsin struggled mightily down the stretch losing 4 of their last 5 and 6/8. They just barely squeaked past Penn State 75-74 as 5.5 point favorites in the 2nd round of the Big 10 Tourney before being bounced by Iowa in the quarters 62-57. Senior D’Mitrik Trice led Wisconsin with 19 points, while fellow Senior Micah Potter went for 17 points and eight rebounds. They are the only 2 Badgers averaging double digits. With the ball in Trice’s hands as much as possible, the Badgers only turn the ball over 8.9 times a game. They struggle with their shot at times, hitting 42.1% from the field, 35.9% from three, but shoot 76.7% from the foul line.
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North Carolina got better as the season wore on. They had won 4 of 5 before losing to Florida State 69-66 in the ACC Semi-Final. Their bigs started wearing down their opponents. Their frontcourt, led by 6’10 240 pound Armando Bacot, 6’10 240 pound Senior Garrison Brooks and 6’11 265 pound freshman Day’ron Sharpe began imposing their will on opponents and, with their defense winning the battle of the boards. It helped balance out their poor shooting. As a team, they hit 44.1% from the field, 31.7% from behind the arc, and just 66.8% from the stripe.
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