UNC basketball falls from 1-seed in ESPN’s updated bracketology

North Carolina’s disappointing loss to Clemson on Tuesday kept the door open in the Atlantic Coast Conference race for a few teams. It also hurt the Tar Heels in the latest NCAA Tournament bracket projections.

ESPN’s Joe Lunardi released his updated bracket projections for the top 16 teams following Tuesday’s games and ahead of Wednesday’s games. The Tar Heels fell off the No. 1 line (No. 4 overall) to a No. 2 seed (No. 6 overall).

They were jumped by both Arizona and Tennessee as the Wildcats took over the No. 1 seed and the Volunteers moved up to the No. 5 team.

That’s the bad news.

The good news is UNC didn’t fall out of a top two seed and there is still hope it can regain a No. 1 seed. It still has games against Duke and Virginia, both on the road, but the focus should be on Saturday against Miami on the road. UNC has to find a way to avoid three losses in four games.

Just take it one game at a time and let the NCAA Tournament seeding figure itself out.

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