ACC Tournament: 5 Reasons North Carolina Will Take the Crown

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ACC Tournament: 5 Reasons North Carolina Will Take the Crown
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The North Carolina Tar Heels are the top seed for the 2011 ACC tournament.

With an 81-67 home win over rival Duke this past Saturday, the Tar Heels captured their fifth ACC regular-season championship under head coach Roy Williams.

This was quite the turnaround for a team that went unranked throughout much of December and January. This followed an abysmal 16-15 regular season in 2010, with a 5-11 record in ACC play.

With a cast led by talented freshman Harrison Barnes, North Carolina rallied at the start of ACC competition this season and tallied a 14-2 mark since January 8.  

Now they sit as high as sixth in the Associated Press poll, one spot behind the Duke Blue Devils.

Although Roy Williams and his team weren't hyped coming into the season, they now sit in the driver's seat in the ACC Tournament.  

They have a chance to claim a No. 1 seed for the NCAA tournament with a big weekend in Greensboro. 

What follows is a list of five reasons why the Tar Heels will do exactly that. 

 

All data courtesy of: 

www.kenpom.com

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