Concerning Reports Emerge Around UNC Basketball Team Culture

With two losses in their last three games, a new problem is emerging for the Tar Heels
UNC lost a stunner to Clemson on Tuesday
UNC lost a stunner to Clemson on Tuesday / Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

The Tar Heels have lost two of their last three games and there appears to be some internal turmoil as well.

North Carolina takes on Miami Saturday afternoon, but stars Armando Bacot and Harrison Ingram reportedly aren't impressed with their teammates' effort this week. Following the loss to Clemson on Tuesday, the duo called out teammates for not taking the pregame routine seriously.

Without naming names, the duo said that some players didn't even show up on time for the warm-ups.

Armando Bacot and Harrison Ingram Call Out UNC Teammates

After getting upset by Georgia Tech and those Clemson Tigers in the last week, admittedly sandwiched around a great win over Duke, there are fair questions about this Tar Heels team that significantly underachieved last year.

They struggle to generate turnovers, ranking 283rd in defensive turnover rate (15.6%), while simultaneously having an inefficient offense with the 152nd-ranked effective field goal percentage (51.1%). North Carolina certainly possesses the players to go on a deep run, but their issues seem centered around concentration.

That's what makes these accusations from two of the team's best players so damning. If role players can't be trusted to take the process seriously, what does that say about the roster and head coach Hubert Davis?

Of course, this could be much ado about nothing, as the Tar Heels are still the No. 3 ranked team in the country with everything in front of them they could want.

That being said, if they can't turn things around, behavior like this will be a primary reason why.