UNC Tar Heels: Five Reasons Why They Went from NIT Contenders to ACC Champions

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UNC Tar Heels: Five Reasons Why They Went from NIT Contenders to ACC Champions
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It was an off year for UNC after cruising to the NCAA Championship in 2009.

They had lost four superstar starters to the NBA Draft: Wayne Ellington, Danny Green, Tyler Hansbrough and Ty Lawson. As a result, they struggled to find their identity as a team.

The Tar Heels found themselves in the NIT after a season plagued with injuries and ugly losses, but the perennial powerhouse program couldn't even manage to win the lowly tournament.

It was frustrating for fans and coach Roy Williams, but there is always hope for the Heels at Chapel Hill.

The 2011 season did not disappoint, and was capped off with the defeat of arch-rival Duke, securing the title of ACC champs.

UNC is back after a one year slump, and here are a few big reasons why.

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