After Syracuse Loss, UNC clings to the right side of NCAA Tournament Bubble

The margin may be thin, but following Monday’s disappointing road loss at Syracuse, UNC basketball is still in the projected 2021 NCAA Tournament field for men’s college basketball.

North Carolina has one more remaining regular season game; as always, the Tar Heels will close things down against Duke (March 6) before the ACC Tournament gets going in Greensboro.

What’s become abundantly clear: Saturday’s comeback win in Chapel Hill over Florida State was pivotal for UNC’s postseason hopes. Here’s a snapshot of where things stand with Roy Williams and North Carolina.

  • NET Ranking: No. 45
    • Quad 1: 2-8
      • The 2 wins: FSU (home), Duke (Away)
    • Quad 2: 6-0
    • Quad 3: 4-1
    • Quad 4: 3-0
  • RPI: No. 42
  • ESPN Bracketology: In as a 10-seed
  • CBS Sports: In as one of the Last Four teams
    • UNC moved down in Jerry Palm’s numbers after the Syracuse loss
  • Bart Torvik: UNC has a 96.3% chance to make the tournament field