Upon release of the 2014 NCAA Tournament bracket, controversy began immediately. Fans and analysts griped about who was in and who was out. They wondered about seeding and rationale from the NCAA tournament committee. Even though the most recent slights seem the most egregious, this happens every year. It is part of the fun.
Let's take a closer look, though, at the East region, where the North Carolina Tar Heels are the sixth seed, set to face the Providence Friars in round two in San Antonio, Texas. The game is scheduled for roughly 7:20 p.m. ET on Friday, March 21.
Carolina stumbled a bit at the finish, losing its last two ballgames against Duke to round out the regular season and against Pittsburgh in its first (and only) ACC tournament game. The Tar Heels will need to bounce back into the form they had during their 12-game winning streak if they hope to make any noise in the tournament.
Here are the main questions for Carolina and the East region.