Expert Picks: UNC at BC Edition

February 17th, 2007

Experts Picks

CHN experts predict four of the weekend's biggest and closest games every Friday


#9 Memphis at Gonzaga

Saturday, 6, ESPN

#17 Oregon at Stanford

Saturday, 8

#4 UNC at #21 BC

Saturday, 9, ESPN

Maryland at Clemson

Sunday, 4, FSN

Jeff Borzello

A must-win for the Zags, and a big game for the Tigers. Without Heytvelt, Gonzaga doesn't have the firepower, though.


The Ducks are falling rapidly since their terrific start, and the slide will continue against the frontcourt of the Cardinal..


Both teams are coming off home losses, but I think that Jared Dudley is going to carry BC to a victory. 

Boston College

Two teams trying to get to .500 in the conference. Maryland ended Clemson's undefeated season; Tigers get payback.


Jason Brubaker

First real test for Memphis in a while, but they simply have too much athleticism for the Zags, who will stuggle to control Dorsey  nside.

Ducks are looking to right the ship after rough patch in recent weeks. Big road win will give them just that, although Stanford will make them earn it.


Eagles will be fired up after loss to Duke, but
Heels will be ready. It won't be the high-scoring
affair UNC likes, but they will use defense to grind out a win



Both teams have been up-and-down, so go with the home crowd for the advantage. Maryland probably has the better team, but inconsistency has plagued them all year.


Shawn Siegel

My gut tells me Gonzaga might surprise in this one.. but after watching them lose to Santa Clara at home, I don't have the guts to make the pick.



The Ducks have lost 4 of 5 games overall and 4 of 5 on the road, and should drop out of the Top 25 after this one.


BC is in first place as of this morning, but UNC wil be your ACC leaders by tonight. Just too much damn talent to lose here.


In ACC play, The Terps have only beaten Wake and NC State on the road. But there's something to be said for going against the grain, so I'll take Gary's boys.



Eric Silver






The Tigers have too much firepower, athleticism, and depth for the Zags even if Heytvelt were playing.  Without him, Memphis by double digits.


Stanford’s played well at home; Oregon’s lost three of its last four on the road.  The taller Cardinal dominate the Ducks in the paint to win a close one.


Both teams are coming off losses.  UNC’s depth allows Roy Williams to avoid losing two in a row, but it’ll be nip and tuck ‘ til the final horn.


Both teams have been wildly inconsistent, but in a high-scoring game playing on its home court allows the Tigers to avenge earlier loss to Terrapins


Jason Tomassini



Not sure Memphis has the size to take advantage of Shroomer Heytvelt’s absence but the Zags looked awful against Santa Clara. Raivio will be owned by Memphis backcourt.


Both teams are playing poorly of late but the Cardinal might need this more. Plus, they are bigger than the Ducks at every position.


The Eagles have no luck. They faced Duke on a four-game skid and now UNC after getting swept by Virginia Tech. Roy Williams will explode if the Heels don’t come to play.


has lost 6 of 8, Maryland has only beaten Wake and NC State on the road. Should be a fun game! I’ll take the home court and a bottle of Jack Daniels for this one.



Predicting Record

Brubaker (21-11), Siegel (15-17), Borzello (15-17), McNeill (11-9), Silver (8-4), Tomassini (5-7)


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