March Madness Final Four preview
Syracuse Orange vs North Carolina Tar Heels
The Tar Heels are the only top seed in the nation standing in the Final Four and are heading into this record breaking 19th time to the last 4 of the NCAA tournament. They will face their ACC Conference rivals Syracuse Orange for the 3rd time this season, a team that are in a cinderellas story of a NCAA tournament at the NRG stadium in Houston. FanPicks is proud to bring you this March Madness Final Four preview. Come enjoy our March Madness Fantasy contests at Fanpicks with over 5 MILLION dollars in prizes for the NCAA TOURNAMENT.
The Tar Heels seniors Brice Johnson and Marcus Paige lead their team that is averaging 89.3 pts per game in the tournament and winning on average by margins of 16 pts. They’re on a 9 game winning streak now and are currently playing the best basketball full of confidence and looking like champions. On another hand, their opponents had lost 5 of 6 gamens entering the NCAA Tournament but really are playing their best basketball at the moment and are only one victory away from the final. They seem to stick together and believe in themselves.
Syracuse come into this game having won their only NCAA Tournament in 2003. Their squad is full of talented young players mixed with a few veterans but their Hall of Fame coach Jim Boeheim is a big reason why they’re there. Their senior Michael Gbinije leads the team in scoring with 17.6 pts and has 91 3-pointers this season. His consistency has helped the team a lot as he records double figures in points 37 straight games at least 20 pts in 4 of the last 6 games. Their freshman Malachi Richardson stepped up his level too and had a season high of 23 pts 68-61 in the Elite 8 over Virginia. Their teammate Tyler Lydon, which averages 10.2 pts per game is a huge threat. g a season high-matching 23 points in the 68-62 Elite Eight victory over Virginia, and fellow freshman Tyler Lydon (10.2 points overall) is also a threat.
The Tar Heels’ Hall of Fame coach, Roy Williams began their winning streak with a 75-70 win over Syracuse on Feb. 29. Brice Johnson, North Carolina’s main weapon averages 21 pts, 9.8 rebounds and shot an incredible 63% from the field in the first 4 rounds. The 6’10” All American has the school record for 23 double doubles this season and is the first Tar Heel to have 20 pts and 10 boards in 3 consecutives NCAA Tournament games.