No. 1 seed
24-6 regular season, 14-2 ACC
Noon Friday, WRAL, ESPN2, WRDU-106.1, WCHL-AM 1360
F Harrison Barnes 14.1 ppg, 5.6 rpg
F John Henson 11.3 ppg, 9.7 rpg
F Tyler Zeller 14.6 ppg, 7.1 rpg
G Dexter Strickland 7.8 ppg, 3.2 rpg
G Kendall Marshall 5.9 ppg, 5.6 apg
Coming in hot: Sophomore John Henson has grabbed at least 10 rebounds for nine straight games - the longest Tar Heels streak since Mitch Kupchak in 1976.
Number to know: 29.2, UNC's 3-point field-goal percentage in ACC games. The Tar Heels rank at the bottom of the league in this category.
Contender or pretender: The Tar Heels are the hottest team in the ACC, having won seven in a row. They have a legitimate chance to stretch the streak to 10, and if they do so, they put themselves in the conversation for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.