CBB Daily Plays: Friday, March 25th
Check out who I like for Friday’s NCAA tournament games in each price range. Good luck to everyone in their survivors tournaments.
Malcolm Brogdon (Virginia): This is an excellent matchup for Brogdon, who has to be the best player in the country that doesn’t get the hype. Brogdon will get a big boost in pace going up against Iowa State. Yes, Brogdon did struggle against UNC recently, but Iowa State’s defense isn’t even close to the Tar Heels. Brogdon has finished with at least 30 FD points in eight of his last ten games.
Yogi Ferrell (Indiana): If Indiana is to pull the upset over UNC it will have to be because of the play of Ferrell. Ferrell is coming off a great game in which he outplayed the backcourt of Kentucky. He finished that game with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. This is a great matchup against the Tar Heels that struggle to defend the three and pick and rolls.
Joel Berry (North Carolina): While Brice Johnson has been North Carolina best player this season, Berry has been the Tar Heels most consistent player. Berry has scored between 22-29 FD points in his last five games. Right now the total of this game is 160.
Demetrius Jackson (Notre Dame): Jackson has had somewhat of a disappointing season, and his priced his dropped enough where you have to think about using him again. In two NCAA tournament games, Jackson is averaging 15 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 assists per game.
Steve Vasturia (Notre Dame): Vasturia has struggled, but he is too cheap for a player seeing about 35 minutes per game. So far Vasturia is averaging 9 points and 5 assists per game in the NCAA tournament. Those stats are nothing great, but at his price you will take that.
Eric McClellan(Gonzaga): I really don’t like a value guards tonight, so McClellan is a value play on DK , but not FD. McClellan is playing his best basketball in March. He has scored over 20 points in three out of his last five games.
Brice Johnson (North Carolina): Johnson has worked himself into a 1st round draft pick with his play this season. He has been a beast in the NCAA tournament so far averaging 20 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 blocks per game. The Hoosiers have no one that can guard him, and if Thomas Bryant gets into foul trouble Indiana will be in big trouble.
Domas Sabonis (Gonzaga): Just like Brice Johnson above, Sabonis is in a great spot tonight against a Syracuse team that struggles to defend the post. He will have plenty of opportunities to get offensive rebounds against the 2-3 zone. Sabonis is averaging 20 points, 13 rebounds, and 4 assists per game so far in the NCAA tournament.
Anthony Gill(Virginia): Gill is in a good spot on Thursday with Iowa State playing at a up-tempo pace. Gill has played very well in two NCAA tournament games. So far in the big dance, Gill is averaging 19 points, 8 rebounds, and 2 assists per game. He is still pretty underpriced on the sites out there.
Tyler Roberson (Syracuse): Roberson has had an up and down season, but he is playing his best basketball of the season right now. Roberson is averaging 11 points and 14 rebounds so far in the NCAA tournament.
Isaiah Hicks (North Carolina): With Kennedy Meeks struggles, Hicks keeps on getting more minutes and is producing. Hicks is coming off one of his best games of the season against Providence. Hicks finished that game with 13 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 blocks. As mentioned above the Tar Heels post players have a great match up against Indiana.
O.G. Anunoby (Indiana): If you haven’t seen Anunoby play he is one of the best athletes in college basketball. He has seen more playing time in March and for good reason. In the NCAA tournament he is averaging 11 points, 3 rebounds, 2 blocks, and 2 steals per game. With this game going to be up and down game, Anunoby should see a lot of playing time.