No. 1 North Carolina at Northern Iowa
When: 2 p.m.
Where: McLeod Center
TV/Radio: ESPN3, 95.3-WDCG
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Projected starting lineups
Northern Iowa (1-1)
G Wes Washpun 16.5 ppg, 5 apg
G Matt Bohannon 16 ppg, 4.5 rpg
G Jeremy Morgan 17 ppg, 6.5 rpg
G Paul Jesperson 10 ppg, 6 rpg
F Bennett Koch 4 ppg, 2.5 rpg
North Carolina (3-0)
G Joel Berry 15 ppg, 4 apg
G Theo Pinson 6.7 ppg, 5.3 rpg
F Justin Jackson 6.7 ppg, 3 apg
F Brice Johnson 16 ppg, 11.7 rpg
F Kennedy Meeks 16.3 ppg, 10.3 rpg
This is not the same Northern Iowa team that finished 31-4 a season ago. Three starters are gone, though Matt Bohannon and Jeremy Morgan, the team’s leading scorers through two games, are back. The Tar Heels will have a significant size advantage but Northern Iowa will be able to spread the floor and create match-up challenges of its own with smaller, quicker players. UNC coach Roy Williams liked his team’s intensity in a victory against Wofford on Wednesday night, though the Tar Heels still didn’t pull away until the final 10 minutes. In three games, UNC has yet to put together a complete game, though the Tar Heels won all three comfortably.