Comment The Tar Heels will look to defeat the Wolfpack for the second time this season after winning the first matchup in Raleigh.
The Tar Heels are looking for their third straight victory against the Wolfpack and their 18th win this season. The Wolfpack are currently on a two-game slide including scoring the lowest total points by a ranked team in the shot clock era 24 against Virginia Tech last Saturday.
With a victory in Chapel Hill, the Wolfpack would at least split the season series for a second straight season.
The last time the Tar Heels lost at home to the Wolfpack was last season by a score of in overtime. This was only the second time the Tar Heels lost a home game to the Wolfpack in the Roy Williams era.
Williams received win number against Louisville over the weekend which puts him in seventh place and only 17 wins behind Adolph Rupp. The Tar Heels are going for their fourth-straight conference win by at least 10 points and fifth-straight overall. Keys to the game for North Carolina The Tar Heels need to continue to protect the ball and limit the second chance opportunities for their opponents.
During their win streak, they have averaged 13 turnovers per game. Not ideal, but the number is a lot lower than it used to be. Against Georgia Tech White hit five and Johnson hit four.
Against Louisville, Johnson hit three and Williams two. This trend needs to continue in order for the Tar Heels to capture this victory.
Finally, the Tar Heels need to continue to crash the glass the way they have been. Over the last three games, the Tar Heels have outrebounded their opponents in total rebounds and it has been a success to their winning streak. They average over 80 points per game which is top 30 in the nation.
The Wolfpack generate most of their offense from the free throw line and the three-point line.
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