North Carolina - Michigan State Preview

North Carolina Tar Heels (1) Vs. Michigan State Spartans (9)
Saturday, 3/17 @ 8:15
Betting Line From Bookmaker: North Carolina -10

First seed UNC was in control from the tip-off against first round opponent Eastern Kentucky. At the half, the Tar Heels were ahead by 12 and in the end they had soundly beaten the Eastern Kentucky Colonels 86- 65. For Michigan State, it was pretty much the same scenario in their first round contest against Marquette. The Spartans led from the beginning and went into the locker room with a 12-point lead and won by the same margin.

UNC was hot from the field, hitting 65% of its shots. However, it only made 55% of its free throws—a scary stat. It will have to do better than that to go deep into the tournament. Normally, the Tar Heels hit 51% from the court and 71% from the charity line. The team’s 46% three-point grade was much better than its season average of 36%.

The Tar Heels got double digit scoring from all five starters and 10 more points from the bench. Sophomore forward Tyler Hansbrough led all players with 21 points and 10 rebounds, notching a double-double. Senior Reyshawn Terry put in 18 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. First-year forward Brandan Wright blocked 5 shots while putting up a baker’s dozen worth of points.

Michigan State’s defense worked Marquette over, forcing them into taking bad shots and resulting in a 32% completion rate from the field. The Spartans hit 54% from the floor and 87% from the free throw line, while shooting 40% from the three-point mark. All five starters contributed, while sound scoring came from the bench.

Freshman forward Raymar Morgan led the team in rebounds with 9 and in points with 14. Sophomore forward Marquise Gray put in 12 points and took in 5 rebounds and junior guard Drew Neitzel added a dozen more points, 5 assists and 5 rebounds.

UNC meets a tough defense when it goes up against Michigan State in round two. Look for its completion rates from the court to drop, which means its foul shooting will need to be better than it was in the first round. The Spartans come in having put in a full team effort in round one.

Bookmark Maddux for news and articles on the 2007 mens basketball tournament. Including march madness brackets and sports betting odds on all the college basketball matchups.

College Basketball Betting Information

On the right hand side you can find additional college basketball betting information. Be sure to bookmark Maddux Sports as new content is continuously being added to our website. All of the links on the right hand side offer you assistance to learn about NCAA betting, including both regular season and march madness.

The 2 most visited resources of the college basketball betting section include the College Basketball Odds page which features live betting lines from multiple sources on the entire slate of today's NCAA basketball games.

On the College basketball picks page you can find info to hop on with the most well respected college hoops handicapping team on the Internet today, Maddux Sports. Our college basketball accolades include a number of top 5 finishes in various contests and the highest lifetime winning percentage of any college hoops handicapper around.

  • 20 Time Ultimate Handicapping Champion.
  • Well Respected Name in the Industry.
  • One of the few services that actually wins for their clients.
  • Highest Client Renewal Rate In the Industry.
  • Our Handicappers Bet The Same Games They Give Out.

The information contained at this site is for entertainment purposes only. Any use of this information in violation of any state, federal, or local laws is prohibited.
Copyright © - Premier Sports Picks and Sports Odds Web site