North Carolina vs. Gonzaga: Prediction, pick, odds, line, how to watch online, live stream
Two top-15 teams will face off Saturday at the Dean E. Smith Center
A lot can change in two weeks, but for UNC, the proof will be in the pudding Saturday.
Since that loss, the Tar Heels defeated UNC Wilmington on Dec. 5 and have enjoyed a 10-day hiatus away from the court to work on improving the areas Williams felt they were falling short in. But they won't have much time to ramp up their play significantly, as Gonzaga, 9-1 and ranked fourth in the AP poll this week, heads to Tobacco Road with an eye on notching their 10th win of the season.
The Bulldogs come in following a close loss to Tennessee, but having passed every other test with flying colors. They handled Arizona, went on the road and took down Creighton handed Duke its first loss, and have the makings of another gem-of-a-squad that Mark Few could ride to another Final Four.
- When: Saturday, 7 p.m. ET
- Where: Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
- TV: ESPN2
- Live stream: WatchESPN.com
Game prediction, pick
Latest odds via SportsLine: North Carolina -2.5
Even an extended time away from the court isn't likely enough to remedy some of the defensive deficiencies that reared their head against Michigan two weeks ago, and what's worse for UNC: Gonzaga has the tools to pick those deficiencies apart. The Bulldogs rank first nationally in adjusted offensive efficiency according to KenPom, and their talent level and experience will give the Tar Heels fits. Pick: Gonzaga +2.5
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