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Tuesday Truths: Making a case for North Carolina

Welcome to Tuesday Truths, in which I look at how well 86 teams in the nation's top seven conferences are doing against their league opponents on a per-possession basis.

*Through games of March 6, conference games only
Pace: Possessions per 40 minutes
PPP: Points per possession
EM: Efficiency margin (PPP minus Opp. PPP)

ACC: The Tar Heel way

With North Carolina's 76-72 win at Duke in the final game of the regular season, the Tar Heels finished alone in first place in the ACC for the first time since 2012. And while it seems likely that Roy Williams' team may be on the outside looking in when it comes to receiving a No. 1 seed, you can make a case that we've seen more or less everything we expected from the nation's preseason No. 1 team.