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North Carolina Tar Heels – March Madness Team Predictions, Odds and Preview 2016

North Carolina Tar Heels – March Madness Team Predictions, Odds and Preview 2016

North Carolina Tar Heels (Overall: 25-6, Conf: 14-4)

Team Strengths

Offense, offense and more offense drives the North Carolina Tar Heels. Unselfish basketball and ball movement has helped the Tar Heels aplenty this season. They’re ranked 10th in the nation with 82.9 points per game and fifth with 18.3 assists per game. Scouring the floor for the open man with their passing has helped the Tar Heels rank 26th in field goal percentage (.476). It’s not all offense for North Carolina, though. They also have a strong presence on the boards with 41.5 rebounds per game (ninth in the nation).

Team Weaknesses


The Tar Heels can score a boat-load of buckets alright. But their defense has been unspectacular this season. They’re ranked 146th in the nation with 70.6 points allowed per game. Turnovers have also been a problem with North Carolina averaging 11 per game. The Tar Heels have seven players averaging one or more turnovers per game this season. North Carolina’s offense is also without its kinks. They’re ranked 311th in the nation in three-point percentage. Opponents may choose to lock down the paint to dare North Carolina to settle for low-percentage outside jumpers.

Team Stats

Category Stat NCAA Rank
Points Per Game 82.9 10
Rebounds Per Game 41.5 9
Blocks Per Game 4.39 62
3-Point Percentage 31% 311
Free Throw Percentage 73.6% 43

Starting Lineup

Position Name PPG
F Brice Johnson 16.8
F Kennedy Meeks 10
F Justin Jackson 12.3
G Joel Berry II 12.3
G Marcus Paige 12

Writer’s Prediction

The Tar Heels are upended in the Round of 32.




Written by Kevin

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