3 Biggest Questions for UNC Men's Basketball Team vs. Michigan State

These are the three biggest questions for UNC heading into a second-round showdown with Michigan State in the NCAA Tournament.
RJ Davis had 22 points in UNC's first-round win over Wagner
RJ Davis had 22 points in UNC's first-round win over Wagner / Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Can UNC Slow Down Tyson Walker?

Senior guard Tyson Walker is the engine that makes Michigan State's offense go. He had 19 points on 7-of-12 shooting in the first-round win, making it his fifth consecutive game with at least 15 points.

UNC is dominant defensively in the paint, ranking 20th nationally in opponent two-point field goal percentage (45.1%), though they can be beaten on the perimeter. If Walker heats up from outside, it could spell trouble given the slow pace we'll likely see.

When the Spartans lose, it's typically because Walker had a poor night. He was 6-of-18 and 5-of-15 in their recent two losses to Purdue, 5-of-16 against Ohio State and 6-of-15 taking on Iowa.

The key for UNC's defense is slowing down Walker. Make him miss and you're in great shape. Let him shoot and you're in trouble.

Expect Davis to target Walker early defensively to try to get him into foul trouble, then it'll be a matter of whether or not Walker is making his shots. If the Tar Heels hound him into contested attempts and turnovers, it'll go a long way toward securing a victory.