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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
2 days ago  |  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
2 days ago  |  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
2 days ago  |  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
2 days ago  |  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
4 days ago  |  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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4 days ago  |  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
4 days ago  |  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
4 days ago  |  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
4 days ago  |  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
4 days ago  |  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...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

ACC Morning Linkfest 1/22/2015 with Game Sim Predictions

Still traveling, so I'll keep it short once again.  Check out links, previews, and more below. NCAAGameSim.com Predictions Notre Dame at Virginia Tech - Notre Dame wins 76-62 Sim the game here Georgia Tech at Virginia - Virginia wins 71-57 Sim the game here NC State at Miami - Miami wins 69-67 Sim the game here View more predictions at NCAAGameSim.com  Team Conf ...
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6 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 15 North Carolina sloppy, but victorious vs. Virginia Tech

  North Carolina kept giving the ball away and didn't get much scoring from its best player. Still, the No. 15 Tar Heels did plenty to beat struggling Virginia Tech by double figures. North Carolina held on for a sloppy 68-53 victory over the Hokies on Sunday night behind 16 points from Justin Jackson. ''Sometimes you've got to win ugly to have a really good year,'' coach Roy Williams...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackson, No. 15 UNC earn sloppy 68-53 win over Hokies

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) Justin Jackson scored 16 points and No. 15 North Carolina held on for a sloppy 68-53 win over Virginia Tech on Sunday night. Brice Johnson added 12 points and 11 rebounds to help the Tar Heels (14-4, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) win their fourth straight. North Carolina shot 44 percent and overcame 17 turnovers - its most in nearly a month - by forcing Virginia...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Consensus NBA Mock Draft: January Update

(Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports)   Status quo amongst the projected top picks in the draft from December to January. 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 best: DraftExpress, NBADraft.net, NBA Draft Room, and WalterFootball...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville-North Carolina Preview

Kennedy Meeks entered a recent film session expecting to see some positive moments for him and fellow big man Brice Johnson for North Carolina. Instead, the sophomore said, he came away a bit discouraged. The No. 18 Tar Heels (11-4, 1-1 ACC) need a far more inspiring effort from their frontcourt Saturday when they host preseason Associated Press All-American Montrezl Harrell and...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 18 UNC seeks more than good moments from Meeks, Johnson

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) Kennedy Meeks entered a recent film session expecting to see some positive moments for him and fellow big man Brice Johnson for No. 18 North Carolina. Instead, the sophomore said, he came away a bit discouraged. ''We just need to focus on not taking plays off,'' Meeks said Friday, ''because clearly in the film you can see us sometimes walking around, which...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Court Vision: No. 18 North Carolina falls in nailbiter to No. 13 Notre Dame, 71-70

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- No. 18 North Carolina (11-4, 1-1 ACC) knew it was in for a battle when No. 13 Notre Dame (15-1, 3-0 ACC) came to town, and the Tar Heels certainly got one. In teh end, Notre Dame made one more play than North Carolina and came away with a 71-70 win in what was an entertaining game. "You can look down there (at the stat sheet) all you want and you can dissect...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackson leads No. 19 Tar Heels to 74-50 ACC win

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Justin Jackson scored 13 points, Kennedy Meeks had 12 points and 12 rebounds and No. 19 North Carolina opened Atlantic Coast Conference play with a 74-50 victory over Clemson on Saturday night. The Tar Heels (11-3) led by 20 points in the first half en route to their seventh straight victory over the Tigers - and 17th in the past 18 meetings in the series. Melvin...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina's standards still soar like Jordan but are rarely met these days

CHICAGO – The day before North Carolina beat No. 12 Ohio State 82-74 Saturday in its most impressive win of the season to date, the entire UNC team walked outside the United Center to pay homage to the Greatest of All Time. In the bone-rattling cold of Chicago in December, the Tar Heels gathered around the iconic soaring statue of Michael Jordan and took a team photo. The last...
Via Fox Sports
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnson's 18 points help No. 24 North Carolina beat No. 12 Ohio State

Brice Johnson had 18 points on 8-for-10 shooting and nine rebounds, and No. 24 North Carolina used its stout defense to hold off No. 12 Ohio State for an 82-74 victory Saturday. Marcus Paige added 16 points for the Tar Heels (8-3), and Kennedy Meeks finished with eight points, 13 rebounds and two blocked shots. Meeks and Johnson led North Carolina to a 53-40 rebounding advantage...
Via AP on Fox
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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