NCAA Tournament March Madness

#6 North Carolina

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Projected seed: 2 (automatic qualifier)

The Tar Heels have an impressive body of work this season, utilizing their strength offensively to outscore the majority of their opponents, while showing moments of vulnerability on the defensive end. Noteworthy victories against teams like Tennessee and a strong showing in conference play, including a pivotal win over Duke, highlight their ability to compete with the country's elite. However, losses against Clemson and Syracuse show that the Heels can be caught off guard, particularly on the road. The team's remaining schedule, featuring a high-profile clash with Duke, offers a prime opportunity for a statement win to solidify their resume. They'll need to stay focused against Notre Dame to avoid the kind of upset that could tarnish their tournament resume in the eyes of the committee. With their proven ability to score and if they can tighten up on defense, they're positioned as a dangerous contender heading into March.

Date Opponent Ranking Outcome
11/6Radford215W86-70
11/12Lehigh294W90-68
11/17UC Riverside230W77-52
11/22(N)Northern Iowa106W91-69
11/23(N)Villanova32L83-81
11/24(N)Arkansas114W87-72
11/29Tennessee5W100-92
12/2Florida St91W78-70
12/5(N)Connecticut2L87-76
12/16(N)Kentucky14L87-83
12/20(N)Oklahoma41W81-69
12/29Charleston So320W105-60
1/2@Pittsburgh53W70-57
1/6@Clemson19W65-55
1/10@NC State82W67-54
1/13Syracuse63W103-67
1/17Louisville234W86-70
1/20@Boston College101W76-66
1/22Wake Forest36W85-64
1/27@Florida St91W75-68
1/30@Georgia Tech134L74-73
2/3Duke8W93-84
2/6Clemson19L80-76
2/10@Miami FL78W75-72
2/13@Syracuse63L86-79
2/17Virginia Tech59W96-81
2/24@Virginia67W54-44
2/26Miami FL78W75-71
3/2NC State82W79-70
3/5Notre Dame12791%
3/9@Duke842%