Miami Gives Tar Heels 0-2 Start in ACC


To many North Carolina fans…this college basketball season is bringing back many unwanted memories of the 2009-2010 season that sent North Carolina down a dismal path.

Jan 10, 2013; Chapel Hill, NC, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels guard Leslie McDonald (2) and forwards Desmond Hubert (14) and Joel James (0) react on the bench late in the game. The Hurricanes defeated the Tar Heels 68-59 at the Dean E. Smith Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

The UNC Tar Heels hosted the Miami Hurricanes for their home opener in ACC conference play for this season. After holding a two point lead at halftime, the Hurricanes came back in the second half to defeat the Tar Heels ending a 10-game losing streak against North Carolina: 68-59.

Starting guard, Dexter Strickland, played for twenty-six minutes and had nothing but zeros across his stat line. No points, no rebounds, no steals, and no blocks.

Starting forward, Desmond Hubert, played for twelve minutes and didn’t have much to prove that he deserves to be starting. One point, two rebounds, one block, and no assists.

James Michael McAdoo, while still not meeting expectations of this season, led the Tar Heels again with fourteen points, six rebounds, and a steal.

As for Miami, Kenny Kadji put up solid numbers leading the Hurricanes to their victory in Chapel Hill. He put up eighteen points, nine rebounds, three assists and four blocks.

The Tar Heels travel to Florida State on Saturday where last season they got demolished by the Seminoles. The Tar Heels look to turn their season around and get some revenge as ACC play continues.

The good news about their 0-2 start in ACC play is that they have started 0-2 before and come back to win a national championship. However, I wouldn’t expect that much from this team that clearly lacks leadership, but it could mean they still could have a solid year after all.