UNC Basketball: 7 Reasons They Could Be Early Outs in the NCAA Tournament

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UNC Basketball: 7 Reasons They Could Be Early Outs in the NCAA Tournament
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I know. That headline makes me sick to my stomach, too.

Fortunately, there are things that can be done to prevent the early dismissal from the NCAA tournament. If the fixable problems can't be addressed, however, I'm afraid it's going to be a sad March for the folks in Chapel Hill.

North Carolina is loaded with what many claim is the best front-court talent in the country. This is also taking into account James Michael McAdoo coming off the bench, whom has yet to show why he is being touted an NBA first-rounder. They also boast one of the best point guards in the country, in Kendall Marshall, but even he can stand to get better.

Championships are not won with speculated talent.

The Tar Heels (20-4, 7-2 ACC) will face one of the nation's top defenses today, in the Virginia Cavaliers (19-4, 6-3 ACC).

With only seven games remaining on the schedule, North Carolina must find a way to combat their deficiencies, starting today.

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