Armstrong: 3 things UNC needs to do to beat State

Luke Maye brings the ball up against NC State in the first meeting on Jan. 27. (Gerry Broome)

I spent a good part of the first meeting between North Carolina and NC State admiring how much heart the Pack was showing and thinking that even when they inevitably lost, Kevin Keatts had instilled an entirely different spine in the team.

Then a crazy thing happened - State actually forced OT and won the game. So that sets up a must-have rematch for the Heels in Raleigh.

Getting swept by State is NOT AN OPTION Roy Williams is willing to consider, I'm sure, so he'll have his Heels gnashing their teeth. Beyond scary faces - here's what Carolina needs to do to exact some revenge in Raleigh on Saturday:

Armstrong: 3 things State needs to beat UNC again

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