North Carolina

Robbi PickeralMarch 10, 2011 

No. 1 seed

24-6 regular season, 14-2 ACC

Noon Friday, WRAL, ESPN2, WRDU-106.1, WCHL-AM 1360

Starting lineup

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.

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