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The No. 5 North Carolina Tarheels host the No. 10 Clemson Tigers tonight in Chapel Hill in a big ACC conference match-up. Clemson dropped their first loss last weekend 78-68 from the hands of No. 1 Wake Forest. North Carolina has won two games in a row after losing two in one week against Boston College and Wake Forest. The game has big aspirations for both teams in terms of ACC regular season hopes. Clemson lost their first conference game last weekend and North Carolina has already lost two. Neither team can afford anymore losses as they both trial Duke and Wake Forest who are undefeated in conference play. Clemson has the chance to gain a lot of respect among the national audience if they could pull of the win as big underdogs tonight.
The North Carolina Tar Heels are off to their best start since 1997 and back in the Top 25 for the first time since 2001. To stay in the rankings they will have to defeat a Notre Dame team that is 4-1. “Our kids are doing a great job of keeping things in perspective,” North Carolina coach Butch Davis said.
Two teams looking for the national spotlight hook up on Thursday night as Rutgers hosts North Carolina. The Tar Heels are looking for a rebirth under head coach Butch Davis while Rutgers wants to stay on the national stage with head coach Greg Schiano. Davis and Schiano are good friends as Schiano was the defensive coordinator under Davis at Miami. The game is being played on September 11th in New York so there will be a moment of silence before the game.
Two teams with a lot of Final Four experience meet on Saturday as Kansas takes on North Carolina. The Tar Heels are making their 17th Final Four appearance and that is tied for most in history with UCLA. North Carolina head coach Roy Williams is making his fourth Final Four appearance in the least seven years and is facing his former team. The Tar Heels have an all-time record of 13-14 in Final Four games.