Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
This point is clear just based on who the Tar Heels have beaten and who they have lost to. However, it bears mentioning.
North Carolina is one of the worst shooting teams in the country on the most efficient shots: threes and free throws.
Against Michigan State, UNC was just 2-of-11 from three-point range. Against Louisville, it attempted only six threes in total. In the Kentucky game, in which the team went 2-of-7 from three, J.P. Tokoto made just the fourth three all season by a Tar Heel other than Marcus Paige.
And the foul line has been even worse, if that's possible. North Carolina shoots 61 percent from the line as a unit—just an atrocious figure. The team missed a grand total of 39 free throws in its three big wins, and that was with Marcus Paige going a combined 24-of-26 from the line in that span!
So how is this team even winning? Usually it's an edge in rebounding, but that didn't even occur in the Kentucky game, when the Cats outrebounded North Carolina 44 to 32. The other factor at play is that UNC shoots well, even if it's not from the "important" parts of the court.
The team's field-goal percentage on the season is up near 48 percent. In the MSU game, it only shot 44.6 percent from the floor, but in the other two wins, North Carolina shot 54.2 percent and 48.2 percent, respectively.