Previewing Virginia at UNC - SCACCHoops.com
>> Next Article ACC Morning Linkfest 2/16 with Game Sim Predictions
<< Previous Article Maryland desperately needs a win over Duke on Saturday

Previewing Virginia at UNC

   Posted by Tar Heel Fan at  2/16/2013 6:19:47 AM  |  Follow us on Twitter: @scacchoops
Discuss     Bookmark and Share

It is entirely possible all anyone wants to see in this game is whether or not Roy Williams uses the small lineup again. Oh and UNC's NCAA Tournament positioning is precarious at best which makes the final seven games extremely important. In fact, Virginia, like UNC is in a similar position where the NCAA Tournament is concerned. With a win versus UNC already in hand, a clean sweep would certainly raise the Cavaliers' profile and leave the Heels even worse off than they were before.

Virginia represents UNC's third straight game against a KenPom top 15 defensive team. Add to that the Cavalier's slow tempo and you have was it routinely a very tough game. A game with fewer possessions against a very good defense for a team prone to offensive droughts is not an ideal situation. This sort of game could be fraught with disaster for the Heels, especially since it is sort of a must-win.

That and Virginia only starting one post player should mean P.J. Hairston starts again at power forward. Like in the Duke game, the lineup should permit UNC to spread the floor and give the Cavaliers a new wrinkle to look at. Playing at home after two games on the road should also be a boost. UNC has done a fairly good job this season rebounding from losses. Even the loss to Duke was a nice recovery from the beat down taken at Miami. Avoiding a three game losing streak is a must as is getting the inside track on Virginia for the stretch run.

UNC 69 UVa 55

 

This article was originally published at http://tarheelblog.com. If you are interested in sharing your website's content with SCACCHoops.com, Contact Us.

 

Post a Comment About this Article
Entry Link     0 Comment(s)
Subscribe  
>> Next Article ACC Morning Linkfest 2/16 with Game Sim Predictions
<< Previous Article Maryland desperately needs a win over Duke on Saturday

Comments on Previewing Virginia at UNC

There are currently no posts for this NewsBreaker


Post a Comment

Posting As:   Remember Me?
Subject:
Message:

Before submitting this form, please type the characters displayed above:


Search
Search
Advertisement
 
Poll
Who is the 2nd best ACC football team behind FSU?
Clemson
Georgia Tech
Duke
Miami
Louisville
Someone Else


Newsbreakers
Will's Week Fourteen Predictions
11/26/2014 10:10:52 AM
Virginia at Virginia Tech: Game Preview
11/26/2014 9:56:01 AM
Game Sim's college football week 14 predictions
11/26/2014 8:42:49 AM
ACC Morning Linkfest 11/26/2014
11/26/2014 8:17:26 AM
Pitt routed by San Diego State, 74-57
11/26/2014 8:00:31 AM
Can Marquise Williams Win ACC Player of the Year?
11/25/2014 10:00:39 PM
Syracuse 70 Loyola 37: Orange Improve To 4-1
11/25/2014 9:08:34 PM
Virginia blows by Tennessee State 79-36
11/25/2014 8:43:40 PM
Okafor, Harrell, and Terry Rozier projected as top 10 picks
11/25/2014 4:37:12 PM
ACC Morning Linkfest 11/25/2014
11/25/2014 7:06:48 AM
Pitt defeats Chaminade in Maui Invitational Opener, 81-68
11/25/2014 6:14:25 AM
Articles from around the ACC Blogosphere 11/24
11/24/2014 9:14:17 PM
James Conner's status unknown for Pitt-Miami game
11/24/2014 5:40:11 PM
College Basketball Rankings: Syracuse Falls Out of AP, Coaches Polls
11/24/2014 3:26:20 PM
Can UVA repeat as ACC Champs? Outside of Charlottesville, most think not
11/24/2014 2:10:38 PM
Message Board
 
YBN Widget
RSS Feed  
SCACC Hoops has no affiliation to the NCAA or the ACC
Team logos are trademarks of their respective organizations (more/credits)