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Florida falls to UNC, finishes 6th in Battle 4 Atlantis

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) -- Kennedy Meeks scored 18 points and tied a career high with 13 rebounds, Marcus Paige added 16 points and No. 5 North Carolina built a big early lead and beat No. 18 Florida 75-64 in the fifth-place game at the Battle 4 Atlantis on Friday night. Justin Jackson had 12 points for the Tar Heels (5-1), who scored the first 12 points. J.P. Tokoto and Brice...
Via AP on Fox
36 minutes ago  |  Discuss

No. 5 Carolina tops No. 18 Florida, 75-64

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) Kennedy Meeks scored 18 points and tied a career high with 13 rebounds, Marcus Paige added 16 points and No. 5 North Carolina built a big early lead and beat No. 18 Florida 75-64 in the fifth-place game at the Battle 4 Atlantis on Friday night. Justin Jackson had 12 points for the Tar Heels (5-1), who scored the first 12 points. J.P. Tokoto and Brice...
Via AP on Fox
37 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Florida falls to UNC, finishes 6th in Battle 4 Atlantis

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) -- Kennedy Meeks scored 18 points and tied a career high with 13 rebounds, Marcus Paige added 16 points and No. 5 North Carolina built a big early lead and beat No. 18 Florida 75-64 in the fifth-place game at the Battle 4 Atlantis on Friday night. Justin Jackson had 12 points for the Tar Heels (5-1), who scored the first 12 points. J.P. Tokoto and Brice...
Via Fox Sports Florida
39 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Game Notes: UNC @ Florida

UNC at Florida  11/28/2014 8:00:00 PM |  TV:AXS | LIVE STATSAs poorly as UNC played against Butler, the Tar Heels redeemed the first two days with a dominant win over UCLA. Coupled with the rest of the game so far this season, the loss to Butler may end up being an outlier born from UNC's lack of focus in that game. Florida, on the other hand, has struggled in every game...
Via SCACC Hoops
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

R-E-L-A-X

Neil Mehta Sports Journalist  After Butler beat Carolina on Wednesday, many Carolina fans and college basketball fans were wondering if the Tar Heels were overrated. I quote Aaron Rodgers when I say “R-E-L-A-X .  It November. An early loss really doesn’t mean much. Butler played hard and they’re not a horrible team. Last year, Carolina lost early games to Belmont and UAB...
Via TopSportsReport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

First Major Upset of College Basketball Season: Butler Over UNC

Early season tournaments provide a lot of opportunity for college basketball teams. It allows teams to play multiple games in as many days, typically away from their home gym. They get a chance to develop chemistry and camaraderie, and learn what they do well and what they need to improve. They also provide the opportunity to rack up NCAA Tournament resume boosting wins. The Battle...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Notes: Butler @ UNC

Butler at UNC  11/26/2014 12:00:00 PM |  TV:ESPN2 | LIVE STATSAfter two fairly easy wins at home and a slightly tougher test on the road against Davidson, the Tar Heels take a 3-0 record into a Wednesday match-up against Butler in the quarterfinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament. If this match-up between UNC and Butler in November being played at a warm location rings...
Via SCACC Hoops
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Court Vision: No. 6 North Carolina passes last test before Bahamas

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- No. 6 North Carolina (3-0) had one more game before their trip to the Bahamas for their Thanksgiving tournament, and it wasn't going to be easy -- against Davidson (2-1). It wasn't actually at Davidson, but it was in Charlotte and technically a Davidson home game. The crowd was into it early, and it was a fairly even split between Davidson and North Carolina...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
6 days ago  |  Discuss

UNC's bigs finally get Williams' message, blow by Robert Morris

  For one night, Brice Johnson and Kennedy Meeks gave North Carolina the inside scoring and rebounding that coach Roy Williams wants to see. Johnson scored 23 points while Meeks had 21 to help the sixth-ranked Tar Heels beat Robert Morris 103-59 on Sunday, though the trick now is for both players to keep doing it consistently. "I've been hearing it for three years, Kennedy...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Court Vision: No. 6 UNC looks much sharper in Game 2 win over Robert Morris

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- No. 6 North Carolina (2-0) didn't have the easiest time with NC Central in their opening game on Friday, but they dispatched of Robert Morris (0-2) relatively easily by a final of 103-59. Tough to take away much this early in the season, but for UNC to play better was encouraging enough to the Tar Heels.   Three-Point Take 1. UNC head coach Roy Williams...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
12 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 6 North Carolina beats Robert Morris 103-59

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) Brice Johnson scored 23 points while Kennedy Meeks had 21 to help No. 6 North Carolina beat Robert Morris 103-59 on Sunday. Marcus Paige added 15 for the Tar Heels (2-0), who for the second straight game jumped to a quick double-digit lead and stayed in control the rest of the way. UNC scored the first 12 points, led by 18 at halftime then ran off the first...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Robert Morris-North Carolina Preview

On a positive note, North Carolina showed some balance in its season-opening win. But with a preseason All-American on the roster, that tends to mean the star didn't have quite the game one might have expected. The sixth-ranked Tar Heels will get back at it Sunday night as Robert Morris visits Chapel Hill in opening-round play of the Battle 4 Atlantis, and they might be looking...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Consensus NBA Mock Draft: NCAA Season Tipoff Update

(Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports)   With the NCAA season tipping off last night, and the leagues overseas in full swing, time to take another look at next year’s NBA Draft class. Rather than fill cyberspace up with yet another mock draft, The Hoops Manifesto has determined the consensus top 60 prospects for the 2014 NBA Draft.  We took the mock drafts from four of the web’s...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 6 North Carolina opens up with win against N.C. Central

  North Carolina had trouble pushing the tempo and setting up preseason All-American Marcus Paige. Coach Roy Williams figured it was a good season-opening lesson for his sixth-ranked Tar Heels, who beat North Carolina Central 76-60 on Friday night. ''I like the fact that you play a pretty doggone good team and you have some struggles,'' Williams said. ''Everybody...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 6 North Carolina beats NC Central 76-60

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) Brice Johnson scored 12 points to help No. 6 North Carolina beat North Carolina Central 76-60 on Friday night in the opener for both teams. Kennedy Meeks and J.P. Tokoto each added 10 for the Tar Heels (1-0), who scored the first 11 points and led by double figures much of the night. North Carolina shot 44 percent, though preseason Associated Press All-American...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Notes: NCCU @ UNC

NCCU at UNC 11/14/2014 8:00:00 PM |  TV:ESPNU | LIVE STATSThe Tar Heels open up the 2014-15 season hosting nearby North Carolina Central which is coming of its best season in school history. Last season the Eagles won 28 games, the MEAC Championship and lost to Iowa State in the 2nd Round of the NCAA Tournament avoiding a match-up with the Heels. The 2013-14 version of the...
Via SCACC Hoops
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Perimeter depth offers versatility for No. 6 UNC

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) Roy Williams has a lot more flexibility heading into the season opener for No. 6 North Carolina. The coach has a preseason All-American in guard Marcus Paige to headline a deep set of versatile perimeter players. He also has size inside. And that will give the Tar Heels the ability to tweak their lineup to match up with opponents from possession to possession...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke Is The Team With The Most To Prove In College Basketball This Season

If you look at the topics discussed by The Student Section’s lead college basketball writers, whom you got to know yesterday, you’ll notice that the Mid-Atlantic region of the country and the state of Texas figure prominently in this first collection of the season’s more intriguing questions. We’re going to discuss a lot more about the coming season next week at TSS, but...
Via The Student Section
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke Is The Team With The Most To Prove In College Basketball This Season

If you look at the topics discussed by The Student Section’s lead college basketball writers, whom you got to know yesterday, you’ll notice that the Mid-Atlantic region of the country and the state of Texas figure prominently in this first collection of the season’s more intriguing questions. We’re going to discuss a lot more about the coming season next week at TSS, but...
Via Bloguin Best
22 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 Season Preview: Top 100 Players in college basketball for the 2014-15 season

Many publications are releasing their Top 100 Players list for the 2014-15 season, so here is The Catch and Shoot’s take on the matter. 1. Jahlil Okafor, Duke Photo: Associated Press 2. Montrezl Harrell, Louisville 3. Sam Dekker, Wisconsin 4. Stanley Johnson, Arizona 5. Karl-Anthony Towns, Wisconsin 6. Marcus Paige, North Carolina 7. Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin 8. Georges Niang...
Via The Catch and Shoot
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Problems at UNC, Syracuse cast a shadow over ACC basketball

CHARLOTTE – Brice Johnson, the 6-foot-9 junior from North Carolina, walked into a cavernous conference room at The Westin hotel in uptown Charlotte on Wednesday. He headed straight into a swarming hornets’ nest of three dozen reporters. The 20-year-old sat alone, since the teammate who was supposed to join him, junior Marcus Paige, had an exam and would be late. The first question...
Via Fox Sports
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

UNC beats Fayetteville State 111-58 in exhibition

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) Freshman Justin Jackson scored 18 points to help North Carolina beat Fayetteville State 111-58 in its exhibition opener Friday night. Fellow rookie Theo Pinson added 15 points and eight rebounds as the Tar Heels had five players score in double figures. The Tar Heels dominated the boards by a nearly 2-to-1 margin and finished with 29 second-chance points....
Via AP on Fox
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

College Basketball Preview: Juniors

Looking ahead to the 2015, what juniors can make their case to be a first-round pick when June rolls around? With age comes wisdom. It is a cliché used in a variety of situations to apply to a variety of people. In regards to the NBA Draft, however, it does not necessarily help a prospects case to be selected. As one can decipher by reading the previews written about the top NCAA...
Via The Lottery Mafia
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: UNC Basketball Players Sing And Dance To Pitbull As Promo For “Late Night With Roy” On October 3

Rapper Pitbull may be a supporter of Rick Pitino’s Louisville Cardinals, but it looks like he has some fans in Chapel Hill as well. As an Instagram promo for October 3′s “Late Night With Roy,” UNC’s version of Midnight Madness, someone caught the Tar Heels’ basketball team singing and dancing to Pitbull’s hit “Timber.” Personally, I wouldn’t want this out on the...
Via College Spun
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

UNC Closes Out the Bahamas Tour with a Win

Biscuits in the Bahamas? UNC played much better on Saturday against an obviously inferior opponent to take a 109-52 win over the Bahamas All-Stars. UNC has a full recap here. Sophomore forward Isaiah Hicks led the Heels in scoring for a second straight game and freshman Justin Jackson also posted a second consecutive double figure scoring effort. The breakdown of the scoring looked...
Via SCACC Hoops
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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