The North Carolina Tar Heels are struggling.
North Carolina shot a chilly 31.3 percent (21-for-67) from the floor and a frigid 15.8 percent (3-for-19) from beyond the arc against UT.
With five McDonald's All-Americans (Dexter Strickland, Reggie Bullock, James Michael McAdoo, P.J. Hairston and Marcus Paige) on the current squad, the Tar Heels have more than enough talent to dispose of nearly every team on their schedule.
Roy Williams has to be one of the most frustrated coaches in all of college basketball.
If you look at some of the 'Heels basic stats, you would think that they were one of the top-ranked teams in the country.
P.J. Hairston has doubled his output from his freshman season.
But all of this doesn't matter if a team settles for jump shots rather than taking the ball aggressively to the bucket.
These digits don't illustrate players who fail to keep defensive pressure on opponents for a full possession.
No statistics gauge the absence of good on-court leadership or consistent effort and hustle.
Williams and the players need to get all of this resolved soon.
While McNeese State shouldn't pose any immediate problems on Saturday, the Tar Heels will face No. 21 UNLV before they start their ACC slate of games.
No easy answers. No automatic solutions.