In a lot of ways, it’s been a humbling year for the North Carolina Tar Heels.
After starting the season ranked No. 1 in the nation and favored to bring home the national title, UNC fell to upstart UNLV early in the year and has already accumulated three losses—including the stunning 33-point shellacking they took from Florida State two weeks ago.
For all its problems, though, Roy Williams’ team is still ranked No. 8 in the country as the schedule heads into its final month. Even more important, yesterday’s victory over Georgia Tech leaves the Tar Heels tied for first place in the ACC with 10 games yet to play.
Herein, a look at eight reasons why North Carolina will be able to use those 10 games to take over sole possession of the conference lead and win its fifth regular-season ACC crown in the last six years.