Fans knew it would be tough sledding for Marcus Paige once conference play began. After all, for the first two months of the season, he had been North Carolina's only consistent weapon. Once ACC opponents got a hold of game tape and developed strategies to stop Paige, he would have a tough go of things.
Through the Tar Heels' first two ACC games, that much is painfully obvious.
Paige has gone a combined 5-of-27 from the field in the Heels' two conference losses. He has made just three of his 19 three-point attempts. Nothing has been easy for UNC's leading scorer.
There is not a silver lining in this inauspicious start, because things are only going to get harder for Paige and North Carolina. With a number of very difficult matchups still remaining, coach Roy Williams must come up with some new game plans in order to get his best player back on track.
Here are Paige's five most difficult upcoming matchups to watch out for in ACC play, listed in chronological order of when the game takes place.