North Carolina had made the Final Four in the previous two years, so making it for a third was their focus. However, in their first round against number 15 seed Lipscomb, North Carolina turned the ball over 17 times and made the game close until the last four minutes of the game. The West Regional bracket was played in Charlotte, North Carolina which was considered a home game for the Tar Heels. When playing in the NCAA tourney in Charlotte, the Tar Heels are 11-0 and won 30 in a row when playing in the state of North Carolina. However, make that 11-1 after this staggering lost.