This Saturday marks a huge ACC conference matchup between two solid teams. UNC will hit the road to take on a dangerous Notre Dame team. North Carolina has had an up-and-down year, while Notre Dame is coming off a bad loss against Georgia Tech. Here are four bold predictions for the showdown.
4. Joel Berry Will Score 25+ Points
Joel Berry III is one of the top scorers for UNC and he will be key for them against a team like Notre Dame. Berry is averaging 17 points, three rebounds and three assists on the season. He recently had a solid 28-point game against Florida State, so it will be crucial for him to get going if UNC is to win on the road.
3. TJ Gibbs Will Record a Double-Double
TJ Gibbs is a sophomore guard for the Fighting Irish. He has been having a good season averaging 14 points, three assists and three rebounds this year. The key for Notre Dame will be to get the ball moving around. Gibbs will need to spread the wealth if Notre Dame wants to come out on top.
2. North Carolina Will Have Twice as Many Rebounds as ND
North Carolina will have little room for error if they plan on winning this game. Lucky for them, they happen to be one of the top rebounding teams in the country. This will be huge for them as Notre Dame will be missing their top big man Bonzie Colson for the fourth-straight game. UNC should be able to feast in the paint.
1. The Game Will Go Into Overtime
Both of these teams will come out firing on all cylinders for this game. It is a major ACC matchup and will be tight the whole game. The experience for Notre Dame will be key as they look to take down the Tar Heels. I'm expecting this game to be a back and forth battle that wont be settled in regulation. We'll need overtime for this one, no question.