Legendary college hoops broadcaster Dick Vitale gave his prediction for Sunday's highly anticipated Elite 8 matchup between UNC and Jersey's own Saint Peter's Peacocks.
It's great to hear Dickie V's voice again after several weeks of vocal rest following his an operation during his bout with cancer. Ahead of tip-off, Vitale revealed his pick for who will move on to the Final Four. And he might disappoint a few folks from his home state.
"HELP me," Vitale tweeted. "Since I was a NJ Boy growing up & my family is all Jersey they r mad at me for saying party over for [Saint Peter's] vs. UNC."
"I LOVE that they r MARCH MADNESS & admire their NEVER BELIEVE IN CAN’T attitude but my VBDI says [UNC] just too GOOD!" he concluded.
Vitale also listed out the keys to victory for each team. Saying that the Tar Heels will need a balanced attack, move the ball and receive clutch performances from sophomore guards Caleb Love and R.J. Davis.
Meanwhile for the Peacocks, Dickie V thinks it'll take a strong defensive performance, with great scoring numbers from backcourt mates Daryl Banks III and Doug Edert and keeping turnovers down.
No matter who wins Sunday, it sets up for a fantastic Final Four bout with Mike Krzyzewski and Duke. Perhaps for the last time...