By Marc Lawrence, PlaybookSports.com — ESPN’s Joe Lunardi insists that Baylor has a chance to become the first back-to-back national champion since Florida in 2006 and 2007 primarily because of its depth.
The Bears still have six players averaging 8.7 points per game.
Meanwhile, North Carolina is 25-2 SU in the NCAA Tournament opening round games – but only 1-6 ATS in its last seven.
Texas underachieved this season but was the AP Preseason 5th ranked team and is long and athletic, with plenty of depth. The Longhorns play stifling defense, with the sixth-best scoring defense in Division I at 59.5 points per game.
They hold opponents to 41.2% from the field. Coach Chris Beard used the transfer portal to great advantage, bringing in players with a lot of postseason experience, combined with experienced holdovers