The North Carolina Tar Heels were upset over the weekend via a heartbreaking buzzer-beater at Texas. They aim to bounce back on Wednesday when they host Tulane of the American Conference.
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The Tar Heels are 7-2 after an 82-84 loss on the road to the Texas Longhorns. North Carolina came into that game ranked third, but tumbled to No. 11 after the loss. UNC has steadied some since Marcus Paige came back and they can certainly score, but they struggle with getting stops when they need them. Paige has played just three of UNC’s nine games, averaging 17.7 points and 4.0 assists. The inside duo of Brice Johnson and Kennedy Meeks are combining for 25.7 points and 16.5 rebounds per game.
The Tulane Green Wave were 5-4 through their first nine games losing the ninth 68-76 to Georgia Tech at home. They have been very mediocre as losses to Alabama A&M, Mercer and Southern won’t inspire much confidence. Louis Dabney paces the team with 14.1 points and 3.7 rebounds, but the Green Wave will have to either find firepower from somewhere or play the best defense of their lives.
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