Point's the problem for Tar Heels, Hokies
Underachiever. It's a tough word to swallow in sports, but what is interesting about teams that may not be reaching their full potential at this point in the season is that some have a fundamental flaw that time, practice and patience simply will not fix.
If you take a gander at the preseason Top 25 and the rankings now, there are a couple of teams that jump out at you as having disappeared from the pool, and they have the same basic problem that will forever limit them: Point guard play.
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