So, it only makes sense that these two really good offenses will face off against each other in the NCAA Tournament final on Monday night. It’s almost as if the basketball powers that be are gifting us with this game. We’re pretty darn thankful for that.
But in a game with such dominant shooters on the floor, which squad has the upper-hand? And will either team’s defense be forced to step up and take center stage – or court, as it were? Probably. That’s what will, in all likelihood, make this one fun to watch. REad on for a breakdown on the game, including a look at the odds as well as live streaming options:
Date: Monday, April 4
Time: 9:19 p.m. ET
Location: NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas
TV Channel: TBS
Live Stream: Click here for a complete live stream breakdown
Line: North Carolina – 2.5 via OddsShark
Game Preview: After Saturday’s lopsided blowout losses in both Final Four games, the national championship tilt between top-seeded UNC and No. 2 Villanova is, likely, to be a lot closer.
After all, both of these offenses are on a pretty impressive scoring streak.
Villanova seemingly could not miss in the semifinal, taking down Oklahoma with a 44-point victory that was the largest margin of victory in the history of the Final Four. Josh Hart led that charge, going 10-of-12 for a game-high 23 points. For good measure, the senior added eight rebounds, four assists and a pair of steals.
The Wildcats were nothing short of dominant in the win, going on a 25-0 run to book their first national title berth since the 1984-85 season; the last time the squad has won a championship.
On the flip side, the Tar Heels showcased their own impressive offensive talents in the Final Four as well, led by Joel Berry II who packed his stat line with eight points, 10 assists and seven rebounds.
North Carolina has a bit of an edge in this one, boasting an 11-4 record all-time against ‘Nova dating back to 1949-50. Monday night also marks the third time the Tar Heels have reached the title game under head coach Roy Williams and the squad is 5-4 overall in title game appearances.