Iona vs. North Carolina
Friday, March 22, 2019 at 7:20 PM (Nationwide Arena)
North Carolina -24.5 / over-under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Iona Gaels battle the North Carolina Tar Heels in round one of the NCAA college basketball tournament.
The Iona Gaels once again reigned supreme in the MAAC with an 81-60 rout of the Monmouth Hawks in the conference championship.
Asante Gist led the Gaels rout with a contest high 22 points and four assists while Tajuan Agee added 18 points, seven rebounds and three steals.
EJ Crawford and Ben Perez gave Iona 15 and 14 points and a combined eleven rebounds with Rickey McGill tossing in ten points with four pulls and three assists.
The North Carolina Tar Heels dropped a 74-73 decision to the Duke Blue Devils in the ACC semifinals to go 2-1 against their biggest rivals.
The Tar Heels saw 23 points and five pulls from Cameron Johnson followed by Luke Maye with 14 points and a game high 13 rebounds.
Coby White gave North Carolina eleven points, five boards and four assists while Kenny Williams chipped in with nine points, four pulls and three assists.
Iona Gaels are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 neutral site games and are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 NCAA Tournament games and are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
North Carolina Tar Heels are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss and are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games and are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 NCAA Tournament games.
North Carolina defeated Iona by 35 points just before Christmas and it’s up to them if they go for a big win again…