North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball Season Preview History
2015-2016 North Carolina Tar Heels College Basketball Preview:
By any programs standards, the North Carolina Tar Heels basketball team had a fantastic season a year ago, reaching the ACC Tournament Final, and the Sweet 16. But in Chapel Hill the expectations are to beat Duke, and win a title, neither of which the Tar Heels were able to do last season. North Carolina enters the 2015-16 season with possibly their most talented team in half a decade, and have the expectations of bringing an ACC and possibly a National Championship back to Chapel Hill for the first time since 2009. Much of the focal point of the 2015-16 Tar Heels will be on senior shooting guard Marcus Paige. Paige and power forward Brice Johnson could be the most dynamic 1-2 punch in the ACC, and have the talent to match anyone in the country. The Tar Heels 2015-16 schedule will be challenging, with games against Texas, UCLA, Maryland, and Kansas State in the non-conference, to go along with a ruthless ACC schedule. Look for North Carolina to be one of the more dangerous teams in 2015-16 and challenge for a number 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
2014-2015 North Carolina Tar Heels College Basketball Preview:
Last season was a year of ups and downs for the North Carolina Tar Heels. North Carolina started the season rocky, losing at home to Belmont and Texas, and being upset by UAB on the road. But midway through the season the Tar Heels figured things out and rallied to win 12 games in a row at one point. Coming into the 2014-15 NCAA season North Carolina looks to use that experience to push towards another ACC title. The Tar Heels will be one of the most experienced teams in the ACC. Junior point guard Marcus Paige will be one of the top players for the Tar Heels and much of North Carolina’s hopes will live with Paige. He will look to dish the ball to athletic big men Brice Johnson and Kennedy Meeks. The top new comers for North Carolina will be Justin Jackson and Joel Berry. Look for North Carolina to be one of the most athletic teams in the ACC in 2014-15 and for the Tar Heels to be in the thick of the ACC title hunt.
2013-2014 North Carolina Tar Heels College Basketball Preview:
The Tar Heels are looking to get past last year's issues on the court, and head coach Roy Williams did a great job bringing in some help in the form of Isiah Hicks and Kennedy Meeks -- both McDonald's All Americans. They'll assist P.J. Hairston and James Michael McAdoo as they try to bring the ACC Championship back to Chapel Hill.
It won't be easy for the Tar Heels, as they've given themselves one of the toughest non-conference schedules in the country. UNC will face defending-national champion Louisville, Michigan State and Kentucky before ACC play tips off. The conference got tougher over the summer as well, adding the likes of Syracuse and Pitt to an already tough lineup.
2011-2012 North Carolina Tar Heels College Basketball Preview:
Tar Heels basketball is steeped in tradition. As the alma mater of Michael Jordan, this storied basketball program is looking to build off another successful season. Last year the team was 14-2 in the ACC and coasted to the conference's regular season championship. They also advanced to the elite eight of the NCAA tournament.
Returning to the squad will be sophomore Reggie Bullock, a guard who racked up six points per game last year. Expectations are high for this kid, who has said he feels he only played up to 70 percent of his potential last year. Bullock's teammates believe he is the next big thing and have full confidence that he can improve upon his already amazing average of 61 percent from three point land.
Carolina fans will be glad to know that John Henson is back and ready to dominate the glass. The 6' 11" junior put a little weight on in the off season and will likely become an inside presence by bringing down more rebounds. He also worked on his manual dexterity and can now use either hand with efficiency. He hopes to help the Tar Heels with another successful run at the tournament when the season begins.
University of North Carolina 2010 Men’s Basketball Preview:
Carolina Blue-it sounds so calm and serene. But when you see it used in its natural environment—in the Dean Smith Center on the jerseys of the UNC Tar Heels men’s basketball team and their 21,000 disciples—you understand it’s not the case. That’s because for the fans in the Dean Dome, Carolina Blue isn’t merely a color but an outlook… and a color to paint the baby’s room or the color scheme for a wedding. To get caught in that sea of Carolina Blue at a Tar Heel game is to be a part of something special, something TicketCity can help you experience.
The Heels are looking to harness that energy from the crowd after an off year where they went 20-17, and received an NIT bid instead of a more prestigious NCAA tournament invitation. It was the worst season in coach Roy Williams’ tenure at Chapel Hill, and to top it all off their bitter rivals Duke University won it all. The consolation prize for Williams and the Tar Heels is that they snagged three of the top high school recruits in the country, including Harrison Barnes, the 6’8 forward atop everyone’s list. Add freshman guards Reggie Bullock and Kendall Marshall, and the Tar Heels look to be an exciting team for the foreseeable future, and one that can definitely contend for an ACC title in 2010.