Expert Predictions: Duke/UNC Edition

February 6th, 2007
Experts Picks

CHN experts predict four of the week's biggest games..


#13Air Force at San Diego State

Tuesday, 10

#5 North Carolina at #16 Duke

Wednesday, 9, ESPN

Western Kentucky at South Alabama

Thursday, 8:05

Holy Cross at Bucknell

Friday, 7, ESPNU

Jeff Borzello

SDSU has struggled in conference play, while AFA is in the running for a Top-4 seed. Aztecs will get frustrated by AFA's style.

Air Force

Will Duke really lose three in a row and drop to .500 in the ACC? Tar Heels will bounce back with a big win on the road..


Jaguars have won 10 in a row; WKU struggles on the road. Demetric Bennet vs. Courtney Lee will be fun to watch.

South Alabama

Holy Cross is undefeated in the Patriot, but Bison have won 9 of 10, and are very tough to beat at home. HC gets their first loss.

Jason Brubaker

Last two losses for the Falcons have come on the road. This time, a fired up Brandon Heath awaits, and he will lead the up-and-down Aztecs to a
home upset in a close game.
San Diego State


First trip to a rocking Cameron Indoor for young
Heels, but Carolina has too much talent and depth. UNC
earns a hard-fought victory over defensive-minded


Jaguars have won 10 in a row, and will make that 11 at home in a matchup of the best in the Sun Belt.

South Alabama

Bison have been on a roll since losing to Holy Cross in January- they will get revenge at home with a big victory.


Kevin McNeill

The Aztecs are better than their record, and Air Force has been hit or miss lately

San Diego State

UNC has the better team and the better record.  And that means nothing when talking about this rivalry


South Alabama should wrap up the Sun Belt tournament's #1 seed and
later the automatic berth.
South Alabama

Defending champ Bucknell won't go down without a fight, but Keith Simmons and Holy Cross will be too much.
Holy Cross

Shawn Siegel

Air Force has lost two straight on the road, but SDSU has struggled to put teams away at home. This game will be close.

Air Force

UNC's obviously the more talented team, but I just don't see Duke losing 2 straight in Cameron and 3 in a row overall. Should be a fun one.


WKU beat USA by 22 back in December. Since then the Jaguars have been hot and are looking for sweet revenge.

South Alabama.

After a slow start, Bucknell has bounced back and their lone PL loss was by 5 at Holy Cross. They'll be tied in 1st after Friday.



Predicting Record

Brubaker (15-9), Siegel (11-13), Borzello (9-15), Silver (8-4), McNeill (7-5), Tomassini (5-7)


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