I'm sure North Carolina's loss to Florida State has many questioning how far they will make it in the 2012 NCAA Tournament. My advice to those of you filling out March Madness brackets—don't count out the Tar Heels.
North Carolina didn't have to come away with the title to prove anything. As a matter of fact, they haven't won the ACC tournament championship and the national title in the same year since 1982. Even the 2009 team—which was arguably one of the best in NCAA history—didn't even make it to the ACC championship.
This team has experience in the big games and is hungry for a national title. If they can win a title this year, the 2012 NBA Draft will be an easier decision for underclassmen John Henson and Harrison Barnes. Tyler Zeller is headed to the draft no matter what—he is a senior. This may be the last hurrah for this bunch of potential lottery picks.
Expect them to play like it's their last day in a Carolina uniform. And that's the last thing their tourney opponents want to hear from a team with this much talent.