The national champions are back in action tonight at the Dean Dome, and they may be accompanied by their senior point guard Joel Berry II. Berry has, of course, been out to this point after breaking his hand in a video game loss gone bad. Joel warmed up with the team before the season-opener against Northern Iowa, and looked like he could go, but tonight seems like it might be the night.
Perhaps the most interesting thing tonight will be seeing how the team looks after a surprisingly great performance against UNI. Luke Maye was other-worldly, Kenny Williams did everything you could ask for in place of Cameron Johnson, and the freshman big men looked like they belonged. Can the Heels bring that again tonight?
Tonight’s game against Bucknell is the team’s first match of the PK80 tournament that will send them out to the west coast next week. It’s a bit of a late tip for a Wednesday night, but hopefully the Smith Center will be rocking for the champions, as they deserve.