North Carolina Tar Heels' Blueprint to Have a Deep Run in 2014 NCAA Tournament

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North Carolina Tar Heels' Blueprint to Have a Deep Run in 2014 NCAA Tournament
Gerry Broome/Associated Press

The North Carolina Tar Heels have been the epitome of a "Jekyl and Hyde" college basketball team this season.

They have posted plenty of impressive wins (against Louisville, Michigan State, Kentucky and Duke) and confusing losses (Belmont, UAB, Wake Forest and Miami).

After stringing together 12 straight ACC victories, the Heels have slipped backwards.

By dropping their last regular-season game to Duke and their first contest in the conference tourney (to Pitt), they need to rediscover their Carolina confidence as they prepare for their 45th NCAA tournament appearance. 

As a No. 6 seed, the Tar Heels will need to fight from the middle of the East Region.

If Roy Williams' unpredictable unit can consistently play to their strengths, UNC can cap off a crazy, hit-and-miss season by making a deep run in this year's March Madness and make its way toward the Final Four at Cowboys Stadium.

Here's how:

 

Unless otherwise noted all advanced stats via Teamrankings.com

 

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