North Carolina tar Heels at Notre Dame Fighting Irish
North Carolina Tar Heels Preview
The North Carolina Tar Heels are on a five-game losing streak, with a last-second 64-62 loss Saturday night to visiting Virginia extending their agony. North Carolina is 0-5 since guard Cole Anthony returned to the lineup after nearly two months out of action because of minor knee surgery.
The team holds a 10-15 record, matching the fourth-most losses in a season in school history. Injuries have created a reduced roster of available players and only seven players were used in the Virginia game, when the Tar Heels finished without a single point from their bench players. North Carolina has shot at least 50 percent from the field in two of its last three games, but to no avail.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Preview
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish has lost two games in a row after a four-game winning streak, with a one-point overtime loss at Virginia and then a 34-point blowout at Duke to end a three-game stretch of road games. The home game against North Carolina on Monday night will be the Fighting Irish’s fourth game in a nine-day span.
They entered the weekend with the fewest turnovers per game nationally (at 9.75 per game) and then had nine first-half giveaways and 14 total at Duke. Notre Dame, which yielded a season-high point total in the 94-60 loss at Duke, is 12-3 at home this season.