UNC vs. Harvard Predictions

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Mar 13, 2015; Greensboro, NC, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels guard Marcus Paige (5) and Virginia Cavaliers guard Justin Anderson (1) fight for the ball in the first half during the semifinals of the ACC Tournament at Greensboro Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Prediction 1: Marcus Paige Scores 20+ Points

Breaking news: Marcus Paige is now healthy. After a season of struggling with plantar fasciitis, Paige is now healthy and ready to go.

This is huge for the Tar Heels and for Paige. He played well while playing through the injury, but now that he is free from the pain, I feel like he could have a really big tournament and a big opening game for Carolina.

Paige will stretch the Crimson defense and provide a lot of scoring and assists numbers for the Tar Heel offense. Especially if the Tar Heels get off to a slow start, look for a healthy, confident Paige to be looking for his shot and attacking the basket early and often.

Paige has only scored 20+ points five times this season, but he did it twice in the Heel’s last five games: against Duke and against Notre Dame. I predict a big scoring outburst from Marcus Paige tomorrow.

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