But as we've seen in the past, Kevin Keatts has an uncanny ability to wipe the slate clean in his first season. While the Pack has lost two straight games three different times this season, only one instance came with the second game at home -- the loss to UNC-Chapel Hill. Immediately following Thursday night's loss to Georgia Tech, Keatts was not interested in dwelling on the loss with a two-day turnaround before facing Louisville.
North Carolina Vs.
North Carolina comes into the game at and ranked second in the nation while Louisville comes in at and ranked 19th in the nation. North Carolina is the only undefeated team left in ACC play this season and are two games ahead of the second place team which happens to be Louisville.
UNC's ACC schedule has been pretty soft so far but it is set to pick up so they will have a hard time remaining unbeaten. Overall the Tar Heels have won 12 straight games since losing at the buzzer against Texas and look every bit the national championship contender they were thought to be preseason.
Johnson is averaging Johnson has racked up a double-double in each of his last three games and will look to continue that streak on Monday. Paige hasn't been incredibly efficient this season but he makes a huge difference for this team because he is a big time threat with the ball.
Since Paige came back from injury the Tar Heels have looked like a completely different team.
Over his past five games Paige has shot just though so he will be looking to break out of that slump. While UNC looks like a title contender this season Louisville is still looking for that marquee win.
The Cardinals haven't suffered a bad loss yet but they also haven't had that big win to push them over the top, beating UNC on Monday would qualify. Louisville is coming off a game in which they were dominated at home by Virginia so they are looking to get that bad taste out of their mouth.
The Cardinals are led by senior transfer Damion Lee who is first on the team with his Lee is also shooting 46 percent from the field and 36 percent from three. Lee couldn't get anything going against Virginia's vaunted defense, much like the rest of the team, but besides that game he has scored in double figures in 19 out of the 20 other games.
Last Wednesday, in a win over Virginia Tech, Lee dropped a season high 29 points on just eight field goal attempts.
The only player to really do anything productive for Louisville against Virginia was freshman Raymond Spalding. Spalding was a highly touted recruit coming into this season but has struggled with consistency.
The 6-foot forward has scored in double figures just five times this season but that last game against Virginia could be a sign of things to come. On the season Spalding is averaging 5.
These two teams met up three times last season with North Carolina having won two of the three. The Cardinals have lost nine of their last 11 against top-five teams while UNC has won five of their last seven against top 25 teams.
The game is scheduled to tip off at 7 P. Eastern time on ESPN and to watch the live broadcast go here. For the North Carolina radio broadcast go here and for the Louisville radio broadcast go here.