Hey! A win! Remember those?
It feels like a huge barrier has been passed with the Tar Heels not only getting Roy Williams his 880th win, but with all of the injuries this team has faced and all of the leads that have been lost, it was something to see this team take a commanding lead and hold it throughout the game.
Tonight marks the six weeks since Cole Anthony began his rehab for a torn meniscus, and talk will continue about whether or not he will return. Williams has made it clear he won’t do it until Anthony has practiced, and with the short turnaround it would be surprising to see him out on the court in Raleigh tonight. In the meantime, the Tar Heels will look to build off the momentum of the Miami win, as the team appears to finally be getting used to their strengths and limitations.
The Wolfpack come into tonight licking their wounds, as their last game was a loss to Georgia Teach in Atlanta on Saturday. It’s tough to get a read on just how good the Wolfpack are this season, as they enter the game 5-4 in the ACC but really don’t have a signature win unless you count on the road at Virginia. That said, they are currently in a three-way tie for fifth, and are just one game back of the double-bye. They’ve also sat back and enjoyed the misery going on in Chapel Hill that is usually reserved on a yearly basis for them.
A win tonight would allow the Tar Heels to climb back to 3-6 in conference, and establish real momentum as they likely see the return of Anthony right before they dive into the hardest part of the schedule. If you aren’t going to be in Raleigh tonight, here’s how you can catch the action.
- Time: 7:00 PM ET
- Location: PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC
- TV: ESPN with Sean McDonough and Jay Bilas on the call
- Radio: Tar Heel Sports Network (affiliates listed here) or Sirius XM channel 380
- Streaming: WatchESPN on you computer, smart TVs, etc will show the ESPN feed while the THSN radio broadcast can be heard on Tune In and GoHeels.com
- Line: NC State -6