UNC Basketball: Eagles vs. Tar Heels game preview

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Key Players

NCAA Basketball: Syracuse at North Carolina
NCAA Basketball: Syracuse at North Carolina /

Boston College: G Jerome Robinson

The sophomore guard from Raleigh leads the Eagles in points scored, minutes played, and steals per game. In his last game against Virginia he was in foul trouble and finished with only nine points. Keeping the 6 foot 5 Robinson in check will be key for the Tar Heels, who have had players of similar size have strong games against them this season.

North Carolina: F Isaiah Hicks

Hicks has been coming on of late. In his last two games the senior forward has 42 points and 15 rebounds. The biggest thing is he is staying out of foul trouble. Against FSU he had three fouls and against Syracuse he had zero.

A lot of Hicks improvement has corresponded with the return of Theo Pinson. Pinson helps stretch the floor and Hicks clearly works better in space.

Isaiah is also getting to the foul line more recently. He has shot 18 free throws in his last two games. He has hit 16 of them. That’s 88.9 percent, which makes Hicks even more valuable late in close games.