The Tar Heels ended last season with a disappointing loss to Iowa State in the first weekend of the NCAA tournament. So what will Carolina need to do in order to improve on last season? Head coach Roy Williams says the key is in their post play.
The key to how successful this team is going to be is that the big guys have to step up and be able to play at a higher level. I am very confident about our play on the perimeter. I am hoping that is not false confidence. But I think Marcus (Paige) and J.P. (Tokoto) are going to continue to get better and the freshmen are going to come in and help us. Nate Britt is going to be better. Brice Johnson, Kennedy Meeks, Joel James and the other big guys have all had some really good moments. But I need them to raise their play and do it at the top level. They can’t have great moments one game out of four. They have to get their play to a high level and keep it there consistently.
With a talented backcourt, if the Heels could get more consistent play from Johnson, Meeks, and James, UNC will be a tough team to beat this season.