Roy Williams

North Carolina hoping to get back on track this week

North Carolina has gone through a bumpy national title defense, most of its struggles coming during the ACC season.

The Tar Heels went 11-2 during the nonconference season but have opened league play 5-4 after losing both of their games last week. North Carolina dropped nine places to No. 19 in the AP Top 25 in this week.

"We should be better than 5-4 in the ACC," North Carolina wing Cameron Johnson said.

The Tar Heels (16-6) have a chance to get back on track this week.

First up is Tuesday against No. 20 Clemson , a team they beat 87-79 on Jan. 16. That's followed by North Carolina's first game against ...