Since the 0-2 start this season, UNC has won ten straight ACC games. Including ACC Tournament games, this has only happened nine other times in school history.
UNC's ACC winning streaks of ten games or more:
|Season||Streak||ACC Record||ACC Tournament||NCAA Tournament|
|1959||11||12-2(1st)||Runner-up||Lost in 1st Rd|
|1984||15*||14-0(1st)||Semifinal Loss||Lost in Regional. Semifinal|
|1987||16*||14-0(1st)||Runner-up||Lost in Regional Final|
|1997||11*||11-5(T-2nd)||Champion||Lost in Final Four|
|2001||11||13-3(T-1st)||Runner-up||Lost in 2nd Rd|
|2008||11*||14-2(1st)||Champion||Lost in Final Four|
*Includes ACC Tournament
I am not supposing a ten game winning streak means anything other than the fact it is tough to do given the relative difficulty of the ACC. I did notice that only once has a Tar Heel team winning at least ten straight in ACC play not made it to the ACC title game. That was in 1984 when the infamous breakthrough game for the Duke program under Mike Krzyzweski happened. Other than that consider this just an interesting factoid on a slow Friday.