There's one more game left until college basketball goes away for the next seven months -- the national championship game between North Carolina (33-6) and Villanova (34-5) tonight at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. UNC is a slight favorite (-2) in the game and Vegas is also expecting a fairly high-scoring game (the over under total is around 150 points).
Both UNC and Nova have largely blitzed everyone in their path on the way to this game -- the Tar Heels have won every game in the NCAA Tournament by double digits, with their closest margin of victory being a 14-point win over Notre Dame in the Elite 8. Nova has had one close call -- a narrow 4-point win over a very good Kansas team, but other than that, they've been an absolute buzzsaw. They've won their other four NCAA Tournament games by an average of 29 points per game, which is utterly absurd. Remember that poleaxing they gave to Iowa in the second round? Well, that 19-point win is their second-closest win of the tournament so far. Utterly ridiculous.
Hopefully this match-up between two red-hot powerhouse teams results in an entertaining -- and competitive -- game. Those have been in short supply since the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament, unfortunately, highlighted by the two utter snoozers we saw in the Final Four on Saturday. Give us something fun to remember you by, college basketball.
The game tips off at approximately 8:19 PM CT, with TV coverage from TBS.
If you can't watch the game on TV, you can also stream all the games via the NCAA's March Madness Live service (more info here). NOTE: you do need to have a television provider to use March Madness Live.
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