NCAA Tournament 2013: North Carolina Tar Heels Grab No. 8 Seed in South Bracket


North Carolina had a very ugly start to their 2012-2013 basketball season, but once Roy Williams went to the four guard lineup, not only did he change the landscape of North Carolina basketball, but he got the Tar Heels winning again.

Mar 17, 2013; Greensboro, NC, USA; Miami (Fl) Hurricanes guard Shane Larkin (0) passes the ball as guard Trey McKinney Jones (4) and forward/center Julian Gamble (45) look on and North Carolina Tar Heels guards Marcus Paige (5) and Dexter Strickland (1) and P.J. Hairston (15) and forwards James Michael McAdoo (43) and J.P. Tokoto (25) defend. The Hurricanes defeated the Tar Heels 87-77 in the championship game of the ACC tournament at Greensboro Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

On “Selection Sunday” they found out their NCAA Tournament fate. In a span of about ten games they went from being considered one of the first four out, to a solid team to make the tournament. They are the No. 8 seed in the South bracket.

The first round will be give them Villanova to defeat. Despite the strong results as of late, North Carolina still has some weaknesses that Villanova can exploit and use to send Carolina packing in round one. If North Carolina does win, they will go on to play the winner of No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 16 Western Kentucky.

Oh! By the way, the first two rounds of the south bracket (Kansas, Western Kentucky, North Carolina, and Villanova) will be played in Kansas City, Missouri. Talk about getting screwed, North Carolina surely did!

If they can make it past Kansas in an upset, they will face tough challenges from Michigan, VCU, Florida, and Georgetown in their region.

I have North Carolina losing to Kansas in round two on my bracket. What about your bracket?