UNC should be Final Four-bound but will have ACC company in the Dance

Originally Published: January 3, 2008
By Jay Bilas |
UNCNorth Carolina: 13-0
The Good: The Tar Heels are unbeaten, leading the ACC in scoring by a wide margin, have the leading candidate for Player of the Year in Tyler Hansbrough (who is living up to every crazy expectation we had for him), own the top sixth man in the country in Danny Green, have the fastest point guard in the nation in Ty Lawson and are defending better than they have in the past couple of years. The Heels are also playing at a breakneck pace with players who can actually break your neck. The other teams playing at Carolina's pace are mid-majors trying to set themselves apart, but they are not winning while doing it. No team in America scores as fast as Roy's boys. Carolina scores after a miss, off a turnover or after a make with equal speed, and a tie game turns into a double-figure deficit against Carolina quicker than any other team.

Jay Bilas

College Basketball analyst