How to Look at
The place: Dean Smith Middle in Chapel Hill, NC, Usa.
When: Saturday, February 23rd at 3:45pm EST.
How (Television/Radio): CBS |
Florida Condition Seminoles
Head Mentor: Leonard Hamilton Meeting: 9-4, T-4th in ACC
Despite sitting down in the best 50 percent of the Atlantic Coastline Meeting standings, Florida Condition has been a puzzling staff to say the least. The Seminoles have padded their NCAA match resume with wins above nicely regarded groups these types of as Purdue, Louisville, and Syracuse. Sadly, they have also performed down to their level of competition and dropped to the likes of Pittsburgh and Boston College or university. The Seminoles deal with a major examination, as they head to a venue in which they have not won at given that February of 2010.
The Seminoles are coming off a excellent road gain on February 19th against the Clemson Tigers. Florida Condition prevailed 77-64, powered by sophomore major gentleman Mfiondu Kabengele, who arrived off the bench to rating 19 points and grab 11 rebounds. Defense has been a widespread energy for Leonard Hamilton coached groups and that was obvious in this gain dependent on Clemson’s sub 40% shooting night.
North Carolina Tarheels
Head Mentor: Roy Williams All round: 21-5, .808 W-L%
The Tarheels travel down Tobacco Road again to Chapel Hill to host the Seminoles soon after hammering their arch-rivals, Duke. North Carolina won easily above the Blue Devils 88-72 on February 20th as Luke Maye dropped 30 points to go with 15 rebounds, though fellow senior Cameron Johnson poured in 26 points. A major catalyst in the gain was the absence of freshman phenom, Zion Williamson, who exited the activity with a knee injuries on Duke’s very first possession.
With the Tarheels coming off a critical gain above their most important rival, this activity against Florida Condition could serve as a entice. It should be observed, however that North Carolina has dominated the Seminoles in current many years, successful 7 of the final 10 matchups.
Florida Condition Roster Notes
Florida Condition has no roster news to report.
North Carolina Roster Notes
Sophomore centre Sterling Manley was downgraded to out for the Duke activity because of to a knee injuries soon after currently being stated as questionable prior to that activity.
Freshman forward Rechon “Leaky” Black is even now out indefinitely with an ankle injuries endured on January 29th.
Head-to-Head: Mfiondu Kabengele vs Garrison Brooks
Power Forward | 6-10, 250lb (208cm, 113kg) | Corpus Christi HS | Burlington, ON, Canada| Sophomore
13.4 PPG | .3 APG | 5.6 RPG | .6 SPG | 1.2 BPG | 1.2 TOV | .529 FG% | .395 3P%
Power Forward | 6-9, 230lb (206cm, 104kg) | Auburn HS | Lafayette, AL | Sophomore
8.2 PPG | 1.5 APG | 6.2 RPG | .6 SPG | .5 BPG | 1. TOV | .556 FG% | .000 3P%
The matchup to focus on for this activity is concerning two sophomore electricity forwards whose types of participate in are virtually polar opposites of each other. However, their participating in types have permitted them to carve out roles that match beautifully with the requirements of their respective groups.
In the beginning seen as a project, Mfiondu Kabengele has tested to be really worth the hold out for his coaches at Florida Condition. Following redshirting the 2017 period, the nephew of NBA fantastic, Dikembe Mutombo, has revealed constant enhancement activity by activity. Not only has he been getting on much larger scoring loads as the period professes, his foul struggles have become a detail of the earlier soon after fouling out in 5 online games previously in the period.
Contrary to Kabengele, Garrison Brooks is a lot more of an outdated school electricity forward. The sophomore from Alabama has yet to attempt a 3 pointer in his college or university vocation, which goes against the existing pattern of inside gamers jacking up extensive range shots. Brooks carries on the current operate of solid rebounding bigs at North Carolina, though his numbers do not necessarily display that because of to Luke Maye eating up quite a few of all those rebounding options.
Florida Condition at North Carolina Predictions and Odds
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