Tar Heels Reach Sweet 16 Leaning Heavily On Ironmen Starters

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — North Carolina is leaning heavily on its starters entering the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16.

First-year coach Hubert Davis is counting on the group to play major minutes as they have during a surge over the past month.

That includes a win at Duke when the quintet played the entire second half.

The Tar Heels also survived a wild overtime win against Baylor in the second round with R.J. Davis playing all 45 minutes.

Davis says when there’s a lineup in the game that’s working well, he prefers to go with it.

North Carolna faces UCLA on Friday in Philadelphia.