Including Sunday, the Tar Heels have played in just seven games this season in which nine points or fewer separated UNC from its opponent going into the final five minutes. UNC is 3-4 in those contests, struggling down the stretch in all but two of those games.
Heels have struggled down the stretch
UNC has some of the ACC's best young talent, but it lacks a savvy veteran who will be on the playing floor what Coach Roy Williams is on the sideline.
LEADERS WANTED: Heels' youngsters need veteran presence
While the expansion to a 12-team league has created a disjointed regular season, the four-day tournament format adds eyesore to injury and does nothing to spur fan interest.
8 is enough for ACC tourney
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