Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

East Region: Five Questions

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

East Region: Five Questions

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1. Can North Carolina put it all together? The Tar Heels, led by star guard Marcus Paige, are as talented as any team in the country, but often have lapses in concentration. Lack of focus has knocked many good teams out of this tournament.

2. Is this West Virginia's year? The Mountaineers' relentless defensive pressure can play havoc with an opponent's game plans, and that strategy can be difficult to prepare for, especially in a quick turnaround.

3. Could Stony Brook make it to the Sweet 16? The Seawolves finally won the America East tournament this year, and star big man Jameel Warney of Plainfield can be dominant inside, even against high-major teams.

4. Is Providence more than a two-man team? Big East Player of the Year Kris Dunn and Ben Bentil are as good a combo as any in the tournament field, but they'll need some help from their teammates for the Friars to go anywhere. …

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