5 Bold Predictions For North Carolina vs. Virginia In Top 10 Showdown

By Trevor Lowry

The North Carolina Tar Heels and Virginia Cavaliers are both still battling it out for an ACC title and No. 1 seed in the 2016 NCAA tournament. Therefore, the battle between the two this Saturday is looking extremely nice on paper.

Before this big-stage showdown gets underway, you can get your bold predictions here.

Side Note: Remember, these predictions are bold for a reason — we’re taking a long shot here.

5 Bold Predictions For North Carolina vs. Virginia In Top 10 Showdown
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5. For One Game, Malcolm Brogdon Is Off

For One Game, Malcolm Brogdon Is Off Credit: Getty Images
Malcolm Brogdon might be averaging 18.2 points per game, but even superheroes have off days from time to time. Meaning: Brogdon will drop a dud in the scoring department.

5. For One Game, Malcolm Brogdon Is Off

Malcolm Brogdon might be averaging 18.2 points per game, but even superheroes have off days from time to time. Meaning: Brogdon will drop a dud in the scoring department.

4. Both Teams Fail To Reach The 70-Point Mark

Both Teams Fail To Reach The 70-Point Mark Credit: Getty Images
One reason why this is bold: North Carolina is putting up 83.8 points per game. One reason why this isn't bold and could actually happen: Virginia is only allowing 59.7 points per game.

4. Both Teams Fail To Reach The 70-Point Mark

One reason why this is bold: North Carolina is putting up 83.8 points per game. One reason why this isn't bold and could actually happen: Virginia is only allowing 59.7 points per game.

3. Marcus Paige Has Himself A Game

Marcus Paige Has Himself A Game Credit: Getty Images
Marcus Paige might not be putting up 20 points per game (12.3 PPG to be exact), but he is still capable of dropping a performance of that nature. Look for the senior to lead the Tar Heels in scoring — because why not?

3. Marcus Paige Has Himself A Game

Marcus Paige might not be putting up 20 points per game (12.3 PPG to be exact), but he is still capable of dropping a performance of that nature. Look for the senior to lead the Tar Heels in scoring — because why not?

2. Kennedy Meeks Shows Off Tar Heels’ Balanced Attack

Kennedy Meeks Shows Off Tar Heels’ Balanced Attack Credit: Getty Images
North Carolina has plenty of scorers, although Brice Johnson is leading the scoring charge. For the purposes of this contest, look for Kennedy Meeks to drop a double-double.

2. Kennedy Meeks Shows Off Tar Heels’ Balanced Attack

North Carolina has plenty of scorers, although Brice Johnson is leading the scoring charge. For the purposes of this contest, look for Kennedy Meeks to drop a double-double.

1. Tar Heels Move One Step Closer To ACC Title With Road Victory

Tar Heels Move One Step Closer To ACC Title With Road Victory Credit: Getty Images
North Carolina has a one-game lead in the ACC title race, so a win against Virginia would be huge. That is especially the case when you consider the Tar Heels only have two games left after this one.

1. Tar Heels Move One Step Closer To ACC Title With Road Victory

North Carolina has a one-game lead in the ACC title race, so a win against Virginia would be huge. That is especially the case when you consider the Tar Heels only have two games left after this one.

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