North Carolina got a first-hand look last season at how dangerous UNLV can be, as the top-ranked Tar Heels suffered an unexpected setback in Las Vegas.
With freshman Anthony Bennett helping lead the charge for the 20th-ranked Runnin' Rebels this season, North Carolina coach Roy Williams believes they would more than hold their own in the ACC.
UNLV seeks a 10th straight victory Saturday when it visits the unranked Tar Heels in the last non-conference game for both teams.
Mike Moser's 16 points and 18 rebounds helped UNLV pull off a 90-80 upset of No. 1 North Carolina on Nov. 26 of last season, but a dislocated right elbow suffered in a win over California on Dec. 9 will keep him from attempting to repeat that performance.
Bennett, though, seems ready to help the surging Rebels (11-1) put a signature victory on their resume after scoring 21 points in an 89-74 win over Canisius last Saturday.
He leads all freshmen, averaging 19.5 points, and he's hit 57.4 percent of his shots in t...