Top Ten Showdown: Ohio State vs North Carolina

6 Ohio State vs 7 North Carolina, 9:30 ESPN

The Tar Heels look to start a new win streak tonight as they play host to the undefeated Ohio State Buckeyes. North Carolina plays at break-neck speed, but so far they haven’t scored 80 points in a game. This trend will have to change tonight or the Bucks will hand the Heels their second loss.

What to Watch For

  • Carolina freshman Cole Anthony can score big and get his teammates involved: He leads the Tar Heels in points per game (20.7) and assists per game(4). He is a star in the making.
  • The battle in the paint will be intriguing. Kaleb Wesson is the Buckeye’s leading scorer (12.7) and rebounder (9.3), but he has a knack for finding himself in foul trouble. UNC’s low-post combo of Garrison Brooks and the ever-improving freshman Armando Bacot may keep Wesson on the sideline and the Buckeyes off the boards.

This should be close one. Look for the Tar Heels to pull ahead late to take their second win over a ranked opponent.  

Published by collegehoopswriter

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