UNC Basketball: 2013-14 Progress Report for Tar Heels Starters

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UNC Basketball: 2013-14 Progress Report for Tar Heels Starters
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It has been an up-and-down season for the North Carolina Tar Heels. The nonconference schedule brought with it wins over the top three teams in the preseason polls. However, UNC also lost nonconference games to three unranked squads: Belmont, UAB and Texas (at the time the Longhorns were not Top 25 material).

Once ACC play got underway, things were equally as rocky. The Heels began their conference slate with three straight losses. Since then, they've gone 6-1 and moved up to fifth in the conference standings.

With the change in recent success, there have also been changes in Roy Williams' starting lineups. Nate Britt hasn't started a game since the loss at Syracuse back on January 11. The move to Leslie McDonald as the starting guard opposite Marcus Paige coincides perfectly with the team's recent string of six wins in its past seven contests.

Freshman Kennedy Meeks is also a newly instated starter for the Heels. The last game someone other than Meeks started at center was January 20, a loss at Virginia. In fact, since Meeks became the team's starting center, UNC hasn't lost, going 5-0.

It seems that Williams has certainly found the starting lineup he is most comfortable with going forward. Although, not all of the starters are playing as well as the team's recent record would indicate.

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