March Madness Fantasy Preview
Indiana Hoosiers VS North Carolina Tar Heels
It’s that time of the year where 2 of the best College Basketball programs square off for the Sweet 16 ahead of schedule. Philadelphia’s Well Fargo Arena will host the NCAA Tournament’s East Regional semi finals between the Indiana Hoosiers and North Carolina Tar Heels. FanPicks is proud to bring you this NCAA Tournament Fantasy Preview. Come enjoy our March Madness Fantasy contests at Fanpicks with over 5 MILLION dollars in prizes for the NCAA TOURNAMENT.
The 5th seeded Indiana Hoosiers are going into this game counting on their scoring leader Yogi Ferrell to pick up the team to greatness facing the top seeded Tar Heels. Ferrell has 38 pts and 14 assists with only 3 turnovers in his last 2 games.
His supporting cast of center Thomas Bryant and forward Troy Williams were also instrumental in their win against the powerful Kentucky squad. The Hoosiers’ depth is still questionable since their guard Robert Johnson and forward Juwan Morgan are still questionable for the game. This will be the 3rd time only that Indiana square off against North Carolina in the NCAA tournament with the Hoosiers having won the past 2 contests. Indiana also has a winning record in March Madness tournaments against # 1 seeds, having won 5 times out of 8 matchups and never lost in Philadelphia.
The top seeded Tar Heels on their hand have rolled over teams the past 2 rounds after winning the ACC regular season and tournament titles. Their star forward Brice Johnson will be leading their deep balanced roster. Johnson is only 8 boards away from becoming the 8th Tar Heel to reach 1000 rebounds in his career and averages a double double 16.8 pts per game with 10.5 rebounds.
Tar Heels will need to execute more from beyond the arc against the Hoosier, especially if their senior PG Marcus Paige heats up.. They will also need to watch out for turnovers are the Hoosiers are very dangerous in that department. Tar Heels’ coach Roy Williams know the threat the Hoosiers pose for his team as they’ve been considerably improving as the season went along.
With the Hoosiers shooting 50.5 % from the field, the Tar Heels will need to keep their 27 games streak of limiting opponents to less than 45% shooting to win this game, or else, it will really go down to the wire.