Wednesday night sucked. There are no two ways about that. The Tar Heels were out-played on their own floor and dropped their second game of the season. When Carolina was embarrassed by Michigan State, they buckled down and won five straight games. Hopefully they can match that, starting with today’s game against Ohio State.
UNC finally got Cameron Johnson back, which should help their cause a bit. He’s a long outside threat who has the ability to create havoc for defenses. Cam is likely still shaking off the rust a bit, but he should be able to contribute in a very positive way. The freshmen bigs are still struggling, which isn’t a shock. None of them have been able to separate themselves from the pack yet.
Today’s game is Carolina’s final non-conference tune up before ACC play begins a week from today against Wake Forest in Chapel Hill. Now is a good time to work out those remaining kinks in order to be firing on all cylinders for conference games on the horizon.
We’ll be back after the game with a full roundup, as always. Until then...