The 2016 NCAA Tournament championship game is defined, with the two best and most deserving teams left standing. The North Carolina Tar Heels and Villanova Wildcats have stamped their dominance throughout this year’s tournament, and they’ve done played their own unique style. The Tar Heels have mercilessly pounded their foes inside, as the Wildcats have rained fire from deep. The 2 teams were outstanding again in blowing out their respective Final Four opponents. But what type should come out on the top when their styles clash in the national championship game? Get a comprehensive break down of the UNC vs. Villanova National Championship Game Predictions below.
Villanova just went supernova on the Oklahoma Sooners. WOW How about 95 points on 1.45 points per possession. A 44-point win, a fresh record for almost any Final Four game, despite being just a two-point favorite. 71.4 percent shooting from the field, second-best for a Final 4 game. Villanova Played an outstanding game.
They surely can’t play much better in the ultimate, but based on the tournament to date, they should still be formidable even if they do drop off. They thrashed their first three opponents by typically 24 points. They shot 53 percent from three in those games, and still beat No. 1 overall seed Kansas despite shooting just 4-of-18. They went 11-of-18 from downtown against Oklahoma.
That incredible three-point shooting makes the Wildcats a great matchup against a UNC team which was one of many worst teams in the nation when it comes to both shooting and defending the three-pointer throughout the season.
As great as Nova’s offense is, though, their defense has been a strong spot. No team has yet to break 70 points on them in the tournament. They’ve also forced double-digit turnovers in most five games, including 33 against their two toughest opponents, Kansas and Oklahoma.
They held KU and OU – two of the best three-point shooting teams in the country – to 24 just percent shooting, and limited Buddy Hield – the most dangerous scorer in the nation – to nine points. If there’s any defense that will decelerate the UNC machine, it’s Villanova’s.
However, 6-11 senior Daniel Ochefu should be as near to his best as you are able to against UNC. Ochefu tweaked his ankle from the Sooners, but were fine following a brief exit. His effectiveness is likely to be vital for the Wildcats to fight down low against UNC’s relentless rebounders.
National Championship Game Predictions 2016 – Villanova’s defense decelerates UNC enough to claim the national title with a win.