There's no way to make sense of what's happening right now with North Carolina, which is playing short-handed and winning as many improbable games as it's losing unlikely ones.
North Carolina spent last Sunday as college basketball's biggest loser, then spent this Sunday as college basketball's biggest winner. It's one of the great things about this sport -- watching teams adapt and make people reconsider everything they thought they knew.
Jon Rothstein offers up his thoughts on the action of the week to date, and the games his antennae will be up for this weekend.
You can put them in those iconic blue uniforms, let them walk out of the home locker room at the Dean Smith Center, and even give them a Hall of Fame coach with two national titles on his resume. But that alone won't make North Carolina very good. If you didn't realize it before, surely you realize it now -- after Sunday's home loss to Belmont.
North Carolina will open its season, as expected, without the services of P.J. Hairston and Leslie McDonald, the school confirmed to CBSSports.com on Thursday.
Even the most talented teams have question marks -- Jeff Borzello and Doug Gottlieb go through each of the title contenders and express their concerns.
James Michael McAdoo watched his NBA draft stock fall this season, and the 6-foot-9 forward has decided to return to North Carolina for his junior season.
While North Carolina continues to wait for a decision from James Michael McAdoo, the Tar Heels did suffer an early-entry blow late Monday night. Swingman Reggie Bullock is heading to the NBA, the school announced on Tuesday.
The ACC is no longer Duke's to lose. Miami took a two-game lead with a 27-point thumping of the Blue Devils. What else happened on a wacky Wednesday?
I refuse to make too much of a home win over a Maryland team that is equal parts suspect to what North Carolina embodies. And let's not forget that we can't have it both ways: Beating Maryland has become a quasi-detriment/indictment on Kentucky's resume, so this W can't be worth too much protein for UNC.

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