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North Carolina Tar Heels at Miami Hurricanes game preview

North Carolina walked off its home floor following a fifth defeat in seven games its last time out feeling outworked and outhustled by a team that played desperately to add a signature win to its postseason resume. The 15th-ranked Tar Heels hope that scenario doesn't repeat itself Saturday. North Carolina looks to avoid dropping a fifth straight meeting with Miami, which seeks its...
Via AP on Fox
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina Tarheels at Miami Hurricanes game preview

North Carolina walked off its home floor following a fifth defeat in seven games its last time out feeling outworked and outhustled by a team that played desperately to add a signature win to its postseason resume. The 15th-ranked Tar Heels hope that scenario doesn't repeat itself Saturday. North Carolina looks to avoid dropping a fifth straight meeting with Miami, which seeks its...
Via AP on Fox
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina Tarheels at Miami Hurricanes game preview

North Carolina walked off its home floor following a fifth defeat in seven games its last time out feeling outworked and outhustled by a team that played desperately to add a signature win to its postseason resume. The 15th-ranked Tar Heels hope that scenario doesn't repeat itself Saturday. North Carolina looks to avoid dropping a fifth straight meeting with Miami, which seeks its...
Via Fox Sports Florida
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina-Miami Preview

North Carolina walked off its home floor following a fifth defeat in seven games its last time out feeling outworked and outhustled by a team that played desperately to add a signature win to its postseason resume. The 15th-ranked Tar Heels hope that scenario doesn't repeat itself Saturday. North Carolina looks to avoid dropping a fifth straight meeting with Miami, which seeks its...
Via AP on Fox
20 hours 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

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

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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

How To Prepare Yourself For March Madness

Image via petrex.tk Selection Sunday is three weeks away and I have to admit I have not watched as much college basketball this year as I would liked. Come March 15 the entire sports world will be a buzz about which teams made the tournament, and which teams bubbles’ burst. Luckily for those teams who will find themselves on the outside looking in they still have three weeks to...
Via Total Sports Blog
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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Georgia Tech-North Carolina Preview

(AP) - Little has gone right for No. 15 North Carolina of late. The Tar Heels have lost four of five after sitting near the ACC lead in late January. They've twice blown double-digit leads when on the verge of winning on the road against highly ranked opponents - including their fiercest rival. They haven't consistently defended well and are having trouble getting star guard Marcus...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 15 Tar Heels try to regroup after 4th loss in 5 games

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Little has gone right for No. 15 North Carolina of late. The Tar Heels have lost four of five after sitting near the Atlantic Coast Conference lead in late January. They've twice blown double-digit leads when on the verge of winning on the road against highly ranked opponents - including their fiercest rival. They haven't consistently defended well and are having...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke 92, North Carolina 90: Free throws ain’t free

If you woke up this morning without having watched Duke’s 92-90 overtime victory over bitter rival North Carolina at Cameron Indoor Stadium last night, you may have thought you missed..... The post Duke 92, North Carolina 90: Free Throws Ain’t Free appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
8 days ago  |  Discuss

One-And-One Often Means One-And-Done… But It Still Gets Overlooked

When a discussion on “ways to improve college basketball” develops, the first thing you’ll likely hear is that timeouts need to be reduced, guldarnit. After the timeout discussion runs its course, the next biggest topic is likely to be all the fouls at the end of a game, or if not that, the larger lamentation that the final minute of a game takes 15 real-time minutes. Other...
Via The Student Section
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Court Vision: No. 15 North Carolina falls at No. 4 Duke in overtime thriller

DURHAM, N.C. -- When a game like the Carolina-Duke game is hyped as much as this one is, it's almost always impossible to live up to. And of course, it doesn't always. But this time, it not only lived up to the hype -- it exceeded it, and was one of the better games of the college basketball season so far. No. 15 North Carolina (18-8, 8-5 ACC) erased a deficit, took a 10-point lead...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Duke Fan Made An Awesome Tinder-Themed Sign Trolling UNC PG Marcus Paige

There are plenty of signs trolling the North Carolina basketball team inside Cameron Indoor Stadium this evening.  The following Tinder-themed one is likely the best of the bunch. A Duke student made a sign matching Tar Heels’ point guard Marcus Paige with the not-so-great-looking female athlete in the movie, Dodgeball.  Check it out:  Points for creativity pic.twitter.com...
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke-Carolina takes top billing in college hoops this week

One of college basketball's greatest rivalries and a showdown between two Pac-12 powers highlight this week in college basketball. The marquee game is Duke vs. North Carolina. The not-so-friendly neighbors will meet for the first time this season and 239th time overall Wednesday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium. This will be the first meeting between the rivals since for Tar Heels...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Open Thread: UNC-Pitt

So, UNC has size and rebounds well. North Carolina leads the ACC in offensive rebounds (15.1 per game), defensive rebounds (27.7 per game) and total rebounds (42.8 per game). North Carolina also is first in rebounding margin (plus-9.7). It’s no coincidence that the Tar Heels will be one of the tallest teams the Panthers will play this season, featuring six players 6 feet 8 or...
Via Pitt Blather
13 days ago  |  Discuss

College Basketball Conference Power Rankings

The debate over which conference is the best seems to crop up every year around this time, and while I am not sure how relevant it is to college basketball in general, it still gets to be an interesting topic most years. This year, however, I think the only real discussion is how one chooses to determine schedule strength. There are a lot of methods, but the basic ones seem to be...
Via The Student Section
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Getting To Know The Tarheels

The University of North Carolina has been coached by Roy Williams for 11 seasons. The TarHeels play their home games at The Dean Smith center in Chapel Hill, NC. UNC finished tied for third in the ACC last season. The Tar Heels return 3 starters from last season. The Louisville Cardinals are 2-0 against UNC at home. Here is some information on some of the players that will suit...
Via The Cardinal Connect
28 days ago  |  Discuss

UNC basketball: Observations from Monday

North Carolina seemed to finally break out offensively in their win against Syracuse Monday night, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Carolina will play Louisville, Virginia, and Duke in 3 out of their next 5 games and will need to have their offense clicking if they have any chance at winning. Luckily, Roy Williams had a better game plan today and showed more creativity...
Via isportsweb.com
January 27, 2015  |  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

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

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
January 19, 2015  |  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
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss
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