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Court Vision: NC State out-toughs No. 15 North Carolina for 58-46 win

CHAPEL HILL, NC — N.C. State (17-11, 8-7) got its first win in Chapel Hill in over a decade when it knocked off in-state rival No. 15 North Carolina (19-9, 9-6) on Tuesday night, all but ensuring it won't sweat out Selection Sunday (barring a late-season collapse) and reshaping the way both teams are viewed. The final score wasn't pretty — 58-46 — but the result certainly was...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Court Vision: NC State out-toughs No. 15 North Carolina for a 58-46 win

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- NC State (17-11, 8-7) got its first win in Chapel Hill in over a decade when it knocked off in-state rival No. 15 North Carolina (19-9, 9-6) on Tuesday night, all but ensuring they won't sweat out Selection Sunday (barring a late-season collapse) and reshaping the way we think about both teams a bit. The final score wasn't pretty -- 58-46 -- but the result certainly...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NC State-North Carolina Preview

Marcus Paige isn't having the type of season most expected when he was selected as a preseason All-American, but big men Brice Johnson and Kennedy Meeks have provided steady efforts to help make up for Paige's dropped production. Paige hasn't had much trouble putting up big numbers against N.C. State, though. The 15th-ranked Tar Heels seek their 18th victory in 19 meetings with the...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina runs Four Corners Offense to honor Dean Smith

Dean Smith changed the game with his four corners offense. On Saturday North Carolina honored their late coach by opening the game in a four corners offense. Marcus Paige found Brice Johnson for the back door lay-up.
Via roundballchat.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 15 UNC runs 'Four Corners' on play as tribute to Smith

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina honored late Tar Heels coach Dean Smith by running his Four Corners offense to open Saturday's game against Georgia Tech. On his team's first possession, coach Roy Williams held up four fingers and his team spread the court before Marcus Paige found a cutting Brice Johnson for the basket. Smith died two weeks ago, but this was UNC's first home...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Vine: UNC Honors Dean Smith By Opening Game In Four Corners Offense

UNC and other ACC schools have done a great job of honoring legendary Tar Heels coach Dean Smith since his passing, but the opening to today’s game at the Dean Dome may be the best tribute yet. UNC, which is playing its first game at home since losing Coach Smith, ran his signature “four corners” offense in its first possession. Even better—Brice Johnson scored on the play...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NCAABB News: Duke Downs UNC in OT

In the last 88 meetings, Duke and North Carolina have been as competitive as it can possible get, scoring almost the exact same amount of points. Going into Wednesday night’s matchup, the previous 87 games saw the teams score the exact same amount of points. Game 88 was as close as it could be, as Duke edged the Tar Heels 92-90 in overtime. If you missed the game, you missed perhaps...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
9 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina-Pittsburgh Preview

An even greater emphasis on the interior helped North Carolina end its first losing streak of the season, and sticking with that plan could be its best bet for boomeranging right into a winning streak. Pittsburgh is as vulnerable inside the arc as Boston College, so the 12th-ranked Tar Heels could again find themselves taking advantage underneath against a Panthers team in the middle...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: North Carolina's Brice Johnson Denied Dunk By Stingy Net

North Carolina has a solid player in Bruce Johnson. Normally, when the junior slams one down it stays down. He has more than enough power in his 6'9" 210 pound frame to throw down a good power dunk. However, the net during Saturday's game against Boston College had something else in mind when he threw down this dunk.He still had a solid night finishing with 20 points and 10 rebounds...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Hicks, Johnson lead No. 12 North Carolina to win vs. Boston College

  Isaiah Hicks scored 21 points, Brice Johnson had 20 with 10 rebounds and No. 12 North Carolina beat Boston College 79-68 on Saturday to snap a two-game losing streak. Marcus Paige added 13 points, all coming in the final 11 minutes for the Tar Heels (18-6, 8-3 Atlantic Coast Conference). Olivier Hanlan paced Boston College (9-13, 1-9) with a season-high 30 points, and Aaron Brown...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Court Vision: No. 13 North Carolina heats up vs. Syracuse zone

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- No. 13 North Carolina (17-4, 7-1 ACC) won an unexpected shootout against Syracuse (14-7, 5-3) with a 93-83 final, a throwback to the days of college basketball when teams used to score points. North Carolina's 93 points against Syracuse were the most it allowed in regulation since 2009, and the 55.4% shooting was the highest against Syracuse all season. It wasn...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 13 Tar Heels defeat Syracuse for 7-1 start in ACC play

  Brice Johnson had 15 of his 17 points after halftime and No. 13 North Carolina shot 55 percent to beat Syracuse 93-83 on Monday night. Nate Britt added a career-best 17 points and four 3-pointers off the bench for the Tar Heels (17-4, 7-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who pulled away in the final 4 minutes for their sixth straight win. UNC shot 62 percent in the second half and...
Via AP on Fox
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 13 North Carolina beats Syracuse 93-83 for 7-1 ACC start

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) Brice Johnson had 15 of his 17 points after halftime and No. 13 North Carolina shot 55 percent to beat Syracuse 93-83 on Monday night. Nate Britt added a career-best 17 points and four 3-pointers off the bench for the Tar Heels (17-4, 7-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who pulled away in the final 4 minutes for their sixth straight win. UNC shot 62 percent in...
Via AP on Fox
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Syracuse-North Carolina Preview

North Carolina has overcome a rash of injuries while extending its winning streak, though that lack of depth could become an issue during an upcoming difficult stretch. With two of the NCAA's winningest active coaches on the sidelines, Roy Williams and his 13th-ranked Tar Heels can earn their season-high sixth straight win Monday night by dealing Jim Boeheim and visiting Syracuse...
Via AP on Fox
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Court Vision: Banged-up No. 15 North Carolina holds off Florida State

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- No. 15 North Carolina (16-4, 6-1 ACC) needed every bit of everything it got against Florida State (10-10, 2-5) to get its fifth straight win by a final of 78-74. The Tar Heels have now had back-to-back ugly wins at home with a good road win at Wake Forest sandwiched in between, and the tough part of its ACC slate hasn't yet begun. Florida State, meanwhile, showed...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Florida State Falls Short to North Carolina 78-74

Florida State refused to go away on the road against North Carolina on Saturday, but ultimately didn’t have enough to upset the 15th ranked Tar Heels, who improved to 16-4 (6-1 ACC) while the Seminoles dropped to 10-10 (2-5 ACC). North Carolina led just 35-31 at halftime but managed to do enough to hold off the feisty ‘Noles. Tar Heel Marcus Paige led North Carolina with 19 points...
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January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Johnson's 18 help No. 15 North Carolina hold off Florida State

  Brice Johnson had 18 points and 14 rebounds to help No. 15 North Carolina beat Florida State 78-74 on Saturday. Marcus Paige scored 19 points to lead the Tar Heels (16-4, 6-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won their fifth straight league game. The Tar Heels led nearly all day, though they struggled to put the game away and ended up doing enough to hang on down the stretch against...
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Xavier Rathan-Mayes scores 35 in FSU's loss at No. 15 UNC

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- Brice Johnson had 18 points and 14 rebounds to help No. 15 North Carolina beat Florida State 78-74 on Saturday. Marcus Paige scored 19 points to lead the Tar Heels (16-4, 6-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won their fifth straight league game. The Tar Heels led nearly all day, though they struggled to put the game away and ended up doing enough to hang...
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 15 North Carolina holds off Florida State 78-74 in ACC

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) Brice Johnson had 18 points and 14 rebounds to help No. 15 North Carolina beat Florida State 78-74 on Saturday. Marcus Paige scored 19 points to lead the Tar Heels (16-4, 6-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won their fifth straight league game. The Tar Heels led nearly all day, though they struggled to put the game away and ended up doing enough to hang on...
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Xavier Rathan-Mayes scores 35 in FSU's loss at No. 15 UNC

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- Brice Johnson had 18 points and 14 rebounds to help No. 15 North Carolina beat Florida State 78-74 on Saturday. Marcus Paige scored 19 points to lead the Tar Heels (16-4, 6-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won their fifth straight league game. The Tar Heels led nearly all day, though they struggled to put the game away and ended up doing enough to hang...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Preview: Seminoles Head to Dean Dome to Face UNC

After earning its first road victory of the season at Clemson on Monday, Florida State looks to make it two straight away from Tallahassee as the Seminoles invade Chapel Hill on Saturday to take on 15th-ranked North Carolina. With four players averaging in double-figures scoring, North Carolina comes in ranking in the top 20 nationally in points, rebounds and assists-per-game. North...
Via Noled Out
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Court Vision: Big men dominate for No. 15 North Carolina in win at Wake

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- No. 15 North Carolina (15-4, 5-1 ACC) had not won in Winston-Salem since 2012 and was just 2-2 in its last four tries. Heck, No. 10 Louisville and No. 5 Duke had already been to Wake Forest this year and had really tough times escaping with wins. North Carolina made it look easy, though, as they meat Wake Forest (9-10, 1-5 ACC) in a game that wasn't even all...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 15 Tar Heels top Wake Forest for fourth straight victory

  Kennedy Meeks scored 12 of his 16 points after halftime to help No. 15 North Carolina pull away and beat Wake Forest 87-71 on Wednesday night. Brice Johnson had 19 points as the other half of a two-headed inside attack that helped the Tar Heels (15-4, 5-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) score 50 points in the paint on the way to their fourth straight league win. Freshman Justin Jackson...
Via AP on Fox
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 15 UNC beats Wake Forest 87-71 for 4th straight win

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Kennedy Meeks scored 12 of his 16 points after halftime to help No. 15 North Carolina pull away and beat Wake Forest 87-71 on Wednesday night. Brice Johnson had 19 points as the other half of a two-headed inside attack that helped the Tar Heels (15-4, 5-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) score 50 points in the paint on the way to their fourth straight league win...
Via AP on Fox
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Court Vision: No. 15 North Carolina slogs its way through an ugly win

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- No. 15 North Carolina (14-4, 4-1) played one of its worst games of the season, but still managed to slog its way past an outmanned Virginia Tech (8-9, 0-4 ACC) team that fought hard and, for awhile, gave the Tar Heels all they could handle. The final score of 68-53 doesn't necessarily reflect how close it got for a precarious few minutes.   Three-Point Take...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
January 18, 2015  |  Discuss
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