North Carolina kicks off their NCAA Tournament tonight with a date against the Wisconsin Badgers in West Lafayette. As coach of the Tar Heels, Roy Williams has never lost in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, so history is certainly on our side. However, this team has had a bit of an identity crisis at times this year, varying wildly between who they are on any given night.
The Heels will still be leaning heavily on guys who have never been here before. The freshman have played a big role as of late and guys like Kerwin Walton will be extremely crucial to how far UNC is able to go in Indianapolis. Getting production down low from guys like Day’Ron Sharpe and Walker Kessler also gives the Heels a huge (literally) advantage many teams can’t match. Both will be instrumental in helping crash the glass and aid in UNC’s biggest strength, their offensive rebounding.
As always, we’ll be back after the game with a complete roundup of the happenings. Until then...