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All-Time Record vs. Orange: 4-3
Why They Should Be Feared
Roy Williams and North Carolina always have one of the top teams in the country, and this year will be no different.
With last year's star forward, James Michael McAdoo, returning, the Tar Heels will have a plethora of talented wings and big men. McAdoo will be joined by sharpshooter P.J. Hairston, sophomore point guard Marcus Paige and big men Joel James, Brice Johnson and Desmond Hubert.
UNC also brings in another stellar recruiting class, with PG Nate Britt, PF Isaiah Hicks and C Kennedy Meeks all being Top 30 recruits in ESPN's Class of 2013 rankings.
With all this talent, the Tar Heels will be a Top 15 team once again.
How Syracuse Can Beat Them
The key to stopping North Carolina is attacking the team's biggest weakness: the point guard position.
True freshman point guard Tyler Ennis will have to come in and immediately lead the Orange to victory against UNC. The Tar Heels have a lot of dangerous weapons, but Ennis and the team's 2-3 zone can render them ineffective if the Orange can keep the ball out of their hands by shutting down Paige.
Point guard is the most important position in the game because they are charged with controlling the tempo and running the offense, and if Paige plays poorly the Tar Heels will follow suit.