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Tar Heels say they'll need better effort vs. UW

North Carolina guard Dexter Strickland says if the Tar Heels are to beat Washington tomorrow and go on to the Sweet 16, they'll need to improve on the effort they gave Friday in beating Long Island, 102-87.

"We'll have to play much better," he said. "Washington is a much better team."

That said, the UNC players admitted they haven't seen a whole lot of the Huskies this season.

"I watched the Pac-10 Conference championship," freshman forward Harrison Barnes said. "They're an extremely good team. Isaiah Thomas is a very, very good player. We're going to have to try to stop his penetration. They feed off that."