This game is being played Sunday instead of the scheduled Saturday date due to a water main break in Chapel Hill that has caused a water crisis. Instead, the game is being played in Greensboro.
Notre Dame (17-6, 6-4 ACC) will likely drop out of the top 25 with 3 straight losses, but a win here would go a long way in putting the losing stretch behind them. The Irish are led by their top 4 players in Bonzie Colson, V.J. Beachem, Steve Vasturia and Matt Farrell, who all score in double figures and all play more than 30 minutes per game.
North Carolina (20-4, 8-2) lost at Miami last Saturday, but bounced back on Tuesday, beating Pitt at home. The Tar Heels also feature 4 players averaging double figures - Justin Jackson, Joel Berry II, Isaiah Hicks and Kennedy Meeks.
Check out the FSI handicapping table below:
|1:00pm||(18) Notre Dame +8.5||(10) North Carolina -8.5|
|Simple Rating System||+18.5||+24.6|
|True Shooting %||+3 (38 - .578)||+2 (91 - .561)|
|Pick (units)||ND +8.5 (1 unit)||-------|