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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
1 hour 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
2 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...
Via Noled Out
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Notes: FSU @ UNC

FSU at UNC  1/24/2015 2:00:00 PM |  TV:ESPN | LIVE STATSNCAAGameSim.com Simulation Stats This game has been simulated 60 times. NC (2015) has won 52 times (86.7% of the time), won by > 20 pts 17 times (28.3% of the time) FS (2015) has won 8 times (13.3% of the time), won by > 20 pts 0 times (0.0% of the time) The average score is NC (2015): 76.9 - FS (2015): 62.2, decided...
Via SCACC Hoops
2 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...
Via Noled Out
4 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

UNC basketball: Box score analysis from Sunday

The Tar Heels beat the Hokies 68-53 on Sunday, but that 15 point difference doesn’t tell the whole story. Fans who watched the game know the Heels looked sloppy to say the least, with Marcus Paige once again causing concern. With that being said, let’s look at the box score! Once again, the box score doesn’t tell the whole story, and many times leaves out important nuggets...
Via isportsweb.com
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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Virginia Tech-North Carolina Preview

After a trio of close games, North Carolina would appear to catch a break with three consecutive matchups against inferior foes. More stellar performances from Marcus Paige could help get the 15th-ranked Tar Heels unscathed through that stretch, which begins Sunday night against a visiting Virginia Tech team that's winless in the ACC. North Carolina's past three games have each been...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Court Vision: No. 15 North Carolina edges NC State in yet another thriller

RALEIGH, N.C. -- No. 15 North Carolina (13-4, 3-1 ACC) had to fight off a stiff challenge from a red-hot NC State team, but they ultimately did just that, winning 81-79 in their third straight close game. NC State dropped to 12-6 and 3-2 in league play, but emerged from a three-game stretch against ranked teams 1-2 with a big win over Duke, a close-ish game at Virginia and a hard...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Paige's 23-point effort helps No. 15 North Carolina beat rival N.C. State

  Marcus Paige scored 23 points and No. 15 North Carolina barely held off a late comeback to beat rival North Carolina State 81-79 on Wednesday night. Kennedy Meeks added 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Tar Heels (13-4, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference). They led by 12 in the second half and by double figures near the 4-minute mark before watching N.C. State (12-6, 3-2) twice claw...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Paige helps No. 15 North Carolina beat rival NC State 81-79

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Marcus Paige scored 23 points and No. 15 North Carolina barely held off a late comeback to beat rival North Carolina State 81-79 on Wednesday night. Kennedy Meeks added 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Tar Heels (13-4, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference). They led by 12 in the second half and by double figures near the 4-minute mark before watching N.C. State (12...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina needed a “Paige-turner”

Send to Kindle Even though the Louisville Cardinals generally controlled Saturday’s one-point loss at North Carolina, the Tar Heels needed a “Paige-turner” in more ways that one.  This season has been an enigma so far for UNC.  The Tar Heels play really good basketball in stretches, but have never put 40 minutes together or come up strong in the clutch. Like any good novel...
Via College Chalktalk
12 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina-NC State Preview

North Carolina and North Carolina State have shown signs of being able to compete with the best the ACC has to offer. Head-to-head meetings almost always result in the Tar Heels grounding the Wolfpack. With both coming off wins over top 5 teams, No. 15 North Carolina will try to continue the trend in the rivalry Wednesday night in Raleigh. The Tar Heels (12-4, 2-1) earned their best...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Paige Game-Winning Layup vs. Louisville

Marcus Paige has struggled at times this season, but he saved his best for last in this game against Louisville. With UNC down 1 with time ticking down, Paige drove to the basket and made the game winning layup for the Tar Heels. Check it out below.
Via roundballchat.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Marcus Paige’s Game-Winner Over Louisville From The Student Section

At this point, you’ve probably seen the on-air version of North Carolina guard Marcus Paige’s game-winner against Louisville from Saturday afternoon. But perhaps you haven’t seen what the play – and the Cardinals’ last possession – looked like from the stands. One UNC undergrad decided to upload a short video of what Paige’s heroics looked like from the student section...
Via College Spun
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: UNC’s Players, Coaches Celebrate Wildly In Locker Room After Win Over Louisville

Saturday, North Carolina overcame a 13-point second half deficit in the game’s final nine minutes to escape with an important home victory over No. 5 Louisville. The game was decided on a running layup by Marcus Paige with nine seconds to play. Dick Vitale even channeled the late Stuart Scott on the call. After the contest, UNC’s players and coaches were understandably excited...
Via College Spun
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Court Vision: Paige's game-winner seals UNC's win over Louisville

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- No. 18 North Carolina knocked off No. 5 Louisville by a final of 72-71 in a thriller, a back-and-forth game between two good teams that came down to the last shot. Ultimately, North Carolina -- and, more accurately, preseason ACC Player of the Year Marcus Paige -- made one more play when it counted, but these two teams showed why they'll be competing for the...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
16 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 18 UNC rallies to beat No. 5 Louisville on Paige's late bucket

  Marcus Paige hit a scooping layup with 8.5 seconds left to help No. 18 North Carolina rally to beat No. 5 Louisville 72-71 on Saturday. Paige's layup capped a frantic comeback from 13 down in the final 8 1/2 minutes for the Tar Heels (12-4, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who looked as if they were heading for a second straight home ACC loss this week. Instead, Paige answered...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 18 UNC rallies past No. 5 Louisville 72-71 in ACC

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) Marcus Paige hit a scooping layup with 8.5 seconds left to help No. 18 North Carolina rally to beat No. 5 Louisville 72-71 on Saturday. Paige's layup capped a frantic comeback from 13 down in the final 8 1/2 minutes for the Tar Heels (12-4, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who looked as if they were heading for a second straight home ACC loss this week. Instead...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

UNC edges UL with Marcus Paige game-winner; Dick Vitale tributes late Stuart Scott with BOOYAH

As the Kentucky wildcats were pulling out a gutsy overtime win over Texas A&M, the Louisville Cardinals were losing in heart-breaking fashion to North Carolina. With the Heels trailing in the closing seconds, Marcus Paige banked in the game-winning shot to give the Heels the win. Making the moment even more special is that the […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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