4/04/2009 03:41:00 AM
8:47 p.m., 4 April 2009 at Ford Field.
Line: UNC -7.5
Game day has arrived.
One week ago, Scottie Reynolds secured his place in history with a buzzer-beater to defeat Pittsburgh and send Villanova to the Final Four.
It's been a fun week, looking forward to this game, Villanova's first Final Four since the 1985 championship season.
North Carolina. In the Final Four. If there were polls this week, the Tarheels would surely be ranked number one in the nation. Villanova would be in the top five.
It does not get bigger than this.
We already talked about the history between these two teams from 2005.
We know Vegas likes Carolina by 7.5 points, and KenPom predicts a 4-point margin, with a 66 percent chance of victory for UNC.
We've listed the keys to the game, what Villanova needs to do to pull off the upset.
All that's left to do is predict the final score.
Check out the other Villanova blogs linked at right for their previews, and then try to predict the game's final score in the comment thread below.
The winner of this game will take on the winner of UConn and Michigan St. in the national championship game on Monday. Holy crap.