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Tar Heels Host Louisville With 1-Game ACC Lead

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Track Meet Expected With Up-Tempo Styles

The fans at Dean Smith Center will witness the Louisville Cardinals and the North Carolina Tar Heels run up and down the court they take their seats on Wednesday. The up-tempo style of both teams should lead to an entertaining game. Even with the 65-41 romp past Virginia on Saturday night the Tar Heels rank fifth nationally in scoring with 86.9 points per game.

North Carolina holds a one-game lead on Louisville (22-5, 10-4) and Duke in ACC regular season play. Duke will be wrapping up its contest at Syracuse at about the time of tip-off in Chapel Hill.  Under Roy Williams, the Tar Heels are 10-2 at the Smith Center in Top 10 matchups. This is the first matchup against an ACC opponent since a game with Duke five years ago.

Oddsmakers opened the Tar Heels as -4.5-point favorites versus the Cardinals, while the game’s total opened at 153.

Louisville was a 94-90 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Virginia Tech Hokies. They failed to cover the -12.5-point spread as favorites. Louisville often loves a faster tempo by playing a full-court defense. It is something that might feed into North Carolina’s preferences. The Cardinals haven’t reached the level defensively that Pitino would like to see on a regular basis.

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Next up:
Louisville home to Syracuse Sunday, February 26
North Carolina at Pittsburgh Saturday, February 25

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