No. 4 UNC vs. N.C. State

Andrew CarterMarch 10, 2012 

When: 1 p.m. today

Where: Philips Arena, Atlanta

TV/Radio: WRAL, ESPN; WRDU-FM 106.1, WRAL-FM 101.5

Projected starting lineups

North Carolina (28-4)

F Harrison Barnes 17.3 ppg, 5.2 rpg

F James Michael McAdoo 5.3 ppg, 3.8 rpg

F Tyler Zeller 16.2 ppg, 9.2 rpg

G Reggie Bullock 8.8 ppg, 4.7 rpg

G Kendall Marshall 7.4 ppg, 9.7 apg

N.C. State (22-11)

F Richard Howell 10.7 ppg, 9.2 rpg

F C.J. Leslie 14.4 ppg, 7.5 rpg

F Scott Wood 12.8 ppg, 2.3 rpg

G C.J. Williams 10.9 ppg, 3.8 rpg

G Lorenzo Brown 12.6 ppg, 4.3 rpg

Player to watch

James Michael McAdoo, 6-9, Fr., Forward

McAdoo would likely start for the first time in his collegiate career if North Carolina junior forward John Henson is unable to play because of a left wrist injury. Henson has been dominant throughout his career against the Wolfpack, so McAdoo would have a huge void to fill.

Observation: UNC won both regular-season games (74-55 and 86-74), controlling the interior in the first game and exploiting the Pack from the perimeter in the second game (making 10-of-19 3-point shots).

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