After the Tar Heels won at Duke 83-76 last Saturday night, the outcome and certain demographics suggested that Carolina could control the next extended phase of the perpetual scrimmage. This tournament will provide the first major stage for testing the fresh premise.
BIG TEST: Will Heels continue late surge?
The Winston Salem Journal
David Noel, the veteran leader, believes something bigger might be at work in the surprise ascent of 10th-ranked North Carolina. Or, at least he did in Saturday's upset victory at then-No. 1 Duke.
"It's destined for us to win," Noel thought when 6-foot-9 freshman Tyler Hansbrough -- the beastly one -- swished a 3-pointer in the final minutes.
Heels raise expectations
The Greensboro News and Record
It's a good problem to have, as far as problems go, but it's one that the North Carolina men's basketball team wasn't supposed to have to worry about this season.
UNC (unexpectedly) has to worry about overconfidence
The Durham Herald Sun
Coach John Bunting said Wednesday evening after practice, UNC's fourth workout of the spring, that he is in no hurry to name his starting signal caller.
QB still up in the air for Tar Heels
The Durham Herald-Sun