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Providence vs North Carolina Prediction

When: 9:40 PM ET, Saturday, March 19, 2016
Where: PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina
Line: North Carolina -10, Total: 151.5
TV: 9:40 p.m. ET, TBS

Providence (24-10) Friars survived 40.3 percent shooting and edged USC 70-69 on Rodney Bullock’s layup with 1.5 seconds left in Thursday’s first round.
PROVIDENCE FRIARS
Ben Bentil 17 PTS, 7 REB, 0.9 BLK
Kris Dunn 15 PTS, 5 REB, 0.6 BLK
Rodney Bullock 11 PTS, 6 REB, 1.5 BLK

North Carolina (29-6) has held 26 straight opponents to under 45 percent shooting from the field but must have a better defensive effort than Thursday if they are to win a championship. Offense is not a concern for North Carolina, which averages 82.3 points with six players registering at least nine per contest. The Tar Heels are 51-10 overall as a top seed and have won 28 straight NCAA Tournament games in the state of North Carolina.
NORTH CAROLINA TAR HEELS
Brice Johnson 15 PTS, 9 REB, 1.4 BLK
Marcus Paige 13 PTS, 3 REB, 4.1 AST
Justin Jackson 11 PTS, 4 REB, 46.9 FG%

The public is 56% on the North Carolina Tar Heels to cover the spread. The point spread opened at UNC -9.5. The line movement indicates more money is being placed on the side of the North Carolina Tar Heels to cover.

Score Prediction:
North Carolina 78, Providence 63