The North Carolina Tar Heels face the Syracuse Orange for the second time this season, with the Orange having transitioned away from their long-time coach and the 2-3 zone. The first matchup resulted in a 103-67 blowout win for the Tar Heels, but the Orange have the potential to surprise. Key points of focus for the upcoming game include shot selection, bench production, and the impact of a demanding road schedule on the Tar Heels' performance.

By the Numbers
  • Carolina attempted 31 three-pointers in the last game, making only 11
  • Only one point was contributed by the Carolina bench in the previous game
  • Carolina has traveled extensively, with a demanding schedule contributing to potential inconsistency
State of Play
  • Carolina's recent performance has been impacted by excessive reliance on three-pointers and minimal bench production
  • The demanding travel schedule may have contributed to fluctuating game play
Bottom Line

The upcoming UNC vs. Syracuse game will be a test of the Tar Heels' ability to adjust their offensive strategy, improve bench production, and overcome the impact of an arduous travel schedule, posing a challenge for the team as they approach the final stretch of the season.