By Mike Waters | Posted February 26, 2019 at 09:00 AM
The Syracuse Orange will enjoy its 3rd-straight game in opposition to a Major 25 opponent as it travels to Chapel Hill, N.C., to just take on North Carolina on Tuesday night time at the Smith Center.
Syracuse (18-9 all round, 9-5 ACC) is coming off a 75-65 loss to No. 1 Duke on Saturday. Past week, the Orange upset No. 18 Louisville.
Next up for the Orange is North Carolina, the hottest group in the ACC. North Carolina has gained 10 of its previous 11 games.
In its previous two games, North Carolina has snapped Duke’s nine-game earn streak and Florida State’s eight-game earn streak.
Sport time is at 9 p.m.
Right here are 10 factors to observe for:
Orange desires its go-to guy
In back-to-back games in opposition to Florida Condition and Boston Faculty, Tyus Battle scored 23 and 21 details, respectively.
At that issue in the season, the junior guard had scored in double-figures in 21 of Syracuse’s first 24 games. He was averaging 17.8 details for each game.
But in the previous a few games, Battle has struggled to find significant-high quality shots. He has been minimal to 11.3 details for each game on 11-for-40 (27.5 p.c) area-aim shooting.
Battle had seven details in the loss at N.C. Condition and 11 in previous week’s earn about Louisville. He managed 16 details in Saturday’s loss to Duke, but he built just four of his 17 area aim attempts.
Battle has been continually terrific about the previous two years. Syracuse desires him to find that degree again.
Carolina’s rebounding dominance
North Carolina is a single of the greatest rebounding teams in the state.
The Tar Heels direct the country in rebounds for each game at 42.8 for each game. North Carolina also ranks 3rd in the state in rebounding margin. The Tar Heels regular 9.5 much more rebounds for each game than their opponent.
North Carolina destroyed Florida Condition, with its substantial frontline, grabbing 47 rebounds to just 32 for the Seminoles. It was the biggest rebounding deficit of the season for Florida Condition. The Seminoles’ past biggest rebounding deficit of the 12 months had been four in a loss to Virginia.
Syracuse need to keep the rebounding numbers moderately near just to have a likelihood at an upset.