The North Carolina Tar Heels are hoping they will be the ones cutting down the nets on March 12, in the 2012 ACC Tournament. UNC hasn't won the ACC Championship since 2008, and the school is hungry for their 18th.
It will not be an easy road getting there—even if they get in as a No.1 or No. 2 seed. In all honesty, I could have listed every ACC team as a possible upset. That's just the way it is in America's best conference.
Wake Forest and Boston College are the least likely to give North Carolina trouble, but any of the others can cause serious problems on any given night. Harrison Barnes had to put up 40 points in last year's tourney to beat Clemson in overtime.
Next to Duke, NC State is Carolina's biggest rival and is always a threat because of that. The rivalry has become less competitive over the last few years, so I don't view them as a serious threat this year.
There are four teams—in my mind—that could cause some serious havoc for the Tar Heels, if they end up meeting in the tourney.