There's no place like home for the UNC basketball program

The 2023-2024 UNC basketball team seemed to love playing on their home court, as their success was evident of that.

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There's no place like home, literally.

The UNC basketball program had a lot of success in front of the best fan base in the country this season, as Tar Heels fans left the Dean Smith Center happy for the majority of the games that were played in Chapel Hill this season.

In fact, the Tar Heels posted an impressive 14-1 record at home, taking care of business on the Roy Williams Court.

Now, there will be people who say "well, some of those wins came in non-conference play." Sure, wins against Radford, Lehigh and UC Riverside might not "wow" you, but it's not like the Tar Heels didn't play, and beat, some really good teams on their home floor.

First it was Tennessee, a top-10 ranked program, as North Carolina earned biscuits against one of the nation's best squad. Then Florida State rolled into Chapel Hill to begin conference play, and a win against Charleston Southern (to close out the non-conference slate and the 2023 calendar year) followed.

Then, conference play got into full-swing, as North Carolina took care of the likes of Syracuse, Wake Forest, Miami, NC State, and of course, rival Duke.

The Tar Heels lone loss in Chapel Hill came at the beginning of February to a Clemson team that should definitely be in the NCAA Tournament field come Selection Sunday. Other than that one blunder, the UNC basketball program took care of business in front of the home crowd.

The energy from the fans at the Dean Smith Center play a large part of it, as North Carolina consistently put 20,000+ fans in the seats.

Hubert Davis often talks about wanting his guys to experience running out of the Dean Smith Center tunnel, and it's safe to say that the guys who wore Carolina blue during the 2023-2024 season got to experience some great times in Chapel Hill.

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