UNC is up to #5 in this week’s AP Poll, thanks to two solid wins against ranked opponents last week. The Tar Heels will need to keep it going tonight when they welcome the Syracuse Orange to the Dean Dome.
The last two games have featured Carolina dominating in the paint with their three-point shot not falling the same way it was a couple weeks ago. Three-pointers are obviously a very good way to tackle Syracuse’s 2-3 zone, so hopefully the long ball is dropping a bit more consistently tonight.
With a win tonight, UNC can lock up a double bye in the ACC Tournament next month. Not having to play until Thursday is certainly not nothing and getting it out of the way tonight would be a good start to an easier stretch before the regular season finale against Duke.
As always, we’ll be back after the game with a complete roundup of the happenings. Until then...