March Madness 2011 Predictions: 5 Reasons Why UNC Makes the Final Four

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March Madness 2011 Predictions: 5 Reasons Why UNC Makes the Final Four
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The North Carolina men's basketball team came into this season with some uncertainty. After winning the title in 2009, their 2010 season was full of inconsistency and disappointment. They failed to make the NCAA tournament, settling for an NIT bid. 

In the tournament of NCAA tournament "wannabes," they navigated their way to the final, only to lose to the Dayton Flyers. 

The 2010-2011 season marked a new beginning for Roy Williams and his Tar Heel faithful, as they brought in the highly-touted No. 1 high school recruit Harrison Barnes. Even with this top recruit, UNC wasn't expected to make all that much noise, and as we've seen over the course of the season, they've adapted, matured and grown into a Final Four caliber team.

After their game against Long Island University, here are five reasons why they will make the Final Four.

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