While the weather in eastern North Carolina is damp and gloomy after some much-needed rain for the state, the Carolina basketball team is down in the Bahamas to kick off the Battle 4 Atlantis against Northern Iowa this afternoon. Hopefully you have the day off, or at least have the ability to turn in minimal effort at work, so that you can enjoy the noon tipoff of one of Thanksgiving’s yearly traditions in college basketball.
UNC comes into today’s game 3-0 with convincing wins over Radford, Lehigh, and UC Riversides. No titans in that list, certainly, but the Tar Heels have looked good. The Panthers have sandwiched a win between two losses to start their season so far.
The level of competition for UNC will definitely trend upwards while they are in Nassau, giving us a chance to see what we are really working with after last year’s disappointment. We all know there’s a bit of history even with Northern Iowa, so here’s to making amends for that with a win today.
As always, we’ll be back after the game with a complete roundup of the happenings. Until then...