UNC Basketball: Who’s Hot and Who’s Not

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Jan 24, 2015; Chapel Hill, NC, USA; Florida State Seminoles guard Xavier Rathan-Mayes (22) and North Carolina Tar Heels forward J.P. Tokoto (13) fight for the ball in the first half at Dean E. Smith Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

J.P. Tokoto:  Cooling Down

J.P. Tokoto, while he remains the leader in assists and current high-flyer for the Tar Heels, offensively, he is not producing like North Carolina fans expect him to.  He is averaging 8.2 points per game in the past three games (.8 points under his average on the season), and against Syracuse, turned the ball over six times.  While J.P. often creates with his passing and takes risks to find people open, six turnovers is unlike him.

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J.P. will get back on track in the next two conference games as they are against teams that are most efficiently beaten by passing and cutting.  And the Heels need him to be at his best this upcoming week.

As a team, you could make cases on both sides of whether the team is hot or not.  Individually, however, North Carolina seems to be hitting its stride.

The Heels travel to face #10 Louisville on Saturday, January 31st.