ACC Tournament: #1 North Carolina vs #8 Pittsburgh
Time: 12:00 PM
TV: ESPN/ACC Network
Announcers: ESPN: Sean McDonough, Doris Burke; ACC Network: Tim Brant, Mike Giminski
Line: UNC -8; KenPom: UNC 79-72
Back in the days of the Les Robinson Invitational and even before than in the 1980s, the #1 vs #8 game was a cake walk for the top seed. There were multiple instances of UNC rolling the #8 seed in the noon game on Friday to open the ACC Tournament.
That's no longer the case with parity and conference expansion, the #1 seed faces a potential NCAA Tournament team in the quarterfinals. Pittsburgh could be a tough out but not if UNC plays like a #1 seed should play.
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