NCAA College Fantasy Basketball
North Carolina VS Duke
# 8 North Carolina Tar Heels will be visiting the Cameron Indoor Stadium Saturday to battle the Duke Blue Devils in their last game of regular season and hope to clinch its 1st ACC title since the 2011-12 season. FanPicks is proud to bring you this NCAA College Fantasy Basketball matchup preview. Come enjoy daily NCAA Fantasy Basketball at Fanpicks ahead of this upcoming March Madness 2016.
Both teams will be looking forward to this electrifying classic game in which the Tar Heels will try to seek their revenge from their heartbreaking defeat mid February by 1 point, a game in which they actually controlled and dominated but Duke stole it in the end.
Duke, currently ranked 5th in the ACC and 21st in the nation, will enter this game having lost 2 on the road of their last 4 games since their nailbiter against the Tar Heels last month. Their latest victory against Wake Forest on Tuesday may give them a boost of confidence with a dominant performance once more by their sophomore star Grayson Allen, netting 30 pts. Allen has scored in double digits each game since the holiday break. With most of the pressure on Grayson Allen and Brandon Ingram, Luke Kennard will most likely step up and make those shots from beyond the arc. Marshall Plumlee should play his typical double-double game but if he gets in foul trouble, Duke may be in trouble. The Blue Devils have won the last 4 contests against their biggest ACC rivals.
The Tar Heels are stepping into their last game of this brilliant season not only avenge last month’s final seconds loss to the Blue Devils but to outright clinch their first ACC title in 4 years. Since their last matchup, North Carolina has won 3 of their last 4 contests. With seniors’ night over, the Tar Heels will hope that Marcus Paige step up and have a big game. He’s been struggling lately, shooting barely 28% over the last 5 games but their other senior, Brice Johnson has been enormous, shooting 50% from floor in his last 7 games and recently added got his 18th double-double of the season in Tuesday’s win against Syracuse. They will need to step up their 3-point range shooting to top the Blue Devils as they went 1 of 13 in their first matchup.