The UNC Tar Heels make their first trip to Tallahassee this season to face fellow ACC rival Florida State.
North Carolina (10-5, 0-2), hasn’t played well in their past five games going (2-3), including two straight losses (Miami & Virginia) to ACC opponents for the first time since the 2008-09 season.
Florida State (10-5, 2-0), which is (4-1) in their last five games. Unlike the Tar Heels, the Seminoles have pulled out two close gritty wins over fellow ACC rivals Maryland and Clemson.
Even though the Tar Heels don’t possess a dominant offensive low post presence they are ranked fourth in the Nation in Rebounds Per Game (43.3) and Assists Per Game (18.5).
If North Carolina wants to avoid going 0-3 in the ACC they are going to need big games from sophomore James Michael McAdoo and junior Reggie Bullock. Many critics and fans are awaiting another dominating performance from McAdoo much like the first two games of the season.
Senior guard Michael Snaer will be the key player for Florida State. Snaer had a bad games against Clemson but did come back to play well against Maryland. Snaer will definitely need to contribute 15+ points for the Seminoles who will also need to keep UNC off the boards to go 3-0.
Prediction: UNC (73-68)
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