Hubert Davis explains how North Carolina plans to deal with Miami's elite guard play
North Carolina has a tough matchup with Miami on Tuesday night.
The Hurricanes feature several of the most dynamic guards in the ACC — a group that combined to score 64 points in their upset win at Duke earlier this month.
Kameron McGusty, Isaiah Wong, Charlier Moore and Jordan Miller will all be points of emphasis on the scouting report this week. That quartet makes up Miami’s four leading scorers so far this season, ranging between 18 and 9 points per game.
On Monday, coach Hubert Davis gave some insight on how the Tar Heels plan to slow down that four-guard attack.
“I like to change defenses, I like to change looks, and that’s something that we’re going to have to do against Miami,” Davis said, via 247Sports. “You just cannot give them a steady diet throughout the entire game because they get comfortable. They understand where the spots are to attack and so you have to give them different looks throughout the game to be able to even have a chance from a defensive standpoint to be successful.”
Davis indicated that UNC might switch to a zone defense at certain points of the game vs. Miami.
This is a big game for both team’s NCAA Tournament hopes. The winner will — at least temporarily — take over sole possession of first place in the ACC standings, pending the result of Duke-Florida State later on Tuesday night.
Neither the Tar Heels nor the Hurricanes have a standout nonconference résumé, which means stacking wins in ACC play will be crucial to earning an at-large bid in the NCAA Tournament.
Tipoff is at 7:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday night.