Winning Streak Turns UNC's Season Around

5:36 PM, Nov 4, 2013   |    comments
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CHAPEL HILL, N.C.- Suddenly, it doesn't seem all that far-fetched to pencil North Carolina into a bowl game.

A two-game winning streak has the Tar Heels (3-5, 2-3 ACC) facing a now-manageable path to the postseason, with slumping Virginia (2-7, 0-5) up next.

North Carolina needs three wins in its four remaining games - among the three Bowl Subdivision teams left, only Duke has a winning record - to return to the postseason after an NCAA-mandated one-year absence.

That's a big deal for a team that started 1-5.

Yet coach Larry Fedora says "this team has become mature enough to understand the pitfalls of a lack of focus."

Much of the credit for the turnaround goes to the defense - which is no longer the worst total defense in the league.















Associated Press

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