North Carolina working itself off the NCAA bubble

Not that long ago, North Carolina was being lumped in with other college basketball bluebloods in danger of missing the NCAA Tournament. The Tar Heels, Duke, Kansas and Kentucky all had their struggles at times during this pandemic-upended season, needing to turn things around if they were going to be in the field of 68. The Tar Heels have given their NCAA Tournament chances a big boost in recent weeks, with victories over Louisville, No. 11 Florida State and two over rival Duke, the latest 91-73 this weekend.