College Basketball Picks

Florida Gulf Coast vs North Carolina Pick

When: 7:20 PM ET, Thursday, March 17, 2016
Where: PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina
TV: 7:20 p.m. ET, TBS
Line: North Carolina -22, Total: 148

FGCU vs North Carolina Preview

FGCU (21-13): Norelia recorded 20 points on 10-of-11 shooting to go along with 10 rebounds in the First Four triumph for his fourth double-double in five games and had five of team’s 27 assists – their most since becoming a Division I program for the 2011-12 season. Norelia tops three players in double figures scoring (17.3) and leads the team in rebounding (9.2) while shooting 54.9 percent from the field. Christian Terrell (12.7 points) is averaging 15 over the last four games and Zach Johnson (11.1) shoots 40.3 percent from behind the arc.

NORTH CAROLINA (28-6): North Carolina, which boasts its best assist-turnover ratio (1.66) since turnovers were first kept in 1981-82, is 50-10 as a top seed in program history. North Carolina allowed only 52 points per game and 33.6 percent shooting in the final two contests of the ACC tournament and hopes to continue that kind of work in the defensive end to add to its explosive offense. Joel Berry II averaged 17 points in the ACC tournament.

Score Prediction:
North Carolina 88, FGCU 60

Taking the Tar Heels to show off their stuff and run it up against a lesser opponent.