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Tar Heels thrive when chips are down

Originally Published: March 21, 2012
By Robbi Pickeral | ESPN.com

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- On the bus ride home Sunday, they were depressed.

By practice Tuesday, they were determined.

"We do play well when the cards are stacked against us," North Carolina sophomore Harrison Barnes said.

And that's exactly where the top-seeded Tar Heels find themselves after starting point guard Kendall Marshall underwent surgery Monday to insert a screw into his fractured right wrist. They're rallying around their adversity.

Again.

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