The North Carolina Tar Heels are 5-1 to start their 2011-12 campaign, cruising through their early non-conference games and winning by fairly comfortable margins.
They made it to the finals of the Las Vegas Invitational, beating out Mississippi Valley State, Tennessee State and South Carolina before falling to the Runnin' Rebels of UNLV 90-80 in a fairly stunning upset.
Prior to UNLV, none of the Tar Heels' early opponents posed much of a threat, and it's entirely possible that we can chalk up the loss to the Rebels as one of those freak games where the opponent was really good.
And the Tar Heels were simply flat.
We'll really find out what the Tar Heels are made of come ACC play in January. That being said, we're beginning to have enough of a sample size to be able to judge each player on their performances.
Let's take a look at each Tar Heel's performance this year and what they need to work on before the toughest stretch of their schedule begins.