North Carolina vs. Virginia Tech 3/11/22 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

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Last Updated: 03/11/2022 at 10:57 AM ET

North Carolina vs. Virginia Tech 3/11/22 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

The Virginia Tech Hokies will take on the North Carolina Tar Heels Friday night in Brooklyn, NY in the semifinals of the ACC tournament. Virginia Tech got to the semifinals riding a two game win streak following 7.1 on Thursday. Virginia Tech shot the ball extremely well making 57.4% of their shots and 36.8% from beyond the arc just score 84 total points in 40 minutes.

Keve Aluma led all scores for Virginia Tech with twenty points on 8-12 shooting in 30 minutes on the floor. Storm Murphy chipped in 16 points on five of seven shooting and Justyn Mutts added 11 points and a team high 10 rebounds.

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The North Carolina Tar Heels come into Friday night on fire riding a six game win streak after a 20 point victory over Virginia on Thursday. Offensively North Carolina dominated Virginia holding the Cavaliers to 34.6% shooting and forced 11 turnovers in the game.

Offensively this season North Carolina has averaged 78.1 points per game at 45.5% shooting of the team. Big man Armando Bacot leads UNC in scoring averaging 16.4 points per game to go along with a team high 12.4 assists. Caleb Love is the second leading scorer for the Tarheels and leads the team averaging 3.8 assists per game as well.

North Carolina is one of the hottest teams in the ACC right now and that momentum will carry over into Friday night. Look for the size and depth of North Carolina to be the difference in this game as they will wear down Virginia Tech leading to the wind and cover it. Take North Carolina to do it enough Friday night to get the win to head to the championship. Final Score Prediction, UNC wins and covers 77-71.

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