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Game: Kansas at North Carolina Mar 25 2012 5:05PM
Grade: Winner (100)
Reason: I'm backing the Kansas Jayhawks on Sunday. I wasn't involved in Kansas' 60-57 win over NC State last time out, but I did have the Under between North Carolina & Ohio, and we did cash the ticket despite the game going into overtime. One of the main reasons I felt the Heels would struggle a bit on the offensive end was due to the injury to Kendall Marshall. The star guard, as I pointed out the other night, had dished out 351 assists on the season. The next best "disher" for the Heels was Reggie Bullock who had a grand total of just 45 assists in 36 games. Bullock and Stillman White combined for 11 assists in the game, but they weren't nearly as effective without Marshall and the Heels finished with 24 turnovers. Some sources are saying Marshall won't play on Sunday, while others say he will give it a go. Either way, we are firmly on Kansas. Marshall isn't even close to 100% healthy according to all sources. UNC was forced into overtime despite the fact they out-rebounded Ohio 56-26 and despite the fact that Ohio's top player, D.J. Cooper finished with 10 points on 3-of-20 shooting, including 1-of-10 from behind the arc. This will be a much tougher test for the Heels. Kansas can beat you inside or out and Thomas Robinson had a huge bounce-back game, scoring 18 points and grabbing 15 rebounds against NC State, after the tough outing against Purdue. I simply don't like the way UNC matches up with the Jayhawks. While this is a neutral site contest, it should be noted that North Carolina is 1-11 ATS on the road on one day rest - and Jayhawk fans are attending the St. Louis contest in abundance. More importantly, the Jayhawks are on an 8-1 ATS run against quick-tempo teams, those that attempt at least 62 shots per game. They have averaged 82 ppg in those 9 outings, while allowing just 65 ppg. I'm backing Kansas on Sunday. Thanks! GL! Scott.