CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — If Virginia desires to maintain itself on the No. 1 line for seeding within the NCAA Event, it must win on the street in opposition to a nationwide title contender.
That is the opinion of CBS Sports activities Bracketology professional Jerry Palm, who stated as a lot Monday afternoon on CBS Sports activities HQ. And he is virtually actually proper. Virginia’s acquired a powerful resume, however dropping back-to-back video games vs. Duke and UNC would bump the Wahoos to a No. 2 seed. That is not the worst factor on the planet, however in a a pack of deep contenders for No. 1 seeds at this level, profitable would do so much to maintain UVA close to the highest of the metrics and bracket forecasts.
When it comes to the sport, here is what to control: UNC freshman guard Coby White is coming off top-of-the-line performances by a first-year Tar Heel … ever. He had 33 factors and 6 assists in UNC’s house time beyond regulation win vs. Miami on Saturday. It was the primary time a UNC participant had 33 and 6 since 2000 (Joe Forte). And White is monitoring towards top-five standing when it comes to freshmen this season.
However how nicely will he do in opposition to that UVA pack line protection? And as for UVA, will we see Ty Jerome play fluidly two days faraway from taking part in Duke and coming off a again pressure? Mamadi Diakite went down vs. Duke, did not return, however was working towards with the workforce in warmups and figures to play.
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