UNC Basketball: 5 Takeaways from Tar Heels' Opener Against Oakland

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UNC Basketball: 5 Takeaways from Tar Heels' Opener Against Oakland
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The North Carolina Tar Heels opened their 2013-14 season ranked No. 12 in the AP poll. Last night, they looked every bit the part with an 84-61 win over the Oakland Golden Grizzlies.

Marcus Paige didn't look out of place at the 2, burying four of his seven three-point attempts. Nate Britt wasn't as dynamic running the point as he was against UNC-Pembroke, but he never looked uncomfortable.

And, quite frankly, the absence of P.J. Hairston and Leslie McDonald was barely noticeable. It's scary to think what UNC could have done with those two in the game.

Of everything that happened last night—both positive and negative—these were the five biggest takeaways from last night's victory.

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