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UNC vs NC State: Game thread

The Tar Heels try to make it 2-0 against the guys from Raleigh.

NCAA Basketball: Virginia at North Carolina Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Beating NC State in Raleigh has been one of very few bright spots in an otherwise painful year. You know what would make it better? Beating them again in Chapel Hill. UNC has a chance to do just that tonight.

Carolina doesn’t have a lot to play for at this point in the season, aside from pride, but they would like to not finish in last place in the conference in order to hopefully build some momentum heading into the ACC Tournament in Greensboro. Getting a win over the Wolfpack tonight would be a great first step toward that.

The health of Garrison Brooks is going to be paramount in these last few games. Without him, it doesn’t feel like they’ll have quite enough juice to make any real noise. Not having him tonight would also be a huge loss for the team, but getting him good to go for the tournament is more important.

As always, we’ll be back after the game with a complete roundup of the happenings. Until then...

Go Heels!